Safety in the BMW i3.

For the BMW i3, a special safety concept was developed that is perfectly matched to 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 assistant systems help the driver to always make the right decision. And in case of emergency, a wide range of network services are there to help you to always stay mobile.


A variety of innovative driver assistant systems available in the BMW i3 not only make driving a pleasure but also make parking a worry-free enjoyment. As part of the Technology Package, the Driving Assistant Plus features on the the BMW i3 will warn you in due time about collisions and is able to automatically maintain speed and distance in city traffic and traffic jams. The parking assistant makes child's play of parking – fully autonomously, if desired.

  • Driving Assistant Plus

    The optional Driving Assistant Plus includes a comprehensive package of innovative driving assistant systems that make driving in the BMW i3 especially safe and comfortable. The traffic jam assistant can control the BMW i3 autonomously up to a speed of 40 km/h during traffic jams. The Active Cruise Control feature maintains a constant speed and distance of 0 up to 140 km/h without an intervention of the driver. The rear-end collision warning warns about imminent rear-ended accidents in due time. At a speed of up to 60 km/h, the BMW i3 can even brake independently thanks to the city rear-end warning with braking function feature. And the city rear-end warning with braking function feature for pedestrians helps to prevent accidents from occurring with pedestrians and minimizes 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 Assistant

    The parking assistant package offers an all around assistance for an especially easy and worry-free parking: With Park Distance Control in the front, rear-view camera in the rear, and the parking assistant, convenient parking by the driver is not only possible but also a fully automatic option is possible where the BMW i3 accelerates, brakes and steers itself.




The passenger compartment of the BMW i3, the so-called Life Module, is completely made of carbon fibre (also known as "carbon fibre reinforced plastic" or CFRP) – 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 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 Retailer, for example, if a deviation from the planned charging procedure occurs or, for example, if the lights of the vehicle were left on for too long. The high-voltage Battery has an eight year or 160,000 km guarantee, for 70% of the charging capacity.


The BMW i Roadside Assistance Services provides a wide range of services that have been specifically developed for fully-electric vehicles that allow you to enjoy each journey even before you get into the BMW i3. The BMW i ConnectedDrive Services support you not only with the monitoring of the state of charge of the battery and the charging procedures, they are also utilized in the BMW i Navigation to monitor and take into account range and external factors such as traffic along the current route. And should you ever need help along the way, Roadside Assistance services will assist with the return of your vehicle to a local BMW i Retailer or back to your home for charging.

  • Charging assistant

    BMW i ConnectedDrive displays the current battery state of charge and the remaining charging time until 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 the climatization so that the BMW i3 keeps the optimum temperature in the passenger compartment ready before the journey is started. If the charging procedure does not proceed correctly, the driver will automatically receive the corresponding information message via the BMW i App, for a critical battery state of charge.

  • Range Assistant

    Via the BMW i ConnectedDrive Services for navigation, not only the state of charge 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. Currently available charging stations can be displayed.

  • BMW i Maintenance Packages

    Special maintenance packages were developed to perfectly match the essential servicing needs of the BMW i3. With BMW as your service partner, you benefit from all-inclusive pricing on your vehicle’s scheduled maintenance and can even add coverage for common wear-and-tear parts like brake pads and discs.
    - BMW i Service Inclusive (scheduled maintenance)
    - BMW i Service Inclusive Plus (scheduled maintenance and wear-and-tear coverage)

  • Mobility assistant

    Stay mobile in every situation with BMW i. Even in the event of service or repair, replacement mobility is provided, such as a loaner vehicle or shuttle service.

    With the purchase of a BMW i3, the comprehensive BMW i Mobile Care package is available for your convenience. This ensures that competent help is available via telephone for any unforeseen events that could affect the vehicle or charging infrastructure and provides quick help at your location, if needed. In the event of an emergency, the vehicle is transported to the next charging station or, if necessary or desired, directly to the BMW i Retailer. Thanks to a comprehensive replacement mobility offer, you'll also stay mobile in such an event.