BMW i3 Rex package Review

No wonder why this car is flying off the shelves like hot cakes. All electric and then gas backup to power only the electric motor giving over 70 MPG!  Let’s not forget luxury and refinement not seen in other electrics. Last year alone they sold almost half off what the Nissan Leaf has sold worldwide.

BMW i3 electric car Eucyliptus Dashboard

The Drive Module, which is constructed out of 100% aluminum, consists of the 22-kWh, 450 lb. lithium-ion battery, electric drive train, MacPherson struts and 5-link rear suspension system (plus structural and crash components).  Just to be clear these were great struts and shocks in the winter snow too.

The stability to the car is added with the battery packs holding down the vehicle in the rear; close to the drive wheels. This totally gives an impressive ride: way better than expected. Forget it driving like a BMW but in the winter test it had way better traction than expected.

Drove Superbowl Sunday Night and it Snowed. no problem!

BMW i3 Electric Car steering wheel
BMW i3 Electric Car steering wheel

As I wrote in my review on

Driven and tested during Superbowl weekend: the official 2015 BMW i3 all – electric with range extender car launch. The BMW i3 range extender (REx) is an interesting car in many ways. The all EV drive system is very impressive. It gets 80 miles all electric and 85 miles gas backup or fill up. 85 percent of all trips are within that range, so the majority of the time it’s all EV.

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3 Comments on “BMW i3 Rex package Review

  1. Yep – mine has been to the shop 4 times in 9 months at a week a time.. We are looking at our Rex as a Lemon because it has been towed every other month. I wish I would have waited for the P70D.

    • Hmm. I know a lot of people with an i3. Well hold it and demand more from BMW when you get the 70D. Testing the i8 this Friday.

  2. I love my i3! It is so much fun. Charge it with our solar panels on our Net Zero (HERS negative 16) homes. You should visit our new geothermal/solar development in Fort Collins – True green living with orchards, community gardens, pervious pavers, 18 single family homes with carriage houses, 37 townhomes and mixed use. Urban Renewal and one mile from Old Town!