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      08-10-2021, 12:35 PM   #1
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I spent a few days with the new iX3. I was intrigued to see what it was like after we recently added an i3S to our family fleet.

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Thanks Imran for the nice review ‼️

I was extremely excited for the iX3 to come to North America like 2 years ago

Well that's never happening and it's seriously late in the game regardless and having no xDrive is absolutely blasphemous
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I'd rather burn gas
Clearly you're missing the point

Soon enough you won't even be able to drive into the city of London with a ⛽️ gas vehicle
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Soon enough you won't even be able to drive into the city of London with a ⛽️ gas vehicle
Wasn't planning to. Would be pretty hard to do from Washington DC anyway.
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I don’t think the world of electric vehicles is going to be the utopia people think.
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I don't think the world of electric vehicles is going to be the utopia people think.
You're actually quite incorrect but we all have a different view of the world we're in

The money I save by driving one as a daily completely supplements the cost of owning my lovely M car

Imagine that 💥
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I don't think the world of electric vehicles is going to be the utopia people think.
You're actually quite incorrect but we all have a different view of the world we're in

The money I save by driving one as a daily completely supplements the cost of owning my lovely M car

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I don't think the world of electric vehicles is going to be the utopia people think.
You're actually quite incorrect but we all have a different view of the world we're in

The money I save by driving one as a daily completely supplements the cost of owning my lovely M car

Imagine that 💥
What's your daily?
I'm currently leasing a LEAF SL Plus w/225 miles of range

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I don't think the world of electric vehicles is going to be the utopia people think.
You're actually quite incorrect but we all have a different view of the world we're in

The money I save by driving one as a daily completely supplements the cost of owning my lovely M car

Imagine that 💥
Just daily two M cars like I do, problem solved and no electric range anxiety.

A majority electric cars by 2030 or 2035 what ever Biden is farting is a political pipe dream at least in the US. Maybe Cali will be mostly electric, but that will be it.
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I don't think the world of electric vehicles is going to be the utopia people think.
You're actually quite incorrect but we all have a different view of the world we're in

The money I save by driving one as a daily completely supplements the cost of owning my lovely M car

Imagine that 💥
Just daily two M cars like I do, problem solved and no electric range anxiety.

A majority electric cars by 2030 or 2035 what ever Biden is farting is a political pipe dream at least in the US. Maybe Cali will be mostly electric, but that will be it.
I drive in the city and wouldn't drive either one of my M cars around with all the nut jobs on the road during the day

Also the gas I save makes my daily car absolutely free to drive and my electric bill is only $15 more per month

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Just daily two M cars like I do, problem solved and no electric range anxiety.

A majority electric cars by 2030 or 2035 what ever Biden is farting is a political pipe dream at least in the US. Maybe Cali will be mostly electric, but that will be it.
Not only global warming is becoming more serious issue, gasoline cars wont get the same funding it used to have compared to electric due to performance. Younger generation is already into electric and BMW being for-profit company it will make the switch.

Cali alone is a very big market btw. Rising gas price wont help either.
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Just daily two M cars like I do, problem solved and no electric range anxiety.

A majority electric cars by 2030 or 2035 what ever Biden is farting is a political pipe dream at least in the US. Maybe Cali will be mostly electric, but that will be it.
Not only global warming is becoming more serious issue, gasoline cars wont get the same funding it used to have compared to electric due to performance. Younger generation is already into electric and BMW being for-profit company it will make the switch.

Cali alone is a very big market btw. Rising gas price wont help either.
If you're really worried about the environment, stop eating meat. Gas prices will fall as more people to electric. Our grid is no where near where we needs to be to support all these claims of going all electric by 20xx.

I'll keep burning gas 😊
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Just daily two M cars like I do, problem solved and no electric range anxiety.

A majority electric cars by 2030 or 2035 what ever Biden is farting is a political pipe dream at least in the US. Maybe Cali will be mostly electric, but that will be it.
Not only global warming is becoming more serious issue, gasoline cars wont get the same funding it used to have compared to electric due to performance. Younger generation is already into electric and BMW being for-profit company it will make the switch.

