To some extent, 2018 BMW i3s offers higher muscle, improved handling and bolder appearance. Both hardware and software modifications to the electric driving mechanism boast 181-horsepower in the base i3s. The torque mechanism leaps from 184 to 199 pound-feet and attains 60 mph within just 6.8 seconds by its added power. It also shows off 7.2 seconds to reach100 mph of maximum speed.
BMW states that the li-ion battery of 2018 BMW i3s provides 33 kilowatt-hour power and it can drive up to 97 miles when fully charged. However, this driving range is not officially available yet. By the charging station of BMW, the charging will take around 3 hours on an empty battery. However, if using a typical 110V of wall outlets, it can take up to 15 hours of charging.
Crowded roads are not best for experiencing the car’s suspension modifications. The wheels are upgraded with Bridgestone Ecopia in EP500 20s series of tires. The riding experience is solid during slow speeds and impacts are handled sufficiently well for enjoyable ride. The wheels are well-adjusted for direct steering so that maneuvering feels pleasant.
The interior can accommodate well with ample rooms in the front and sides of the seating are well supported. The backseats can give room for 2 more people. The entrances are systematic and supported by the sturdy carbon fiber body armor. Cargo room is measured in 36.9 cubic-feet, providing opportunity for daily shopping storage space.
BMW is aiming to release the on-sale date of 2018 BMW i3s on January or February 2018. It can be expected to be offered from $47,650. However, is upgrading with extra $3,200 over the base model appealing? Perhaps it’s not worth the upgrade if you live in a jam-packed city. But if you occasionally drive on highroads, indulge yourself with the i3s could be a good call when you look for a compact electric