2017 BMW i3— Going Farther Than Ever Before

Even though prices aren’t too painful at the gas pump right now, electric vehicles are still enjoying mass popularity. In addition to saving you money on gas, electric vehicles like the BMW i3 offer the unique benefit of zero tailpipe emissions, meaning you don’t need to compromise your drive in order to “go green” in your ride. If you’ve been holding back on joining the electric vehicle movement due to concerns about range, perhaps the 2017 the BMW i3 can change your mind. It has just received a big boost to battery capacity, and the 2017 model now gets over 100 miles per charge. Check out the video below for more information.

This great boost in battery capacity is due in no small part to the use of new battery cells. The cells are the same size as the ones used previously, so the layout of the battery pack did not need to change to accommodate the new storage. By using Samsung 94 Ah battery cells, the 2017 the BMW i3 will see a range of 114 miles per charge, 40% more than the previous year’s model, which say 81 miles per charge. There will still be a range extender model available for folks after even more range, so there’s never been a better time to join the charge, so to speak.

If your interest is piqued by the video above and the newly improved range of the 2017 the BMW i3, come see us at BMW of Wilmington when the 2017 i3 becomes available in showrooms in fall of 2016. If you can’t wait until fall, we completely understand, and we invite you to join us before then to peruse our great selection of new and Certified Pre-Owned BMW vehicles.