2014 BMW i3: There Should Be a Door Grab Here, Part II
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on October 14, 2015
After reading Riswick's post about the poor door grab on our long-term BMW M235i, it reminded me of a similar problem on our 2014 BMW i3. It doesn't even have a handle, just an angle cove to use as a door grab.
As you can see, it's not exactly in an ideal location. When you swing open a car door, where do you naturally grab to pull it closed? Probably not somewhere on the front half of it.
On the M235i you can at least grab the handle from somewhere on the middle of the door. On the i3, the grab handle is up much higher, making it all the more awkward.
Ultimately, the door is very light so the poor design of the handle isn't a major issue. But it's still something that annoys me every time I go to pull the door closed. That's not good design.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor