It's the same car, but range has been increased. We jump behind the wheel of the new BMW i3 94Ah.
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...
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.
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'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?