At the recent media launch of the BMW i3s we had the opportunity to not only drive the new sporty electric hatch through its natural habitat, but also put it on an a small autocross course. To help us properly test the capabilities of the new i3s, we requested the help of Antonio Felix Da Costa, the in-house BMW Motorsport driver and Formula E pilot as well.

The autocross course included a few sharp hand-right corners – which aim to test its stability and turn-in radius – and an obstacle avoidance exercise through some closely placed together cones.

According to BMW, the increased grip, recalibrated spring and anti-roll bars of the i3s will provide enhanced driving dynamics in a wide range of scenarios, including a short autocross and obstacle avoidance course.

Let’s have a look.