BMW i3 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
91.9% pass rate
from 1,095 tests in 2017
(43% better than other 2014 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW i3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.18% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (79% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Size/type
  • 1.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (66% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Headlamp aim (66% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.73% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.73% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp
  • 1.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (67% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Washers
    • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.27% fail on Wipers (87% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.55% fail on Road Wheels (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
  • 0.46% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.27% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.27% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.27% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.27% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.27% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.27% fail on Cap (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.18% fail on Brakes (92% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.091% fail on Components
        • 0.091% fail on Pipes
    • 0.091% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.091% fail on Service brake performance
  • 0.091% fail on Suspension
    • 0.091% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.091% fail on Condition
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  • BMW i3 (2013 on)
    Available as a range extended version. Impressive performance and handling. Superb interior design. Eight year battery warranty. UK Car of the Year 2014.

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