There's still an intriguing mix of high-quality and eco-friendly materials that will appeal to discerning buyers, along with the typical solid BMW switchgear. Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $44,450. Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap CAR - Quality BMW Hatchbacks for sale in South Africa from certified BMW car dealerships, Copyright © Car Magazine, Cape Town, South Africa, Petrol - 6.3 l/100km (average)** - 825 km, Petrol - 5.8 l/100km (average)** - 897 km, Petrol - 4.8 l/100km (average)** - 1083 km, Petrol - 5.5 l/100km (average)** - 945 km, Petrol - 5.1 l/100km (average)** - 1020 km, Petrol - 5.7 l/100km (average)** - 912 km, Petrol - 7,5 l/100km (average)** - 757 km, Petrol - 3.9 l/100km (average)** - 1333 km, Petrol - 5.6 l/100km (average)** - 929 km, BMW 1 Series 125i 5-door M Sport sports-auto, BMW 1 Series 5-Door 120d M Sport Steptronic. Its small size and light weight make it nimble, quick to accelerate and easy to park. A bit less a highway speeds in cold weather. The leather seats employ manual adjusters to save weight and electricity, but they have fixed lumbar support. The i3 feels supremely stable when stopping hard, but you'll rarely encounter its natural pedal feel because of the i3's substantial off-throttle regenerative braking. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Nissan Leaf. But if style and urban maneuverability are priorities in your EV purchase, the 2019 BMW i3 deserves a look.

Its electric motor cranks out 181 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque, which shortens its 0-60 mph sprint to 6.8 seconds (0.4 second quicker than the base i3).

The i3, in contrast, costs more but gains exotic materials, attention to detail and excellent driving performance. BMW is also offering new interior and exterior color choices, including blue and beige metallic paints. Leasing, on the other hand, Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Chevrolet Bolt. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more. So far so good in my new I3. The trunk is somewhat small because the electric drive motor and generator are housed under the floor, which makes the loading height a bit high too.

Inside, the interior upholstery is cloth (Deka World), and it comes with keyless entry, automatic headlights, front and rear parking sensors, and heated front seats. Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for The i3 feels impressively coordinated and lively. Enjoy the Cars.co.za experience on your phone now!

We have 1,131 BMW Hatchbacks for sale that are reported accident free, 775 1-Owner cars, and 1,103 … Range short of the 180 mile highway round trip on battery range that I'd like. Space for and access to larger rear-facing seats can be tough, and the open rear door may impede stroller access to the hatch. You can also get them equipped with a gasoline-powered Range Extender. Base i3 models have an electric motor (170 horsepower, 184 pound-feet of torque) that drives the rear wheels. The seating position is upright with generous fore/aft adjustment and a tilt-and-telescoping steering column. higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. BMW adeptly slices and dices its core offerings into a range that includes coupes and convertibles, like the 4 Series, as well as fastback SUVs called Sports Activity Coupes. There is a fair amount of flexibility in the voice commands, though we had some issues with the system recognizing our destination address. Much of the rest of the i3 is the same, which is largely a good thing.

The cabin is remarkably quiet until, that is, the battery runs down to zero and the two-cylinder gas generator kicks on.

Bluetooth and USB connections work as expected, and you can navigate to your music or other genres such as audiobooks and podcasts with the iDrive controller. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color. The i3 has surprisingly comfortable seats, and the ride exhibits a level of polish you might not expect from such a small car. But these same attributes can make the i3 feel darty on the highway at speed, especially since it can also be susceptible to following grooves in the road. The Bolt has traditional doors and can seat five, while the four-seat i3 has a mix with traditional doors up front and reverse-hinged doors at the rear. You currently have no vehicles on your wishlist. comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 i3 Hatchback. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Tesla Model 3. When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the i3 has 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space. Drives like you'd expect a BMW to drive.

The Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt continue to have best-in-class range, however. They're especially good for forward-facing seats but less ideal for some bulkier rear-facing ones. The new 2019 car gains about 42 pounds' worth of battery weight, but that shouldn't upset the finely balanced handling and responsive steering much. For technology, you get Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay (subscription-based), satellite radio, and BMW's basic Business navigation system with a modest 6.5-inch display screen. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Tesla Model 3. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our i3 REX needed just 107 feet to stop from 60 mph, which is 4 feet shorter than its lighter predecessor and no less astounding.

Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $44,450. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a BMW i3.

Receive pricing updates, shopping tips & more! The reverse-hinged rear doors open wide to admit passengers or packages, but that's only if you have the space to do so. The Bolt has more range and is easier on the bank account, but the i3 is more comfortable and features a more pleasing interior design. And the rear-mounted propulsion system gives it a slight rear weight bias that aids traction. It comes well equipped with 19-inch wheels, LED headlights and Level 3 DC fast-charging capability. For more information on the BMW i3 of this generation, read about our experiences from a full year of living with a 2014 BMW i3 Range Extender. gasoline generator | 1-speed direct drive | RWD). All models can be equipped with the Technology + Driving Assistant package, which adds advanced navigation with a widescreen display, all-speed adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning with emergency braking.

The 2019 i3 is available with a larger battery and more additional range, DC fast charging, a newer infotainment system, and heated seats that weren't offered on our 2014 long-term vehicle.

BMW offers decent access to your smartphone's voice functions through the in-car voice command button.