2016 BMW I3 RANGE EXTENDER HATCHBACK 4D

Price: $19,800

Year 2016

Make BMW

Model I3

Trim RANGE EXTENDER HATCHBACK 4D

Drivetrain RWD

Transmission AUTOMATIC

Engine AC ELECTRIC MOTOR

Mileage 46,268

Doors 4

Exterior Color GREY

Interior Color TAN

VIN WBY1Z4C55GV508436

Stock No. 6026

Vehicle Equipment

Vehicle Description

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The 2016 BMW i3 is clearly the car most unlike any other on the BMW showroom floor, and we think that's the point. Unlike the brand's reputation for performance, it's the most energy-efficient car sold in the U.S. this year—for the third year in a row. It represents nothing less than something of a revolution for the whole auto industry. The five-door small hatchback has advanced technology in spades, a body structure made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic, and a fully electric powertrain that can be ordered with an optional two-cylinder range extender (REx) derived from a motorcycle engine.

This funky city car is meant to provide quiet, all-electric transport for those living in congested urban centers. The resulting BMW i3 is absolutely the most calming, soothing vehicle we've driven in truly chaotic rush-hour traffic. It works fine on highways and open roads, of course, though its roadholding is different in character and limits than any other BMW.

The 2016 BMW i3 remains a unique and distinctive design, three years into its life. While it has a few traditional BMW design cues—a twin-kidney "grille" plastered on the front—BMW's volume electric car adopts a unique design language that's used on for its "i" range of plug-in vehicles. it's all part of BMW's plan to differentiate its wildly divergent mobility concept in looks as much as in their structure and powertrain technology.

The blue hue that rings the blacked-out mock grille up front—BMW calls it Frozen Blue—can be found all over the "i" cars, including on the lower door trim. Another "i" signature is the shiny black surface texture used on the roof, hood, and tailgate, as well as on other details.

The 2016 BMW i3 continues to be the sole battery-electric vehicle that offers an optional range-extending engine, which roughly doubles its rated range. While BMW doesn't break out sales of the two versions, in the U.S. many customers appear to want the security of the engine so they are constrained only by stops for fuel, and not longer stays at still-hard-to-find DC fast-charging stations using the CCS connector.

A 22-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack is mounted in the floor of the i3, and is liquid-cooled to prolong cell life. It sends current to a 125-kilowatt (170-horsepower) electric motor that drives the rear wheels and produces 184 pound-feet of torque. The motor is sited under the load deck to the left of the differential; empty space at the right can be occupied by the optional range extender (REx) and generator package.

*This vehicle is Certified Pre-Owned and is eligible for our third party warranty program. 

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