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by frictioncircle
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: End of production
Replies: 23
Views: 661

Re: End of production

Why are such a high percentage of recent U.S. i3's Deka World models? Deka World is missing some nice interior lighting. I suppose a new i3 buyer wouldn't know this. Maybe this is a way to minimize the high i3 MSRP. In 2019 a friend bought a brand-new 2019 i3 Deka – a mutual friend (and 2019 i3s Te...
by frictioncircle
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: End of production
Replies: 23
Views: 661

Re: End of production

My 2020 i3S was $60k, so while not super expensive...expensive enough that it should have power seats and a heated steering wheel (I'd like a power steering wheel too). I miss lane departure warning, as my last 4-5 cars before the i3 had it, and I really liked it! Deutsch100 – Yes, ACC really needs...
by frictioncircle
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: End of production
Replies: 23
Views: 661

Re: End of production

There is a credible rumor on Bimmerpost forum indicating i3 production will end in 6/22 (about 14 months from now). That means the 2022 model will be the last model year, also indicating upgraded battery pack is cancelled (doesn't make sense for 1 model year only). This is obviously a rumor but fro...
by frictioncircle
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: PDC sensors, front fender
Replies: 1
Views: 68

PDC sensors, front fender

About two weeks back I started getting PDC falses when parking. I'd get "red" distance from the passenger side front fender when in free air. I thought the sensor might have been dirty but when I took a proper look, the sensor had fallen in and was dangling loose behind the fender panel (hence the f...
by frictioncircle
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: End of production
Replies: 23
Views: 661

Re: End of production

Rumors are that i3 production will end in 2024 but reading the OP's first post brings up a thought – might BMW NA kill the i3 before BMW AG ? MKH, I haven't been to my dealer in a long time – it's really disappointing to hear that the ones in your area have switched to order-only. That's a great mov...
by frictioncircle
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: End of production
Replies: 23
Views: 661

Re: End of production

gt1, your instincts are correct – no BMW dealer will be able to give you worthwhile information about upcoming product line changes! :D The last bump to the battery was to 42 kWh for the 2019 model year. If you think of an i3 as a city car (which I do) it's a well thought-out machine, which makes on...
by frictioncircle
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: I3 not following delayed off-peak charging
Replies: 14
Views: 1828

Re: I3 not following delayed off-peak charging

by Beardsley » Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:40 pm Other than that the car drives great. I will be sad to see sales of the i3 go away. Thinking of a new Galvanic Gold i3s. Galvanic Gold is the best i3 color since Solar Orange! Regarding forcing the i3 to low-cost charge between specific hours, I've found that...
by frictioncircle
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum
Replies: 264
Views: 228780

Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

longwaytim – From the i3's launch in 2014 (late-2013 in the EU) there have been two major battery upgrades. A good browse of Wikipedia will answer many questions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_i3 That said, (and as a BEV owner, the below apply to battery-only i3 cars, not REx models) here are th...
by frictioncircle
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: BMW i3 vs. Chevy Bolt -- Structural Efficiency ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1478

Re: BMW i3 vs. Chevy Bolt -- Structural Efficiency ?

Manufacturers list their vehicles' weights and magazines quote them. Shortly after I purchased my 2014 i3 BEV I took it to a truck scale. With minimal user-added detritus (and NO driver), my 2014 i3 BEV weighed 2,880 lbs. My opinion... I think BMW's claims of a sub-2,700 lb. curb weight were enabled...
by frictioncircle
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Driver/Passenger position in the car + different seats
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Driver/Passenger position in the car + different seats

eXodus – The two pictures you posted were taken with very different lenses. The E46 picture looks to have been taken with a telephoto lens which tends to flatten the distances between objects in the image (steering wheel-to-seat). The i01 picture looks to have been taken with a very wide-angle lens ...

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