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    Car and Driver renders the electric, mid-engine, and rear wheel drive BMW i3

    By now you know about the BMW " i " sub-brand. Our fears have been that it is going to be all boring front wheel drive "city cars" but the latest i3 model news leaves us some hope. It has been confirmed the model will be an electric mid-engine and rear wheel drive, two very good things for driving dynamics. The batteries are also said to be placed as low as possible for a low center of gravity and the chassis will be lightweight aluminum. The car likely won't show up until 2013 at the earliest, but here is hope that they make some fun to drive electrics.

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    Look at the tires , OMG !!!
    my bicycle had wider tires Click here to enlarge
    it's good for those suckers who want just drive something with BMW badge on it , so BMW can keep making true cars for real drivers (Hopefully).

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    I like the way the angel eyes are squashed at the bottom, it gives quite an aggressive look.

    But unfortunately, the rest .. just looks too .. Scion.
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    EEEWWWW! That thing is so heinous looking.....Click here to enlarge

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    I disagree with you guys on the looks of the car. I think the i brand so far have been very good looking cars and if priced right will sell from the looks alone.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lughed Click here to enlarge
    I disagree with you guys on the looks of the car. I think the i brand so far have been very good looking cars and if priced right will sell from the looks alone.
    There is potential.

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    I'd rather buy that than a prius. Click here to enlarge

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    it's just good to see the performance potential of the electric (nevermind hybrid) being pushed by a major company, just incase it becomes mandatory oneday.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by THATDONFC Click here to enlarge
    I'd rather buy that than a prius. Click here to enlarge
    Definitely agree with that.

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    YO WHAT THE $#@! IS THIS $#@! CHARLES??

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