BMW i3 BEV 120 Ah

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2018 - 2022
Price USA (used)
Estimated pre-owned price



BMW i3 BEV 120 Ah

Technical Specifications of BMW i3 BEV 120 Ah

General Info

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2018 - 2022
Country of Manufacture
Country where final assembly of the car took place
Current Status
Announced (planned), Produced (on sale), Discontinued (no longer made)
Body Style
Refers to the car's shape & design (sedan, SUV, hatchback)
Hatchback BMW i3 BEV 120 Ah

Range and Battery

Estimated range on a full battery: EPA (USA), WLTP (EU), NEDC (EU old), GCC (Green Cars Compare)
191 mi 153 mi 223 mi 161 mi
Battery Capacity
Nominal: total amount of energy the car’s battery can hold. Usable: actual amount of energy you can access.
42.2 kWh 37.9 kWh
Energy consumption per distance driven. The more efficient the car, the less energy it needs to go the same distance.
23.5 kWh/100 mi (4.2 mi/kWh)


Max Charging Power
Max electric power the car can accept for charging, determined by its on-board charger (AC) and battery (DC)
11 kW 49 kW
Most EVs use a 400V system, but newer models with higher voltage can charge faster and use less wiring.
400 V
Charge Port
The port type impacts charging speed and station compatibility
  • CCS Type 1
CCS Type 1 charge port


Drive Type
Drivetrain configuration: PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor), IM (AC Induction Motor)
Total power and torque of the car's electric motor(s)
135 kW (181 hp) 184 lb-ft
0-60 mph
Acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph (USA) or 0 to 100 km/h (Europe)
7 s
Top Speed
The fastest the car can go (maximum speed)
93 mph
0.00 s
00 mph


Car's body length (front to back bumper)
157.9 in
Car's body width including or excluding side mirrors
with Mirrors
w/o Mirrors
80.3 in 69.9 in
Car's body height (from ground to highest point)
62.9 in
Distance between centers of front and rear wheels (affects ride and handling)
101.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Number of Seats
Total passenger capacity of the car (including driver)
Curb Weight
Car's weight without passengers or cargo
2972 lb
Cargo Volume
Cargo capacity: Trunk (rear seats up),
Max (rear seats folded),
Frunk (in the front hood)
9.2 ft3 38.8 ft3 No Data
Towing Capacity
Maximum weight the car can tow safely with a trailer that has its own brakes
No Data
Last Updated:
July 04, 2024
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How Far Can You Go in BMW i3 BEV 120 Ah

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Charging BMW i3 BEV 120 Ah

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Home and Office (AC) Charging

Fast (DC) Charging

Last Updated:
July 04, 2024
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About BMW i3 BEV 120 Ah

Detailed Descriptions

The BMW i3 BEV 120 Ah is an all-electric rear-wheel drive hatchback. It came out in 2018 replacing the older BMW i3 BEV 94 Ah. BMW stopped making the BEV 120 Ah in 2022. You can still find BMW i3 BEV 120 Ah on the used car market, with prices starting around $20,990.

The BMW i3 BEV 120 Ah has a 42.2 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 161 mi on a single charge. The car has an average efficiency of 23.5 kWh per 100 miles (or 4.2 miles per kWh) — ranked №570 out of 683 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The BMW i3 BEV 120 Ah is equipped with a powertrain that delivers up to 135 kW (181 hp) of power and 184 lb-ft of torque.

This enables a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 7 seconds (ranked №411 out of 683 electric vehicles) and a top speed of 93 mph.

How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range?

Real-world range of the BMW i3 BEV 120 Ah is 145–177 miles (ranked №570 out of 683 electric vehicles) — depending on several factors, including:

  • Speed: Higher speeds deplete the battery faster.
  • Temperature: Extreme cold and hot weather impacts range.
  • Terrain: Hilly or mountainous terrain reduces range.
  • Driving style: Aggressive driving with frequent acceleration and braking consumes more energy.
  • Use of features: Features like climate control and media system also affect range.

It's important to remember that these are just estimates, and your actual range may vary. It's always best to factor in these various factors when planning your trip and be prepared for potential charging stops.

Plan your trips using the EV Navigation interactive map.

What charging options are available? How long does it take to charge it?

The BMW i3 BEV 120 Ah in the USA comes with a CCS Type 1 charging port. It can be charged at home using a standard domestic socket or at any public AC charging station with the compatible cable. It's important to note that the car's on-board charger (inverter) limits the maximum AC charging rate to 11 kW, resulting in approximately 42 miles of range added per hour of charging.

For significantly faster charging, public DC fast-charging stations are available. Although the car can achieve a maximum DC charging rate of 49 kW, factors such as battery temperature and charge level may affect the actual charging speed.

Use Green Cars Compare Charging Calculator to estimate charging time, rate, and cost.

How big is it? What are the dimensions (length, width, height)?

The size and weight specifications for BMW i3 BEV 120 Ah are as follows:

  • Length: 157.9 in
  • Width: 80.3 in (including side mirrors) or 69.9 in (excluding side mirrors)
  • Height: 62.9 in
  • Wheelbase: 101.2 in (distance between the center of the front and rear wheels)
  • Curb weight: 2972 lbs (weight of the empty car, no people or cargo)
How much cargo space does it offer? Does it have a front trunk?

The rear cargo area of the BMW i3 BEV 120 Ah provides 9.2 cubic feet of space when the rear seats are upright (ranked №592 out of 683 electric vehicles).

Folding these seats down unlocks a maximum cargo capacity of 38.8 cubic feet (ranked №592 out of 683 electric vehicles).

The car doesn’t have a “frunk” (front trunk).

Is it suitable for towing? What is the maximum towing capacity?

The car isn’t officially rated for towing.

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