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BMW i3 Australian Hands-On: The Car That Built

Luke Hopewell 9 2014 12:00 PM

Today, I for a drive in a Time Machine. time machine is called the BMW i3, and it s a car belongs in 2050, not 2013. The part?

It s affordable, and goes on later this year. Hit the with us.

It s a four-door hatchback appears to borrow its shape the new Mini. Under the hood is, nothing really. Under the car rather is a 125kW all-electric which produces 250Nm of and propels this little wonder to a top speed of 150km/h.

It with 0-100km/h in 7.2 seconds, and can 190km before it needs to be

Charging is dealt with in 3 with a 7.4kW power but dependent on the region (China for it may take twice as long due to voltage available. To keep you on the longer, BMW will make a DC charging kit which takes the up to 80 per cent in just 20 minutes.

This thing is made up of a array of recycled materials, gadgets and science, all sewn with BMW quality.

The body is a flexible thermoplastic designed to weight while being and tough, the wheels are forged for strength and lightness, and the headlights and lights are LEDs to save

On the inside, everything is recycled and put on in a New York loft-style design beams, etc) which breathtaking. The glove box lid is made of wood which actually and becomes more rich as it The leather on the seats and doors is using olive leaves than formaldehyde, and the cloth is out of old water bottles and wool.

Even the roof is made up of from other BMW cars. an off-cut is made from say a 1-, 3- or for example, it s thrown into a bin, melted down and into parts for the BMW i3. Incredible.

sees you select one of three Comfort, EcoPro and EcoPro+. keeps all the mod-cons on for you, EcoPro mode simply down how much power features use. EcoPro+ is power management, turning off all driving systems to save

BMW says that each extends the range by 12 and 24 per cent versus driving in Comfort

The i3 is full of sensors to tell you how you re driving in order to save The E-Drive consumption history you the power flow of the car, how driving style affects drain and shows the impact ancillary systems are having on the and in turn, mileage. It also you tips as you drive to try and save

The infotainment system is built for the i3. Powered by the awesome Tegra from NVIDIA, the main screen is a 7-inch horizontal controlled by a selector knob in the console. The instrument panel is 4-inch tablet display shows you power drain, and information as you drive.

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The car takes of these tablets and allows you to to the internet with them. like browsing Gizmodo parked at the world s largest show, after all.

The special thing about the system is how BMW has configured it specifically for the i3. It has something called Dynamic Map which displays the range of vehicle against a map and shows you you can go. It then overlays charging points of interest, petrol as well as topographic data on in the area which may affect range.

It s truly intuitive.

It even into a back-end which can your car if someone is currently the charging station you want to to and routes you somewhere else. .

it s full of blinking lights, numbers, recycled everything and designs, but none of that important once you clip seatbelt and actually go for a drive. The way thing handles on the road is Moving the steering wheel is a as it gently sails around without a hint of obnoxious roll which you normally on some small cars, and as you put foot down, you almost forget it s an electric car.

Zoom . Straight to the moon. it s not the fastest accelerating car in the world, its the smoothest accelerating electric car I ever driven. The maximum delivery is immediate due to the fact it s an electric motor and not a traditional and the power is immediate.

You re reminded it s an electric car when you hear little whirr from your head like a the s most adorable jet is chasing you up the It s a beautiful little sound makes you feel like driving the world s most fighter jet.

You lift foot from the accelerator, and BMW s drive system takes decelerating the car and recovering power the brakes to put into the battery. you need to make a sudden or hold yourself on a hill, you need to use the brake pedal a city in the BMW i3.

It ll come out later this in the US for a sticker price of $US42,000. No on when it will come out in but BMW tells us it might be late early 2015, given the that it launches in China and Asia at that time

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