2015 BMW i3 Electric Car Price Raised $1,075 To $43,350

BMW i | January 27th, 2015 by 3
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The second year of BMW i3 production also brings a price increase in the US. The fully electric i3 (BEV) gets a price increase of …

The second year of BMW i3 production also brings a price increase in the US. The fully electric i3 (BEV) gets a price increase of $1050, for a total MSRP of $42,400. BMW of North America has also raise the destination and handling charge to $950, $25 more than previous year. The price increase also applies to the i3 REx which now sells for $47,200.

The MY2015 production has begun in January and first i3 units are expected to reach U.S. dealers in February.

The price increase accounts for some standard features now available on the 2015 models. Previously, i3 owners had to shell out dollars for DC Fast Charging capability, heated seats and satellite radio.

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No other changes are reported “under the hood”, the i3 retains the same battery pack and range extender, but a new software update is in works which will bring some much needed fixes. One of them is the previously omitted state of charge display. Up to this point, unlike in Europe, US customers have not had the ability to manually turn on the range extender once the state of charge dips below 75%.

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2015 is also the year of infrastructure for BMW and the expansion plans of fast charging stations is under way. BMW, VW and ChargePoint have just announced a partnership to bring fast charging to EV drivers.

[Source: GreenCarReports]

3 responses to “2015 BMW i3 Electric Car Price Raised $1,075 To $43,350”

  1. Robert says:

    Just finished a weekend with the i3 and surprisingly I wasn’t totally impressed. I was thinking to exchange it for the Leaf we have been driving for 14 months and has almost 16k miles however in many respects the leaf is superior to the BMW.
    Here are my reasons taking into account I have been driving BMW’s for the last 12 years; handling is fidgety on the highway where over correction of steering causes the car to wallow, road surface noise transmitted from the front wheels is excessive on less than smooth surfaces. noise from the frameless windows is always there at higher speeds, economy was not impressive, trunk space is very limited and the materials inside are not representative of a 50k car.
    While I respect the engineering and purpose of the technology it misses the mark in everyday driving satisfaction. Come on BMW, you need to tweak more than the REX software to make this a better vehicle for US roads.
    Meantime we will continue with our Leaf – good job Nissan on a great car.

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