BMW i3

The i3 has been available in NZ from 2016, and ended life as a new EV in 2022. There is an active secondhand market.

BMW i3 120Ah
USED

2020-2022

Range

308kms

Battery

42.2kWh

Price

$55k+
  • Body Type
  • Seats
  • Drive
  • Hatchback
  • 4
  • RWD
  • 0-100 km/h
  • Power
  • Home charge
  • 7.3 seconds
  • 125 kW
  • 11 kW
  • Efficiency
  • 153 Wh/km

The final iteration of the i3 has a larger battery and no Range Extender option. The S variation has a more powerful 135 kW motor.

BMW i3 60Ah
USED

2014-2016

Range

145kms

Battery

21.6kWh

Price

$25k+
  • Body Type
  • Seats
  • Drive
  • Hatchback
  • 4
  • RWD
  • 0-100 km/h
  • Power
  • Home charge
  • 7.2 seconds
  • 125 kW
  • 7.4 kW
  • Efficiency
  • 188 Wh/km

BMW i3 94Ah
USED

2017-2019

Range

245kms

Battery

33.3kWh

Price

$35k+
  • Body Type
  • Seats
  • Drive
  • Hatchback
  • 4
  • RWD
  • 0-100 km/h
  • Power
  • Home charge
  • 7.3 seconds
  • 125 kW
  • 7.4 kW
  • Efficiency
  • 194 Wh/km

The second generation of the i3 has a larger 33.2 kWh battery and the Range Extender option. The S variant (from 2018) has a more powerful 135 kW motor. There were only about 100 battery only vehicles registered new in NZ. Most are the REx.

Is the i3 a full EV or a hybrid?

It can be either.

The i3 came with a Range Extender option (REx), this was a 'backup' petrol engine that was used when the battery power was low.

This effectively made most i3's a type of plugin hybrid (PHEV).

Unfortunately details were not recorded correctly in NZ's Motor Vehicle Register. Most BMW i3's have been recorded as a BMW I - with a varying motive power options.

Stats on this page are for battery only i3's.

The i3 ended international production in mid-2022.

How many i3's sold in NZ by Year and Month

Data shown for all BMW i3 variations combined including both NZ New and Used import registrations.

How many i3's are there in NZ?

There have been 405 BMW i3's registered in NZ to date. This is made up of 59.3% NZ New, and 40.7% Used Import.

How many of each submodel is there?

How many units of each major model variation (NZ new) have been registered to date.

Raw submodel dataUnits
I3 120AH 125KW/EV/AT115
I3 94AH 125KW/EV/AT94
I3S 120AH 135KW/EV22
I3S 94AH 135KW/EV/AT9
About the data

Data is from all vehicles entered in the NZ Motor Vehicle Register open data obtained from Waka Kotahi. It is not the size of the current fleet, as some vehicles may subsequently be cancelled or de-registered. Raw submodel names are inconsistent, so for the pie charts the data has been 'fixed' to show more meaningful submodel names.

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