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2014 BMW i3

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  2014 BMW i3 2014 Smart ForTwo Elecric Drive
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Invoice $38,040 $12,341
N/A 34/38
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Bottom Line The 2014 BMW i3 is a truly radical attempt to reinvent the car--and the BMW--for the crowded cities of a new century. Read Full Review The 2014 Smart ForTwo is now an old design, but it remains the easiest car to park in cities, and it's at its best in urban traffic; the electric model, new last year, is the nicest of the bunch, and now remarkably cheap. Read Full Review
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  • Smooth, powerful acceleration
  • Nippy low-speed handling
  • Spare, elegant, stylish interior
  • Superb one-pedal driving
  • Clever, optional range extender


  • Lines are an acquired taste
  • Body roll, wheel hop 'not very BMW'
  • Awkward rear-seat access
  • Battery range less than 100 miles


  • Unbeatable ease of parking
  • Remarkable interior space for two
  • Agile in urban driving
  • Electric model much nicer to drive


  • Transmission jerks and piches
  • Noisy, jittery ride on freeways
  • Almost no passing power at speed
  • Spartan interior lacks many features
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