2017 BMW i3 gets 33kWh battery, about 114 miles of range


BMW i’ll give you a new model range of its compact electric car, the BMW i3 and from your 2017 model year shall be offering a fresh version with more than 50% increased battery capacity.

The 2017 BMW i3 (94 Ah) includes a capacity of 33 kilowatt hours (kWh) due to the higher energy density in the lithium ion cells. The BMW i team worked to ensure electric battery dimensions remain unchanged while still offering a tremendous range increase.

Even in everyday conditions, the new Battery Electric BMW i3, in varying weather conditions for a a / c or heating started, many different as many as 114 miles combined (hwy/city) may be possible as shown by independent BMW testing cycles. The driving performance figures of the 170 hp AC synchronous electric motor remain virtually unchanged.


The motor propels the BMW i3 from 0 to 60 mph in a mere over 7 seconds. That makes the BMW i3 their sportiest and many efficient electric vehicle to use segment which has an expected EPA electricity eating 27 kWh/100mi. Beyond just the Battery Electric BMW i3, the product range Extender model may even feature the 94 Ah battery. When built with kids Extender, if your driver requires additional range, the 2-cylinder gasoline engine is aroused as soon as the battery runs out to six.5% state and keeps the charge degree of it constant while driving and provide another range due to a 25% larger gas tank (2.4 gallons).

With the creation of the BMW i3 (94 Ah), BMW i now has a brand new BMW Home Charger Connect, a residential charging station intended for comfortable and fast home charging featuring additional connected functions. Pricing with the 2017 BMW i3 (94 Ah) are going to be released nearer to market launch.

Higher storage density from the battery cells
The BMW i3 (94 Ah) sets a brand new benchmark rolling around in its segment with 94 ampere hours (Ah) cell capacity, 33 kWh total battery energy, with an electric selection of approximately 114 miles combined (hwy/city) on a single full battery charge. Consuming only 27 kWh/100mi the BMW i3 is regarded as the efficient car in their segment with all the lowest electricity consumption costs of roughly 2.81 USD/100mi.
The high-voltage battery within the BMW i3 features eight modules with twelve storage cells each and its capacity has risen by over 50% without having modifications in exterior dimensions. By optimizing the cell-internal packages with more electrolyte and adapting the active material, BMW and Samsung SDI have succeeded in increasing cell capability 94 Ah and overall battery energy to 33 kWh which 27.2 kWh could be effectively used. The earlier battery from the BMW i3 (60 Ah) produced 22 kWh (gross)/19 kWh (net).

The lithium ion cells used, set themselves apart inside competitive field by achieving an exclusive balance between high energy density, cycle stability and safety in the example of a crash. The high-voltage battery also offers an innovative thermal management system that keeps the car battery operating inside the optimal temperature range, which further enhances performance. Such as, the coolant from the ac method is in charge of cooling the high-voltage battery very effectively, while a heating system may also be used to warm the battery to be sure the optimal operating temperature before you begin off. Customers receive an 8-year/100,000-mile High-voltage Battery Warranty.

Optimized performance delivery, extremely effective drive
The BMW i3 is obviously the lightest car in their segment. Regardless of the odd slight weight increase, at 2,961 lbs (BEV), a few,234 lbs (REX), the BMW i3 (94 Ah) is characterized by driving performance, that is subjectively as agile for the reason that 60 Ah model variant. The BMW i3 (94 Ah) is additionally powered by precisely the same 3 phase AC synchronous motor unit developed in-house because of the BMW Group. The motor generates an production of 170 hp and delivers 184 lb-ft of torque which happens to be available after the electric motor sets out to turn.


The BMW i3 (94 Ah) accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in only over 7 seconds. The impressive electric motor, small turning circle of 32.3 feet,

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