Here is another quick review of the BMW i3.

While some of the insights are common with other reviews, what caught our attention was the driving expericne.

AutoGuide.com appreciates performances/acceleration of the i3's 125 kW electric motor, but also notes that the skinny tires makes i3 far from typical BMW driving dynamics.

"The i3 handles better than expected for car with tires skinnier than those found on a Mitsubishi Mirage or smart fortwo. It won’t hold up traffic on an on-ramp and can out maneuver other electric city cars like Mitsubishi i-MiEV and fortwo electric drive.

But BMW’s claim that the i3 still has the driving dynamics the brand is famous for is a bit of a stretch. The weight distribution is correct and acceleration is acceptable, but the steering response and cornering traction from these skinny tires are anything but sporty. The ride comfort is decent, but the i3 is susceptible to crosswinds, which is no surprise given its short wheelbase, tall body and narrow tires."

A Fleet Of BMW i3s Ready To Be Shipped Out

A Fleet Of BMW i3s Ready To Be Shipped Out

Well, it's city car after all.

Pros:

  • Power
  • Range
  • Unique style
  • Front seat space
Cons:
  • Price
  • Handling
  • Rear seat space
source: AutoGuide.com