Final units of BMW i3s delivered – i3 name to live on in electric 3 Series

In a special event at BMW Welt, 18 final units of the BMW i3s have been delivered, marking the epilogue of one of the trailblazers for vehicle electrification. With a little over 250,000 units assembled over nine years, the i3 and i3s have been sold in more than 74 countries around the world.

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All of the 18 units were sold to Munich-based car rental company CarVia, and were painted in Galvanic Gold Metallic combined with Glossy Black for some of the panels. The Golden i3s will be offered for rent at a rate of EUR44.10 per day.

The BMW i3s is powered by a 33.2-kWh battery that provides up to 245 km of range (WLTP). A single electric motor capable of 184 hp and 270 Nm drives the rear wheels, giving a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 6.9 seconds. Closer to home, the BMW i3s was officially sold in Malaysia at a price of RM278,800 between 2019 to 2020.

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Although the i3/i3s was sold worldwide in over 74 countries, it never actually made it to China. However, the “i3” name was bestowed upon a China-exclusive electric version of the G20 BMW 3 Series in the People’s Republic.

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The delivery of the final units of the BMW i3s makes way for the “i3” name to be transferred onto the global electric BMW 3 Series that is set to debut in 2025. Tasked with spearheading BMW’s Neue Klasse platform, the upcoming electric BMW 3 Series will launch together with a “Sporty” EV SUV, rumoured to be the next-generation BMW iX3.

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