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BMW i3 Review - Auto Express

BMW i3 review: http://bit.ly/16gv70B Subscribe to our YouTube channel http://bit.ly/11Ad1j1 Subscribe to the mag http://subscribe.autoexpress.co.uk/yt The BMW i3 is unlike any other BMW we've driven before - it's all electric, has a body built from carbon fibre and is the smallest vehicle in the current 'i' line-up. The unique carbon fibre body never ceases to amaze us. It stops the car from flexing too much in the bends and it's resulted in a really low overall weight - the BMW i3 weighs in at just 1195kg, making it 300kgs lighter than the Nissan LEAF. There's no need for a B-pillar as the body is so rigid, meaning accessibility is great. The steering is nice and direct with just a hint of feedback - generally, it's a lot of fun. Albeit the roads on Amsterdam aren't the best dynamic test, but it's worth mentioning that even with all the torque from the electric motor and some skinny low grip tyres, it's not easy to do big slides. But the torque does come in handy - 0-63mph takes just 7.2 seconds, which is Renaultsport Clio territory. We drove the top-spec i3 with the Suite interior trim which is a perfect, futuristic design for this type of car. A special sat-nav comes as standard - this can direct you to a recharging point within the remaining range. Speaking of, the BMW i3 is supposed to be capable of covering 125 miles on a single charge (but that's in super-efficient ECOPRO+ mode). In the world of electric cars, the BMW i3 is definitely a class contender. It's not one of the cheapest options out there - the one we drove cost £25,860 - but it's highly desirable; a true BMW.


 


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Porsche 911 Turbo S Vs Nissan GT-R review - Auto Express
Porsche 911 review: http://bit.ly/186PSge Nissan GT-R review: http://bit.ly/IfnXhA Subscribe to our YouTube channel http://bit.ly/11Ad1j1 Subscribe to the mag http://subscribe.autoexpress.co.uk/yt Ever since it was introduced in 1974, the Porsche 911 turbo has been the point at which the car morphs from sports car into full-on supercar. And if you want even more power, go for this model, the turbo S. For the last decade or so the Porsche's rival has been the Nissan GT-R. It's a technology-filled car, and Nissan has engaged in a top trumps-style battle with Porsche, getting faster Nurburgring times and even faster 0-60 performance. So which one's better away from the restrictions of the road, and which one's going to be faster against the stopwatch? Let's find out in an Auto Express track battle in the video review above. The most powerful 911 in the range, the turbo S provides an extra 39bhp, taking the output of the 3.8-litre straight-six up to 552bhp and delivering a whopping 700Nm of torque. At just under £80,000, the Nissan GT-R is a pound-per-performance bargain compared to the Porsche. Nissan's Technology Pack showcases a 3.8-litre twin-turbo engine which pumps out 542bhp and 632Nm of torque.





Alfa Romeo 4C vs Porsche Cayman on track
The new Alfa Romeo 4C might look the part, but can it beat the Porsche Cayman on a hot lap? Read the review: http://bit.ly/19TVI4i Subscribe to our YouTube channel http://bit.ly/11Ad1j1 Subscribe to the mag http://subscribe.autoexpress.co.uk/yt





BMW M135i vs Mercedes A45 AMG review - Auto Express
Mercedes A45 AMG review: http://bit.ly/ZIf71Q BMW M135i review: http://bit.ly/12lsvKI Subscribe to our YouTube channel http://bit.ly/11Ad1j1 Subscribe to the mag http://subscribe.autoexpress.co.uk/yt Premium car manufacturers have traditionally stayed away from hot hatch market, but that's no longer the case. In this video review we have the BMW M135i, and we are testing it against the Mercedes A45 AMG - with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine it's going to be a stern rival for the BMW. The BMW gets a six-cylinder engine, revs to 7000rpm but peak torque is at just 1300rpm, so it has instant power. It does come in manual, but we've got the eight-speed automatic gearbox. We took it around our track in just 1 minute 14 seconds. As for the Mercedes, it's £5,000 more expensive than the BMW, so that's something to consider straight away. It's got 40bhp more, but the same torque. It's a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, and a dual-clutch gearbox. It's four-wheel drive, meaning body control is really good around the corners - but, on the flip side, the ride is quite stiff. It did beat the BMW around the track though, in a final time of 1 minute, 13 seconds. So, which hatchback comes out on top? If you want to be the fastest against the stopwatch, with amazing body control, choose the Mercedes. But, if you want to spend less money and have more fun, go for the BMW. See our video review and make your own decision.





