Open Floor and Center Console - 2014 BMW i3 Long-Term Road Test

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edited February 2015 in BMW
imageOpen Floor and Center Console - 2014 BMW i3 Long-Term Road Test

The 2014 BMW i3 is one of the few cars to offer an open floor in between the front seats.

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  • ebeaudoinebeaudoin Member Posts: 509
    I think one reason this feature is rarely seen is because the open floor can allow items to become lodged under pedals.
  • ebeaudoinebeaudoin Member Posts: 509
    ebeaudoin said:

    I think one reason this feature is rarely seen is because the open floor can allow items to become lodged under pedals.

    And also because so many cars have differentials/driveshafts/transmission in the center tunnel.
  • throwbackthrowback Member Posts: 445
    I am curious how this car does in snow with snow tires. Tall skinny tires should do well I think. My buddy's '73 Bug did great with skinny snow tires.
  • legacygtlegacygt Member Posts: 599
    The electric powertrain clearly opens up some free space and that's a nice thing. But this looks dangerous to me. As mentioned in a comment above, something can interfere with the pedals. I guess that's always the case. And in this case it's not just something the driver drops. It can be something stowed in between the seats. Or something the passenger drops or stows in the footwell.
  • cjasiscjasis Member Posts: 274
    I smell a lawsuit or suggestions of unintended acceleration
  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878
    ebeaudoin said:

    I think one reason this feature is rarely seen is because the open floor can allow items to become lodged under pedals.

    Pickups have had open floors for years and until the Toyota debacle no one even thought of the possibility of things rolling under the pedals.
  • anotherdrunkanotherdrunk Guest Posts: 30
    my wife loves the extra front storage

    she always wants her grocery bags up front with her
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