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Torque Makes It the Perfect City Sleeper - 2014 BMW i3 Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,112
edited May 2015 in BMW
imageTorque Makes It the Perfect City Sleeper - 2014 BMW i3 Long-Term Road Test

Why is our long-term 2014 BMW i3 so fun to drive around in the city? Torque, of course!

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Comments

  • throwbackthrowback Posts: 445
    Instant torque is the beauty of EVs, at least up to about 30mph (Tesla excluded)
  • bolotiboloti Posts: 47
    "I know this isn't how most EV car owners drive their cars"... How do you know ? I always drive my LEAF like that.... and leave GTI owners puzzled why they could not overtake me until after I reached the speed limit, and they exceeded...
  • tatermctatumstatermctatums Posts: 107
    I intentionally floor it off nearly every stop on my electric motorcycle. Since it doesn't hurt the motor at all to do it constantly there really isn't a downside. Except efficiency and possibly tire wear. Plus, you don't draw attention to yourself from authority figures since there isn't a screaming engine involved.
  • greg128greg128 Posts: 427
    The Volt should blow its doors off with 0-30 in 2.6 sec according to:
    http://insideevs.com/plug-vehicle-cross-section-acceleration-30-mph-60-mph-ev-mode/
  • i went that morning to buy a cla250 ... mercedes was playing games

    stopped by bmw on the way home to look at a 2 series ... none to be had

    the salesman said have you driven an i3?

    he said floor it!

    insta torque and stupid quick!

    drove it home an hour later
  • I know the feeling of instant torque. I have a 2104 Spark EV with 400 lb-ft of torque. That sucker has torque steer and tire spin from a roll. It can be hard to control at times. LOL.
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