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2014 NEW BMW I3 REVIEW
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Date Launched 01/11/2013
New BMW I3 review at a glance:
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Advantages: The research and development work carried out since 2007 as part of project i has laid the foundations for sustainable mobility solutions influenced by environmental, economic and social change around the world. BMW i3 is the world’s first premium car designed from the ground up to be powered by an electric drive system.

The result is hallmark BMW driving pleasure, delivered with zero emissions and an engaging intensity unmatched by any other electrically powered vehicle.



Disadvantages: The i3 follows an estimated $2.7 billion investment programme by BMW so its recent launch may be a high point for the world’s biggest luxury carmaker and the electric car fraternity but reports indicate that consumers are staying sceptical about electric vehicles due their cost and their driving range.

With the i3 starting at almost €35,000, a considerable sum above the base version of the company’s best-selling 3-Series, this could be a challenging buy for many consumers looking for a long ride on a comparatively cheaper vehicle.



Summary: The BMW i series is being looked at as "a true halo project for BMW," says Henner Lehne, Frankfurt-based analyst with IHS Automotive, as quoted on Reuters. "If it succeeds, it will firm up BMW's lead on innovation." He is spot on.

New BMW I3 Review:
The BMW i3 – the first series-produced model by BMW i – is the first BMW Group model running on electric power encapsulating totally new and groundbreaking ways to experience driving pleasure, sustainability and connectivity on city roads.

The BMW i3’s innovative vehicle concept includes a passenger compartment made from carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP). Its driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW Connected Drive and the 360° Electric services are all specially developed for BMW i.

The electric motor powering the BMW i3 can generate a maximum output of 125 kW/170 hp and peak torque of 250 Newton metres (184 lb-ft). Its instantaneous power flows to the rear wheels via a single-speed transmission.

The motor sources its energy from lithium-ion storage cells integrated into the car’s underfloor section.

The significantly lower centre of gravity of the i3 – the result of the low, central placement of the battery units – and even weight distribution make an additional contribution to the car’s agile handling.

The battery gives the car a range in everyday conditions of 130 – 160 kilometres (81 – 99 miles) when fully charged from a conventional domestic power socket, BMW i Wallbox or public charging station.

How do we get our New BMW I3 deals?

Cheap new 2014 BMW I3 cars for sale through AutoeBid

Reasons for being much cheaper than your local dealer:

  • We don't charge BMW I3 suppliers a fee to sell through our service. Meaning they incur no direct costs in selling a vehicle through AutoeBid. As such, the standard costs of advertising, marketing and administrating the sale are taken out of the equation.
  • All BMW I3 orders are live on our website so that suppliers can compete between one another to win your business by giving you the best quote. Their fierce competition for your business forces their price down, giving you the ultimate advantage of getting your price at your rates.
  • Suppliers are also able to sell vehicles nationally through AutoeBid, which potentially allows them to sell large numbers of cars through our website. As a mark of their appreciation, they are able to provide for much larger discounts if they are able to sell large volumes of vehicles.
  • Similarly through our Group Buying Scheme, we group together buyers in order to maximise our buying power.
  • Our extensive supply base allows us to approach the most competitive suppliers in the market on behalf of our buyers. We spend a lot of our time researching new suppliers and confirming their trading record and their ability to deliver.
  • By continuously keeping in contact with our extensive potential supplier base, and maintaining a database of suppliers who register with us, we regularly update our Reserve Prices. Click here to view more information on the different types of supplier who you can buy from through AutoeBid.
  • Through AutoeBid you are able to obtain any BMW I3 Special Offers avaiable from BMW in addition to the current discounts shown on our website. To find our how to obtain BMW I3 Special Offers click here, you can also click here to view our general special offers.