What's New for 2015 BMW i3
2015 BMW i3 in Montoursville, PA Serving Danville, Lewisburg, Williamsport, PA The first thing to know about the 2015 BMW i3 electric car is that first and foremost it is a BMW, full of the German engineering and features you'd expect. Fairfield BMW in Montoursville, PA has the new efficient electric i-Series, as well as all the traditional BMWs and we're convenient to get to from Danville, Lewisburg or Williamsport, PA. The New BMW i3 BMW introduced the i3 just last year as an efficient all-electric hatchback, with the option of a gas powered range extending generator (REX). The basic powertrain package consists of a liquid-cooled 22-kWh lithium-ion battery connected to a 125kW electric motor powering the rear wheels directly. This makes the equivalent of 170hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Fully charged, the i3 has a range of more than 80 miles, and will fully recharge in 20 hours from an 110v outlet, in 4 hours from a 220v outlet, or just 30 minutes from a dedicated ChargePoint charging station. The REX system is a 2.4-gallon gas tank which can provide an additional 75 miles or so of range, before needing gas. The little i3 offers up an impressive 124 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent), which is the calculated distance an EV can travel using the same amount of power produced by burning 1 gallon of gasoline). This BMW is no slouch performance wise either, with a 0-60 time of just 6.6 seconds on a fully charged battery. BMW i3 Configurations and Features The i3 is offered in 3 variations or "Worlds", each available with or without the REX system. The i3 Mega World is the base model, and is loaded with much of what you expect from a BMW including 19" alloy wheels, automatic climate control, heated seats, rain sensing wipers, full Bluetooth connectivity, GPS navigation, iDrive interface with 6.5" screen, and sound system with satellite radio, USB and auxiliary inputs. The i3 Giga World adds proximity door locks and ignition, upgraded upholstery, and unique 19" rims. The top tier i3 Tera World adds full leather interior, and its own version of the 19" wheels. Add the Parking Assistance package for a rearview camera, parking sensors, and automated parallel parking system. An advanced Technology + Driving Assistant package includes adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation with automatic braking, a lane departure warning system, and more. There are also optional 20" rims and a premium Harman Kardon 12-speaker audio system. If you are shopping for an efficient car, but have found the other electrics and hybrids to be too ordinary, it's time to see what Germany has for you in the 2015 BMW i3. Come from anywhere in Danville, Lewisburg, or Williamsport and take a test drive at Fairfield BMW in Montoursville, PA and see just how premium a green car can be.