BMW i3 BEV 60 Ah

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2013 - 2017
Price USA (used)
Estimated pre-owned price
$8,450
In 2017 this car was replaced by: BMW i3 BEV 94 Ah

Trims

Discontinued

BMW i3 BEV 60 Ah

Technical Specifications of BMW i3 BEV 60 Ah

General Info

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2013 - 2017
Country of Manufacture
Country where final assembly of the car took place
Germany
Current Status
Announced (planned), Produced (on sale), Discontinued (no longer made)
Discontinued
Body Style
Refers to the car's shape & design (sedan, SUV, hatchback)
Hatchback BMW i3 BEV 60 Ah

Range and Battery

Range
Estimated range on a full battery: EPA (USA), WLTP (EU), NEDC (EU old), GCC (Green Cars Compare)
WLTP
EPA
NEDC
GCC
No Data 81 mi 118 mi 85 mi
Battery Capacity
Nominal: total amount of energy the car’s battery can hold. Usable: actual amount of energy you can access.
Nominal
Usable
21.6 kWh 18.8 kWh
Efficiency
Energy consumption per distance driven. The more efficient the car, the less energy it needs to go the same distance.
22.1 kWh/100 mi (4.5 mi/kWh)

Charging

Max Charging Power
Max electric power the car can accept for charging, determined by its on-board charger (AC) and battery (DC)
AC
DC
7.4 kW 47 kW
Architecture
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

Performance

Drive Type
Drivetrain configuration: PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor), IM (AC Induction Motor)
RWD: PMSM
Motor
Total power and torque of the car's electric motor(s)
Power
Torque
125 kW (168 hp) 184 lb-ft
0-60 mph
Acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph (USA) or 0 to 100 km/h (Europe)
6.9 s
Top Speed
The fastest the car can go (maximum speed)
93 mph
0.00 s
00 mph

Dimensions

Length
Car's body length (front to back bumper)
157.4 in
Width
Car's body width including or excluding side mirrors
with Mirrors
w/o Mirrors
80.3 in 69.9 in
Height
Car's body height (from ground to highest point)
62.1 in
Wheelbase
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)
4
Curb Weight
Car's weight without passengers or cargo
2866 lb
Cargo Volume
Cargo capacity: Trunk (rear seats up),
Max (rear seats folded),
Frunk (in the front hood)
Trunk
Max
Frunk
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 60 Ah

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Charging BMW i3 BEV 60 Ah

Slow (AC)
Fast (DC)

Home and Office (AC) Charging

Fast (DC) Charging

Last Updated:
July 04, 2024
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About BMW i3 BEV 60 Ah

The BMW i3 BEV 60 Ah is an all-electric rear-wheel drive hatchback. It came out in 2013. BMW stopped making the BEV 60 Ah in 2017 and replaced it with the BMW i3 BEV 94 Ah. You can still find BMW i3 BEV 60 Ah on the used car market, with prices starting around $8,450.

The BMW i3 BEV 60 Ah has a 21.6 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 85 mi on a single charge. The car has an average efficiency of 22.1 kWh per 100 miles (or 4.5 miles per kWh) — ranked №650 out of 680 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The BMW i3 BEV 60 Ah achieves a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 6.9 seconds (placing it at №400 among 680 electric vehicles) and attains a maximum speed of 93 mph.

Its powertrain provides a power output of up to 125 kW (168 hp) and a torque of 184 lb-ft.

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

Real-world range of the BMW i3 BEV 60 Ah is 77–94 miles (ranked №650 out of 680 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 60 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 7.4 kW, resulting in approximately 30 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 47 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)?

Here are the dimensions and weight for the BMW i3 BEV 60 Ah:

  • Length: 157.4 in
  • Width: 80.3 in (including side mirrors) or 69.9 in (excluding side mirrors)
  • Height: 62.1 in
  • Wheelbase: 101.2 in (distance between the center of the front and rear wheels)
  • Curb weight: 2866 lbs (weight of the empty car, no people or cargo)
How much cargo space does it offer? Does it have a front trunk?

Behind the rear seats of the BMW i3 BEV 60 Ah, you'll find 9.2 cubic feet of storage space (ranked №588 out of 680 electric vehicles).

Folding down the rear seats expands the total cargo capacity to 38.8 cubic feet (ranked №456 out of 680 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.

Ratings

3.0

Design

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2.9

Performance

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3.0

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Safety Ratings

NCAP safety rating
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