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BMW i3 Features

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Available Features for the BMW i3

  

Model Year 2017
Model i3
Trim Base
Engines  
Electric
168 hp
184
 Electric<br>168 hp<br>184 is a standard feature.
Electric + Gas
168 hp
184
 Electric + Gas<br>168 hp<br>184 is an optional feature.
Transmissions  
1-speed automatic 1-speed automatic is a standard feature.
Drivetrains  
RWD RWD is a standard feature.
Tires  
155/70QR19 tires 155/70QR19 tires is a standard feature.
155/60R20 tires 155/60R20 tires is an optional feature.
155/70R19 tires 155/70R19 tires is an optional feature.
175/60R19 tires 175/60R19 tires is an optional feature.
175/55R20 tires 175/55R20 tires is an optional feature.
Audio Systems  
Unbranded, 100W, 4 speakers Unbranded, 100W, 4 speakers is a standard feature.
Harman/Kardon, 360W, 12 speakers Harman/Kardon, 360W, 12 speakers is an optional feature.
Accessories  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speedAutomatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Can bring vehicle to a complete stop then accelerate back up to set speed. Replaces regular adaptive cruise control, and includes its value.   Adaptive cruise control, all-speed is an optional feature.
Automatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Can bring vehicle to a complete stop then accelerate back up to set speed. Replaces regular adaptive cruise control, and includes its value.
Cruise control  
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.   Power front side windows is a standard feature.
Often must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks Power locks is a standard feature.
Power rear side windows Power rear side windows is a standard feature.
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.   Proximity key is a standard feature.
Enter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.
Remote appCheck on car and remotely control various functions (remote start, locks, lights, and/or HVAC) from a telephone or computer. Usually requires a monthly fee, though often as part of a package of telematics services.   Remote app is a standard feature.
Check on car and remotely control various functions (remote start, locks, lights, and/or HVAC) from a telephone or computer. Usually requires a monthly fee, though often as part of a package of telematics services.
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.   Remote keyless entry is a standard feature.
Unlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Semi-automated parking systemAutomatically steers the vehicle into a parking space. Driver operates the transmission, and sometimes also the brake and accelerator.   Semi-automated parking system is an optional feature.
Automatically steers the vehicle into a parking space. Driver operates the transmission, and sometimes also the brake and accelerator.
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual is a standard feature.
Universal garage door openerHomelink.   Universal garage door opener is a standard feature.
Homelink.
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.   4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature.
Rear disc brakes.
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.   Alarm is a standard feature.
Only listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.   Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature.
Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Automatic braking, low-speedAutomatically brakes car to avoid low-speed collisions.   Automatic braking, low-speed is an optional feature.
Automatically brakes car to avoid low-speed collisions.
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.   Brake assist is a standard feature.
When a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Electronic differential lockApplies the brakes to a slipping drive wheel to transfer torque to the other side, simulating the effect of a limited-slip differential. We haven't identified all applications, often implied by traction control.   Electronic differential lock is a standard feature.
Applies the brakes to a slipping drive wheel to transfer torque to the other side, simulating the effect of a limited-slip differential. We haven't identified all applications, often implied by traction control.
Forward collision warningAlerts driver when approaching the preceding car too quickly.   Forward collision warning is an optional feature.
Alerts driver when approaching the preceding car too quickly.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.   Front airbags is a standard feature.
Mandatory, in all cars.
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.   Hill start assist is a standard feature.
Applies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.   Obstacle detection, rear is a standard feature.
Beeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.
Pedestrian detectionWarns driver of pedestrians in path of car.   Pedestrian detection is an optional feature.
Warns driver of pedestrians in path of car.
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation systemPrepares brakes (and sometimes also seat belts) for use when radar detects an imminent collision. Might also move seats and close windows. Early Lexus system used laser.   Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system is an optional feature.
Prepares brakes (and sometimes also seat belts) for use when radar detects an imminent collision. Might also move seats and close windows. Early Lexus system used laser.
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.   Rearview camera is an optional feature.
Rearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.   Side curtain airbags is a standard feature.
Airbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).   Stability control is a standard feature.
Selectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.   Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature.
Two types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.   Traction control is a standard feature.
When a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management  
Cargo cover Cargo cover is a standard feature.
Console without shifter Console without shifter is a standard feature.
Climate Control and Infotainment  
Air conditioning Air conditioning is a standard feature.
