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June 1, 2019 at 8:04 am #78423jamesg
BMW I-3 on scheme now one for Brydo and Ian ? whats happening and Shawn
June 3, 2019 at 12:58 pm #78639
you could stand it up, removing the parcel shelf as then its pretty much a cube,back there the back seats do have a more upright position you can use as well. also if you dont have back seat passengers i reckon a folded wheelchair will sit behind the drivers seat as the floor is flat all the way accross and with the rear doors opening the way they do access is easy.June 3, 2019 at 1:08 pm #78641jamesg
Please remember cars can come on and off the scheme at any timeJune 3, 2019 at 1:58 pm #78649
Yes guys please heed James warning, once you have decided it’s for you don’t hang about.
Anything i post over three lines long please assume it is an article lol.June 3, 2019 at 2:43 pm #78651Matthew Daniel
I’ve got a 24 hour test drive next Tuesday. I will decide straight after it.June 3, 2019 at 2:44 pm #78652Anonymous
I booked the earliest test drive available within an hour of it being available on the scheme! I will be vitriolic if it has gone by the time I return the car on Thursday. Complete with new signature worthy of the “Red Tops”?June 3, 2019 at 3:04 pm #78653
dont say that jamesg, lol i dont see the specialist till next week.
mind the way this years gone it would be just my luck for it to come off again just as i get the go ahead.June 3, 2019 at 4:12 pm #78659Ian
Just sat an i3s 24hrtest drive booked for one week on wednesday
1st impressions very roomy for 1June 3, 2019 at 7:26 pm #78697jamesg
Hopefully it will stay on and be joined by a lot of the othersJune 4, 2019 at 4:33 am #78714AnthParticipant
So it seems the base trim model is the best pick here at £1999 upfront and it has all the kit the others do except the interiors in the others are slightly different. Seems you can add extras but that remains a mystery until we know exactly which ones are definitely worth it or maybe none at all?. Maybe someone could post up pictures if possible of the different interiors so we can have a vote on which is the best?.June 4, 2019 at 6:36 am #78715BigDaveParticipant
The ‘specs’ (‘Interior Worlds’ in BMW parlance) and optional extra costs are shown in the BMW i3 Price list (starting on page 22 of the price list, which is page 12/17 of the pdf and onwards) here:
If I was going for one now, I think it would be the ‘Loft’ which I think equates with the Motability listed model for £1147 AP.
However it is fun to play around and spec options etc.June 4, 2019 at 7:54 am #78719
the base atelier is my preference it still has the heated seats etc, i prefer leather the suite but not sure i would pay the difference. the i3s i wouldnt consider as all it is is a bit quicker with sportier suspension etc and bigger wheels.June 4, 2019 at 8:00 am #78720PirotsParticipant
the base atelier is my preference it still has the heated seats etc, i prefer leather the suite but not sure i would pay the difference. the i3s i wouldnt consider as all it is is a bit quicker with sportier suspension etc and bigger wheels.
I am with you, the base atelier seems to be the best value for money. If I was considering getting one. I would not really be bothered with a different looking interior, wide wheels etc. I would want better driver aides, and more comfort, to spend more money.June 4, 2019 at 10:01 am #78727mikeymike
a great addition to the scheme! good value too, especially given the free of charge wallboxJune 4, 2019 at 10:14 am #78732Menorca MikeParticipant
How long does it take to charge up ? I see the range is 160 miles
BBC Breakfast expert, Toyota CHR driver.June 4, 2019 at 10:20 am #78733Anonymous
a great addition to the scheme! good value too, especially given the free of charge wallbox
I’m very wary of wall charges because I read somewhere some years ago something about contracts and giving them certain rights. I don’t know! will it tell tales on me, is there a sim card in it. I’ve got a lot of questions to ask about the wall box.June 4, 2019 at 11:12 am #78736Anonymous
How long does it take to charge up ? I see the range is 160 miles
Think I read 12hrs on 240v Granny and 4.5hrs on 7.7kwh home wall charger.
Watched YT video the other day about Octopus energy’s EV tariff and it only had a 4hr window at the cheap rate. Though the peak rate was good. So a wall charger is a must there.
That 12hrs would be fine for me?June 4, 2019 at 12:10 pm #78740
Shawn you can get the box fitted, free, and if you dont want to use it just use your “granny plug”. At least you have it to use in the future.
Anything i post over three lines long please assume it is an article lol.June 4, 2019 at 12:27 pm #78742Anonymous
I’ll ask if it is mine? Can I pull the breaker and remove the SIM card? Sim cards never belong to you they belong to the network it says on them. I don’t want someone else’s property on my property it gives them all sorts of rights of access. Look at the early days of solar panels when companies would fit them for free for the feed-in tariff. Then you found you couldn’t sell your house.
I am just really cynical! ?? and old and seen it all before?June 4, 2019 at 1:15 pm #78746
Shawn you really are. I have never experienced a level of cynicism like yours. Did your parents steal your sweets lol.
Anything i post over three lines long please assume it is an article lol.June 4, 2019 at 1:18 pm #78747Anonymous
I was sold an endowment mortgage in the 80’s and there has never been such a thing as a “working” TV detector van.?June 4, 2019 at 3:18 pm #78757
i sent a request to my landlord to see if he will allow one to be fitted,but if not the granny plug will do me fine as i only go over 50 miles once a fortnight so i should only need to charge once a week.June 4, 2019 at 3:32 pm #78759
Mitch I don’t know about your local council but some have free, or reduced rate, EV chargers in their multistory car parks. You can also ask your council to install lamppost chargers outside your home, they get a grant from government for doing this.
Anything i post over three lines long please assume it is an article lol.June 4, 2019 at 3:47 pm #78761Anonymous
I thought I had read that the Zoe came with a free charging app so you can charge it for free and you can for 6 months.
So I Googled it for the BMW I3 and found this:
“New charging stations are added to the BMW Navigation System, BMW i Remote App and Website automatically as soon as they become available. Chargenow allows you to charge at over 5000 locations across the UK for just £7.85 a month (inc VAT) and with three months free.”
A fuel bill of only £7.85 a month!?June 4, 2019 at 4:20 pm #78763
Click on this link and put in your post code to see if there are charging stations near you https://chargenow.chargemasterplc.com/Go
Brilliant spot Shawn.
Anything i post over three lines long please assume it is an article lol.June 4, 2019 at 4:24 pm #78764