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BMW Active E

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by dpeilow, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Tdave

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    I really like the indicators for how far away home and work are. I've got an iPhone app to quickly tell me that. Would be nice to have right on the display. And give me a warning when my range is less than 10 miles above how far away I am from home.
     
  2. dpeilow

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    If BMW do put this or something like it into production, it will be a pretty strong Bluestar competitor.
     
  3. dpeilow

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    There is a new Facebook group for those who are interested in following developments: ActiveE | Facebook


    By the way, the charging port on this concept car is the same as the Mini E...

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    ...which makes sense for an immediate one off, but I wonder if BMW will try to establish another de facto "standard" for their cars?
     
  4. Kevin Harney

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    Serious Model S Competition

    Check this out from BMW. Apparently they learned something from the Mini E program :)

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  5. AnOutsider

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    IF Tesla can deliver, I think they offer a better-looking and performing car
     
  6. vfx

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    Mini E Owners promised
     
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    BMW expanding its electric presence with Active-E leases

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    #12 vfx, Jan 25, 2010
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    http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/01/bmw-active-e-lease/

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    The BMW Concept ActiveE
     
  10. Palpatine

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    This car has no future. Dead on arrival.
     
  11. Cobos

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    That shouldn't be a serious competition for the Model S. It's a lot smaller, seats 4 or maybe 5, has very low performance for a BMW and it's not really a luxury sedan as the Model S. This is their entrylevel BMW after all. This might be a good competitor for the Bluestar though, especially BMWs v2.0 of this car.

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  12. dpeilow

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    I also think it sounds close to previously discussed Bluestar specs (see up thread).

    I'm not sure why it would be DOA though, it could be a good small family second car depending on price and how they market it.
     
  13. Palpatine

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    The performance is an insult to the BMW brand. BMW customers expect more.
     
  14. dpeilow

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    It's quicker than the 116i, 116d, 118d coupe, 316d, 318i and 318d...

    BMW 3 Series Sedan : Technical Data

    Over here the 318i has the highest retail sales of all the 3 Series.
     
  15. Cobos

    Cobos S60 owner since 2013

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    Dpeilow: In case you had forgotten,it seems the lowest 3 series car you get in the US is the 328i and the 335d. Same for the series 1 with the 128i as the lowest engine :)

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  16. JRP3

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    The only way it can work is if the price reflects the performance specs, which I doubt it will. The range is the same as the Leaf, I can't believe they couldn't get at least another 20 or so miles of range in it.
     

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