E C O WHEE L S
BMW i3 Who’s it for?
Those who care more about Mother Earth than they do about what they drive.
What makes it great?
The BMW i brand has established itself as a pioneer for forward- thinking mobility and the i3 has become the best- selling electric car in the premium compact segment. It has zero local emissions, therefore guilt- free driving all the way! And its dynamic character means you look good driving it too. It has a top speed of just 150km/ h, but who needs more when it ’s illegal to drive past 120km/ h anyway. Charging at home is extremely user- friendly thanks to the BMW i Wallbox, which, in its most recent incarnation, can supply 11kW of power to charge the high- voltage battery. This allows enough energy for an electric range of around 180km to be transferred in under three hours – five times quicker than with the standard charging cable. From R637 300
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Not only has it got a super- low fuel consumption of just 3.6 litres/ 100km, it also won’t break the bank at R307 900 brand new. It’s powered by a 1.5-litre turbodiesel engine so it’s no slow coach either. With regards to fuel consumption, it’s in line with the Ford Fiesta – and we’re eagerly awaiting the new Fiesta to hit our shores, so keep an eye out.