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      01-10-2014, 10:48 AM   #1
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BMW i3 Named What Car? Green Car of the Year

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What Car? has released its Car of the Year 2014 awards and two BMWs have been named winners - the BMW i3 and 435i Coupe.

The BMW i3 beat out the Renault Zoe and Tesla Model S in What Car?'s Green Cars category.


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      01-10-2014, 11:57 AM   #2
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At £68,000 there are so many choices and real cars that I can think of...
And beautiful too inside and outside.
Tesla is plain ugly... Inside and outside.
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At £68,000 there are so many choices and real cars that I can think of...
And beautiful too inside and outside.
Tesla is plain ugly... Inside and outside.
LOL Name those cars.
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      01-10-2014, 12:33 PM   #4
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LOL Name those cars.
First that come in mind from a wide range of beautiful cars that offer long trips, visceral sound and one unique "alive" experience...
http://www.jaguar.co.uk/jaguar-range/f-type

Not to mentionthe new M3 saloon that starts at £56,000...
http://www.bmw.co.uk/vc/ncc/xhtml/st...orMainExterior
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      01-10-2014, 12:33 PM   #5
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Pretty sure, these car companies pay to have their cars nominated. Hasn't anyone else figured this out by now?

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At 68,000 there are so many choices and real cars that I can think of...
And beautiful too inside and outside.
Tesla is plain ugly... Inside and outside.
I think that's the first time I've ever heard ANYONE say the Model S was ugly
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Telsa is far from ugly.
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I think that's the first time I've ever heard ANYONE say the Model S was ugly
Sorry, I meant REALLY ugly. And that interior with that dash and that ipad inside makes me vomit...
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First that come in mind from a wide range of beautiful cars that offer long trips, visceral sound and one unique "alive" experience...
http://www.jaguar.co.uk/jaguar-range/f-type

Not to mentionthe new M3 saloon that starts at £56,000...
http://www.bmw.co.uk/vc/ncc/xhtml/st...orMainExterior
LOL.

Isn't it great that we have the right to choose?
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First time I have heard someone say the model S is ugly too. It would look good with a gas engine and less interior tech too.

Nice looking car.
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First time I have heard someone say the model S is ugly too. It would look good with a gas engine and less interior tech too.

Nice looking car.
Really?
Fishy fishy, fishy...


I hope everybody buys this "beauty"
More exquisite cars for the rest of us...
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First time I have heard someone say the model S is ugly too. It would look good with a gas engine and less interior tech too.

Nice looking car.
Really?
Fishy fishy, fishy...


I hope everybody buys this "beauty"
More exquisite cars for the rest of us...
LOL

You found the angle you liked the least, a color that I'm not sure I have ever saw in the flesh and posted it. And it still isn't ugly. If I was home I would find some different pics.
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Sorry, I meant REALLY ugly. And that interior with that dash and that ipad inside makes me vomit...
I agree somewhat. The interior is boring, too much room, if that makes sense. You don't feel like your driving something, more like it is driving you around. Feels like you are riding is a car at an amusement park. The exterior is bland.
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I agree somewhat. The interior is boring, too much room, if that makes sense. You don't feel like your driving something, more like it is driving you around. Feels like you are riding is a car at an amusement park. The exterior is bland.
Thank you for providing, at last, the perfect word to describe the Tesla S: BLAND.

It's not that it's ugly, it's just so boring.

I'll gladly agree that the acceleration is very invigorating, but everything else is bland.

The interior is actually worse than bland -- it's banal. It's totally dependent on the supposed sexiness of the imitation iPad screen. But if you look at and touch the rest of the interior, it's all just slightly off in that synthetic, trying-too- hard-to-be-luxurious way that could easily have been designed and built by Toyota or Chevy. And even the faux iPad screen is less than sexy when (as happens pretty often in the real world) the internet connection is not so hot.
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I think the i3 just won in its respective category.
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i3 did win green car of the year

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I think the i3 just won in its respective category.
The layout of the first page of the What Car? does make it look like perhaps the i3 just won in its price category.

However, if you click on the link to the part of the article that talks specifically about the i3 (http://www.whatcar.com/awards/2014/c...en-cars/20-30k), you will see that indeed the i3 was their overall Green car of the year, beating both the Zoe and the Tesla S.
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WhatCar? awards

You correctly say that i3 & 435i have won WhatCar? awards, but you overlook 5 other category wins for BMWs:

The BMW 5 Series Touring scores Best buy Estate over £25,000

BMW 5 Series Sedan is Best buy Executive Car over £28,000

BMW 3 Series Sedan wins Best buy Executive Car £24,000-£28,000.

Illustrating that the Brits define “large SUV” by a different standard than Americans, BMW X3 tops out as Best buy Large SUV £25,000-£40,000.

In addition, BMW’s Rolls-Royce Phantom was named Best Buy over £100,000.
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The layout of the first page of the What Car? does make it look like perhaps the i3 just won in its price category.

However, if you click on the link to the part of the article that talks specifically about the i3 (http://www.whatcar.com/awards/2014/c...en-cars/20-30k), you will see that indeed the i3 was their overall Green car of the year, beating both the Zoe and the Tesla S.
Whoops! You're right. Good on them.
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