2014 BMW i3: Still a Favorite at 10,000 Miles
by Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant on December 16, 2015
Eleven months into our long-term road test of the 2014 BMW i3, we've finally crossed the 10,000-mile mark. Since our 5,000-mile update, we took the i3 in for its first service, stretched a charge out over a single week, and found that improving the range with regenerative braking can be fun.
We also learned how dearly it costs to replace a charging cable after the original ended up broken under mysterious circumstances. The passenger door skin also came loose from the car. This too remains unsolved.
Despite the lack miles, the i3 remains a popular choice in our fleet. It features plenty of usable space with the rear seats folded and enough room to comfortably carry adults. Even this late in the test, there are very few evenings where the i3 goes unclaimed.
Reese Counts, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 10,000 miles