BMW i3 – Consumers Reaction

Videos | August 9th, 2013 by 6
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So far we have heard from the experts on the BMW i3, but what does a regular consumer think of BMW’s first electric-vehicle? WHATCAR UK …

So far we have heard from the experts on the BMW i3, but what does a regular consumer think of BMW’s first electric-vehicle?

WHATCAR UK invited a selected number of customers to preview and “play around” with the new BMW i3.

The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (without Destination & Handling) in the US will be $41,350, before any federal or state incentives. The Destination & Handling fee in the US is currently $925.

In Germany, the BMW i3 starts at 34,950 Euros and will be available to customers in November 2013. UK customers will have to shell out £25,680.

BMW i3   Consumers Reaction

The BMW i3’s 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque hybrid-synchronous electric motor, developed and produced by BMW, is electrified by a 22-kWh lithium-ion battery, good for 80-100 miles of emission-free driving. Designed from the ground up to be an electric car, the BMW i3 uses the Industry’s first mass produced carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) passenger cell mounted on an aluminum chassis.

The BMW i3 will offer interior space comparable to the legendary BMW 3 Series on a shorter overall body.

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  • Giom

    LOL! Some of those people really try hard to sound educated. But says the stupidest things. Overall, the perception seems to be very positive – specially for British folks. BMW seems to have a real winner here!

    • Alen R

      So what are the stupid things that they said?

      I generally like the car, looks different, cute city car, that brings new technology to the car world. I only think it’s way too expensive. 35 000 Euros seems too much for a car that is the size of a VW Polo. The other thing I noticed is the cheap looking interior materials on the door panels, and the seats. Especially the seat position controls. But, I will wait to see it in person, for better picture of the product.

      It will be interesting to see how it holds its value after 5 years… And what would the common weakpoints be, what is the battery’s lifetime, etc.

      • Alen R

        Also, wondering, will there ever be some M sport kit :D

        • auaq

          ///i ;)

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