BMW i3 First Test by Auto Bild

This is one of the very first test drive videos of the brand new BMW i3 electric car, from the Deutsche folks of Auto Bild. They took the revolutionary car to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam and shared thier oppinion.
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We know that not every one of our readers is fluent in German , but we just can't contain our excitement about this car. And after all, it's only natural that the first reviews for a German car come from Germany.

Auto Bild makes quite interesting points about the i3. The range extender is absolutely necessary if you don't have a big house with a garage, since charging stations aren't widespread, not even in a green city like Amsterdam. They also say the speedometer display is placed too low and has a very small screen. This coming from a company that makes head-up displays is a disappointment. But you've got to take the good with the bad, and the i3 has plenty of good to offer.

On the handling course, the i3 proves its real worth. This has to be one of the most agile city cars we've ever seen. The turning circle is very small thanks to thin tires with lots of camber.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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