SPIED! First Spyshots Ever BMW i3 Page 5 German Car Forum

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Interesting insight.

mapezzul@another site said:

The interior is cannibalizing many parts from other models still- You can even see how the angle of the dash is not right and they have a plastic piece to indicate where the wing of the dash will be. The switches are out of other current models as well.


This is still an extremely early interior, I d almost compare it to the MINI F56 that was using an F20 interior.

On the outside in real life it looks very similar to the concept- the blue and white swirls do wonders to hide lines. Anyone that thinks this will look like anything currently on the road is not on the right page. This car will be something totally different than the rest.

Most of the models running around now are of range extender variety. They will be plug in and use a small highly efficient generator to recharge the batteries for extended trips. The generator will never be coupled directly to the wheel or power them.

This ReX version is being targeted for the US market and will launch after the fully electric version.

Let s not get ahead of ourselves on pricing and let s be realistic. The Leaf is almost $40k without government money and it is NOT luxurious and NOT made or CFRP or feature any of the creature comforts the i3 will. This is still a premium offering and just like not everyone can afford a BMW they won t be able to afford a BMWi.

BMW is in the business of Premium and not econo boxes.

BMW will also be offering a system for BMWi owners to use a traditional fleet if they need access to a car with more range for a trip etc. This may be in the form of monthly vouchers that can be redeemed and is part of the price of entry of the BMWi vehicle- so you won t need to rent a car if you are taking a long trip etc. There will also be other perks coming.

This will redefine premium mobility.

I am excited to see this all evolve and can t wait to get one as my DD. Helps offset my carbon use in the M3.

The purpose of the lack of a center stack is so that a person can easily slide across the front from one seat to another the ease entering and leaving the vehicle in a tight parking location. I wish I had that ability a few times over this past weekend.

The materials will be eco friendly and of high quality they will not be cheap this is a prototype that is very very far away from production.

As for your complaints about materials in the current lineup- the F20 and F30 are best in class currently in terms of materials and quality.

The X1 is a previous generation vehicle and is designed for a price point so the materials are not as high but at the same time they are way better than Q3. Have you seen the plastics in the Q3 or A4? They are crap.

The only competitor that has better materials is the Range Evoque and that is a new product that has a horrible drivetrain- personally I d sacrifice some interior quality for a vehicle that has a more robust drivetrain- who wouldn t?

I think people are missing the point with the BMWi cars- they are not for everyone and neither are the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf otherwise they would be sold out and have waiting lists. They appeal to a different customer base that is non-traditional.

There are flaws for practicality with everything we drive and these cars are designed for tomorrow and not today. Try living in Munich and finding a spot to park that will allow four doors to open on a crowded day- its not happening.

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