2019 BMW i3 to get bigger battery with 153-mile range
BMW will increase the battery size of the i3 for 2019. The new 42 kwh, using the 350 volt architecture, should deliver better than 150 mile electric only range. The new battery will be used in the i3, the i3s and the Range Extender
The new battery is physically the same as the one that it replaces, as battery manufacturers create denser units with more capacity. A great demonstration of evolution of the i3 is the that the original range was 83 miles on battery only.
BMW has added some new features on the 2019 i3, including LED headlights with automatic high beams, a wi-fi hot spot that can connect up to 10 devices, and a wireless charging tray.
The i3 also gets a new Jucaro Beige metallic paint with gray accents and a brown leather upholstery for the Mega World trim.