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CNET - 2018 i3s REx review

Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:32 pm

Born electric 4/25/15 (2015 REx)
Re-born fully electric 7/27/19 (2019 i3s BEV)

ScottA320
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Re: CNET - 2018 i3s REx review

Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:17 pm

Nice review! Just purchased an '18 CPO i3s REx as perfect antidote for previous 328i. Personality changes from highly efficient EV to sporty character evocative of BMW heritage with flicks of mode switch. Clear but worthy demerits to range with sport mode when choosing to let off a bit of enthusiast steam!

websterize
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Re: CNET - 2018 i3s REx review

Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:33 pm

The headline with the i3 Sport is how much better it handles on the highway than a non-Sport i3. Its revised suspension and wider tires yield a less flighty feel at higher speeds or in windy conditions. This is a significant improvement that many reviewers miss.
2018 i3 Sport BEV | Coding spreadsheet

ScottA320
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Re: CNET - 2018 i3s REx review

Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:10 pm

Good points, many reviews suggest base i3 has darty freeway handling. Was handed keys for solo test drive and made beeline for nearest highway! Pleasantly surprised with sport composure and focused balance of joyride on city streets. Dealer had standard i3 in stock but felt no reason for comparison drive.

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