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Our cars: BMW i3, Audi A3 Saloon and Mini Cooper

The BMW i3's range-extender has been put to the test, the Audi A3 Saloon has been given a fair appraisal, and the Mini Cooper might be getting mean and moody

Words ByJohn Howell

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Every day we take a look at a selection of the cars we live with on a day-to-day basis. Today we have a look at the BMW i3, Audi A3 Saloon and the Mini Cooper.

Our director of testing, John McIlroy, has been putting pressure on the BMW i3's range capabilities, going beyond the battery range and using the petrol engine as well. Click here to read about how this optional facility worked out.

Mark Pearson, our database editor, has been continuing his love affair with the Audi A3 Saloon. As with all relationships, there is a honeymoon period, after which you start to notice some faults creeping in. Read his report to find out what failings Mark has discovered.

Deputy production editor Melanie Falconer has an update to last week's tyre pressure problem, and, having been surfing online, has discovered some 'pimping' options for her Mini Cooper. Read what they are here.

Read the rest of our weekly long-termer updates here.