Posts Tagged BMW i3

Removing the factory white panel. New black panel ready for installation. (background)

BMW i3 Bumper Modification: Out With The Two Tone

I have always found the looks of the i3 to be a somewhat mixed bag of love and hate for me. I love the looks from the side with the 20″ wheels. I like the front end. But I hate the multi-colored rear bumper, and toaster side rear quarter panels. I was so embarrassed by the…

2 weeks ago by Warren M 30

Lowered BMW i3

Lowered BMW i3

The standard BMW i3 is no slouch in the handling department, but as with most off-the-shelf cars, there’s room for improvement. H&R is known for producing quality lowering springs that enhance handling, while only diminishing ride quality slightly Now H&R has a lowering spring kit for the BMW i3, and European…

2 weeks ago by Eric Loveday 11

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Go Ultra Low EV Challenge Featuring BMW i3 – Video

Young British experts were asked about the BMW i3 and electric car advantages in one of the latest episodes of the Go Ultra Low campaign in the UK. The i3 was surprisingly wisely described and well received. “We set three Netmums bloggers challenges to see if ultra low emission vehicles…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 2

BMW i3 sales in U.S. – December 2015

BMW Sold 20,000 Plug-In Electric Cars In U.S.

BMW plug-in car sales in the U.S. are gaining momentum as three models – the i3, i8 and X5 xDrive40e (X5 PHV) helps to keep EV sales going strong. Through the end of 2015, the i3 has attracted 17,116 buyers all-time in the US (6,092 in 2014 and 11,024 in its first full year…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 14

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BMW i3 Depreciation Check

Edmunds noted high depreciation on its test 2014 BMW i3. CarMax’s offer of $26,000 was around 50% lower than the stated MSRP of $50,000 (before tax and title) for the new car bought one year ago. Again, the depreciation rate shocks some of us. That is, until we include the…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 44

Much Like The BMW i Vision Future Interaction Car Shown At CES This Week, BMW Blew The Doors Off i8 Sales

BMW Is All Show…No Go – CES 2016

We had expected BMW to announce that the i8 Spyder/Convertible was headed for production at CES 2016, but instead of that announcement, BMW unveiled a whole slew of technological innovations. Though cool, these innovations aren’t nearly as exciting as the entry of a new plug-in on the market, so in…

1 month ago by Eric Loveday 5

BMW Delivers 50 i3s To City Of Leipzig

BMW Delivers 50 i3s To City Of Leipzig

BMW secured another significant fleet order for the i3, as the city of Leipzig is now leasing 50 i3s for two years. The German city is (perhaps not uncoincidentally) also home to the i3 assembly plant, so the electric fleet sort of showcases the city’s own work. There are cities in…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 3

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BMW i3 Declared New Zealand’s Car Of The Year

BMW i3 was named New Zealand Car of the Year 2015. It’s interesting that the i3 won, but at price tag of some $83,500 in New Zealand dollars, according to stuff (which is $56,000 U.S.), it’s very expensive. “The BMW i3 – a five door compact electric car – beat…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 26