BMW i
Forum for the BMW i3, i4 and i8
BMW i3 BMW i8
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   BMW i Forums > BMW i3 / i4 Forums > BMW i3 and BMW i4 General Discussion

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-15-2014, 02:58 PM   #1
tiburonh
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2012 X3
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: California

Posts: 165
iTrader: (0)

XCar reviews the i3

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
tiburonh is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-31-2014, 11:30 AM   #2
Vector Pilot
Lieutenant
 
Vector Pilot's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Z4 28i
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Chicago Metro

Posts: 418
iTrader: (0)

Drove the i3. It drives like a BMW, performs like a BMW but it doesn't look like a BMW.
Vector Pilot is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-31-2014, 12:21 PM   #3
lasovan
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: bmw 320
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: europe

Posts: 309
iTrader: (0)

Nice review! Thx for sharing.
lasovan is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-31-2014, 12:21 PM   #4
red-sauerkraut
.
 
red-sauerkraut's Avatar
 
Drives: x-car/m-car
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: northern hemisphere

Posts: 3,736
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vector Pilot
Drove the i3. It drives like a BMW, performs like a BMW but it doesn't look like a BMW.
It looks like one now, because it's a BMW like it or not.

But I am sure the reason people buy them is beyond the looks.
__________________
LESS LIMIT. MORE SKY.
red-sauerkraut is offline  
+1
Reply With Quote
      01-31-2014, 12:30 PM   #5
SL-NL
New Member
 
SL-NL's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW E90 330i Perfomance
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Utrecht, Holland

Posts: 7
iTrader: (0)

Love the i3, you just need to get used too It.

Its just the big culture change is too much for some people...
SL-NL is offline  
+1
Reply With Quote
      01-31-2014, 01:42 PM   #6
Remonster
Captain
 
Drives: M3 6MT VT2-625 - 335is DCT
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Diego, CA

Posts: 942
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vector Pilot View Post
Drove the i3. It drives like a BMW, performs like a BMW but it doesn't look like a BMW.
Totally agree, good move on BMW's part for bringing a bunch of these to the SD Auto Show because I was not convinced until I drove one. I wish it looked more conventional but it really does drive like a BMW.
Remonster is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-31-2014, 03:17 PM   #7
Justin Case
Private First Class
 
Drives: E92 M3 M-Performance
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Garage

Posts: 105
iTrader: (0)

Who the hell was driving that M3?
Justin Case is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-31-2014, 09:26 PM   #8
red-sauerkraut
.
 
red-sauerkraut's Avatar
 
Drives: x-car/m-car
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: northern hemisphere

Posts: 3,736
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Justin Case
Who the hell was driving that M3?
Some lucky devil
__________________
LESS LIMIT. MORE SKY.
red-sauerkraut is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-31-2014, 11:43 PM   #9
Z8chP
Private
 
Drives: 06 330cic zhp
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: North jersey

Posts: 88
iTrader: (0)

I sat in one and loved it. The seats are incredibly comfortable (which surprised me considering how flat they are)

I loved the overall styling of the interior as well. They nailed it.
Z8chP is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-01-2014, 04:46 AM   #10
N & M
Private
 
Drives: BMW M6 GC
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: The Gulf

Posts: 78
iTrader: (0)

Looks The Part To Me

This car is a brave and well thought out entry into this new type of mobility. BMW took similar steps when it emphasized its development of diesel power plants and models and now it is a leader in this market.

The styling could be more thoughtful but it suits the futuristic city run about role it wants to fill. In fact, it is nice to see bold design come back to BMW after an era of caution.

Only thing is I hope they still remember what they are famous for and keep on developing great driving machines.
N & M is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-01-2014, 05:44 AM   #11
matthewcornish
Private First Class
 
Drives: M135i
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Cardiff

Posts: 130
iTrader: (0)

Great review.
matthewcornish is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-01-2014, 01:34 PM   #12
psuibmw
Private First Class
 
psuibmw's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 F10 535xi/2008 E90 328xi
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Baltimore, MD

Posts: 198
iTrader: (0)

I saw one at the DC auto show ... Have to say this is not my cup of tea ... I do not see myself driving one soon. It is not good to look at either.
psuibmw is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      02-01-2014, 01:42 PM   #13
poggy
Private First Class
 
Drives: E90 318i SE
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: UK

Posts: 136
iTrader: (1)

Test drove one of these this afternoon, all I can think is that I want to go back and do it again. It was an amazing car; lovely and quiet, excellent ride, spacious, brilliant technology, unmistakably a BMW .... Oh yeah, and real, functional, visible, carbon fibre sills :-)))
poggy is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-03-2014, 04:34 AM   #14
ATPDK
Registered
 
Drives: Z4
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Denmark

Posts: 3
iTrader: (0)

I really do not understand why that you have to give the car Audi A6 headlights?! Why?
Where did BMW's most well-known brand going? Corona rings!
ATPDK is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-18-2014, 10:33 AM   #15
bozola
Unloved BMW Addict
 
bozola's Avatar
 
Drives: 128, Z3 Coupe, 318Ti * 2
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: King County WA

Posts: 1,169
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
1999 Z3 Coupe  [5.00]
1998 318Ti  [0.00]
1998 318Ti  [5.00]
2008 128i  [4.50]
I want one.
__________________
2008 128 Montego Blue/Premium/Sport/Cold/Step/Paddles/iPod/Xenons/Rubber/Rear Fogs/Performance Exhaust/E92 Sway
bozola is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:06 PM.




bmw
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST