The appeal of the i3 is obvious: it's a BMW, for starters, and it looks funky and different, has a posh interior and a cracking infotainment system. The absence of similarly priced rivals from other premium brands only strengthen its case. However, there's no escaping the fact that similarly priced mainstream rivals, such as the Kia e-Niro, offer similar performance and much longer ranges between charges. Practicality is another serious weakness of the i3, all of which means that, objectively, there are better electric cars available for the money.get the best price
The i3 comes was plenty of standard kit, including sat-nav, heated front seats, LED headlights, rear parking sensors, climate control, a DAB radio, automatic lights and rain-sensing wipers. You'll probably still want to add a few options, though.
Engine: 125kW 42kWh
The regular i3 has a healthy 168bhp, which is enough to whisk you up to 62mph in 7.3sec – so it's a doddle to keep up with fast-moving traffic.
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