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      01-24-2012, 08:53 PM   #67
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Very cool, congratulations. Keep us updated on how you like it. This really is the future of automotive travelling, especially in larger metropolitan areas.

Can't say I'm crazy about the i3 camouflaged pictures provided in this thread though. The prototype looked so unique and trendy...
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      01-24-2012, 09:01 PM   #68
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The wheels on the model in the brochure scans looked a whole lot better than the ones on the OP's car. No offense.
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      01-24-2012, 09:03 PM   #69
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Sales pitch is ridiculous. 5 cents/mile? What does a replacement battery cost? 4000 lbs?

BMW should focus on Fuel Cells, efficient use of petroleum, building lighter cars, etc.
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      01-24-2012, 09:25 PM   #70
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very cool! congratulations, and thanks for the nice writeup. Please give us periodical updates. Very interested
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i wonder if it is possible to transplant everything into a convertible 1....hmmm
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      01-24-2012, 09:55 PM   #72
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The wheels on the model in the brochure scans looked a whole lot better than the ones on the OP's car. No offense.
None taken lol.
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      01-24-2012, 10:08 PM   #73
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Love it so far!

Any wheel and coil recommendations? Do they have PSS10's for E82? What's the wheel offsets?

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The range is about 100miles depending on a bunch of factors like speed, temperature, terrain, etc. If you like to drive aggressively...plan on 50 miles...In the MiniE, it is roughly the same, we have ran out of juice a couple of times which meant we were towed home. It's important to know where your level 2 240V chargers are if you plan to travel more than 80 miles on that day.

Some interesting stats ActiveE vs MiniE
HP: 168 vs 204
Weight: 4000lb vs 3300lb
Battery: 31kWh vs 35kWh (roughly leaving a 100w light bulb on for 300 hours. At 15 cents a kWh, it costs $4.65 for a full charge, which is roughly 5 cents a mile.)
Battery Cooling: Liquid vs. Air (Hard acceleration and constant regen braking will cause batteries to overheat pretty quickly...around 50 miles)

The MiniE was one of the fun-est cars I have ever driven. It's hard to see it go, so much torque off the line, FWD, and skinny tires...it was hard to hold the steering wheel straight. It's sad to see that car will never make it into production. It was lacking the basics, including bluetooth, NAV, and had an incorrect battery gauge...The regen braking was VERY aggressive...probably my favorite part of the car. You let up on the gas and the car would come to a stop in several hundred feet. You never need the brake unless you are about to rear end someone. It even needed a software update from keeping the car from going into neutral on the freeway.

The ActiveE is the refined MiniE, it's a tiny bit slower, but comes with all of the luxuries of BMW. Still no power seats, probably because it's already 4000 lbs. It's RWD and the power is a lot more smooth. It has the ugliest rims in the world...and the wheel gap is like a X5...we'll fix that soon. The regen braking is not as aggressive compared to the MINIE, but stronger than the Volt (L mode also).

These cars are so fast off of the line and especially overtaking between 40-60mph. Once you get up to 70mph, it's pretty boring...I really do believe EVs are the future, especially in performance driving. Let's just hope BMW comes up with more cars...quickly!


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whoa didnt know you were the one that got the car! Congrat! I remember reading your threads for your crazy builds!
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      01-25-2012, 12:20 AM   #74
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Congrats on your ActiveE, I was having dinner at Houston's in Pasadena on Friday and saw one drive by... Could have been you... = )
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      01-25-2012, 12:34 AM   #75
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I live so far from the cities that are testing... hope to see one in travels someday. Look forward to updates!
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      01-25-2012, 12:34 AM   #76
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This car would look 10x better if it had an M Sport package with nicer rims, seats and a different steering wheel.

Either way; I don't think the technology is quite there yet... get this car a 200 mile range somehow and it will be pure awesome. Also, does this car actually have a transmission?
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      01-25-2012, 02:00 AM   #77
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no exhaust mods for you.
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      01-25-2012, 02:24 AM   #78
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For God's sake the hood belongs on a 1MC.

