Via the Facebook BMW i3 group, BMW has mailed out postcards to owners in the UK stating the 2017 BMW i3 will have a 50% increase in electric range, which would equate to around 120 miles total range.
BMW also says you can pre-order to get the 2017 i3 in July. The official announcement will come from BMW on May 2.
“Before the official announcement, we wanted you to be the first to know that, from July, the BMW i3 will be available with a new, higher capacity lithium-ion battery, so you can travel up to 50%* further on one charge”
And an update from Shaun Wooten and Steve Holmes on the i3 Page: “Early inquiries to dealers in the UK suggest the larger battery?option costs an additional?￡1350 ($1,950 USD), which is pretty reasonable – and also includes DC fast charging – which is a ￡560 ($820 USD) option in the UK (CCS fast charging is standard in US)
The 2017 edition sees the deletion of the “Solar Orange” color option, replaced with “Protonic Blue”
Despite the mailer it suggesting a July deliveries, BMW UK dealer systems are alredy suggesting September would be a more reasonable expectation.“