Kiwi
Posts: 80
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:45 pm
Location: Auckland

What I enjoy the most

Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:32 pm

Being able to accelerate fast and the wife doesn't realise as their's hardly no engine noise. :D
I had a BMW loaner car for a couple of days last week and couldn't wait to take it back due to EV's have instant acceleration.

graememwl
Posts: 58
Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:42 pm
Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Re: What I enjoy the most

Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:10 am

Hahaha, I hear you!

I was pleasantly surprised by how zippy my i3 is at freeway speeds. No need to wait for kickdown, or revs to build. A quick stab at the throttle and zip... Of course, that 200 yards of "zip" costs 1-2 miles of range :D

JasonDoti3
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:44 pm
Location: San Diego, CA

Re: What I enjoy the most

Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:23 pm

I just got an i3 and I'm surprised by it's acceleration too! It is fun...

BMW i3 REx
BMW M5

Instagram: @Jason.stuff

Milam
Gold Member
Posts: 107
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:03 pm

Re: What I enjoy the most

Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:23 pm

My i3 just git updated.

It runs even better now.

2017 i3 REX

Busfolder
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:34 pm

Re: What I enjoy the most

Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:36 pm

I agree that the performance can be exhilarating (but watch the effect on the range...) however my enjoyment of it would be enhanced if BMW offered optional suitable sound effects- e.g. synthesized M5 engine & exhaust soundtrack.

Not sure if this would be sensible as an exterior warning system!


Chris

Kiwi
Posts: 80
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:45 pm
Location: Auckland

Re: What I enjoy the most

Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:52 am

M5 sound would be great at times but I do enjoy quite as well. When I do put my foot down the engine sound is better than BMW's 2lt.

graememwl
Posts: 58
Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:42 pm
Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Re: What I enjoy the most

Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:56 am

I absolutely *love* the instant acceleration and "whoosh" when you floor the throttle.
When you encounter a jerk driver that doesn't want to let you past, or change lanes, when you get on the gas in an ICE, they hear you flooring it and move to block. With the i3, the complete silence (at least from their standpoint) means you have already (safely) zipped into the gap they normally would try to close.
Stealth speed. Gotta love it :D

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