Skoda Rapid Spaceback review - Auto Express
Skoda Rapid Spaceback review: http://bit.ly/15EHMYs Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/11Ad1j1 Subscribe to the magazine: http://subscribe.autoexpress.co.uk/yt The Skoda Rapid Spaceback might be a bit of a confusing prospect -- after all, it has the word space in the name, but actually has less room than the standard car. You can watch our Skoda Rapid Spaceback video review to find out more -- and just why this car even exists. The current Rapid has the body of a saloon, but is actually a hatchback, and offers a lot of space for not very much money. The new Skoda Rapid Spaceback is not an estate, but is in fact shorter than the Rapid, with a smaller boot. It does get more passenger room though, and a more traditional hatchback shape -- hence the name. Sit in the back of the Rapid Spaceback and the name starts to make sense. There's so much legroom it feels like a bigger car such as the Ford Mondeo. The extra glass means its lighter inside too, which makes it feel much less cramped for passengers. When it comes to desigen, however, the two Skoda Rapid siblings are virtually identical. From the front you'll be hard pressed to tell them apart - they've both got the Skoda family face, and the grille and headlights are the same. At the back it's much easier to tell them apart - the Spaceback is 180mm shorter than the standard car and the rear glass area near the C-pillar has been expanded to increase headroom. You can also get a style pack that adds a roof spoiler, darker rear lights and gloss black mirrors to give it a bit more desirability. New for the Spaceback is a lower powered 89bhp diesel, which gets 67mpg, emits 114g/km. This engine is also used for the Greenline version, which will have low ride height, even more efficiency tweaks, and that gets the Spaceback under 100g/km. The 1.2-litre TSI is the best one to go for, with a six-speed manual gearbox and it feels more like a driver's car. The Spaceback also gets a new electric power steering system and a retuned set of dampers.





BMW i3 Production - Part 1
Watch the BMW i3 being built from start to finish. Part 1: carbon fibre, battery assembly, assembly of the drive module. http://www.testdriven.co.uk/2014-bmw-i3/





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BMW i3 - is this the world's most desirable affordable electric car?
There may be disquiet about its gentle rate of climb, but the electric car has, at last, taken off. The BMW i3 is leading the charge. Could it really be better in the real world than the Tesla Model S? SUBSCRIBE to Autocar: http://smarturl.it/autocar BMW, along with Tesla, is doing what looked impossible a few years ago. Electric cars are finally becoming desirable. Maybe it took the power of a couple of premium brands to help them on the way. Or maybe it's the radical looks and carbonfibre structure of the BMW i3? Either way, EVs are here to stay. And if the BMW i3 is anything to go by, they're here to be enjoyed, rather than endured. Autocar, the world's leading motoring magazine and website, delivers industry-leading news, the most in-depth car reviews and opinion from our team of experts. Our presenters include some of the world's top motoring journalists who have unrivalled access to the world's fastest, rarest, most exotic and most exciting cars on some of the world's best roads and race tracks. Can a supercar beat a superbike? Can a Audi A1 outrun a Nissan GT-R on a wet circuit? Can a Porsche 911 slay a Corvette on the drag strip? Autocar pitches the giants of the performance car world against each other to deliver the all-important verdict. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL683B44EF38362015 Read Autocar's BMW i3 review: http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/bmw/i3 Visit http://www.autocar.co.uk for the latest news, reviews and analysis New videos are uploaded to Autocar's YouTube channel each week. Don't miss a single one. Subscribe to the channel now: http://smarturl.it/autocar http://www.youtube.com/autocar LIKE Autocar on Facebook: http://www.autocar.co.uk/facebook FOLLOW Autocar on Twitter: https://twitter.com/autocar +1 Autocar on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+autocar





BMW i3 Factory Production Tour
Watch how the new BMW i3 electric car is made from start to finish.





