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.