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Should I buy a BMW i3? Is it suitable for country driving?

Electric cars are becoming a ‘real’ thing and are no longer a pipe-dream fantasy. CarAdvice reader Stephanie e-mailed us about the BMW i3 and wanted to know whether she should purchase the pure electric version, or the REX (Range Extender) version, which comes with a small petrol engine in addition to the electric drivetrain. Q: Hello...

2015 BMW i3: Week with Review

The BMW i3 is a game changer in the niche electric vehicle market. It's quirky looking with a focus on the use of sustainable materials, fun to drive and has a lot of character.

2015 BMW i3 Speed Date

I took the BMW i3 out for a day of shopping and boy, does it turn heads. Luckily I'm not the jealous type because there was a lot of ogling from passers-by, mostly due to its cute and quirky looks, and also because it's new to Australia. We were also frequently interrupted by people wanting to know more about this exotic looking creature.

BMW i3 Review

BMW's first electric car sold in Australia, the i3 city car, is a $70k paradigm shift for the brand. But is the drive as sharp as the look?

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BMW i3 Review: a little car with a lot of character

The BMW i3 is an intriguing little car. It's quirky looking and certainly not your usual BMW design, but then it has been built from the ground up to be an entirely new car for the German manufacturer. We had both models through the CarAdvice garage, the i3 BEV or fully electric model with a 360V battery powering the electric motor and the i3 REX, equipped with an electric motor as well as a small range-extending petrol engine...

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Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part two

By now you’ve hopefully read part one of this economy comparison test, where we set out for 100 kilometres of urban driving. The aim of part one was to find out which of the four cars on test – Audi A3 e-tron, BMW i3 range-extender, Citroen C4 Cactus and Toyota Prius – was the most efficient, city-friendly commuter. And the winner was clear...

Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part one

With fuel prices hitting decade lows in recent times, there has arguably never been a worse time to buy an economy-focused car. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great options out there for people who are thinking about long-term sustainability and doing their bit for the environment...

BMW i3 News

BMW i3 loan car program axed

Owners of the BMW i3 will no longer be offered the option to access BMW loan cars if they decide to go for a long-distance road trip. At the time of the electric city car's launch in 2014, BMW announced a loan-car program for buyers of the i3 that would see those customers able to take advantage of a loan car when they planned to take a longer trip...

2017 BMW i3 revealed with bigger battery, greater range

New i3 variant gets extended driving range with meatier battery Faster charging available with three-phase upgrade Australian debut due late 2016 A new variant in BMW’s electric vehicle family has been revealed this week, in the form of the 2017 BMW i3 (94 Ah). The parentheses aren’t our doing, either: the model’s official name in Europe is indeed “i3 (94 Ah)”...

BMW 'i' brand: initial Australian response 'almost overwhelming'

The response by Australian buyers to the BMW ‘i’ sub-brand has been profoundly positive, with the German brand's local head revealing it all but underestimated local demand. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new BMW M2 at Targa Tasmania this week, BMW Australia CEO Mark Werner said the response to BMW’s first foray into a standalone electrified sub-brand has been a local and global sales success...

BMW i3 upgrade, i8 Roadster, Mini plug-in hybrid confirmed

At a press conference today, Harald Krueger, the CEO of BMW, laid out the broad brushstrokes of its near-term plan, dubbed "Strategy Number One > Next", including details on a few new models. Before 2016 is up, BMW will unveil an upgraded version of its i3 hatch with "increased battery capacity and additional range"...

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