BMW has announced the 2015MY i3 carries a starting price of $43,350 (including destination & handling charges) which makes it $1,075 more expensive than 2014MY.

BMW has announced the 2015MY i3 carries a starting price of $43,350 (including destination & handling charges) which makes it $1,075 more expensive than 2014MY.

The price hike is applicable to both the fully electric i3 (BEV) and the hybrid i3 REx which now kicks off from $47,200. The price difference is justified as the 2015MY adds standard heated front seats, satellite radio and DC fast-charging capabilities, with the latter being a $700 option on the previous model year. It should be mentioned BMW has also increased the destination & handling charges of the i3 by $25 to $950. 

There aren't any mechanical changes so the BMW i3 BEV continues to use a 170 HP & 184 lb-ft electric motor teamed up with a 22 kWh lithium-ion battery which grants a 124 MPGe rating. The i3 REx adds a range-extending two-cylinder gasoline engine and will do 117 MPGe or 39 mpg combined when running on the conventional engine.

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