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.    App support is an optional feature.
Touchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.
Audio controls on steering wheel Audio controls on steering wheel is a standard feature.
Automatic air recirculationAutomatically recirculates interior air when pollution is detected in outside air.   Automatic air recirculation is a standard feature.
Automatically recirculates interior air when pollution is detected in outside air.
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.   Automatic climate control, front is a standard feature.
Maintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.   Aux input is a standard feature.
Jack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.   Bluetooth audio streaming is a standard feature.
Uses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.   Bluetooth cell phone link is a standard feature.
Enables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
Handwriting recognitionTouchpad that interprets handwritten inputs.   Handwriting recognition is an optional feature.
Touchpad that interprets handwritten inputs.
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.   HD radio is a standard feature.
High-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.
Heat pumpAugments resistive electric heater. A much more efficient source of heat when the outside air is above freezing.   Heat pump is a standard feature.
Augments resistive electric heater. A much more efficient source of heat when the outside air is above freezing.
In-vehicle InternetConnects car to the Internet to update systems, download information, and/or browse. Includes internal modem, usually requires car-specific broadband service with monthly fee.   In-vehicle Internet is an optional feature.
Connects car to the Internet to update systems, download information, and/or browse. Includes internal modem, usually requires car-specific broadband service with monthly fee.
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.   Interior air filter is a standard feature.
Filters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
Media driveBuilt-in drive with at least 10 GB of storage for MP3 and other audio files.   Media drive is an optional feature.
Built-in drive with at least 10 GB of storage for MP3 and other audio files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.   Navigation system is a standard feature.
Screen-based navigation system.
Rain-sensing wipersWipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.   Rain-sensing wipers is a standard feature.
Wipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.
Rear defrost Rear defrost is a standard feature.
Rear wiper Rear wiper is a standard feature.
Residual heatProvides heat for an extended period of time after the engine has been cut off.   Residual heat is a standard feature.
Provides heat for an extended period of time after the engine has been cut off.
S Voice supportAccess S Voice features of a Samsung Galaxy phone (III and up) using the car's voice controls.   S Voice support is an optional feature.
Access S Voice features of a Samsung Galaxy phone (III and up) using the car's voice controls.
Satellite radio - one year subscriptionXM or Sirius with one-year subscription.   Satellite radio - one year subscription is a standard feature.
XM or Sirius with one-year subscription.
Siri Eyes Free supportActivate Siri using button on steering wheel. Make calls, hear and dictate texts and email, manage calendar, turn-by-turn nav. Requires iPhone 4S or higher.    Siri Eyes Free support is an optional feature.
Activate Siri using button on steering wheel. Make calls, hear and dictate texts and email, manage calendar, turn-by-turn nav. Requires iPhone 4S or higher.
Smartphone integrationIn BMWs includes baseplate in center console that provides a connection to an external antenna, but that requires an additional adapter.   Smartphone integration is an optional feature.
In BMWs includes baseplate in center console that provides a connection to an external antenna, but that requires an additional adapter.
Surround sound Surround sound is an optional feature.
Telematics service, such as OnStarIn-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system. For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.   Telematics service, such as OnStar is a standard feature.
In-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system. For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.
Text dictationDictate text for messages and/or emails. Annual fee.   Text dictation is an optional feature.
Dictate text for messages and/or emails. Annual fee.
Traffic + travel informationInformation about traffic plus weather, gas prices, sports news, and/or movie times. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.   Traffic + travel information is an optional feature.
Information about traffic plus weather, gas prices, sports news, and/or movie times. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.
Traffic informationInformation about traffic conditions. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.    
Information about traffic conditions. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.   USB port is a standard feature.
Often permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Voice control for external devicesPhone or other device operated via the vehicle's voice command system. Requires a compatible device--all aren't supported.   Voice control for external devices is a standard feature.
Phone or other device operated via the vehicle's voice command system. Requires a compatible device--all aren't supported.
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.   Voice control for nav and audio is an optional feature.
Sometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.
Exterior  
Carbon fiber body structureStrong and light, but could be very expensive to repair.   Carbon fiber body structure is a standard feature.
Strong and light, but could be very expensive to repair.
Metallic paint (extra cost) Metallic paint (extra cost) is an optional feature.
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.   Rear spoiler is a standard feature.
Can be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Sunroof Sunroof is an optional feature.
Gas Guzzler Tax  
-7500 -7500 is a standard feature.
