CarsGuide's Matt Campbell asks whether or not the world really needs a car like BMW i3s, considering that there already was an i3.

Well, usually folks that are interested in EVs are perceived as those who are interested in the environment and emissions. The i3s is a more sporty version of the i3 - increased performance is typically a bit opposite to saving the planet.

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BMW i3s at 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW i3s at 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show

After a test drive, it turns out that the i3s is an excellent car to drive. The performance level will tempt more people to buy EVs, instead of some sporty ICE.

Matt Campbell notes that the price difference between i3s and i3 ($3,200 in U.S.) is money well spent on the upgrade for the i3. Which is in-line with our own Tom Moloughney's review of the car.

Several years after market launch, the i3 still has one of the best interiors found in any plug-in...ever.

What we like

  • Lots of fun
  • Stunning design
  • Gorgeous interior
What we don't
  • Compact internals
  • High price
  • Range limits appeal

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