i3 60 Ah: 22 (18.8 usable) kWh lithium-ion battery i3 94 Ah: 33 kWh lithium-ion battery BMW showcased a BMW i3 prototype during the 2012 Summer Olympics in The 2017 i3’s 33.4 kWh battery pack is the same physical size as the current 21.6 kWh pack. BMW purposely designed the battery tray this way, so that The one question that seems to be on nearly everyone’s list is: “How long will the battery last?” The BMW i3 uses a clever lightweight design and drives well for an EV, but it was handicapped by a small battery and hefty price tag back in 2014. BMW offers an upgrade program for the BMW i3. Does it make sense to upgrade your batter? The 2017 BMW i3 will go up to 114 miles on a charge, thanks to a more potent battery. Read more about the changes to the i3 and see pictures at Car and Driver. .
Battery pack of BMW’s electric i3. Retail replacement cost of the first-gen pack is $16,000. Courtesy of BMW of Bridgewater’s online parts ordering service, we’ve discovered the BMW i3’s battery module cost: $1,805.89 MSRP or $1715.60 through BMW of Bridgewater. BMW’s 2017 model-year i3 gets a 40-percent increase in range, according to the EPA. BMW will upgrade batteries on both its fully electric i3 and range-extending model to offer 124 miles of range. .