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors  
Auto-dimming driver-side mirrorDriver-side exterior mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.   Auto-dimming driver-side mirror is a standard feature.
Driver-side exterior mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirrorPassenger-side rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.   Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror is a standard feature.
Passenger-side rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.   Auto-dimming rearview mirror is a standard feature.
Interior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.   Automatic headlights is a standard feature.
Headlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.
Digital instruments Digital instruments is a standard feature.
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.   Fog lights is a standard feature.
Light wide area close in front of the vehicle.
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.   Illuminated visor mirror, driver is a standard feature.
Includes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.   Illuminated visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature.
Includes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Large energy flow and fuel economy displayStandard or optional in some hybrid vehicles. Fancy display of power flows, enhanced trip computer information.   Large energy flow and fuel economy display is a standard feature.
Standard or optional in some hybrid vehicles. Fancy display of power flows, enhanced trip computer information.
LED headlightsLED headlights last longer and use less energy than other types.   LED headlights is a standard feature.
LED headlights last longer and use less energy than other types.
LED tail lightsOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.   LED tail lights is a standard feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Map lightsFront row reading lights.   Map lights is a standard feature.
Front row reading lights.
Mirror tilt-down in reverseOne or both exterior mirrors tilt down when the transmission is in reverse, to provide view of the curb.   Mirror tilt-down in reverse is a standard feature.
One or both exterior mirrors tilt down when the transmission is in reverse, to provide view of the curb.
Outside temperature display Outside temperature display is a standard feature.
Perimeter approach lightingArea around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.   Perimeter approach lighting is a standard feature.
Area around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.   Power mirrors is a standard feature.
Includes value of manual remote mirrors.
Rear reading lights Rear reading lights is a standard feature.
Steering-linked headlightsHeadlights swivel when steering wheel is turned.   Steering-linked headlights is a standard feature.
Headlights swivel when steering wheel is turned.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.   Trip computer is a standard feature.
Reports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors Turn signals on or near mirrors is a standard feature.
Powertrain  
22 kWh battery pack 22 kWh battery pack is an optional feature.
33 kWh battery pack 33 kWh battery pack is a standard feature.
7.2 kW onboard chargerDouble level charger, faster charge times with 220V source.    7.2 kW onboard charger is a standard feature.
Double level charger, faster charge times with 220V source.
Automatic start / stopAutomatically cuts off the engine when the vehicle is stopped and restarts it when the driver lifts off the brake pedal. Not listed for hybrids, where it is generally part of the powertrain system.   Automatic start / stop is an optional feature.
Automatically cuts off the engine when the vehicle is stopped and restarts it when the driver lifts off the brake pedal. Not listed for hybrids, where it is generally part of the powertrain system.
DC quick-charging capabilityAllows for quick charging to 80 percent capacity at 440V charging stations. Using such chargers frequently might degrade the battery.   DC quick-charging capability is a standard feature.
Allows for quick charging to 80 percent capacity at 440V charging stations. Using such chargers frequently might degrade the battery.
Seats and Interior Trim  
Front buckets Front buckets is a standard feature.
Second-row 2-section 2-person split bench Second-row 2-section 2-person split bench is a standard feature.
Center armrest(s), front row Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature.
Floor mats Floor mats is a standard feature.
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.   Folding second row seats is a standard feature.
Seat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats Heated front seats is a standard feature.
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.   Leather seating surfaces is an optional feature.
Seating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.
Leather-wrapped steering wheel Leather-wrapped steering wheel is a standard feature.
Manual height adjuster, driver seat Manual height adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat Manual height adjuster, passenger seat is a standard feature.
Upholstered instrument panel, leather Upholstered instrument panel, leather is an optional feature.
Wood trimReal wood trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console.   Wood trim is an optional feature.
Real wood trim on instrument panel, door panels, and/or center console.
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires  
Alloy wheels Alloy wheels is a standard feature.

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Option Package Contents

Mega World

Features
155/70R19 tires
175/60R19 tires

Technology & Driver Assistance Package

Features
App support
Text dictation
Pedestrian detection
Siri Eyes Free support
S Voice support
Voice control for nav and audio
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed
Media drive
Traffic + travel information
Smartphone integration
In-vehicle Internet
Automatic braking, low-speed
Forward collision warning
Handwriting recognition

Park Assistant Package

Features
Rearview camera
Semi-automated parking system

Tera World

Features
Leather seating surfaces

Giga World

Features
Wood trim
Upholstered instrument panel, leather
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