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BMW i3 review

Category: Electric car

Section: Interior

BMW i3 2018 front seat dashboard
  • BMW i3 2018 front cornering
  • BMW i3 2018 grille rear tracking
  • BMW i3 2018 front seat dashboard
  • BMW i3 2018 doors open interior view
  • BMW i3 2018 panoramic roof
  • BMW i3 2018 right panning
  • BMW i3 2018 grille detail
  • BMW i3
  • BMW i3 2018 control close-up
  • BMW i3 2018 front cornering
  • BMW i3 2018 grille rear tracking
  • BMW i3 2018 front seat dashboard
  • BMW i3 2018 doors open interior view
  • BMW i3 2018 panoramic roof
  • BMW i3 2018 right panning
  • BMW i3 2018 grille detail
  • BMW i3
  • BMW i3 2018 control close-up
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

It's easy to get comfortable, thanks to a good range of seat adjustment and a steering wheel that moves in and out as well as up and down. Our only gripe is that the driver's seat doesn't offer adjustable lumbar support, even as an option. As a result, some drivers could suffer from backache on longer journeys.

The i3's dashboard is very logically laid out and the controls for the air conditioning are easy to use and within easy reach.

What's more, the sat-nav has been designed to make electric motoring easier; it can offer guidance to find charging points and will even warn you if a selected destination is beyond your current range. If you prefer to use phone apps such as Google Maps or Waze, BMW also has you covered because smartphone mirroring comes as standard. However, you'll need to own an Apple iPhone because Android Auto isn't available.

Quality