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by MarkNo
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Pedestrian warning Noise , in reverse
Replies: 17
Views: 6622

Re: Pedestrian warning Noise , in reverse

I live in Canada and have a 2020 i3 BEV and it came standard with the pedestrian warning system, and yes, it also works when in reverse.
by MarkNo
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: The snappy throttle years
Replies: 9
Views: 1487

Re: The snappy throttle years

I think they also beefed-up the engine mounts after a rash of broken engine mounts & bolts, one of many incremental improvements over the years.
by MarkNo
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 2020 i3 - whirring sound at low speeds - is this normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: 2020 i3 - whirring sound at low speeds - is this normal?

"BMW has fitted a so-called "Audible Pedestrian Protection" sound as an extra to its i3 runabout which works up to a speed of 30 km/h. When the vehicle starts up Audible Pedestrian Protection is always active, but it can be disabled by pressing a button when silence is desired. "We have created a wh...
by MarkNo
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 2020 i3 - whirring sound at low speeds - is this normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

2020 i3 - whirring sound at low speeds - is this normal?

Compared to my previous 2018 i3, the 2020 i3 makes a pronounced whirring sound at low speeds which disappears between 35-40 km/hr when accelerating and reappears when you slow down. Is this a new safety feature so that pedestrians and cyclists can hear you coming up behind them before you are going ...
by MarkNo
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I3 vs i3s new member
Replies: 11
Views: 1364

Re: I3 vs i3s new member

I just ordered a fully loaded 2020 i3. This will be my 3rd i3, and I use it mostly in a dense urban environment that has significant winters (Toronto, Canada). The constant freezing and thawing in the winter months wreaks havoc with pavement resulting in cracks and potholes and poor road quality. Ri...
by MarkNo
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW says i3 REX is done!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2118

Re: BMW says i3 REX is done!!

Interesting - I just went to the BMW Canada configurator and it is for a 2018 i3! Have sales been so bad that they haven't bothered to update the website?

I have a 2020 on order for delivery in the new year. I negotiated and signed the sales agreement on Nov 4, 2019 at a BMW dealership in Toronto.
by MarkNo
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW says i3 REX is done!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2118

Re: BMW says i3 REX is done!!

I have owned an i3 with REX and hardly used the REX - to me it is the Achilles heel in an otherwise phenomenal design. The REX caused me headaches and I believe it causes a lot of reliability problems over the pure BEV i3. To me the REX was several hundred pounds of added weight that degraded perfor...
by MarkNo
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Mini EV will kill used i3 prices
Replies: 32
Views: 3783

Re: Mini EV will kill used i3 prices

The i3 is a unique car that was ahead of it's time on initial release, and as a city car in a dense congested urban environment it is hard to beat. It is surprisingly spacious inside for it's size, easy to park, can turn on a dime to nab a spot across the street, and darts through traffic with agili...
by MarkNo
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Using Tesla Destination Chargers with an adapter for your i3?
Replies: 9
Views: 7036

Using Tesla Destination Chargers with an adapter for your i3?

We often see Teslas plugged into free chargers that we could be using, but what about our using Tesla's free chargers? Tesla Destination Chargers are basically level 2 chargers which Tesla distributes to businesses such as hotels, malls, restaurants etc for them to manage. This helps Tesla widen its...
by MarkNo
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: i3 is over
Replies: 50
Views: 28881

Re: i3 is over

The precursor to the i3 was the MINI E, of which 600 were made, and it informed the development and production of the i3. The new Mini E Concept car that made its debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2017 will apparently be in production for the 2019 model year, and the drivetrain will be from the i3...

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