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    The i3 and the E30

    Quote - "What’s old is new again, and I found it in the i3"

    http://www.bmwblog.com/2013/10/17/op...-new-found-i3/

    #2
    Laugh.

    Whatever.
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      #3
      Sounds promising... I really am looking forward to driving it.
      I could see myself buying an electric car in a few years.

      87 4dr specE30: Bitsy (lurking above), 89 4dr 325i blau, 91 318is brillrot, 90 325ivertbronzit

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        #4
        Uglier than sin.
        Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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        Defunct too: Cirrusblau m30 Project
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          #5
          Until they work out how to make electric cars RWD and Manual (with a clutch pedal), I have zero interest.

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            #6
            E30 good looking, great design, has a motor, and a manual transmission that drives the rear wheels.

            I3 God awful ugly. Looks like a deformed egg. Electric and total fail. Might be fine for a Prius driver who is looking for an even uglier vehicle but aside from that its a total failure in aesthetic design. Who cares beyond that? An ugly car is an ugly car no matter how great of a car it might be. Just look at the Pontiac Aztec. This thing is even uglier.

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              #7
              Huh? They already can make electric cars RWD. Most of, if not all of them are single speed - so manual with a clutch wouldn't really do much. The Model S is RWD and in its fastest form goes from 0-60 in 4.2 seconds. Not bad for a midsize luxury sedan with 1 gear. It's not what I would buy with ~100k, but it's still interesting.

              Look - it's a small city car. It's about maximum interior volume in a small exterior package. I don't love the exterior, but it avoids the cardinal sin of blandness, and the interior is fantastic. Modern and minimal - great materials, textures and finishes that you don't usually find in a car.
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                #8
                Wow. BMW really fucked that one up

                edit: Looks wise.
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                  #9
                  Our next car will be electric when the lease is up on our VW TDI wagon in 2 years. Hopefully Tesla will have their less expensive i3 beater sooner rather than later. If not we may go for the model X. http://www.teslamotors.com/modelx. Except for looks the i3 is pretty impressive technology.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Hooffenstein HD View Post
                    Until they work out how to make electric cars RWD and Manual (with a clutch pedal), I have zero interest.
                    here you go.

                    before you say something about it, they did say they had a 5 speed in it.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by word is bond View Post
                      Huh? They already can make electric cars RWD. Most of, if not all of them are single speed - so manual with a clutch wouldn't really do much. The Model S is RWD and in its fastest form goes from 0-60 in 4.2 seconds. Not bad for a midsize luxury sedan with 1 gear. It's not what I would buy with ~100k, but it's still interesting.

                      Look - it's a small city car. It's about maximum interior volume in a small exterior package. I don't love the exterior, but it avoids the cardinal sin of blandness, and the interior is fantastic. Modern and minimal - great materials, textures and finishes that you don't usually find in a car.
                      the point is we want something that has more then one gear. Me? i would much rather have it with 5 speeds even if that made it slower. and the clutch makes doing the fun stuff just a little bit better.

                      if someone makes a 1500kg, rwd, 5/6 speed electric car with a clutch pedal i would buy it in a heart beat.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by AlexKing View Post
                        the point is we want something that has more then one gear. Me? i would much rather have it with 5 speeds even if that made it slower. and the clutch makes doing the fun stuff just a little bit better.

                        if someone makes a 1500kg, rwd, 5/6 speed electric car with a clutch pedal i would buy it in a heart beat.

                        Exactly. The clutch and gears are what makes a car fun.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by AlexKing View Post
                          the point is we want something that has more then one gear. Me? i would much rather have it with 5 speeds even if that made it slower. and the clutch makes doing the fun stuff just a little bit better.

                          if someone makes a 1500kg, rwd, 5/6 speed electric car with a clutch pedal i would buy it in a heart beat.
                          You wanting a clutch doesn't change engineering.

                          Early electric cars had way too many problems trying to incorporate a transmission, and then there is the fact that the cars don't need them.

                          Tesla S does 130 without the need for a transmission, the motor spins to a high enough RPM.

                          Not trying to hate, just making a simple observation.
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                          You'd chugg this butt. I know you would. Ain't gotta' lie to kick it brostantinople.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Hooffenstein HD View Post
                            Exactly. The clutch and gears are what makes a car fun.
                            Maybe you forgot the purpose of what a clutch and gears are for. When your car can produce 100% torque instantly with one gear, the need for a clutch and multi gear transmission goes away. I love manuals but after driving the Tesla S, I'll take the 100% instant torque any day over a multi gear transmission. Way for fun.
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                              #15
                              the i8 is badass. the i3.. I'd rather pretend it doesn't exist.
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