2020 BMW i3 Reviews

December 14th, 2020 by
2020 BMW i3

The 2020 BMW i3 is a favorite vehicle among Los Angeles hybrid and EV shoppers thanks to its all-electric powertrain and available gasoline range-extender. Providing the “ultimate driving” experience in a uniquely modern package with the environmental-consciousness of an EV and the flexibility of a plug-in hybrid, the BMW i3 is everything you never knew you wanted in your next electric vehicle! But don’t take our word for it. Read the BMW i3 reviews to see if a new 2020 BMW i3 is right for you! Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions along the way.

2020 BMW i3 Reviews: Performance 

  • Car and Driver: “With its one-speed direct-drive transmission, the i3 pulls hard, smoothly, and in a linear fashion. It’s a relatively quick ride, too.”
  • U.S. News & World Report: “The 2020 BMW i3 boasts quick acceleration, roomy front seats, and intuitive tech.”
  • Edmunds: “The i3 is also distinctive in that you can get one as a pure electric car or opt for the Range Extender model, which uses a two-cylinder gasoline engine to recharge the battery when you run out of electricity.”
  • Motor Trend: “We haven’t had a chance to test the i3s, but standard i3 models with and without the range extender hit 60 in 7.0 and 6.4 seconds, respectively. BMW estimates the i3s will reach 60 in 7.6 seconds with the range extender and 6.8 seconds without it, but we believe those numbers are a little conservative.”

2020 BMW i3 Reviews: Efficiency & Range

  • Car and Driver: “In addition to its standard all-electric, rear-drive powertrain, which provides up to 153 miles of range on a single charge, the boxy BMW can be equipped with a gas-powered engine that provides more range and less anxiety.”
  • U.S. News & World Report: “According to the EPA, the 2020 i3 achieves a combined city/highway rating of 113 MPG equivalent in its standard configuration, which is above the class average. Models with the range extender deliver a combined rating of 100 MPGe city/highway.”
  • Motor Trend: “Examples with the range extender can travel 126 miles on electricity alone and 200 miles before stopping to refill the two-cylinder’s fuel tank.”

2020 BMW i3 Reviews: Dimensions & Features

  • Car and Driver: “The 2020 i3 has the exterior dimensions of a subcompact city car, making it perfect for darting through traffic and shape-shifting into minuscule parking spots…”
  • U.S. News & World Report: “There’s seating for up to four people in the i3. The seats are pretty flat, but they offer enough support for occupants to feel comfortable on long drives. There’s a good amount of headroom in both rows, and the front row has enough legroom for tall adults.”
  • Edmunds: “The i3 is pretty small as cars go, but it’s surprisingly roomy inside and fitted with attractive materials.”
  • Motor Trend: “We also loved the almost SUV-like seating position that, combined with the large windows and consequently airy cabin, provides superior outward visibility. Plus, with compact dimensions, the i3 has an ultra-tight turning circle and is exceptionally easy to drive around town.”

2020 BMW i3 Reviews: Sustainability & Styling

  • Car and Driver: “In addition to unique brown leather and grey cloth upholstery, it includes Apple CarPlay capability, heated front seats, and navigation.”
  • U.S. News & World Report: “The i3’s cabin features eco-friendly materials such as recycled cloth upholstery. BMW also uses the natural extract of olive leaves to tan the optional leather upholstery. Sustainably sourced eucalyptus wood trim is also available.”
  • Edmunds: “It’s been six model years since the original BMW i3 debuted, yet the 2020 i3 remains one of the most unusual cars on the market today. Its body is made from carbon fiber-reinforced plastic, an expensive but strong and lightweight material normally found on exotic supercars.”
  • Motor Trend: “Hemp-derived plastics are sustainably sourced, the cloth upholstery is made from recycled plastic bottles, and even the available leather is stained with olive leaf extract instead of potentially harmful conventional dyes.”

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