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New BMW i3 arrives November

Priced from £369 per month

BMW’s i3 will arrive in the UK this coming November and leasing prices start from only £369 per month. The all electric BMW i3 will makes its international premiere in London, Beijing and New York next week.

Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, Sales and Marketing BMW, said “the BMW i3 heralds the dawn of a new era for individual mobility and for the BMW Group. True to a genuine BMW, the BMW i3 has strong emotional appeal, outstanding product substance and a guarantee of sheer driving pleasure. With this leading-edge vehicle and compelling price, we will provide customers with an attractive offer for electromobility.”

The all electric car is leased from just £369 per month but can be bought outright priced from £25,680, there is also a range extender version that features an additional 650cc two-cylinder petrol engine that maintains the battery charge and extends the range to approximately 180 miles on one tank of fuel. Prices for this version have not yet been announced but there is no doubt that this will be a popular choice when you take into account the amount of miles that can be achieved on so little fuel.

Charging in three hours

The BMW i3 can be charged from 0-80% in just three hours, this fast charging can be performed by the BMW i Wallbox. The exclusive Wallbox can be installed at your home and green power options will be offered via selected BMW i partners, for emission-free home charging. AC Fast Charging is also the most widespread public charging option in the UK.

If a full charge is not required then occasional charged can be performed using a pre-supplied cable, fitting a standard household socket at 3.7Kw, when a 32 Amp AC Fast Charging port is not available. If you need a full charge then charging this way takes from eight to ten hours. The DC Fast Charging is the third and final option available to owners and allows a BMW i3 to get an 80 per cent charge in just 30 minutes to one hour; it uses a 50Kw connection to do this and is the best option for public locations where quick short charges are required.

Full details of the BMW i3 range will be announced next week at the international world premieres in the different cities.