BMW’S i3 SHOULD be a vitally important car in the future history of electric vehicles. BMW is the first premium manufacturer to wade into this sector of the market with a car so small, and what’s more, the marketing comes dangerously close to making you want one.
But great advertising should always be tempered by a bit of cold, hard research, which is why I’m standing outside a central London hotel, drinking in the i3’s oddball - but strangely cohesive - looks.
Well, I can’t see all of it because there’s a bit of a crowd, but it’s the sort of car that has the power to generate those.
I’m going to drive the Range-Extender hybrid version first, which is pricier than the all-electric model by a good few thousand notes but roughly doubles the latter’s range. Plus you can use regular filling station...