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


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
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 i3s BEV 120 Ah

Range and Battery

Estimated range on a full battery: EPA (USA), WLTP (EU), NEDC (EU old), GCC (Green Cars Compare)
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.
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.
24.6 kWh/100 mi (4.1 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) 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


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

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Charging BMW i3s BEV 120 Ah

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

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 №573 out of 680 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The BMW i3s BEV 120 Ah achieves a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 6.6 seconds (placing it at №383 among 680 electric vehicles) and attains a maximum speed of 99 mph.

Its powertrain provides a power output of up to 135 kW (181 hp) and a torque of 199 lb-ft.

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

BMW i3s BEV 120 Ah achieves a How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range? of 139–169 miles, placing it at №573 among 680 electric vehicles. However, this range is subject to several influences:

  • Speed: Traveling at higher speeds reduces battery life.
  • Temperature: Extreme cold or hot weather can affect range.
  • Terrain: Hilly or mountainous landscapes decrease range.
  • Driving habits: Aggressive driving with frequent acceleration and braking consumes more energy.
  • Feature usage: Climate control and media systems also influence range.

It's important to acknowledge that these are estimations, and your actual driving range may differ. Consider these factors when planning your trip and be ready for potential charging stops.

Utilize the interactive EV Navigation map for trip planning assistance.

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)?

Here are the dimensions and weight for the BMW i3s BEV 120 Ah:

  • 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?

Behind the rear seats of the BMW i3s BEV 120 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.




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