One Lap of Orange County Range Test - 2014 BMW i3 Long-Term Road Test

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edited January 2015 in BMW
imageOne Lap of Orange County Range Test - 2014 BMW i3 Long-Term Road Test

We compared the range of 2014 BMW i3 hatchbacks equipped with and without the range extender on our One Lap of Orange County test loop.

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  • grijongrijon Member Posts: 147
    Excellent stuff, thank you for doing this!
  • cjasiscjasis Member Posts: 274
    Great post. Thanks Edmunds.
  • throwbackthrowback Member Posts: 445
    Good stuff, thanks Dan. This is the type of info I love about Insideline. Yes, I still prefer that name. Will you be doing a full range test including the REX?
  • kirkhilles1kirkhilles1 Member Posts: 863
    You guys have it wrong. Its not REX, its "THE" Range Extender or T-REX.
  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878
    edited January 2015
    This is a lot like a Volt but for more money. And the switch over in the Volt when the battery symbol and gauge flips around and becomes a fuel pump symbol and gauge is way cooler. BMW is late to the party with this one.
  • actualsizeactualsize Santa Ana, CaliforniaMember Posts: 451
    Except that the electric range in the i3 REX is about double that of the current Volt. Said another way, the Volt's electric operation radius is smaller than that of the i3 REX by about half. I'd say they moved the needle quite a bit. The new 2016 Volt will still come up 20 miles short (a 10-mile difference in commute radius)

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  • dat2dat2 Member Posts: 251
    Does the i3 qualify for the white HOV stickers?
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