Monday, May 16, 2011

2013 BMW i3 to cost $35,000? That's what Car & Driver says

According to this report from Car & Driver, the 2013 BMW i3 is going to cost $35,000, have a 150 hp motor and have a driving range of 160 miles.

If true, this is great news. I have been following the i3 since it was first revealed and everything that I have read and heard pointed to less impressive stats. I have been figuring it would cost at least $40,000, have a range of 100 miles and have a 135 hp motor. Obviously if Car and Drivers "deep inside source in M√ľnchen" is correct, than BMW has been playing us a bit with the information they have been occasionally releasing to the media. I hope C&D is right with this info, it would really put the i3 at the top of the list of available electric cars options in 2013 if it's so. 

UPDATE: After contacting Car & Driver and challenging the 160 mile range claim, they admitted they were wrong and that the i3 will have a 100 mile range as I expected. Car and Driver should just check with me next time, don't you think? :)


  1. They should check with you! You always have all the i3/megacity information anyone needs here! Thank you Tom this site is great!!!!!!!!

  2. If they can keep this car under $37,500 it would be extremely beneficial for sales. A sub-$30,000 cost after the $7,500 tax rebate would make a lot of people look at this car.