BMW i3s 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
$22,800

Trims

Discontinued
BEV 94 Ah BEV 120 Ah

BMW i3s BEV 120 Ah

Technical Specifications of BMW i3s 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
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 i3s BEV 120 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
176 mi 153 mi 214 mi 154 mi
Battery Capacity
Nominal: total amount of energy the car’s battery can hold. Usable: actual amount of energy you can access.
Nominal
Usable
42.2 kWh 37.9 kWh
Efficiency
Energy consumption per distance driven. The more efficient the car, the less energy it needs to go the same distance.
24.6 kWh/100 mi (4.1 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
11 kW 49 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
135 kW (181 hp) 199 lb-ft
0-60 mph
Acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph (USA) or 0 to 100 km/h (Europe)
6.6 s
Top Speed
The fastest the car can go (maximum speed)
99 mph
0.00 s
00 mph

Dimensions

Length
Car's body length (front to back bumper)
157.7 in
Width
Car's body width including or excluding side mirrors
with Mirrors
w/o Mirrors
80.3 in 70.5 in
Height
Car's body height (from ground to highest point)
62.6 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
3040 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 i3s BEV 120 Ah

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Charging BMW i3s BEV 120 Ah

Slow (AC)
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Home and Office (AC) Charging

Fast (DC) Charging

Last Updated:
July 04, 2024
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About BMW i3s BEV 120 Ah

Detailed Descriptions

The BMW i3s BEV 120 Ah is an all-electric rear-wheel drive hatchback. It came out in 2018 replacing the older BMW i3s BEV 94 Ah. BMW stopped making the BEV 120 Ah in 2022. You can still find BMW i3s BEV 120 Ah on the used car market, with prices starting around $22,800.

The BMW i3s BEV 120 Ah has a 42.2 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 154 mi on a single charge. The car has an average efficiency of 24.6 kWh per 100 miles (or 4.1 miles per kWh) — ranked №576 out of 683 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The BMW i3s BEV 120 Ah is equipped with a powertrain that delivers up to 135 kW (181 hp) of power and 199 lb-ft of torque.

This enables a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 6.6 seconds (ranked №388 out of 683 electric vehicles) and a top speed of 99 mph.

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

The estimated How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range? for BMW i3s BEV 120 Ah falls between 139–169 miles, ranking it №576 out of 683 electric vehicles. Several conditions can influence this range:

  • Speed: The battery drains faster at higher speeds.
  • Temperature: Extreme temperatures can impact range.
  • Terrain: Range is reduced on hilly or mountainous terrain.
  • Driving style: Aggressive driving behaviors, such as frequent acceleration and braking, decrease efficiency.
  • Feature utilization: Climate control and media system usage also affect range.

These figures are approximations, and your actual driving range may vary. When planning trips, consider these factors and be prepared for potential charging stops.

For trip planning assistance, utilize the EV Navigation interactive map.

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

The BMW i3s BEV 120 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 11 kW, which translates to roughly 40 miles of range added per hour.

For faster charging, use DC fast-charging stations. The BMW i3s BEV 120 Ah supports a maximum DC charging rate of 49 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)?

The size and weight specifications for BMW i3s BEV 120 Ah are as follows:

  • Length: 157.7 in
  • Width: 80.3 in (including side mirrors) or 70.5 in (excluding side mirrors)
  • Height: 62.6 in
  • Wheelbase: 101.2 in (distance between the center of the front and rear wheels)
  • Curb weight: 3040 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 i3s 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.

Additional Information

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EPA
NEDC
WLTP (TEL)
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0-60 mph
Torque
Power
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  2. BMW i3s BEV 94 Ah 199 lb-ft 0% BMW i3s BEV 94 Ah
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