Does the BMW i3 use gas?

March 3rd, 2017 by

As our vehicles continue to evolve, it can be hard to believe that some of them don’t even need gas to operate. The BMW i3 is one of the most technologically advanced models on the market, and it’s all-electric, which means drivers never have to worry about fuel costs. Our team here at Pacific BMW is going to explore the performance capabilities of the 2017 BMW i3 to give drivers a better idea of what this vehicle has to offer.

Drivers will have the option between a regular, all-electric BMW i3 or one with a range extender. We’re going to focus on the base model for now. It’s equipped with a 170-horsepower electric engine and paired with a one-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and it comes with an electronic stability system.

2017 BMW i3 Performance Capabilities –

For all-electric cars, the fuel economy is described as ‘miles per gallon – equivalent’ to give drivers an idea of how far the vehicle can go on a single charge. The 2017 BMW i3 has an MPGe in the city of 137 miles. On the highway, drivers will get 111 MPGe, which makes for a combined MPGe of 125 miles.

Some electric vehicles lack performance capabilities when it comes to speed, but luckily the BMW i3 is not one of them. It can go from zero to 60 mph in as quick as seven seconds, which is quite impressive for its vehicle type.

In addition to performance, the BMW i3 is filled to the brim with standard safety features to keep everyone protected. We’ll highlight a few of them below:

– Low tire pressure warning
– Daytime running lights
– Traction control
– In-vehicle assistance service

Those interested in learning more about the 2017 BMW i3 are welcome to contact us here at Pacific BMW for further details. Drivers are welcome to schedule a test drive online today to experience this model for themselves.

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