BMW i3 BEV 60 Ah

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2013 - 2017
Price USA (new)
Manufacturer's suggested base price
$63,900
Price USA (used)
Estimated pre-owned price
$20,685
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), Pre-order (reservations open), 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 Efficiency

Range EPA
Estimated range on a full battery according to official EPA ratings (USA)
81 mi
Range NEDC
Range according to NEDC ratings. NEDC is an old standard, replaced by WLTP after September 2018.
118 mi
Efficiency
Energy consumption per distance driven. Lower figures indicate better efficiency.
kWh/100 mi
Wh/mi
22.1 kWh 221 Wh

Battery and Charging

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
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
Charge Port
The car's charge port type. It affects charging speed and station compatibility.
CCS Type 1
CCS Type 1 charge port

Performance

Drive Type
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)
7.2 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
69.9 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
2634 lb
Cargo Volume
Trunk: cargo capacity (rear seats up).
Max: cargo capacity (rear seats folded).
Frunk: cargo capacity 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:
March 10, 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:
March 10, 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 $20,685.

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 221 Wh/mile) — ranked №632 out of 662 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The BMW i3 BEV 60 Ah is equipped with a powertrain that delivers up to 125 kW (168 hp) of power and 184 lb-ft of torque.

This enables a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 7.2 seconds (ranked №415 out of 662 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 60 Ah is 77–94 miles (ranked №632 out of 662 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 is equipped with a CCS Type 1 charging port. You can charge it conveniently at home using a standard outlet, or utilize any public AC charging station with the appropriate cable. However, the car's built-in charger (inverter) limits the maximum AC charging speed to 7.4 kW, which translates to roughly 30 miles of range added per hour.

For faster charging, use DC fast-charging stations. The BMW i3 BEV 60 Ah supports a maximum DC charging rate of 47 kW, but it's important to note that battery temperature and current charge level can affect the actual charging speed you'll experience.

To estimate charging time, rate, and cost, you can use Green Cars Compare Charging Calculator.

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

BMW i3 BEV 60 Ah comes in the following dimensions:

  • Length: 157.4 in
  • Width: 69.9 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: 2634 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 №568 out of 662 electric vehicles).

Folding down the rear seats expands the total cargo capacity to 38.8 cubic feet (ranked №434 out of 662 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

based on 76 votes
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2.9

Performance

based on 128 votes
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3.0

Desirability

based on 135 votes
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Safety Ratings

NCAP safety rating
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EPA
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