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Re: Official BMW i3 thread

Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:40 pm

Via IEVS:
Forbes Test Drive Disaster: No Charge Means BMW i3 REx Can’t Cope
https://insideevs.com/forbes-drive-bmw-i3-on-gas/

Most if not all of the complaints noted about the i3 (regular and REx) have been made before both here and elsewhere, but this is a review from a non-EV mag.
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Re: Official BMW i3 thread

Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:39 am

2019 i3 BEV range upped to 153 miles:
https://www.autoblog.com/2018/09/28/bmw ... -for-2019/

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Re: Official BMW i3 thread

Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:11 pm

Via IEVS:
UPDATE: BMW Cancels Range-Extender Option For i3 In Europe
https://insideevs.com/bmw-ditches-range ... er-rex-i3/

Presumably, bigger battery + shorter Euro driving ranges = no need for REx. U.S. still gets it. It'll be interesting to see if the bigger battery in the 2019s alters the mix of i3/i3 REx I see, as that usually runs about 3:1 in favor of the REx. EPA range of the new 42.2 kWh battery is expected to be around 150-155 miles.
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Re: Official BMW i3 thread

Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:13 pm

I'm resurrecting this thread, I've put the 2016 i3 REX on my radar for a stop gap leaf replacement. The dealer near me has a couple of low mileage 2016 with REX in the $18k range. They'd have about 18mo and 25k miles or so left on the warranty.

Any thoughts? I know the 2014/15 had some issues but I've read that the newer ones have gotten pretty reliable. Anyone have one or have direct experience with them? I'd probably use it for a couple of years and then get a used model 3 or eplus it shouldn't depreciate much based on the fact that 2014 i3 still sell for $14-$15k.
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Re: Official BMW i3 thread

Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:31 pm

BMW i3 To Die Off: Will Not Get A Successor
https://insideevs.com/news/371423/bmw-i3-dead/

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Re: Official BMW i3 thread

Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:28 am

cwerdna wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:31 pm
BMW i3 To Die Off: Will Not Get A Successor
https://insideevs.com/news/371423/bmw-i3-dead/
Interesting, thanks for posting that.

With gradually increasing sales of the I3 I'm surprised at this news. Perhaps BMW realizes that they need a platform that can hold a bigger battery pack for a lot more range to be competitive. Or it may be that they plan to electrify a lot of their current line and the I3 platform is no longer necessary. Just speculating.
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Re: Official BMW i3 thread

Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:15 pm

dgpcolorado wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:28 am
cwerdna wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:31 pm
BMW i3 To Die Off: Will Not Get A Successor
https://insideevs.com/news/371423/bmw-i3-dead/
Interesting, thanks for posting that.

With gradually increasing sales of the I3 I'm surprised at this news. Perhaps BMW realizes that they need a platform that can hold a bigger battery pack for a lot more range to be competitive. Or it may be that they plan to electrify a lot of their current line and the I3 platform is no longer necessary. Just speculating.

To quote the article:
t seems that the new electrification strategy does not envision the extraordinary design and CFRP any more as we further read: "the firm would be looking to bring "electrification more to the mainstream."
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