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Driven This Week: The 2014 BMW i3 Electric Car

June 5, 2014 – 1:30 pm


This week I had the chance to drive the 2014 BMW i3, which is the first all-electric car from BMW to go on sale to the general public (previous efforts like the ActiveE were lease-only, as part of a pilot program).  I’m happy to say that there’s a lot to like about the BMW i3 – it’s rear-wheel drive, which is rare in the world of compact hatchbacks, it features a 100 mile range, and it’s got as much horsepower as a 90’s-era E30 325i.  It would be a stretch to call the i3 a performance car, but it’s a lot more engaging to drive than many other EVs on the market.  It’s also priced well below $45,000, which makes it affordable for BMW’s target customer even before government tax rebates are factored into the equation.

I’ve got reviews of the BMW i3 posted on both Autobytel and The Car Guide – check them out for my full opinion on this electric car.

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