2014 BMW i3: Actual Room for Four People
August 24, 2015
Well, as it turns out, my lovely wife and mother-in-law managed to fit quite comfortably in the i3's back seat. Said wife is admittedly rather petite, but I also didn't need to scoot the driver seat forward from its significantly rearward position. The ladies reported the seat itself was comfortable and placed at a good height.
The clamshell doors can still cause some problems in tight parking spaces (it's a bit of dance to maneuver yourself among opening and closing doors), but in general the i3's back seat goes well above and beyond the "useable in a pinch" bar that I imagine most owners will have for it.
James Riswick, Automotive Editor