BMW i3 Price in Kenya - Review, Features, Specs, and How to Import

Many Kenyans have been searching online for the BMW i3 price in Kenya. However, a vast majority still do not understand why the i3 seems to cost more than its rivals.

This RWD-driven electric car has not been unraveled by many. The car is sporty, stylish, and has an electrifying emotion.

Endowed with a light chassis, a 42kwh lithium battery, it can sprint pretty fast from a rest position to 100km/h in a record under 7 seconds, attaining a maximum speed of 150km/hr.

Key Benefits of Importing Your i3 with

+ Up to 20% cheaper than buying from a yard.

+ Get a clear car with undoctored mileage.

+ Escape hassles of dealing with car brokers.

+ Get the absolute latest number plates.

+ Import any car you want, including the latest models

+ Genuine, low mileage car (as low as 5,000 kms).

+ Choose from a huge variety of cars for sale in Japan.

+ Easy to get a car that matches all your requirements.

+ Guarantee that the car is accident free

+ Pay in instalments clearing when the car arrives in Kenya.

+ We handle the importation process for you

+ We handle all KRA clearance for you.

+ Get a free, 3 month insurance cover.

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– Importing Your Car is Over 20% Cheaper Compared
to Buying from a Yard

Demerits of Importing
– You have to wait for your new car to be shipped



A BMW i3 With a Classic Exterior

Its stylish interior is loaded with a brilliant iDrive with a 10” high-resolution infotainment screen and Sat Nav as standard features to spice up your ride.

Read on to find out more about the BMW i3 for sale in Kenya, specific benefits, specs, versions, and prices.

Key Benefits of BMW i3

  • Surprisingly fast
  • Futuristic well-crafted interior
  • Classic infotainment system
  • Cheap to maintain
  • Advanced safety features

Demerits of i3

  • Small boot
  • Expensive compared to rivals

BMW i3 Price in Kenya - i3 Price in Nairobi and Mombasa

What are the average prices of the i3 in Kenya?

  • 2015 Model: Ksh.3.65M
  • 2016 Model: Ksh.4.24M
  • 2017 Model: Ksh. 4.55M
  • 2018 Model: Ksh.  4.89M
  • 2019 Model: Ksh.  5.27M

Note that the above BMW i3 price in Kenya may vary from one town to another and depend on the model and seats available.

To get your car today, you may be required to shop around checking the BMW i3 price in Nairobi from the various car sellers. 

Alternatively, you can buy one from used BMW i3 for sale in Kenya by owners.

The process of moving around from one dealer to the next is laborious and may limit your options of getting a car of your choice while at the same time exposing you to fraudsters.

We advise our clients to engage a reputable dealer who can import their cars from abroad.

At, we help both individuals and entities import their desired cars from Japan and save up to 20% of the prices at the local showrooms.

You may be tempted to buy your BMW i3 from Jiji Kenya. Though the prices here are lower, you may end up paying more due to some undisclosed information at the time of purchase.

To safeguard your hard-earned cash from all these unnecessary costs, you can visit our offices at Greec Tower 2018 in Ruiru town to import the car of your choice.

You can also call us on +254-728-308-043 to get more information on the importation process.

We import different cars, including Subaru Exiga, Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Suzuki Wagon R, Toyota Corolla Cross, Toyota Supra, Volkswagen Touareg

BMW i3 Specs: Basic Specifications

What are the basic specifications for an i3 with a range extender?

  • Number of Seats:4
  • Drive Type: RWD
  • Maximum Power:184hp
  • Engine Capacity:647cc
  • Acceleration:0-100km/h in 6-9sec
  • Fuel Consumption: 0.6L/100km
  • Tank Capacity:9-L

BMW i3 for Sale in Kenya Review

Having been in production since 2014, i3 is one of the premier electric cars to hit the Kenyan market. Many outstanding features make this car retain its grip on the market.

Many changes in the interior, performance, and safety features in the 2021 model make your driving experience enjoyable.

The 2021 model is available with an all-electric powertrain as a standard or the i3 base model and the sportier i3S model.

Both come with a range extender two-cylinder petrol generator to keep you going when the battery snuffs out.

You can crunch 246km with 42kwh battery standard in the electric-only 202 km in the range-extender model.

The base trim i3 produces 164hp and 184lb. Ft of torque while the i3S generates 181hp and 199lb. ft. It’s an RWD with its power transmitted by a 1-speed auto CVT gearbox.

You get 19” wheels, adaptive LED headlights, keyless entry and push-button start, heated front seats, and parking sensors as a standard for the i3 model.

It competes closely with Chevrolet Bolt and Hyundai Kona. Though the Bolt has a better driving range, it’s not as luxurious as the i3.

Hyundai Kona has an efficient powertrain but has limited availability compared to i3. In addition, its exterior is Bulbous hence less pleasant than that of the i3.

20” wheels with performance tires, restyled bumpers, and black exterior trim are standard features for the i3S model.

Other optional features for the two models include; a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, wireless charging pad, automated parking system, and different forms of leather upholstery.

This automobile provides an agile driving experience courtesy of power steering, cruise control, and keyless ignition splitting from rest to 100km/h in only 6.9seconds.

The passenger and driver seats have 6-way manual adjustments modes to create an enjoyable drive experience for all.

Additionally, the seats are height adjustable and offer enough legroom for a bunch of four.

BMW i3 for sale in Kenya 2 -
A BMW i3 with Restyled Bumpers

Common Questions We Get About the i3

Here is a sample of the frequently asked questions about I3.

1. Is BMW i3 a Good Car?

Save for its looks, the i3 has earned above-average scores on reliability rating and safety scores. 

The electric model is compelling to buy due to its performance and practicality.

2. How Long Does a BMW i3 Battery Last?

According to BMW, the battery lasts as long as the shelf-life of the car, which is about 15 years. 

Furthermore, it is said to retain up to 70% of its capacity after almost eight years.

3.Do Electric Cars Lose Charge When Parked?

Yes, mostly when left for months rather than weeks. This is because the lithium-ion battery that powers the car loses charge at a prolonged rate when left idle.

4. How Many Kilometers Does a BMW i3 Battery Last?

The 42.2 kWh lithium-ion batteries have an EPA-rated range of 246 Km.

5. Is i3 Expensive to Maintain?

Maintenance costs for all-electric cars are usually less compared to those using internal combustion engines. As a result, i3 is one of the least expensive cars to maintain.

You can visit our yard if you urgently require a car. Some of the latest models include Honda Civic, Volkswagen Jetta, Audi A3, among many more.

Other BMW vehicles you can import are BMW X3, BMW Series 7, and BMW X6