BMW has sort of fired up its build configurator for the i3 REx (and BEV version of the i3), so we took a crack at maxing out the price by ticking all of the option boxes.
The base i3 REx has an MSRP of $45,200, but when all the options are added in, the price tag soars to $56,025 (before the $7,500 federal tax credit).
BMW has always been a fan of expensive options and most BMW buyers tick a lot of the boxes.
As we suspected, a typically equipped i3 REx will easily cost north of $50,000.
That's a lot of dough, but it's just cheap enough that buying a bare bones 60-kWh Tesla Model S at $71,070 (before the $7,500 federal tax credit) will likely not be considered an option for most i3 REx buyers.
The base MSRP of the i3 BEV is $41,350. That version maxes out at $52,175.
Try out the i3 REx configurator for yourself by following this link.
Or the i3 BEV configurator at this link.