Goes about a mile on a charge.
Yet, it fits between i3 and the bigger one i8.
This is the competition for M3.
The prices are in Aus dollars.
It's a hybrid with an electric range of 30km. I don't consider that as competition.
"This is the competition for M3", according to who? The only competition for the M≡ will be the Bolt, if one can consider the Bolt "competition"
It is competition in so much as the whole 3 series line is competition. It is not competition of you are looking to do most of your driving on electricity. It also has only 250 horsepower and 0-60 over 6 sec.
If you want an ev BMW, it looks like they are coming out with the i5 about the same time as the 3, but it will probably be more expensive.
Well, I guess this brings up the question of what defines "competition. Would a Mercedes C-Class Diesel be competition for a BMW 3 Series gas car? I don't know that people cross shop engine types. One doesn't just happen to settle on a diesel powered car/truck.
People tend to cross shop similar cars and the defining element of a car/truck is the "power plant".
I am cross shopping, the consistent theme is trunk access as in hatch or wagon. The engine is less important. I have had diesel for 13 years, but with the extra initial cost against higher efficiency it tends to equal out.
An Audi hybrid A3 hatch here is about $25000 more in AUS, but I notice they depreciate that amount almost immediately.
So it comes down to cost incl depreciation, running costs, service costs, close or not to service dealer.
So I cross shop. And my wife's power of veto.
(There are only 7 Models S in my state and no service infrastructure)
@Ross - Only 7 MS? Where do you live? Tassie? There was a Tesla meet in Bowral (NSW) in January and 37 showed up! Presumably most from Sydney driving down for the day.
Yep, Tasmania. And of those David Walsh has 2.
My figure from Phil who showed his car at Devonport car show.
The Tesla sales guy thought maybe 9
"30km real-world electric range is enough to get the majority of people to work and back emission free."
In SoCal minimum of 50-60 miles is needed.
The point I understated was that in the light of Tesla's M3 publicity for a few years, saying they, TM, were pitching against the 3-series, this thing is what BMW are responding with to TAKE THE MARKET all off Tesla.
This is BMW's compelling EV designed to disrupt Tesla.
I think they might have got a big surprise at all the pentup demand. : how many 330-e orders do they have?
It's kind of sad. The Model 3 is going to totally disrupt their big seller(s) esp in the US and this is what they came up with? They can't react fast enough.