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01242012, 07:18 AM  #45 
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01242012, 07:27 AM  #46 
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Yeah its basically a big capacitor that zaps a bunch of power into the battery. Its crap for the battery if used often tho.
Also. My charging station appointment is today
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01242012, 10:10 AM  #47 
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If you get the ActiveE 1, you still keeping the 135 vert??
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01242012, 10:14 AM  #48 
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Yeah why wouldnt I?
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01242012, 10:57 AM  #49 
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So is this supposed to be comparable with a 1 series as far as performance? Or did they just choose the platform because it's the smallest?
Honestly guys I just don't get this as an enthusiest. Unless it's just a second car for city driving (which gets expensive and certainly reduces the enviromental advantage).
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I spend about $350 in gas if I drive my merc everywhere and I dont like starting the 1er for short around town stuff. So its a no brainer for me. Also its been 4 years since ive gotten a new car. I want to treat myself
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01242012, 11:19 AM  #52 
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congrats on the new car, but at 100 mile limit... it's not for me. Have fun with it. what are the performance numbers?
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01242012, 11:46 AM  #53 
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I'd get one if it made sense and I lived in one of those cities, Throw on some VMRs, with nice tires and some LUX LEDs, pull all the decals off of it, and maybe a Spoiler.
Edit: and Window tint and Black Kidney Grills.
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01242012, 11:59 AM  #55  
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I posted them on page TWO of this very thread. But here they are again... according to the ActiveE brochure I have in German... 125Kw (170 PS @4775 rpm's) 250Nm @4775 rpm's 60100 kph = 4.5 sec top speed = 145 kph 060 kph = 4.5 sec 0100 kph = 9.0 sec can travel 160 km on a single charge. weighs in at: 1,800 kg 

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01242012, 12:01 PM  #56 
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No Im not replacing the 135 with anything. I have plans for it.
The ActiveE program is just a fun opportunity for me and the car fits most of my day to day needs, as in just derping around to and from work or the store or whatever If I need more hauling space I take my Mountaineer, and if I need more fun I take the 135
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01242012, 12:35 PM  #57 
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more eye candy...
the ActiveE brochure...
PS: In Germany the Bundes (Goverment) has set a goal of over 1 million autos registered on the streets by 2020. 
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Very nice looking car!!!! 

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Seriously I would have loved the entire car, if not for the rims lol. I mean look at the brochure, they put pictures of the 17s on there. You don't see the 16 inch rims with the low rolling resistance tires there

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those 17" alloy wheels are OPTIONAL in Germany. Perhaps BMW NA decided on only 16"s. ? Look under: ausstattungen (left side of the spec sheet) Standard wheels: 7J x 16 wheel style #360 with 205/55R16 tires. Square wheel/tire setup. Optional wheels: 7J x 17 and 7.5J x 17 wheel style #370 with 205/50R17's and 225/45R17's. Mixed wheel/tire setup. Btw... this looks to be the only option for the ActiveE. Dackel 

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Want to send me a set? =)
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Hoping to be a future i3 owner, will be watching these cars closely. With a sub3k expected curb weight for the i3 and a clean sheet design I expect the ActiveE to approximate how the i3 will behave from a range standpoint if it's fully loaded at all times.
Congrats, wish I was in a market to try one of these out. If anybody can make an EV not suck it's BMW.
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It's a fantastic car. Power is there, car is dead silent, it's just awesome! Keep us posted on how you like it.
Here is a pic of us taking ours out for a spin the other day, parked it next to a prius, I would take the activeE over the prius ALL day 
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