Most people get their windshield replaced at a BMW Dealership, as a lot of the front of the car/body panels have to be taken off to get at the windshield to replace it. Not sure I'd trust Safelite to do that. Other considerations for using your BMW Dealer are these, as published by BMW:
1. The body shell or life module on the i3 are made completely of carbon fiber. While this construction component possesses strength and rigidity qualities similar to steel, it is very lightweight and can be extremely delicate to work on. Conventional glass removal tools used on steel and aluminum vehicles must not be used on BMW i-brand carbon fiber vehicles for risk of damage to the mating surfaces. Damage to these surfaces can create structural problems, may form leaks, and are very difficult if not impossible to repair.
2. The bonded glass pieces of the i3 are stressed structural members integral to performance and safety. The type of bonding adhesive used along with the size and shape of the bead profile is critical to maintaining high BMW standards. Failures caused by adhesive or application shortcomings may have catastrophic consequences.
3. BMW recommends the use of Authentic BMW replacement glass because it is the only glass thoroughly tested to perform to BMW’s stringent crash and structural damage tests.
2015 i3 Rex, Capparis White, Tera World, Technology & Driving Assistant, Parking Assistant, Harman Kardon Audio System, 19 inch 427 wheels, EVoInnovate EVSE