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BMW i3 Facelift & i3S

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Spidy, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    Looked quirky before...Looks unchanged and quirky again.
    Absolutely no change to battery.
    I3 vs Model 3? No brainer
     
  2. PeterHG

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    Adding insult to injury--launch a hideous looking car, then facelift instead of trashing it.

    I'd just ignore the i3, but it makes me furious for two reasons. First, BMW is probably the most capable car company on the planet, so there's no room for excuses. Second, the world sees the i3 as an indicator of the demand for EVs in general, so this oddball is slowing the transition instead of speeding it up.
     
  3. Waiting4M3

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    So this Zune is going to kill off the iPod?
     
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  4. maserati

    maserati New Member

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    They should have upgraded battery to at least that of the Nissan leaf.
    Bmw as usual falling behind. .Look at the i8 second hand values fallen through the floor .
    They had a head start on most other companies and now falling behind.
    Model s on order due end October.
     
  5. AustinPowers

    AustinPowers Total Smeghead

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    #6 AustinPowers, Aug 30, 2017
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    I just don't get it. What has happened to BMW, the company that I was happy to buy my car from 14 years ago?
    Instead of at least technically improving the i3 in any meaningful way, they spend their money on a marginally different design that to any untrained eye leaves the car as fugly as before. :confused:

    Look at VW and the e-Golf. They at least upgraded the battery significantly with their facelift, as well as add some useful new tech options. And for better of worse, the e-Golf at least looks just as good (or bad, depending on personal taste) as any other Golf, a design that seems to appeal to hundreds of thousands of buyers each year..
     
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  6. Spidy

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    They already upgraded the battery in the 2017 model year...
     
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  7. Tiger

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    Nope, they just facelifted the battery ... Tesla instead is going to upgrade batteries into 130kWh-150kWh range.
     
  8. Spidy

    Spidy Active Member

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    They increased the battery capacity by 50%. That's a fact. You are posting speculation which I fail to see how this is relevant.
     
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