The price does not include state or federal tax incentives.
WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey — The 2017 BMW i3 (94 Ah), a new version of the electric hatchback with a more powerful battery and a longer range, is priced at $44,595, including a $995 destination charge, BMW of North America announced.
The i3 (94 Ah) comes as a pure battery-electric model or as a range-extended model, with a 38-horsepower 650cc two-cylinder gasoline engine that acts as a generator to keep electricity flowing to the battery. The i3 (94 Ah) with the range extender is priced at $48,445, including shipping.
In comparison, the base 2016 i3 starts at $43,395, including shipping.
Deliveries are expected to start soon at BMW dealerships.
The new i3 (94 Ah) is named for its 94 ampere-hour battery, which has a capacity of 33 kilowatt-hours.
Standard equipment includes advanced real-time traffic information, a universal garage door opener, 19-inch wheels and a Deka World interior.
Optional equipment includes a moonroof, Dark Oak wood trim and Protonic Blue exterior paint.
BMW estimated a combined city/highway range between charges of 114 miles for the pure battery version of the i3 (94 Ah). Final EPA figures have not been released.
Key i3 (94 Ah) competitors include the 2016 Nissan Leaf and 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers can expect to pay $1,200 more for the 2017 i3, compared to the 2016 model. But the increased price comes with improvements that should make life easier.