Is the BMW i3 a safe car?

Is the BMW i3 a safe car?

The i3 scored 86% for adult occupant protection and 81% for in the child occupant category. While these scores are decent, a 57% pedestrian protection result affected the i3’s overall star rating. All i3s come with six airbags, electronic stability control and a seatbelt reminder buzzer as standard.

Is the electric BMW safe?

The 2017 BMW i3 has received Good ratings in all of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s crashworthiness testing, with the exception of the car’s head restraints & seat, which received an Acceptable rating.

How long will a BMW i3 last?

How many miles with a BMW i3 last? BMW quotes an official range of 182 miles – that was amazing once but cars like the Peugeot e-208 can travel more than 200 miles and are a lot cheaper to buy. That said, with its lightweight body the i3 is economical and, on average, delivers close to that 182-mile quoted range.

What goes wrong with BMW i3?

The i3 has so far spent over 3 weeks being repaired. Drivetrain failures, REX issues, and unending ConnectDrive (App control) problems. We have had a new electric motor, REX repairs, and various firmware updates and still we experience problems.

How long do BMW i3 batteries last?

How long do BMW i3 batteries last? The i3 battery comes with a 8-year, 100,000 miles warranty which is par for the course for electric cars of this size. Beyond that there have been no horror stories of i3s losing all battery power – early 2013 cars are still around and command high prices on the used market.

What kind of safety rating does BMW i3 have?

The BMW i3 earned a four-star safety rating from Euro NCAP back in 2013. This means it won’t provide quite as much protection in a crash as the five-star-rated Renault Zoe but it’s still reasonably safe for a small family car. For greater peace of mind, you’ll want to spend extra on the Driving Assistance Plus package.

What makes the BMW i3 an electric car?

What makes the i3 a unique EV is that it’s fun to drive and efficient. The i3 features a rear-mounted electric motor that produces 170-horsepower. Although the i3 isn’t known for incredible speed, experts at U.S. News and Consumer Reports celebrate the i3 for its lively, responsive powertrain.

What kind of plastic is in the BMW i3?

The BMW i3 and i3s earn eco-friendly status by repurposing plastics. Recycled bottles are woven into seat fabric, and scrap Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) from the production line is used to make new i3 passenger modules.

Is there room for a car seat in a BMW i3?

If your only goal is to use the BMW i3 as a city car and at most you need space for the car seat and stroller, then the BMW electric vehicle provide enough interior space. With some cubic feet to spare. But what if you’d like to use the BMW i3 to haul more things?