BMW i is a comprehensive and ground-breaking concept for sustainable mobility. It represents visionary electric vehicles and mobility services, inspiring design and a new understanding of premium that is strongly defined by sustainability. And it thrills with its innovative vehicles: the all-electric BMW i3, a locally emission-free vehicle for city driving that is sustainably designed throughout as well as the BMW i8 Coupé and the BMW i8 Roadster as pioneering sports vehicles.

Electric and electrifying: every detail, every characteristic, everything in the BMW i3 with eDrive is designed to complement vibrant city life. Powered by its fully emission-free electric motor, the BMW i3 guarantees urbane mobility where a city car needs it most: in city centres with restrictions already in place for certain vehicles. From an ecological perspective, the BMW i3 impresses with its breath-taking acceleration, from low speed or even from standstill – and with a high-voltage battery (lithium-ion high-voltage battery) with an everyday range of up to 200 km, it covers all destinations even in the catchment area of a metropolis. And also allows convenient overland trips without concern about the range.

The most progressive sports car: more efficient – through intelligent lightweight construction with carbon and an aerodynamic design. More sustainable – with recyclable materials in the interior. Without forfeiting dynamics and its sporty appearance. No compromises, but rather the optimal combination of driving pleasure and responsibility. The BMW i8, available as a Roadster or Coupé, is a plug-in hybrid that brings together the advantages of electromobility and innovative engine technology. The result is an extraordinarily dynamic driving experience – with extremely low consumption and CO2 emissions.

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BMW i Series BMW electric cars three-quarter side view on sand bird's eye view


Journey with us through the history of BMW i electric vehicles and get to know the versatile BMW i models. Here, new drive ideas and new technologies are developed, and the future becomes reality today.

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BMW i3.

An electric car with exceptional driving dynamics and cutting-edge technology. The BMW i3 is a vehicle for people who know what they want and is an expression of a trailblazing lifestyle. It combines sustainability with emotion, intelligent efficiency with sporty driving. This is what pure driving pleasure feels like.

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BMW I Series BMW i3 I01 first generation three-quarter front view in lane

The BMW i3 is introduced into dealerships in 2013. It is not only the first BMW with an electric motor, but also the first mass-produced vehicle ever with a carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) passenger cell. Its curb weight is similar to a normal compact car, even with the battery. Many BMW i3 components are also made of renewable raw materials.

The electric motor produces 170 hp (125 kW) with a torque immediately applied at full power. The BMW i3S, introduced in 2017, travels 10 km/h faster using 184 hp (135 kW). From 2016 the battery has a capacity of 94 Ah. The introduction of the BMW i3 with a 120 Ah cell means that the optional range extender (a gasoline engine to charge the battery) has been unavailable in German models since 2018. The range reaches up to 307 km (WLTP*) and the battery can be charged to 80% within 42 minutes at a fast charging station. Well over 200,000 vehicles have been built so far.

Production period: 2013 – 2022

Engines: Electric motor (125 – 134 kW, 170 – 184 hp), optional range extender available until 2018 (0.65 l gasoline engine, 28 kW, 38 hp)

Length/width/height: 3,999 – 4,011 mm/1,775 mm/1,578 mm

Range (electric): 307 km (WLTP*)

*Further voluntary information. More information on WLTP and NEDC testing procedures can be found at

BMW i4.

The first all-electric Gran Coupé of the BMW 4 series sets new standards. Extraordinary performance is combined with excellent comfort and emission-free local driving.

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BMW i Series BMW i4 G26 first generation three-quarter front view driving

Striking and superior: these are the all-electric Gran Coupés BMW i4 eDrive40 and BMW i4 M50 models. The dynamic, slanted headlamps contribute to the four-door’s expressive character, as do the rear wheel arches and rear side windows which rise toward the tail.

Delivering up to 544 hp** (400 kW**) from an electric drive means unparalleled driving dynamics thanks to maximum torque, whatever the speed. The BMW i4 glides along smoothly while the occupants enjoy the comfort of its almost silent ride. And the meticulous, precise chassis and steering design always provide the best possible control. Sophisticated weight distribution and the interaction of the suspension and drive components all play decisive roles. The range of up to 590* kilometers (BMW i4 eDrive40 WLTP*) makes this electric vehicle extremely versatile and ideally suited to everyday use.

Production period: from the end of 2021

Engines**: Electric motor (250 – 400 kW, 340 – 544 hp)

Range: 416 – 590 kilometers (WLTP*)

*Further voluntary information. More information on WLTP and NEDC testing procedures can be found at

** These figures are anticipated values and not yet officially confirmed.

BMW i8.

