2019 BMW i3 Prices In UK Only Slightly Higher Than 2018 i3

SEP 29 2018 BY MARK KANE 11

BMW i3 – 42.2 kWh battery for just 3% more

BMW already released prices of the upcoming i3/ i3s in the UK and, as it turns out, the entry-level version will be just around 3% more expensive.

The previous 33.2 kWh i3 started at £34,070 on-the-road price (OTR), which includes 20% VAT and On the Road Fee (£730). The new 42.2 kWh version starts at £35,180, which is £1,110 or 3.2% more. Not bad for 9 kWh (27%) more battery capacity and range, as well as several minor improvements.

Prices in the UK don’t include the £4,500 Plug-In Car Grant, available for both all-electric and REx versions. Sales in UK will start in December.

Assuming a 3% bump, in the U.S. the MSRP should then increase from $44,450 to maybe $45,800.

The other thing is that used i3s probably will be significantly cheaper now, maybe even by a few thousand dollars.

BMW i3 120Ah (42.2 kWh) prices in UK:

Model Power
(hp)
Torque (Nm) 0 – 62mph
(Seconds)
Top
Speed
(mph)
CO2
Emissions
(g/km)

NEDC
electric
range
(miles)

£
from
(OTR)
BMW i3 170 250 7.3 93 0 223
(192
WLTP)
£35,180
BMW i3s 184 270 6.9 99 0 214
(177
WLTP)
£37,670

BMW i3 94Ah (33.2 kWh) prices in UK:

Model Power
(hp)
Torque  (Nm) 0 – 62mph (Seconds) Top Speed (mph) Combined (mpg) CO2 Emissions (g/km) From

(OTR)

BMW i3 170 250 7.3 93 n/a 0 £34,070
BMW i3 Range Extender 170 250 8.1 93 tbc 13-14* £37,220
BMW i3s 184 270 6.9 99 n/a 0 £36,975
BMW i3s Range Extender 184 270 7.7 99 tbc 15* £40,125
BMW i3 (120 Ah)
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11 Comments on "2019 BMW i3 Prices In UK Only Slightly Higher Than 2018 i3"

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andre

what about the vulnerable wheels-tires construction?

WARREN

Wheels are actually forged and quite strong. Tires are among the cheapest of any new BMW. Tire itself is only around, $150. Car is less than a third the price of any CFRP structured car. And with its sophisticated refrigerated battery, multilink IRS, Rear engine, RWD architecture, it is a bargain. So many misconceptions!

antrik

Sure, for CFRP it’s likely a bargain… Yet it’s something most people would probably rather not pay any premium for 🙂

noleaf4me

Still priced 10k too high for what you get….

mzs112000

BMW needs to seriously upgrade the i3 to make it worth what you pay for it..
It is going to need 70+kW DCFC, which will make it useful for road trips, especially with 160mile range, and Electrify America coming online. They also should upgrade the infotainment system, especially when they are charging Tesla Model 3 prices, and the infotainment system came straight out of 2008. Put in a 120v outlet in the back, or even in the frunk, this is something almost all EV’s should offer(but almost none do)

Will

Used 2017 i3 will go for $22-32k

Will

14-16 i3 will go to the wholesale market and probably sent overseas

Big Solar

i would love to have a 2019 i3s but they are out of my reach at this stage. I think they should start at 35k.

Jason

At US$250/kWh pack price this upgrade is about US$2,200. If the pack price is $150/kWh then it is $1,200 more. So really it just looks like they have increased the price in line with the extra battery size plus some other cost improvements I’d say.

Re-Volted

Glad to see the added range for the 19s, I can finally consider, but agree they are still overpriced, if you want to sell to the masses we need a more realistic payment.

Madan R

Nice to know that i3 for MY-2019 costs only 3% more with a 27% higher range.
Still BMW has to figure out how i3 can compete with Model-3 which has 310 mile / 500 km range for the same price besides seating 5 passengers and offering lot more interior space.

I gues of 2020, BMW may come out with a radically different design that enables much higher range. MY-2019 will be a make/break year for i3.