Winter Test Drive: BMW i3 BEV

Test Drives | February 17th, 2015 by 5
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Our own Chuck Vossler takes the BMW i3 BEV for a winter test drive at temperatures of 15F (-5C)

Our own Chuck Vossler takes the BMW i3 BEV for winter test driving. At temperatures of 5F (-15C), the new i3 is being put through the roughest conditions one can imagine, a true test to see how the fully electric car handles not only the cold, but also plenty of snow.

To level the play field, we swapped out the 19″ all-season tires in favor of the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 winter tire and not surprisingly the winter performance on the winter tires is outstanding with the rear wheel drive electric i3; they inspire confidence on the road and they keep you safe on the road.

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To make the cold weather testing even more authentic, Chuck decided to leave the winter jacket at home while shooting video footage with a beautiful icy backdrop.

The result can be seen below.

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