Showcased at the 2009 International Motor Show (IAA) in Germany as a BMW Vision Efficient Dynamic concept car, the BMW i8 is the first production plug-in hybrid sports car. It combines sustainability with a unique, confident design and outstanding driving performance. 

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BMW i Series BMW i8 I12 I15 first generation three-quarter side view on the street

The fuel consumption of a small car with the performance of a sports car – the BMW i8 has it all thanks to its hybrid engine. With electric front-wheel drive, the coupé travels at up to 120 km/h, and the three-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine powers the rear axle. The system delivers 362 hp (266 kW), and since 2018, 374 hp (275 kW), ensuring a driving dynamic that combines the best of both worlds. This pioneering vehicle is also the first production vehicle to offer optional laser light headlamps. From 2018, the BMW i8 is also available as a roadster, with more than 20,500 units built.

Production period: 2013 – 2020

Engines: 1.5 liter hybrid drive (170 kW, 231 hp), 3-cylinder + electric motor (131 – 143 hp, 96 – 105 kW), combined performance 362 – 374 hp, 266 – 275 kW

Length/width/height: 4,689 mm/1,942 mm/1,289 – 1291 mm

Range (electric): 37 – 55 kilometers (NEDC*)

*Further voluntary information. More information on WLTP and NEDC testing procedures can be found at

BMW iX3.

With the first all-electric BMW SAV, BMW integrates future technology with proven, present-day automotive concepts. Intelligent charging options are combined with the highest driving dynamics and a design featuring clear, powerful contours.

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BMW i Series BMW iX3 G08 first generation three-quarter front view driving

2021 sees the electric drive BMW X3 in the showrooms. The electric car is immediately recognizable from the outside thanks to the unique BMW i kidney. The interior boasts its own design features with, for example, the blue start button and the standard ambient light, preset in BMW i blue.

The vehicle’s technology is just as innovative and modern. The 286 hp (210 kW) engine allows for the dynamic handling typical of a BMW. Additional sustainability is ensured by manufacturing the drive system without using rare earths. The recuperation level can be adjusted to one of four settings depending on the comfort needed and this contributes to the up to 461 km range (WLTP*). On the go the battery can be charged to 80 percent at high-power charging stations in about 34 minutes.

Production period: 2020 – today

Engines: Electric motor (210 kW, 286 hp)

Length/width/height: 4,734 mm/1,891 mm/1,668 mm

Range: 461 kilometers (WLTP*)

*Further voluntary information. More information on WLTP and NEDC testing procedures can be found at


The first all-electric SAV from BMW with all-wheel drive – the BMW iX offers luxury and refined minimalism, combined with cutting-edge engine technology. Maximum comfort meets monolithic design and a unique sense of spaciousness: This is the vehicle of a new generation.

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BMW i Series BMW iX I20 first generation three-quarter front view driving

The purist form of the BMW iX with minimal but characteristic lines and seamlessly integrated details that boast a pioneering spirit. What’s more, there is the front T-shape with the slimmest headlamp strips ever built by BMW, combined with the expressive, upright double kidney. Recessed door handles, frameless doors and the generously rectangular contours of the wheel arches unite to create a confident, modern aura.

But the BMW iX is also technically impressive with two powerful electric motors and the BMW xDrive all-wheel electric drive. The BMW iX xDrive40 edition produces a total output of more than 326 hp (240 kW) with a range of 372 - 425 km (WLTP*). The driving experience is heightened to an even greater extent in the BMW iX xDrive 50, with more than 523 hp (385 kW) and a planned range of up to 630 km (WLTP*). Using fast charging stations, the full range can be restored on a charge of less than 40 minutes.

The new iDrive and the comprehensive assistance systems combine with the chassis and drive unit to create an extraordinary driving experience that signals the future: Technical progress, precision and luxury are united in this premium SAV.

Production period: from the end of 2021

Engines: Electric motor (326 – 523 hp, 240 – 385 kW)

Range: 372 – 630 kilometers (WLTP*)

*Further voluntary information. More information on WLTP and NEDC testing procedures can be found at

BMW i7.

The first fully electric BMW i7 combines electric performance and multisensory entertainment to produce an unforgettable motoring experience.

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BMW i Series BMW i7 G70 first generation

Since 2022, the BMW 7 Series (G70) as the new face of the luxury class  has seen the light of day by combining pure elegance with outstanding driving characteristics and multi-sensory entertainment. 

