BMW i3 Range Extender Review by CAR Magazine

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BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto

BMW i3 Range Extender Review by CAR

CAR Magazine test drive and the BMW i3 with range extender. At time, BMW i3 is also available a range-extender engine, which

CAR test drive and reviews the BMW i3 range extender.

At launch BMW i3 is also available with a engine, which maintains the of the lithium-ion battery at a constant while on the move as soon as it below a certain value.

Performing this role is a two-cylinder gasoline engine 34 hp/25 kW, which is mounted adjacent to the electric motor the rear axle. Specifying the extender has no effect on luggage the 2.4 gallon (nine liter) tank is located in the front of the car.

Here is an excerpt from the also read our own review of the BMW i3:

Is the i3 Range Extender faster the all-electric i3?

BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto

No, it’s marginally Lugging around a petrol adds 120kg to the i3’s and tacks 0.5sec onto the time, which extends a ‘downright quick’ 7.2sec to a nippy’ 7.9sec. The top speed is at 93mph, but the all-important urban has suffered: standstill to 30mph is a of tenths slower than the battery-powered i3.

No matter – you’ll still everything from cyclists to M3s at the lights. It’s two seconds to 62mph than a Nissan and boy does it feel it.

What’s it on the road?

Until the petrol fires up, this is an all-electric and therefore very similar to the i3 we drove (and liked) in 2013. You won’t notice the penalty of the two-cylinder engine, so the still exceptionally swift off the with traction never an for those slim rear Braking stability is impressive too – the i3 has retardation from its regenerative effect alone, but dab the left for a swifter stop and it digs its in more stubbornly than an protestor.

Despite the battery aiding a low of gravity, the lofty i3 can’t its height through bends, on the squidgy winter tyres of our car. There’s body and eventual understeer to curb enthusiasm, but the i3 clings on much than you’d imagine, eyed its anorexic rubber and profile. However, in isolation, you notice the extra heft of the equivalent to a rotund passenger on board.

BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto
BMW i3 � Electric Car 127kW with Range Extender Auto

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