Kiwi wrote:I was looking forward to maybe purchasing the new i3 Sport and now I'll have to wait for the higher KWh battery pack. At least I'll arrange a weekend test drive of the i3s in November and wait for another year.
Depends on what your actual needs are. Just like in computers, especially in the beginning, wait 6-months, and the processors were faster, memory was cheaper, disk drives were bigger. At some point, you have to make a decision that this is good enough. In my case, given my limited needs for daily range, my 2014 i3 is fine, and I've been enjoying it for over 3-years, and expect that I can for many more. I don't really worry about resale value or the fact that newer ones have higher capacity batteries. The basic car, including the body, motor, etc. hasn't really changed but it now comes with a bigger 'fuel tank'. Unless the car is changed, I think the existing range is more than enough...longer trips available with a bigger battery wouldn't end to be as comfortable as in my other car, nor, can I carry as much, which can be beneficial on longer trips with more people and luggage. And, my other car has seen over 500-miles on a tank before I needed to stop while refilling was minutes verses hours. Even with an existing CCS charge, the bigger the battery, it's going to take awhile. Yes, eventually, the battery tech will allow rapid charges to batteries, but that infrastructure is a long ways away, as is even lots of CCS units everywhere.