RodHam
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Location: Montreal Quebec

Re: snow driving

Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:16 pm

I just completed a 170km one-way trip this Sunday in a snow storm from the eastern townships back to my home, temperature was about -10c with lots of snow in the passing lane of autoroute 10 and the car handled beautifully while maneuvering from the inside lane to the passing lane covered in snow and slick black top at speeds of 110 to 115 kmh. I have the 18" winter rim kit from the dealer. Total confidence in this car now, just love it.
Rodney
2015 i3 BEV Lodge with winter tire kit. Juicebox Pro 40a EVSE
2005 Honda S2000
1976 GMC Palm Beach motorhome

PDXelectric
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Re: snow driving

Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:36 pm

RodHam wrote:I just completed a 170km one-way trip this Sunday in a snow storm from the eastern townships back to my home, temperature was about -10c with lots of snow in the passing lane of autoroute 10 and the car handled beautifully while maneuvering from the inside lane to the passing lane covered in snow and slick black top at speeds of 110 to 115 kmh. I have the 18" winter rim kit from the dealer. Total confidence in this car now, just love it.


Just had my first test of snow and ice with the winter package. The i3 handled it very well! It easily traversed a tricky area that caused a mail truck to spin out. It won't handle sheets of solid ice, but nothing really will. Does anybody have experience with the available chains?

jadnashuanh
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Joined: Thu May 22, 2014 2:07 pm
Location: Nashua, NH USA

Re: snow driving

Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:51 pm

BMWUSA does not list chains for the i3 as an available accessory here. I have seen them on their world site. So, you probably won't find many people that have experience with them from USA forum members.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

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Re: snow driving

Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:04 pm

jadnashuanh wrote:BMWUSA does not list chains for the i3 as an available accessory here. I have seen them on their world site. So, you probably won't find many people that have experience with them from USA forum members.


The accessory is listed on several sites. Perhaps they are imported from foreign markets?

https://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Snow/ES2832961/

http://parts.bmwnorthwest.com/p/BMW__/Snow-chains-BMW-Comfort/61130129/36112344236.html?partner=googlebase_adwords&kwd=&origin=pla

jadnashuanh
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Location: Nashua, NH USA

Re: snow driving

Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:25 pm

ECS Tuning has lots of things that BMWUSA doesn't sell, so they must import them themselves, as BMWUSA does not list them as available, nor do they list lots of i3 accessories shown on their German website. Efforts to have a dealer order them, even with a part number, does not work.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

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