2017 BMW i3 On Sale From $44,595 With Extra Battery Juice & More Standard Goodies

BMW has performed a series of technical upgrades for the i3 in the 2017MY, which is currently on sale at dealers across the States.

Ditching the previous 22 kWh battery in favor of a 33 kWh one has raised the price of the entry-level all-electric model to $44,595. The hatch’s zero-emission range has increased from 81 miles (130 km) to 114 miles (183 km), but if you want the extra 93 miles (150 km), then you should go for the i3 REx (range extender), which will set you back for $48,445.

Refilling the batteries, using a Level 2 charger, now takes approximately 4.5 hours, or 1 hour more than before. Apart from the increased range, the 2017 BMW i3 also features more standard equipment, which now includes 19-inch wheels, Comfort Access, Advanced Real Time Traffic Info, Deka World Interior Design Loft, Universal Garage Door Opener and a fast charger, available for two years.

Making your green hatch more expensive will be the Dark Oak Wood Trim, Moonroof and Protonic Blue finish, joining the color palette along with the Capparis White and Fluid Black non-metallic and Ionic Silver, Platinum Silver and Mineral Gray metallic.

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