Since the BMW i3’s introduction to the car industry earlier this year, the all-electric, carbon-fiber-reinforced car has turned the idea of electric mobility on its head. Shooting to popularity throughout the world, this hatchback even offers a 650cc two-cylinder gas engine with 34 horsepower to act as a range extender for those who want to go farther, while still being green. While this optional engine offers consumers a longer range, it does have a slight drawback that Consumer Reports recently brought to light, and that BMW is working to fix immediately.
In a recent test drive, CR found that the range-extender has a problem with acceleration. While driving the vehicle on a rolling, two-lane road, the publication’s test driver tried to pass another car, but found that the i3 had no power to accelerate. BMW is working to fix this i3 acceleration problem as we speak, so don’t let it hold you back from choosing the BMW i3 as your next green car. The fix is set to be released next spring, so keep an eye out for it!
For more information on the i3 acceleration problem fix, contact JMK BMW at 973-379-7744, or stop in to our dealership today!