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BMW i3 I01 (2014 - Current)
The BMW i3 and BMW i8 are the first two cars launch under BMW's new sub brand BMW i. The i3 is an all carbon fiber, all electric vehicle meant for urban mobility.

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Old 05-17-2017, 07:12 PM
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Noob Buying Questions (some technical)

Hi all, totally new here and new to the i3. I just started looking at possibly buying a used i3 for local errands/running around. I won't need it for long road trips and have another car to use when range would be an issue. So I'm looking for something reliable, green and fun to drive within a short range of home and the i3 seems a fairly good fit and seems to have decent reviews, but I wanted to check with the owners/experts here.

I'm a bit of a geek and would like to get into the metrics of the car and track the range etc. automatically if possible. I saw there's an unofficial API to the car (https://github.com/edent/BMW-i-Remote/) and that seems like a good fit.

I'm looking at a 2014 non-REX version in the $18K price range.

So a few questions:

1) What's the real-world range in regular 72F type weather for running around (city)?
2) What's the real-world range in the winter (say 20F) for running around (city)?
3) I have an RV outlet at home (NEMA 14-50) can I use that to charge it?
4) Can anyone confirm that that API (https://github.com/edent/BMW-i-Remote/) works with the 2014 i3 and there are no real issues in using it?
5) Is the price (BMW CPO) reasonable?
6) What else should I know before jumping into it?

Thanks in advance.
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