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BMW i3 (2013-) review

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  • Available new
  • Electric
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With its luxury-meets-science-fiction design, the BMW i3 electric car looks and feels like it’s from the future. Powered by batteries alone, the latest i3 comes with claims of taking you more than 200 miles on a single charge, resulting in the demise of the old petrol range extender version. The i3 was launched in 2013, then updated in 2017 and given a range boost in 2018. But is it really tomorrow's car today? Read our full BMW i3 review to find out.

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