Low Rate financing Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW i3

Overall : 

Few things this side of a supercar draw as many eyes in traffic as the BMW i3. Its cheeky, futuristic styling rides upon a high-tech platform that is equal parts carbon fiber and battery-electric propulsion. Tidy dimensions make zipping through congested city traffic easy, and the i3 leaves nothing in its wake except slack jaws. Unfortunately, the base i3 and the slightly sportier i3s only offer 114 and 107 miles of combined EPA-rated driving range, respectively—far less than the Chevrolet Bolt EV or the Tesla Model 3. The BMW can be had with a two-cylinder range-extending gasoline engine, something neither the Chevy nor the Tesla offers, but if you’re not married to the i3’s neat styling and cool interior, the lower-priced Bolt EV makes a lot more sense. Texan Ride will locate you Low Rate financing  BMW for low price contact our sales team at (972)546-3822.

Low Rate financing Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW i3
Low Rate financing Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW i3

What’s New for 2018?

The performance-oriented i3s model joins the lineup for 2018 and sports a more aggressive exterior design in the form of new front and rear bumpers and gloss-black grille and roofline accents. To live up to its sportier appearance, the i3s comes with a lowered sport suspension, a wider track, and 20-inch wheels that are a half-inch wider than those of the normal i3. A 184-hp electric motor provides extra punch (up 14 horsepower from the standard car), but driving range suffers if the i3s is driven hard. Other minor changes include an upgraded infotainment system with a much larger optional display and available Apple CarPlay. A new brown leather and gray cloth interior theme is available on the Giga World model, full LED headlamps are now standard across the range, and two new colors join the palette: Melbourne Red Metallic and Imperial Blue Metallic. Last year’s 21.6-kWh base model is no longer offered—fine by us.

What Was New for 2017?

For 2017, BMW gave the i3 a sizable range boost with the addition of a 33.2-kWh battery pack for an extra $2050. The new pack required no more space than the old one and provided an EPA-rated 114 miles of electric range on a charge. That’s a significant jump up from the entry-level pack’s 81-mile rating. The range extender can only be added to the optional larger battery pack, providing three total powertrain choices for the 2017 i3.

Trims and Options We’d Choose

Because of the i3’s city-car nature, we’d pick the electric-only model and equip it with the $1800 Giga World package, which adds:

• Lovely eucalyptus or dark-oak curved-wood dashboard trim
• Leather-and-wool seating surfaces
• 19-inch wheels

To that we’d pay $750 for front and rear parking sensors and $800 for the 16-speaker Harman/Kardon premium audio system. At $48,795, our preferred i3 is priced much higher than the Chevrolet Bolt EV, which offers more than twice the driving range, but as of this writing, both cars are still eligible for the $7500 federal EV tax credit.

Low Rate financing Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW i3
Low Rate financing Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW i3

Powertrain and Charging : 

Electric vehicles might seem complicated and overloaded with technology, but one of their advantages is the functional simplicity of the EV powertrain. With its one-speed direct-drive transmission, the i3 pulls hard, smoothly, and in a linear fashion, all while staying completely silent. No fake engine noises here.

What’s New for 2018?

The new i3s’s slightly more powerful electric motor put its extra 14 ponies to good use, shaving off some time from the acceleration runs of the 2017 non-s i3 EV and i3 EV Range Extender models we tested last year. BMW has also given the i3s a dedicated Sport mode that alters the throttle response for peppier acceleration from a standstill. The i3s can also be ordered with the same two-cylinder range-extending gasoline engine as the normal i3, but its extra weight hinders the car’s acceleration time.

Charging System

According to BMW, a full charge of the 21.6-kWh battery pack requires 16 hours on a standard 120-volt outlet but only 3.5 hours on 240 volts. The 33.2-kWh pack requires every second of a 24-hour day for a full charge on 120-volt current but only needs 4.5 hours with a 240-volt setup.

Low Rate financing Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW i3
Low Rate financing Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW i3

Interior and Passenger Space : 

The i3 has the exterior dimensions of a subcompact city car, making it perfect for darting through traffic and shape-shifting into minuscule parking spots—but rear-seat passengers suffer as a result. The interior is beautifully crafted with intriguing recyclable materials, and the cabin has an open, airy appeal—but those who spend any time in the cramped rear seat will not be as happy as those riding up front.

What’s New for 2018?

Choose the Giga World trim, and a new interior-color theme layers saddle-colored leather with gray cloth on the seats and door panels. Otherwise, the i3’s interior carries over unchanged from last year. In our testing of the new i3s model, we recorded significantly reduced interior sound levels at 70 mph.

Interior Sound Level

To measure a vehicle’s interior quietness, we use a sound meter to take two measurements at the height of the driver’s ear while traveling at 70 mph. We then average the results. As illustrated by the graphic below, decibels are a logarithmic unit, so a rating of 60 decibels isn’t 1.5 times the sound pressure of 40 decibels; it is 10 times the sound pressure.

Low Rate financing Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW i3
Low Rate financing Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW i3

Back-Seat Passenger Space

Our 6-foot-tall tester demonstrates how challenging it is to enter and exit the back seat of the i3 and shows how much kneeroom there is when the driver’s seat is adjusted for a 6-foot-tall driver.

Interior Sound Level

To measure a vehicle’s interior quietness, we use a sound meter to take two measurements at the height of the driver’s ear while traveling at 70 mph. We then average the results. As illustrated by the graphic below, decibels are a logarithmic unit, so a rating of 60 decibels isn’t 1.5 times the sound pressure of 40 decibels; it is 10 times the sound pressure.

Low Rate financing Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW i3
Low Rate financing Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW i3

History of BMW

BMW  is a German multinational company which currently produces luxury automobiles and motorcycles, and also produced aircraft engines until 1945.

The company was founded in 1916 and has its headquarters in Munich, Bavaria. BMW produces motor vehicles in Germany, Brazil, China, India, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In 2015, BMW was the world’s twelfth largest producer of motor vehicles, with 2,279,503 vehicles produced. The Quandt family are long-term shareholders of the company, with the remaining stocks owned by public float.

Automobiles are marketed under the brands BMW (with sub-brands BMW M for performance models and BMW i for plug-in electric cars), Mini and Rolls-Royce. Motorcycles are marketed under the brand BMW Motorrad.

The company has significant motorsport history, especially in touring cars, Formula 1, sports cars and the Isle of Man TT.

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Low Rate financing Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW i3