The i3 is the Bavarian premium automaker’s first attempt at an all-electric production car. With an all-electric version as well as the REx or ‘Range Extender’ version which employs a small 650cc 28kW two-cylinder internal combustion engine that charges the electric battery pack and allows for a longer driving range. The all-electric version will achieve between 130-160km on a single charge, while the REx version get a claimed 240km range.
The vehicle is made from carbon fibre-reinforced plastic, aluminium and recycled materials. That makes the i3 a car for the modern era. It is also no slouch in the performance stakes, with a 0-100km/h time of 7.2 seconds. The i3 has already cemented itself as one of the best-selling electric cars of all time, with close to 70 000 units being sold worldwide since its global launch in 2014.
BMW i3 eDrive R606 800
BMW i3 eDrive Rex R683 600