electric hatchback bmw with just 170 horsepower and a range of only 97 miles on its electric motor or about 150 miles if you add in the range extending gasoline engine this one has for the privilege of owning this vehicle bmw charges a base price of 50 000. they shouldn’t now i rented this i3 with its plastidipped blue wheels here In. in atlanta at hartsfieldjackson international airport using turo which is this service that lets you rent out other people’s cool and interesting cars this one instead of normal boring airport rental cars you can sign up for turo using the link in the description below and get 25 off your first rental and you can also check out the Link.
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to focus on why This. this car isn’t worth 50 000 in fact 50 grand Is. is just where it starts equip This. this car with all the options and you’ll get a sticker price of 62 000. 000 for this little electric hatchback now i admit nobody’s paying 62 000 the u.s federal government has a 7 500 tax rebate for electric cars this one which lowers the price and bmw dealers are aggressively Pushing. pushing discounts to get these things out the door But. but still somewhere along the lines someone at bmw looked at this car and said that little eggshaped electric hatchback yeah let’s price that right below the m3 the main reason This. this is A. a problem Is. is the competition consider this the tesla model 3 has more than double the range of the bmw i3 and yet it starts 8 000 cheaper the new nissan leaf will go 151 miles on a single charge that’s 54 miles more than the i3 and yet its base price is 15 000 cheaper the i3 just isn’t. worth what bmw is asking for it and that’s proven on the used market right Now. now as i record this there are hundreds of used i3s on autotrader for less Than. than twenty thousand dollars some with clean tiles low miles as low as 13 000. it’s got to be the worst depreciation in the car business but with all that said i the i3 i just don’t think it’s worth 50 grand the styling has been polarizing to some but i think it looks cool And.
and modern and funky and it’s one of the few cars that still looks a brand new model four years after it came out it’s also loaded with cool quirks and interesting features so today i’m going to show you all of them then i’m going to get behind the wheel and drive it and then i’m going to give it a Dug. dug score and For. for more of my thoughts on the i3 click the link below to visit autotrader.com oversteer where i’ve also compiled a list of the cheapest electric cars currently listed for sale on autotrader now i’m going to start UpHow Many Bmw I3 And I8 Electric Cars Have Been Sold In Samemeburn.com
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