2019 BMW i3 gains bigger 42.2kWh battery

Adjust enhances assortment by all over 30 per cent

The BMW i3 has been current with an enhanced battery pack, which is now rated at 120Ah of capability and 42.2kWh of gross power storage.

This is the next battery pack improve for the i3: in 2016 the authentic 60Ah/22.6kWh device was replaced by a 90Ah/33kWh pack.

BMW statements the new 120Ah battery offers the conventional i3 a variety of amongst 285 and 310 kilometres applying the WLTP regular, up from the 235 to 255km ranking of the 90Ah vehicle.

In the i3s, the upgraded pack is rated at 270 to 285 kilometres of vary, up from the outgoing model’s quoted figure of 235 to 245km.

The electric motors in the i3 and i3s continue to be unchanged, and are nevertheless rated at 125kW and 135kW, respectively.

Other updates for the i3 array incorporate matrix LED headlights, and a new exterior colour alternative (Jucaro beige with grey highlights) with a matching inside design.

There is also a new optional athletics pack for the standard i3, which provides lots of i3s factors, together with the 10mm lower sporting activities suspension setup, black wheel arch protectors, 20-inch alloy wheels and combined-dimensions tyre mixture.