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BMW i3 (2014)

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BMW i3 (2014) review: 22 facts and highlights

BMW i3 (2014)
BMW i3 (2014)
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Why is BMW i3 (2014) better than the average?

  • higher maximum torque
    250Nmvs172.96Nm
  • shorter length
    4mvs4.07m
  • longer wheelbase
    2.57mvs2.54m
  • more headroom (rear)
    946mmvs942.42mm
  • Charge time
    0.5hvs8.63h
  • more horsepower
    170hpvs115.26hp
  • longer basic warranty (years)
    4yrsvs3.94yrs
  • more headroom (front)
    1.01mvs983.46mm

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has fully independent suspension
BMW i3 (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

2. longer drivetrain warranty (years)

4yrs

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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10yrs

3. longer basic warranty (years)

4yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

Best

Nissan Versa Note S (2014)

Unlimited yrs

4. longer basic warranty (km)

80467km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Unlimited km

5. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

80467km

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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160934km

6.Has rear-wheel drive
BMW i3 (2014)

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

Dimensions

1. shorter length

4m

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2.34m

2. longer wheelbase

2.57m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

Best

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014)

3.07m

3. more headroom (rear)

946mm

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

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Skoda Roomster S (2014)

1.01m

4.height

1.58m

Best

Honda CR-Z (2014)

1.39m

5. more headroom (front)

1.01m

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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Mini Clubman (2014)

1.06m

6.width

1.77m

Best

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1m

Speed

1. faster acceleration (0-100)

7.2s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

Best

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6s

Engine

1. higher maximum torque

250Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

Best

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014)

400Nm

2. more horsepower

170hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

Best

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i (2014)

306hp

3. further range

190km

The maximum distance an electric or hybrid car can travel on electric only, from a full charge (EPA-estimated driving range).

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Chevrolet Volt (2014)

612km

4.charge time

0.5h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

BMW i3 (2014)

0.5h

5. more battery power

12.9kWh

With more battery power you can travel on the electric motor further before having to recharge, or in the case of a hybrid switching to the petrol (gasoline) engine.

Best

Toyota Prius C One (2014)

45kWh

Features

1.Has Bluetooth
BMW i3 (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

2.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
BMW i3 (2014)

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

3.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Ford Focus ST (2014)

2

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