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Old Thu, May-16-2019, 07:15:41 PM   #21
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Gotta say I did not see that coming!
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Old Thu, May-16-2019, 07:16:22 PM   #22
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Gotta say I did not see that coming!
You didn't want me messing up the wagon with a kid, did you?
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Old Sun, May-19-2019, 11:04:11 PM   #23
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Nice pick-up! I'm glad to hear the overall positive review. I sat in an i3 when they first came out and remember thinking the interior was really comfortable and spacious. Given how I know you drive your other cars, I'm not surprised at your half star ratingn

Reading your first post the other day I thought "our 21 month old hasn't made any car too dirty", then today on the ride home he decided to throw goldfish all over my wife's car so there's that...
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The i3 makes the M5 feel like it doesn't have much torque

I'm enjoying it surprisingly much, though part of my enjoyment is that it's so different of an experience that it doesn't make me like my other cars any less.

Also, I really dislike iDrive.
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What is your stated/actual range at max speed? The 2017 has like 115 mile stated range, right? Would you be able to go 100 miles at max speed? What is your actual?

On the pre-prod version we tested there was no way that was happening.
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What is your stated/actual range at max speed? The 2017 has like 115 mile stated range, right? Would you be able to go 100 miles at max speed? What is your actual?

On the pre-prod version we tested there was no way that was happening.
My commute is 49 miles each way. It takes me ~3 miles to get to the highway and my work is ~2 miles off the highway. For the entire duration of the highway I park the car at the speed limiter, which is 95mph indicated/93mph GPS. When I arrive at work, I have 46% battery remaining.

Just for giggles, one day I tried going the speed limit (70mph)-- I arrived with 59% battery remaining.

For around town driving, even driven like an ass, it consistently gets 110+ miles per charge. If you drive it like a responsible adult, not on the highway, 140 miles of range is easily possible. I've been driving the M3 wagon this week (my commute will do the rod bearing break in super fast), so my wife has been driving the i3-- she hasn't come home with less than 70% battery (her commute only has ~1 mile of highway, plus ~12 miles of non highway, plus most days she goes out to lunch and/or does some shopping-- ends up at 30-40 miles/day).

We both have the AC on 100% of the time and the car has never been taken out of comfort mode (has never been put into eco or eco pro+).

At least with the updated 2017 battery, we haven't suffered range anxiety at all yet. We haven't planned any drives around it, restrained our driving for it, or used a public charger. It feels 100% sufficient for all DD use to me, and 100% insufficient for a road trip-- which is kind of how I'd describe all EVs.

... though I would have to go closer to the speed limit if I couldn't charge at work, with my 98 mile/day commute. Or get a 2019 i3 (bigger battery, again), or take a not highway route...
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The not highway range really is crazy good. My drive cycle is absolutely what this car is the worst at doing.

Just stalked my wife/car using the connected drive app. Ignoring the projected range (as that's based on past driving style, aka me using the car), she's gone 10.6 miles in 6% battery. That means with her driving style/cycle, she'd get 177 miles from a full charge, with AC on/comfort mode/not giving any active thought to saving power.

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Nice pick up. My wife and I both bought electrics two years ago. We ALMOST purchased an i3 but went with a Bolt EV for her. Electrics are fantastic daily duty cars. The acceleration is pretty fantastic 0-30 also

FYI - Expect probably 20% less range come Winter (even more if you use the heat).
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My commute is 49 miles each way. It takes me ~3 miles to get to the highway and my work is ~2 miles off the highway. For the entire duration of the highway I park the car at the speed limiter, which is 95mph indicated/93mph GPS. When I arrive at work, I have 46% battery remaining.

Just for giggles, one day I tried going the speed limit (70mph)-- I arrived with 59% battery remaining.

For around town driving, even driven like an ass, it consistently gets 110+ miles per charge. If you drive it like a responsible adult, not on the highway, 140 miles of range is easily possible. I've been driving the M3 wagon this week (my commute will do the rod bearing break in super fast), so my wife has been driving the i3-- she hasn't come home with less than 70% battery (her commute only has ~1 mile of highway, plus ~12 miles of non highway, plus most days she goes out to lunch and/or does some shopping-- ends up at 30-40 miles/day).

We both have the AC on 100% of the time and the car has never been taken out of comfort mode (has never been put into eco or eco pro+).

At least with the updated 2017 battery, we haven't suffered range anxiety at all yet. We haven't planned any drives around it, restrained our driving for it, or used a public charger. It feels 100% sufficient for all DD use to me, and 100% insufficient for a road trip-- which is kind of how I'd describe all EVs.

... though I would have to go closer to the speed limit if I couldn't charge at work, with my 98 mile/day commute. Or get a 2019 i3 (bigger battery, again), or take a not highway route...

We experienced the same thing. It is the reverse of an ICE car where in town it gets much better range than realistic open highway operation. Around here you cruise at 85-90mph on the highway and booked actual range around 75% of stated range. So that is basically right along the same range you are getting.

Never tried stretching the range. It is good to hear that it will do a pretty good margin in excess of stated. If I could install a 240v charger in my place, I would have considered the i3.
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