BMW i3 review – the ultimate commuting machine?

evo Verdict


BMW’s i3 city car was one of two new vehicles to launch the Bavarian ‘i’ brand – alongside the seminal i8 sports car. While the latter is more of an evo kind of car, the i3 still holds a lot of appeal, especially for those that spend most of their time in a big city.

It looks like nothing else on the road, has a surprisingly spacious and yet genuinely interesting cabin plus the instantaneous maximum torque makes it a hoot to drive – albeit in an urban environment. The only thing holding it back is its ultimate range – as with nearly all electric cars.

evo Tip

We’d be flabbergasted to find a BMW i3 buyer that doesn’t have a smartphone, so assuming you do, it’s worth installing the bespoke BMW i Remote app, as it enhances the ownership experience no end. A particularly useful feature is remotely checking how a charge is getting on, while it’s also possible to pre-set the climate control temperature for when you return to the car. There’s also what BMW claims to be a world first intermodal route planning system – i.e. it’ll guide you whether you’re in the car, on foot or using public transport… perish the thought.

Read more: Evo

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: