Review: How practical is the BMW i3?

The BMW i3 is a compact, well-crafted little electric five-seater with nods towards both sustainable design and operation that speaks to the German make’s dedication to clean motoring. The i3 sees some big changes for 2017 that, while it remains a bit of a niche vehicle for American buyers, will no doubt broaden its appeal.

When we first drove the BMW i3, it was the 22-kWh battery model, which was the only option until this year. Now, a larger 33-kWh battery has been added for longer range, with BMW calling the smaller option the 60 Ah model and the larger battery the 90 Ah model. The range-extended option is still available as well, and comes with the larger battery as standard.

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