The i3 has an unusually low dashboard, with a simple digital screen instead of a bulky integrated instrument panel, so you're instantly aware of a huge glass area in front of you. The car's tall windows make it easy to see out front, although there is a tricky spot over your shoulder because of the thick central pillar.
Still, the i3's boxy body makes judging its width a relatively straightforward task and, as a result, it's a doddle to park. You get rear parking sensors as standard, too. Front sensors, a rear-view camera and an automatic parking system are available through the optional Park Assist package.
It’s impressive, too, that BMW includes full LED headlights as standard on every i3. They give a brighter, wider, more consistent light than cheaper halogen units.