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Safety in the BMW i3.

For the BMW i3, a special safety concept was tailor made for electric vehicles. Like the lithium-ion high-voltage battery, which is optimally positioned in the Drive module, the exceptionally strong passenger compartment is made of carbon and likewise offers secure protection from outside influences. Innovative driving assist systems help the driver to always make the right decision. In case of emergency, a wide range of network services are there to help you to always stay mobile.


A variety of innovative drive assist systems in the BMW i3 not only makes driving a pleasure but also makes parking a worry-free enjoyment. With the Driving Assist Plus package, the BMW i3 will warn you in due time about collisions and is able to automatically maintain speed and distance in city traffic. The parking assist makes child's play of parking – fully autonomously, if desired.

  • Driving Assist Plus

    The optional Driving Assist Plus includes a comprehensive package of innovative driving assist systems that make driving in the BMW i3 especially safe and comfortable. The video-based Active Cruise Control maintains a constant speed and distance from 0 up to 140 km/h without an intervention of the driver. The collision warning warns about imminent rear-end collisions in due time. At a speed of up to 60 km/h, the BMW i3 can even brake independently thanks to the city collision warning with braking function feature. The city collision warning with braking function feature for pedestrians helps to prevent accidents from occurring with pedestrians and minimises the risk of passenger injury in an emergency. Speed limit information shows the respective permitted maximum speed and supports a predictive and efficient driving style.

  • Park Assist package

    The Park Assist package offers all-round assistance for especially easy and worry-free parking. With Park Distance Control in the front, rear-view camera in the rear, and the Park assist, not only is parking convenient for the driver, it's also fully-automatic, if desired. The option of your BMW i3 accelerating, braking and steering by itself is available too.





The passenger compartment of the BMW i3, the so-called Life module, is completely made of carbon (also known as ‘carbon fibre reinforced plastic’ or CFRP). It's an especially light and high-strength material that provides outstanding protection to vehicle passengers in the event of an emergency. Until now, the manufacture and use of this material for large series production of the vehicle was too difficult. But after 10 years of intensive research and experience in the manufacturing of parts, the BMW Group has developed an innovative solution and now produces carbon fibres and carbon fibre plates in large series together in a joint venture with the company SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers.


The lithium-ion high-voltage battery is positioned centrally in the Drive module of the BMW i3 and is thus optimally protected against outside influences. A specially developed heating and air conditioning system ensures as little temperature fluctuations as possible which significantly increases the service life of the high-voltage battery.
The Battery Guard supports the BMW i3 owner by monitoring the high-voltage battery of the vehicle and notifying the owner, for example, if a deviation from the planned charging procedure occurs or, for example, if the vehicle lights were left on for too long.
The high-voltage battery is guaranteed for eight years or 100,000 km.*
* for 70 percent of the charging capacity.


BMW i Assist Services provide a wide range of services that have been specifically developed for all-electric vehicles and allow you to enjoy each journey even before you get into the BMW i3. The BMW i ConnectedDrive Services support you not only by monitoring the battery charge level and the charging process, they are also utilised in the BMW i Navigation to monitor and take into account range and external factors such as traffic along the current route.

Should you ever need help along the way, the mobile services can even provide you with a mobile charging service in the event of an empty high-voltage battery.

  • Charging assist

    BMW i ConnectedDrive displays the current state of charge of the battery and the remaining charging time till full charge via the BMW i Remote App and also in the BMW i3 itself. Charging times can also be configured like the desired starting point for acclimatisation so that the BMW i3 keeps the optimum temperature in the passenger compartment ready before the journey starts. If the charging procedure does not proceed correctly, the driver will automatically receive the corresponding information message via the BMW i App, and via SMS or email for a critical battery charge level.

  • Range Assist

    Via the BMW i ConnectedDrive Services for navigation, not only the charge level of the high-voltage battery is taken into account in the route planning but also the respective most efficient route is suggested to help you reach your destination without interruption, traffic, unnecessary stops, and with the lowest possible energy consumption.

  • BMW TeleServices

    BMW TeleServices are a comprehensive package of customer services with which the BMW i3 is able to communicate with the driver or the BMW i Dealer directly in order to inform about pending maintenance or necessary services and transfer the relevant data directly. The driver is automatically notified when a service appointment is necessary and is able to contact the BMW i Dealer at any time and manually transfer the vehicle data. This allows any possibly occurring problems to either be quickly solved either via a phone call or directly at the BMW i Dealer.

  • Mobility Assist

    BMW i offers various mobility solutions on request to minimize the inconvenience to you and keep you mobile while your BMW i3 is being serviced. This includes service and maintenance appointments as well as vehicle repairs. Replacement vehicles or transport will be provided on request.

    If you need help while on the road, for instance in the case of a depleted battery, BMW On Call will provide roadside assistance to get you mobile while at the same time, ensuring that your vehicle is speedily returned to its original condition.