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
  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • Hatchback
  • 4
  • 4011 mm
  • 1775 mm
  • 1598 mm
  • 0-100 km/h
  • Top speed
  • Power
  • Drive
  • Tow
  • 7.3 s
  • 150 km/h
  • 125 kW
  • RWD
  • -
  • Highway range
  • Running cost
  • Home charge
  • Fast charge (DC)
  • Dashboard economy
  • 237 km
  • $2.30/100 km
  • 11 kW
  • 49 kW
  • No data

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, and higher top speed of 160 km/h.

BMW i3 60Ah
USED

2014-2016

Range

145kms

Battery

21.6kWh

Price

$25k+
  • Body Type
  • Seats
  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • Hatchback
  • 4
  • 3999 mm
  • 1775 mm
  • 1578 mm
  • 0-100 km/h
  • Top speed
  • Power
  • Drive
  • Tow
  • 7.2 s
  • 150 km/h
  • 125 kW
  • RWD
  • -
  • Highway range
  • Running cost
  • Home charge
  • Fast charge (DC)
  • Dashboard economy
  • 112 km
  • $2.82/100 km
  • 7.4 kW
  • 47 kW
  • No data

BMW i3 94Ah
USED

2017-2019

Range

245kms

Battery

33.3kWh

Price

$35k+
  • Body Type
  • Seats
  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • Hatchback
  • 4
  • 4011 mm
  • 1775 mm
  • 1598 mm
  • 0-100 km/h
  • Top speed
  • Power
  • Drive
  • Tow
  • 7.3 s
  • 150 km/h
  • 125 kW
  • RWD
  • -
  • Highway range
  • Running cost
  • Home charge
  • Fast charge (DC)
  • Dashboard economy
  • 189 km
  • $2.91/100 km
  • 7.4 kW
  • 49 kW
  • No data

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?

Data shown for all BMW i3 variations combined including both NZ New and Used import registrations. Breakdown by year or month.

How many i3's are there in NZ?

There have been 418 BMW i3's registered in NZ to date.

This is made up of 57.7% NZ New and 42.3% 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/AT116
I3 94AH 125KW/EV/AT94
I3S 120AH 135KW/EV22
I3S 94AH 135KW/EV/AT9
Data sources

Vehicle numbers from Waka Kotahi MVR database. See more about data sources and definitions.

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