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Old 07-15-2013, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Finally a car with 100 miles of EV range and a range extender. Not a fan of the looks but this thing is an engineering marvel.


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Default BMW i3 - 0-60 in 7.0s, 124 mile range!

... And it weighs just 2800lbs!

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Ya know, other than the 0-60, that's not too bad. It's priced nicely -- below the volt, with just under 4x the EV range and above the leaf, but not by much, and adding a useful 50 miles of range. It's not horrible looking either
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Ya know, other than the 0-60, that's not too bad. It's priced nicely -- below the volt, with just under 4x the EV range and above the leaf, but not by much, and adding a useful 50 miles of range. It's not horrible looking either
I agree with everything you said, except the part about it not being horrible looking. Looks like a frog who has just been shanked in prison. Not a good look.
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the i8 looks good but i think i3 looks horribly


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I think the i3 looks fine. It's like an X0.
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I agree with everything you said, except the part about it not being horrible looking. Looks like a frog who has just been shanked in prison. Not a good look.
Going to have to frame an amphibian, then set up his incarcerated demise before I can agree.

Seriously though, going by the leaf and some other funky things, it's not bad. Definitely better than that Mercedes B or whatever it was. Looks roomier than a Prius V as well.
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Had a chance to speak to my local dealer about this car and they were surprisingly informed about the i3. Long of the short is the range extender is not intended to be used frequently or for long distances- it is basically an emergency countermeasure to get to the next EV recharge station. This is kinda silly IMO you get the drawbacks of carrying around an ICE in an EV with none of the major benefits (i.e. driving normally until it is convenient to plug in again).
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i3 was the car we were planning to buy before the Karma became affordable, and I watched every update closely, but when I showed my wife the production spy shots, she changed her mind (concept car with all the glass on the door and hatch looked great, but much was lost along the way).

Now that we will have a charging station anyway, we are still considering trading my 2011 5-series for an i3, but I think I'll hold off on being among the first in line. The looks are really "like it or hate it".
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i3 was the car we were planning to buy before the Karma became affordable, and I watched every update closely, but when I showed my wife the production spy shots, she changed her mind (concept car with all the glass on the door and hatch looked great, but much was lost along the way).

Now that we will have a charging station anyway, we are still considering trading my 2011 5-series for an i3, but I think I'll hold off on being among the first in line. The looks are really "like it or hate it".
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