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That airiness also contributes to the sense of space in the cabin. In front, there’s ample head and legroom, while the high seating position makes it easy to forget you’re driving an all-electric hatchback. The seats themselves are quite comfortable, and provide plentiful support. The cushioning is soft, and while the i3’s limited driving range prevented it, I’d have no issues spending many hours sitting in the high-quality fabric chairs. Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy in adults the same can’t be said of the rear seats, which are best reserved for those of smaller stature.

While it’s not obvious from its footprint, the i3s has ample cargo space. I picked it up from the airport after spending nine days in romania and at the goodwood festival of speed, nervous about its ability to handle my huge (29 inch x 20.5 inch x 12.5 inch) away suitcase.

My concern was unfounded – the i3s swallowed the colossal cargo with – a smidge of – room to spare. That said, the BMW hatchback’s tall rear-liftover height and relatively small hatch opening made it a hassle to load the nearly 50-pound case.

As an electric car from a premium automaker, it’s little surprise that the i3 earned excellent marks for noise, vibration, and harshness. This is a quiet, composed car. Even at highway speeds, the i3’s relatively brick-like shape (the i3s has a chunky 0.32 coefficient of drag) and super-skinny tires (155/70/20s in front and 175/60/20s in back) don’t disrupt the in-cabin experience

Assessing electric car performance is a funny thing. In some important ways, the i3s is more entertaining than even a gas-powered performance car, owing to the ample amount of immediately available torque that allows the BMW to scoot off the line with ease. The german battery electric vehicle packs 181 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque – 11 hp and 15 lb-ft more than the standard i3 – into a sub-3,000-pound car, which affords this little hatch with weight-to-power and weight-to-torque ratios that rival traditional hot hatchbacks. Zero to 60 mph arrives in a reasonable 6.8 seconds, 0.4 seconds faster than the normal i3.

Those tires aren’t exactly conducive to sharp handling, either. Nor does the BMW’s tall, narrow shape help when it comes time to push the i3s to its lateral limits. For such a small car, the little i3s feels tipsy and cumbersome in corners – a shame considering its low curb weight and impressive on-demand torque. The steering is good in the same way that it is with most bmws, but there’s never the confidence to fully exploit the pleasant weight or surprisingly good degree of feedback.

BMW ekes back some points for the i3’s braking system. While there are conventional friction brakes positioned behind each wheel,the smart play is to engage the eco pro mode to enjoy some true one-foot driving courtesy of the car’s regenerative braking system. The regen on offer is so aggressive that I rarely had to go for the primary brake pedal. And unlike early i3 models, when regen braking kicks in, the brake lights do fire up. In other drive modes, the regenerative brakes are activated upon tapping the brake pedal. Push too far into the pedal’s travel, though, and the friction brakes will kick in. Beck’s anxiety inventory test pdf the transition between regenerative and friction braking is quite good, and it lacks the grabby-nature of older and less-developed systems found in a number of other electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles.

Electric vehicles as a default earn a 10 on the motor1.Com fuel economy scale, since they don’t really use fuel. That said, the i3 does have some issues with its range relative to newer evs. Even with the i3s’ larger 33.2-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, the german hatch can still only manage a mere 124 miles of driving on a full charge.

That’s certainly usable for everyday tasks – at no point during my testing did I suffer from range anxiety, thanks in large part to a nearby DC fast charger (surprisingly, BMW doesn’t charge extra for this capability in the i3s) – but hovering just north of 100 miles when chevy and nissanare pushing past 200 feels rather old fashioned. The available gas-powered range extender increases the i3s’ range to 186 miles, although that requires gasoline, which kind of defeats the point of buying an EV in the first place.

A word about the DC fast charging in the i3s. It’s damn convenient. Jumping from 50 percent to 90 percent took about 20 minutes, although the machine in question wouldn’t cooperate with the car’s chargepoint membership. Allegedly it was an issue with the particular charger, and not the chargepoint account that came with my i3s tester. In the event this happens to you, you’ll be forced to pay out of pocket (as I did). Grabbing 40 percent of my battery’s capacity cost $15.

Well, he probably doesn’t know, because he thinks everything BMW “sucks”. So there is need to educate people on the true virtues of the BMW i3. I am on my 7th electric car, and have done various tests of many vehicles. Including 1/4 mile testing of the P100D and probably 500 other drag strip runs and road course racing. So I definitely has some experience on the matter. Anoxia meaning the i3 is fairly unique EV if you want a: rear engine, rear wheel drive, small hatchback EV with superior traction off the line. The i3 doesn’t even chirp its tires under full throttle while the bolt, (and many FWD evs) struggle with torque steer and keeping their front tires from spinning. Corrosion free CFRP construction. The ability to carry a 40 gallon water heater in the back. Or a large box in the rear seat (without folding it down) (both not possible in a model 3. Ability to pick up 22kwh of charger significantly faster than a chevy bolt (with a battery double the size of an i3!) the ability to equip with a range extender which on very long trips, will still be much more convenient and less stressful than … read more »

Did you watch the autocar video review where they lapped a racetrack with a BMW i3 and a $17,000 suzuki ICE hot hatch? It’s accessible on youtube. The suzuki seats 5, not 4 and lapped the track 8 seconds faster! 8 seconds in racing is an eternity. Tall narrow wheels and the electric drivetrain make i3 FEEL zippy, and darty. Zip into that small space between trucks in the next lane…etc.. Darty becomes tedious when on longer trips outside city commutes. Darty isn’t usually synonymous with good on-center feel. Zippy isn’t fast. Add the tall form with slab sides and no amount of carbon fiber omits how i3 gets tossed around by sidewinds on the highway. In fact, a tall lightweight box is the worst thing you want to be in when it’s windy. The i3’s goofy rear doors are a pain. They open/close one way. Educating passengers on their operation gets old and also finding out they do not open wide enough to let passengers out when parked close to objects is silly. A quirky, zippy little commuter car with room for 4, range of a 1st gen LEAF, no waterproof or useable front trunk, cool controls and neat … read more »

Unless the i3s behaves differently than previous i3’s which I doubt, the strength of regenerative braking isn’t dependent on the drive mode; i.E., one-pedal driving is equally capable in any driving mode. Our i3 was built in august, 2014, fairly early in the i3’s history. Its brake lights automatically illuminate when the rate of deceleration exceeds a certain level without the brake pedal being depressed, so they illuminate during strong regenerative braking in all driving modes. I have never read that early i3’s did not illuminate the brake lights automatically during strong regenerative braking. It is not necessary to depress the brake pedal to engage regenerative braking in any driving mode. It does engage when the brake pedal is depressed, but it also engages when the power pedal (a.K.A., accelerator pedal) is lifted above where coasting would occur (i.E., where no power or regeneration forces exist). This occurs in all driving modes. Unlike the tesla model 3 and many other EV’s, all i3’s will come to a complete stop via regenerative braking without pressing the brake pedal unless stopping on a decline. Anoxic seizure symptoms the i3’s MSRP is high, but anyone who pays MSRP is foolish. There are $10k discounts available in … read more »