Dick Lovett

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The new BMW i3 with increased range.

The new BMW i3 with increased range.

Since the launch of the BMW i3 in November 2013, the world’s first premium electric vehicle has been winning accolades from the motoring press and customers alike with its combination of a sustainable electric drivetrain, advanced CFRP construction and typical BMW driving dynamics.

This success story is set to continue with the introduction of the 94Ah battery on both BMW i3 and i3 with Range Extender models.

Customer production of the new BMW i3 94Ah will start at Plant Leipzig in July 2016 with the first deliveries estimated to be from late July/early August. The new 94Ah battery replaces the current 60Ah model (which ends production in June 2016) and gives a customer orientated range of up to 125 miles. The BMW i3 with Range Extender can now reach up to 206 miles on a single charge. In addition to increased battery range, the new model also benefits from improved efficiency and DC Rapid-charge as standard.

Standard Equipment:

• Bluetooth/USB

• DAB digital radio

• Multifunction leather steering wheel

• Automatic air conditioning

• Rear Park Distance Control (PDC)

• Rear view mirror, auto-dimming

• Rain sensor/automatic headlight activation

• 6.5” screen and iDrive controller

• 50:50 split folding rear seats

• 19” alloy wheels

• 5.5” digital instrument cluster

• Business Navigation

• Advanced ConnectedDrive Services and BMW Online

• BMW Apps interface

• Cruise control

• Extra 12v sockets

• Extended storage with split folding seats

• BMW Emergency Call

• Drive Performance Control with ECO PRO

• DC Rapid charge

Home charging is said to be under 10 hours with the wallbox or public charge being 4 hours. The DC rapid is now added to the already impressive list of standard features and is said to charge in under 40 minutes.

The introduction of the new battery gives the opportunity to re-brand the standard interior world as Atelier. Interior trims are now more accessible across the range with costs ranging from £0 to £350 offering greater personalisation to customers.

A new Dark Oak interior wood trim is also available, a no cost option with Lodge or Suite interior worlds, or £350 with Atelier or Loft interior worlds.

For more information please contact us at Dick Lovett BMW Bristol.

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