The appeal of the i3 is obvious: it's a BMW, for starters, and it looks funky and different, has a posh interior and a cracking infotainment system. The absence of similarly priced rivals from other premium brands only strengthen its case. However, there's no escaping the fact that similarly priced mainstream rivals, such as the Kia e-Niro, offer similar performance and much longer ranges between charges. Practicality is another serious weakness of the i3, all of which means that, objectively, there are better electric cars available for the money.get the best price
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The i3s is even faster than the regular i3 thanks to an extra 13bhp. It feels extremely nippy around town – you'll find it hard to resist embarrassing petrol and diesel cars away from the traffic lights – and can hit 62mph from a standstill in just 6.9sec.