On the outside, the iconic front and a monolithic design language attract all attention. The illuminated kidney contour and the two-part, slimline LED headlights lend elegance at first glance and are also available on request in a particularly noble version as BMW crystal headlights 'Iconic Glow' with backlit Swarovski elements. In combination with the impressive lighting of the "Great Entrance Moments" welcome scenario, this creates an image of outstanding and exclusive personality.

In the interior, high-quality materials such as 'Merino' leather, cashmere wool and Swarovski crystals spread a luxurious ambience. Combined with modern technology ergonomically designed for the driver, the result is an impressive interplay of elegance, comfort and innovation: the multifunctional control element of the BMW Interaction Bar, for example, sets a captivating accent with its crystalline appearance and combines visual and haptic controls. Together with the high-resolution, 14.9'' BMW Curved Display, this creates a unique, multimedia cockpit.

In the new BMW i7, however, the driving experience is not just reserved for the driver. Passengers also enjoy full comfort. The optional 31.3'' BMW Theatre Screen creates a large-scale cinema atmosphere. Together with the crystal-clear sound and 4D audio of the optional Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, the result is a unique rear seat experience that also sends eyes and ears on a journey. 

The luxury-class 7 Series Sedan is available as an all-electric pioneer BMW i7 since 2022. Thanks to an output of 400 kW (544 hp) and an all-electric range of more than 600 km, you can enjoy maximum dynamic and flexible sustainable and locally emission-free mobility. Specially composed by Hans Zimmer, BMW IconicSounds Electric accompany every driving mode with a special soundscape to make the driving experience even more immersive and impressive.

Production period: Since 2022
Engines: 2 electric engines (544 hp, 400 kW)
Range: up to 625 kilometers (WLTP*)


Meet the BMW iX1, the first fully electric BMW compact SUV. Modern and confident in design, it combines the strong, dynamic characteristics of the BMW X1 with the efficiency of the BMW eDrive.

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BMW X Series BMW iX1 U11 first generation three-quarter front view driving on the road

In 2022, the iX1 is introduced to the market. In addition to being the first fully electric BMW compact SUV, the vehile is the electrical entry model in the BMW X Series.

The BMW iX1 combines the excellent driving dynamics of a classic compact SUV with the modern efficiency of the BMW eDrive technology. Thanks to the space-saving high-voltage batteries in the vehicle's undercarriage and the recuperation system, the BMW iX1 xDrive30 easily covers a distance of up to 440 kilometres* (WLTP) with a single battery load, delivering up to 230 kW* (313 hp*). 

The fierce front and upright proportions create an exceptionally modern and dynamic look. Added blue accents effectively highlight the electric drive of the strong vehicle. And the interior is no less modern: The comfortable seats with oscillating seat base function leave nothing to be desired and the elegant frameless BMW Curved Display with touch and speech control doubles as the central interface to the powerful BMW iDrive.

Production period: 2022 – today
Engines: Electric motor (over 230 kW, 313 hp*)
Length/width/height: 4500 mm/1845 mm/1616 mm

*The power values depend on the battery charge level.

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BMW i Series BMW i3 three-quarter side view standing

BMW i3.

BMW i Series BMW iX3 three-quarter side view with model

BMW iX3.

BMW i Series BMW i4 three-quarter front view driving on the street

BMW i4.

BMW i Series BMW i4 M50 three-quarter front view driving on the street

BMW i4 M50.

BMW i Series BMW iX front view standing on charging station


Energy consumption and electric range.

  • BMW i3:
    Energy consumption in kWh/100km: 14.7–12.9
    Electric range in km: 335–285

    BMW i4 eDrive40(1):
    Energy consumption in kWh/100km: 19.1–16.1
    Electric range in km: 590–493

    BMW i4 M50(1):
    Energy consumption in kWh/100km: 22.5–18
    Electric range in km: 521–416

    BMW iX:
    Energy consumption in kWh/100km: 26.6–24.5
    Electric range in km: 570–390

    The values of the vehicles labelled with (1) are preliminary.

    The values of fuel consumptions, CO2 emissions and energy consumptions shown were determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model.

    The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined according to Directive 1999/94/EC and the European Regulation in its current version applicable. The values shown are based on the fuel consumption, CO2 values and energy consumptions according to the NEDC cycle for the classification.

    For further information about the official fuel consumption and the specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars can be taken out of the „handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power consumption of new passenger cars“, which is available at all selling points and at