Cali alone is a very big market btw. Rising gas price wont help either.


And we've just reached a tipping point where making an electric car is now becoming cheaper than making a gas ⛽️ car
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Just daily two M cars like I do, problem solved and no electric range anxiety.

A majority electric cars by 2030 or 2035 what ever Biden is farting is a political pipe dream at least in the US. Maybe Cali will be mostly electric, but that will be it.
Not only global warming is becoming more serious issue, gasoline cars wont get the same funding it used to have compared to electric due to performance. Younger generation is already into electric and BMW being for-profit company it will make the switch.

Cali alone is a very big market btw. Rising gas price wont help either.


And we've just reached a tipping point where making an electric car is now becoming cheaper than making a gas ⛽️ car
But that doesn't reflect in the purchase price (in the U.K.) at least not for the more popular brands.
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If you're really worried about the environment, stop eating meat. Gas prices will fall as more people to electric. Our grid is no where near where we needs to be to support all these claims of going all electric by 20xx.

I'll keep burning gas 😊
Can anyone say brown outs!!!
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I'm currently leasing a LEAF SL Plus w/225 miles of range

It has Pilot Sport All Season 4's mounted and it's an absolute blast to drive
I heard Leafs are actually great bang for the buck commuter cars, considering how cheap you can get them and run them
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Just daily two M cars like I do, problem solved and no electric range anxiety.

A majority electric cars by 2030 or 2035 what ever Biden is farting is a political pipe dream at least in the US. Maybe Cali will be mostly electric, but that will be it.
Not only global warming is becoming more serious issue, gasoline cars wont get the same funding it used to have compared to electric due to performance. Younger generation is already into electric and BMW being for-profit company it will make the switch.

Cali alone is a very big market btw. Rising gas price wont help either.


And we've just reached a tipping point where making an electric car is now becoming cheaper than making a gas ⛽️ car
But that doesn't reflect in the purchase price (in the U.K.) at least not for the more popular brands.
It going to get very competitive

The domino effect is already in motion
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Generally the car I choose unless I'm by myself and then I take the M4.

This is bigger in length than our i3s, but might be a great choice in a bunch of years down the road.


With solar, and the fact that we charge at home primarily, we love electric.

One critical note that we have come to realize is that most apartment residences in LA, and I'm sure many other cities, don't provide enough, if any, vehicle charging capability. Hopefully this will change in the future to allow more individuals to consider electric!
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Unfortunately BMW has no choice but to make cars like this. I really don't care about ho-hum models like the X3 going EV. What's gonna hurt is if cars like the M340, M3, M4, M5, M2 etc start going full EV. Those cars don't even sell in high enough numbers to make any discernible global environmental impact, but politicians don't care about facts and logic.

Anyhow the iX3 seems fine minus its lackluster range. It's OK for daily SUV stuff but many families go on road trips often. When I lived with my folks we'd make the trek from Seattle to Vancouver BC at least 5-6 times/year in our X5s. 'Aint nobody trying to sit for hours at a "fast" charger when one can fill gas in 5-10 mins, especially at nighttime.
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Unfortunately BMW has no choice but to make cars like this. I really don't care about ho-hum models like the X3 going EV. What's gonna hurt is if cars like the M340, M3, M4, M5, M2 etc start going full EV. Those cars don't even sell in high enough numbers to make any discernible global environmental impact, but politicians don't care about facts and logic.

Anyhow the iX3 seems fine minus its lackluster range. It's OK for daily SUV stuff but many families go on road trips often. When I lived with my folks we'd make the trek from Seattle to Vancouver BC at least 5-6 times/year in our X5s. 'Aint nobody trying to sit for hours at a "fast" charger when one can fill gas in 5-10 mins, especially at nighttime.
BMW's plan is to continue to offer all power trains for quite sometime

Full Electric , Hybrid and ⛽️ Gasoline cars will be made on shared platforms

The only 100% "built from the ground up EV" in BMW's portfolio is the new BMW iX
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