Thanks for posting. I hope the stickers peal off as easy as you can lower it.

Congrats to you, and thank you for posting the important details that I need to know.


The looks of the i3 is scaring me now, when it excited me just a few weeks ago.

The Joy for me currently ends here...


Again, thanks for posting~!
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      01-25-2012, 02:27 AM   #79
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Exactly.

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no exhaust mods for you.
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How cool! The range of 100 miles is lacking, I figure it needs to have around 200-300 miles to make it a viable alternative to every day car.

I think if you lower the car the consumption will improve (so will offset your planned big wheels). In terms of tyres, I think Michelin Primacy HP or something is what they say is a good tyre for low rolling resistance vs performance. Wonder which tyres yours has?


Wish they'd have picked E61 touring for this testing as the 1er is never much of a looker, sans 1M guise.
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      01-25-2012, 04:40 AM   #81
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very sick car. look forward to more pics
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How cool! The range of 100 miles is lacking, I figure it needs to have around 200-300 miles to make it a viable alternative to every day car.

I think if you lower the car the consumption will improve (so will offset your planned big wheels). In terms of tyres, I think Michelin Primacy HP or something is what they say is a good tyre for low rolling resistance vs performance. Wonder which tyres yours has?
Thats a decent point.

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Wish they'd have picked E61 touring for this testing as the 1er is never much of a looker, sans 1M guise.
You do realize that you just said this on a 1 series forum right?
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      01-25-2012, 04:51 AM   #83
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Cool that BMW is doing this car but what about this:

http://www.teslamotors.com/models

I am VERY seriously considering letting my 5er go in exchange for the 300mile performance version.

Maybe the price is very different but in Denmark the price of a 520d touring is the same as the price of the top of the range Model S.

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      01-25-2012, 06:55 AM   #84
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What happens when a section of the car body need to be replaced due to an accident for example, how can we paint those lines back???
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That car is 4000lbs? And what happened to the rev meter?

I never get these electric cars, driving should be fun!
Why do you need to count revs? Its an electric motor
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The range is about 100miles depending on a bunch of factors like speed, temperature, terrain, etc. If you like to drive aggressively...plan on 50 miles...In the MiniE, it is roughly the same, we have ran out of juice a couple of times which meant we were towed home. It's important to know where your level 2 240V chargers are if you plan to travel more than 80 miles on that day.

Weight: 4000lb
And this is why electric cars fail. 4000lbs and requires a tow company on speed dial.

It's a niche and a gimmick. I'm sure the R&D, and everything that must be done to make those batteries is the same if not worse for the environment. And not every electric socket is pushing out clean electricity!

While I value BMW's effort, all car companies need to realize that a step backwards in usability just cannot work in our society.

I've NEVER ran out of gas. I've only once had a car break down on me that required a tow (Ford, go figure). How many times has your watch, cell phone, laptop, or other electronic device failed on you even when their batteries said they had enough juice? How many times have they been unreliable on a really hot or really cold day.

I'm not against alternative fuel, I'm just for one that makes a bit more of sense. Just what everyone wants, a second, more expensive car that is potentially unreliable out of concept.
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And this is why electric cars fail. 4000lbs and requires a tow company on speed dial.

It's a niche and a gimmick. I'm sure the R&D, and everything that must be done to make those batteries is the same if not worse for the environment. And not every electric socket is pushing out clean electricity!

While I value BMW's effort, all car companies need to realize that a step backwards in usability just cannot work in our society.

I've NEVER ran out of gas. I've only once had a car break down on me that required a tow (Ford, go figure). How many times has your watch, cell phone, laptop, or other electronic device failed on you even when their batteries said they had enough juice? How many times have they been unreliable on a really hot or really cold day.

I'm not against alternative fuel, I'm just for one that makes a bit more of sense. Just what everyone wants, a second, more expensive car that is potentially unreliable out of concept.
+1, I don't know why everyone is having a tough time understanding this.
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