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2017 BMW i3 in Chicago, IL

The 2017 BMW i3 is the perfect city car. This fully electric car has the range, small size, and features you need for your daily drive, letting you zoom in and out of tight traffic and park anywhere without ever worrying about running out of battery. With a 124-mile range as well as several Range Extender models that give you an extra 80 miles, the new BMW i3 can take you on any journey, and its cozy interior and standard features like heated front seats make every drive comfortable. If you’re looking for a new daily driver, look no further than the 2017 i3.

The 2017 BMW i3 is available in eleven trims: BMW i3 Deka World, BMW i3 Mega World, BMW i3 Giga World, BMW i3 Tera World, BMW i3 (60 ah) Mega World, BMW i3 (60) ah Giga World, BMW i3 (60 ah) Tera World, BMW i3 with Range Extender Deka World, BMW i3 with Range Extender Mega World, BMW i3 with Range Extender Giga World and BMW i3 with Range Extender Tera World.

Performance and Fuel Economy

All trim levels of the 2017 BMW i3 come with an AC Synchronous Electric Motor with integrated power electronics, along with charger and generator mode for recuperation. On Range Extender trims, the electric motor is partnered with a two-cylinder gasoline Range Extender. The single speed automatic transmission is also common to all trim levels.

Every trim level has horsepower at 170 and 184 lb-ft of torque, though range varies. The Deka World, Mega World, Giga World, and Tera World trims have a range of 124 miles per charge, while the 60 ah models have a range of 80.8 miles and the Range Extender trims can go up to 205 miles per charge.

Exterior Features

The 2017 BMW i3 comes with a wide range of standard exterior features on the Deka World trim including BMW i Turbine light alloy wheels, heated side mirrors with power-folding, a mobility tire repair kit, BMW i U-shaped LED brake lights, headlights, and daytime running lights, thermoplastic bumpers and fenders, rear coach doors, and more. Higher trims add features like the 19-inch forged aluminum wheels with all-season tires on the Mega World trim and above.

Interior Features

The base trim level includes Velour floor mats, seating for four, 3-stage heated front seats, manual front seats with rear-seat access, a multi-function steering wheel, slide-through interior floor design, Active Wool Cloth Seats, and more. Upgrading to higher trims can get you more sophisticated BMW accents like SensaTec seat fabric and a leather covered instrument panel, plus sustainable details like open-pore eucalyptus wood.

Radio and Technology

Every 2017 BMW i3 comes with innovative technologies like the BMW Navigation Business system with iDrive Controller and a 6.5-inch high-resolution touchscreen, plus programmable memory buttons and a navigation map with real-time Over-the-Air updates. You also get a convenient start/stop button, rain-sensing wipers, and Advanced Vehicle & Key Memory. The base trim also comes with Rear Park Distance Control.

Higher trims offer Sirius Satellite Radio at the Giga World trim and Comfort Access keyless entry with multi-function remote control at the Deka World Range Extender trim.


The i3 comes with a variety of standard safety features including advanced brakes with ABS, Dynamic Brake Control, and Cornering Brake Control. You also get BMW Assist eCall, Coded Driveway Potection, and BMW Remote Services including Stolen Vehicle Recover, Remote Door Unlock, and My BMW i Remote app.
The 2017 BMW i3 is convenient, safe, and fun to drive, with a sporty motor putting out impressive horsepower and standard features like navigation and keyless start. Come down to Perillo BMW today to find out more about the new BMW i3 and let us help you find the one that meets your needs.

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