BMW i3 hatchback 2014 review - CarBuyer
BMW i3 hatchback 2014 review: http://bit.ly/1aWHCKH Subscribe to the Carbuyer YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/17k4fct Subscribe to Auto Express: http://subscribe.autoexpress.co.uk/cb "The BMW i3 is great fun and nippy around town, but it's very expensive to buy and has a limited range between charges."





850hp Electric Racing Car: Driving the Drayson B12/69EV -- /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
The batteries only last 10-15 minutes, but when it's running this thing scrambles your brain. Welcome to the future.





(ENG) BMW i3 - First Drive, Test Drive and Review
BMW is launching its long-awaited first mass-produced electric model: the i3. It is the first car from a new series, designed to appeal to a new target group. The i3 has a theoretical range of around 150-160 kilometers, but in real life 120-130 seems more manageable. The car can also be equipped with an optional petrol range extender. However unlike most other electric cars, BMW i3 is fast and relatively fun to drive on European roads. It might not be the Isetta everyone thought it would be, but this could be the future of mobility. On 17 April BMW i3 received two awards: - 2014 World Car Design of the Year - 2014 World Green Car as part of the World Car of the Year (WCOTY) programme. Check out my other EV and PHEV reviews: Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid http://youtu.be/jADbG2dHbwY Nissan LEAF http://youtu.be/zjvklBHLQrA Opel Ampera http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtUeG-dxBuE Renault Twizy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0_Cgab5qs0 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTbv0y5fOlI Filmed with Lumix GH3 http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/dslm/gh3_special/





Tesla Model S Driving Review -- Exotic Driver
The Tesla Model S has captured the interest of nearly everyone and become the most-lauded alternative vehicle available. The guys climb into a loaded P85+ model to see if the S lives up to all the hype, and where it excels. Watch our detailed video on the touch-screen interface here: http://youtu.be/CLg48uvyNS8 Lots more on the way - look for us on Thursdays! We read every comment, so subscribe and stay connected for more: Like us: http://Facebook.com/EverydayDriver Follow us: http://Twitter.com/EverydayDriver





Killing Tires With a Ferrari F12 -- /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
Five sets of tyres, a 740hp Ferrari V12 Berlinetta and the most beautiful circuit in Europe. Yes baby!





2014 BMW M5 Competition vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S Model! - Head 2 Head Ep. 44
On this episode of Head 2 Head Jonny Lieberman is joined by Mike Shaffer and two extremely potent hyper sedans, the 2014 BMW M5 Competition and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S Model. Between the two of them, these two mighty Germans produce 1152horsepower and 1092 pound-feet of torque. On paper. After a day of horsing around/testing Shaffer and Lieberman grow suspicious of each twin-turbo V-8's actual output. So, they take them to the Dyno gurus at K&N engineering to learn what's what. The results very well may shock and amaze you. However, the boys come to the conclusion that numbers are only exactly that: only numbers, and numbers only matter so much. One true test of a super sedan is how it handles a twisting stretch of tarmac. The other is how much you yearn for the car after you've walked away from it. How much the keys itch in your pocket. While the results are definitive, this Head 2 Head is much closer than most. Have a watch! Head 2 Head appears every other Wednesday on the Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/1018679678590... Website - http://www.motortrend.com





Essai BMW i3 : enfin une électrique crédible
Si son esthétique ne fait pas l'unanimité, ses caractéristiques techniques sont déjà bien plus convaincantes. Lire l'essai : http://www.caradisiac.com/Essai-BMW-i3-enfin-une-electrique-credible-90060. htm





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