View the best luxury hybrid and electric cars for 2016

Electric Luxury Cars 2016:

BMW i3

BMW i3 Won September In Europe

 

Performance Summary
With its carbon-fiber structure, the 2016 BMW i3 advances BMW’s legendary driving dynamics into the future.
It handles very well due to a low center of gravity.
The 2016 BMW i3 features an electric motor that delivers good pickup from a stop and adequate acceleration at speed -  it went from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds.
Battery-only range is 81 miles on a fully charged battery.
Battery charges in 3 hours on a 220-volt outlet.
In 2017, the 2016 BMW i3 will have battery-only range of 114 miles.

The electric BMW i3 has a comfortable interior, ample power and sporty handling.

The 2016 BMW i3 with Range Extender trim adds a two-cylinder gasoline engine that acts as a generator to charge the battery.

The i3 delivers nimble handling.
The regenerative brakes are strong and slow the car noticeably just by letting off the gas pedal.
BMW i3 electric car

Horsepower @ RPM: 170
automatic transmission
Drivetrain: rear-wheel drive
Top Speed: 92 mph
  • 4 doors
  • 4 passengers
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • BMW Assist eCall Emergency S.O.S
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
  • HD Radio
  • 4 Speakers
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box    
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Compass          
  • Integrated Roof Diversity Antenna
  • Satellite Radio w/1 Year Subscription
  • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
  • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
  • Tires: P155/70R19 AS
  • Wheels w/Silver Accents
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
EPA Classification: Subcompact Cars

Price:
$42,400 - $46,250


Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive

Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive

The Mercedes-Benz B-class puts some juice into the legendary brand for a truly electrifying experience.

It can go up to 87 miles on a full battery charge and gets a combined 84 MPGe.

Added bonus:  it hits 60 mph in 6.8 seconds.

The Mercedes-Benz B-class has a 177-hp electric motor that powers the front wheels. 

It can be charged to a 60-mile range on 240 volts in two hours.

Drivetrain: Front Wheel Drive 

4 doors
5 passengers
front-wheel drive
automatic transmission

Radio: Audio AM/FM/CD w/MB Apps -inc: Bluetooth connectivity, 2 USB ports and SD Card navigation pre-wiring, mbrace, 3 year trial period by Verizon Telematics
Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System and Weatherband

8 Speakers
Audio Theft Deterrent
Wireless Streaming
Window Grid Antenna
1 LCD Monitor In The Front

EXTERIOR:
Wheels: 17" x 7J 10-Spoke Design Alloy
Tires: P225/50R17 All Season

Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Lip Spoiler
Chrome Grille
Front License Plate Bracket
Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Rear Fog Lamps
Perimeter/Approach Lights
LED Brakelights

INTERIOR
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: Power Driver Seat w/Memory, Power Passenger Seat w/Memory, 4-Way Lumbar Support
  • Front Seats w/Power 4-Way Driver Lumbar
  • 8-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Tilt and Power 4-Way Lumbar Support
  • 8-Way Power Passenger Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement, Cushion Tilt and Power 4-Way Lumbar Support
  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Traction Battery Level, Power/Regen, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • Mobile Hotspot Internet Access
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Front Cigar Lighter(s)
  • Ashtray
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Charge Port Door
  • Cruise Control
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Leather Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Power Outlets
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Roll-Up Cargo Cover
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Windows
  • Tracker System
  • Smart Device Integration
  • Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Digital/Analog Display
  • Power Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Air Filtration
MECHANICAL
  • Electric Motor
  • Transmission: Single Speed
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Lithium Ion Traction Battery w/10 kW Onboard Charger and 3.5 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V

 Price:
$42,375



Luxury Hybrid and Electric Vehicles 2016:

BMW i8

The hybrid BMW i8 caters to owners that want to drive a high-tech and futuristic looking car, while being careful to the environment.  

BMW i8

The BMW i8 is powered by a combination of a 1.5 liter, three-pistons combustion engine and electric motors.
A dash of electronics and lots of aluminum and carbon fiber are the BMW i8’s main ingredients.
Its 357-hp hybrid powertrain drives all four wheels.
BMW i8 hits 60 mph in 4.0 seconds.

The combustion engine develops 231 hp and drives the rear wheels, while the 131 hp electric drive sends its power to the front wheels and allows an all-electric range of up to 35 kilometers and a top speed of 120 km/h.

Price: $140,700 – this hybrid clearly fits into the premium sportscar segment.


Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

Tesla S is the all-electric dream car. It hits 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. Luxury items such as an air filter that can protect occupants from bioweapons and pollutants. High-tech features include Tesla’s Autopilot.


Range: 268 miles w/90 kWh battery

Horsepower: 762 hp

EPA Rating: 93 MPGe

Seats: 5


Base Price: $119,200