BMW previously announced a battery upgrade program in Europe for the current i3, that features a 21.6 kWh (60 Ah cells) pack the new 33.2 kWh (94 Ah cells) - 27.2 kWh of which are usable.
Now in Germany, we have a price on that upgrade - €7,000 ($7,780) or €211/kWh ($234/kWh) + turning in your old pack.
The battery upgrade option will be available in selected markets in Europe (also confirmed in the UK). For the U.S., the battery upgrade won't be offered (see also our article on whether or not it makes sense to change for higher capacity).
The real-world/EPA range of the 33.2 kWh version is estimated at 114 miles (183 km), while the original 21.6 kWh version nets 81 miles (130 km).
Price difference between the new 21.6 kWh and 33.2 kWh is just $1,200:
- i3 (21.6 kWh) - $35,895 (after tax credit)
- i3 (33.2 kWh) - $37,095 (after tax credit)