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BMW i3 94Ah v Nissan Leaf 2018 v Tesla M3

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Nuclear Fusion, Aug 28, 2017.

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  1. Nuclear Fusion

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    For us RHD countries, its 2 years before we can get an M3.
    Do you reckon the i3 94Ah will crash in price, when the 2018 Leaf is released or only when the M3 is about to be released?

    Have the prices of the i3 94Ah crashed in the USA yet?
     
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    If you look at i3 it's in a different market segment, it's more a competitor for Nissan Micra (or Smart) than M3 or Leaf or Bolt.
     
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    The i3 is too fugly for me to even consider. I'd get a Chevy Bolt before I'd get an i3.
     
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    Except there's no RHD Bolt so our options are reduced here.
     
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    I say if you already have a car that works just fine for now then start saving up for a spec'd out Model 3 if you haven't been already. Let's be honest, the other vehicles are technically EVs, but they aren't really what you want are they?

    In addition, in two years time we might actually see some competition if the German manufacturers kick it into high gear.
     
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    What's the MSRP of the i3?
     
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    #7 JeffK, Aug 29, 2017
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    Wait, was that a legitimate question? It's about $44.5k

    Of course, if you want a different color, navigation, and parking assistance it'll run you $49,495 for 170 HP, 33 kWh, and 114 mi range.
    :(
     
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    $9K more than M3 for about half the range?
    Why would anyone buy one?
    M3 has effectively made it a $25K car!
     
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    For many of the same reasons that anyone buys a BMW
     
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    When it comes to cars, Tesla has the highest 'coolness' factor in surveying.
    BMW brand has dropped & the badge would be irrelevant on an EV
     
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    Can't wait for the unveiling of the Leaf 2.0. Hopefully Nissan also announces when the 60 kWh version will become available.
     
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    Are there any legitimate indications that there will be a 60kWh version?
    Or was that purely speculation?
     
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    I think it has been mentioned by Nissan as a car in their plans for the future, but no timeframe for release thus far.

    @internalaudit is hoping that more information will be forthcoming during the 40 kWh model release. I would see that as odd timing indeed. It's not like people are banging on the gates to buy the 40 kWh model.
     
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    Australian article:

    Prices for the (2017) i3 start at $63,900 for the electric-only 60Ah model and $69,900 for the same car with the range extender. The new 94Ah model takes the purely electric version to $65,900 and the range-extender model to $71,900.

    The i3 not a very popular car in the US or Australia. Whether it's the sticker price or the styling or the size, it just doesn't sell very well.
     
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    My estimate delivery date is late 2018. Except for potential loss of our own government incentive mid-year, lots of time to potentially explore alternatives but I probably need a 250 mile BEV to make it a sensible purchase because of the 140 mile round trip my wife takes once a week.

    If not available, and the Model 3 ESA is quite comprehensive, LR Tesla here we go. :)
     
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    Elon just tweeted that trans-canada SC is coming in 2018.
    That might give you a plan 'B' for the rare case where a SR Model 3 is not enough, and would be a better plan than a 60 kWh LEAF without any back-up charging.
     
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    If only there was a Model 3 lease option. Leasing - or the lack thereof on Tesla's part for the Model 3 - will allow BMW and Nissan to remain competitive. After Tesla offers a decent lease on the 3, it's game over for those two.
     

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