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      02-24-2013, 10:51 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by ACZakka325i View Post
That funny, because just as I was returning home from running out to get takeout, I thought to myself, how silly it was to burn all this gas to run across town. A multi-fueled car would have been perfect.
I can do a miniature version of this with the ActiveHybrid 3. Just yesterday, I had to make a quick trip one street over, and did the whole thing on battery power. Obviously 2-20miles would be much much nicer, something one could accomplish with the i3/i8.

Originally Posted by tmurphy2 View Post
I wonder if BMW's cars run so hot because every friggin pre release test is done in cold temperatures.

I'm obviously being sarcastic but it really does seem like every car, even the M3 is tested in cold conditions only.
They test all the cars in extreme heat:
2016 M3 - current
2013 ActiveHybrid 3 - sold
2012 M3 coupe - sold