Range, price, fun to drive: Which is the BMW Mini-e is better?

The BMW i3 is currently experiencing its second spring. The electric car sells pretty well in Germany, also thanks to the high electro-promotion and a relativel

Range, price, fun to drive: Which is the BMW Mini-e is better?

The BMW i3 is currently experiencing its second spring. The electric car sells pretty well in Germany, also thanks to the high electro-promotion and a relatively high value stability. However, the electric car pioneer has been seven years on the hump, that's just a modern car in ages. Nevertheless, we have compared the BMW i3, with its successor the Mini Cooper SE. Actually, an odd duel, one might think. But the old fighter is not go down without a fight.

Design

Different could be the two protagonists at all. On the one hand, the angular-sober BMW i3, whose appearance is polarized at least. The Mini Cooper SE, with its Googly eyes and the round classic shape to fly, however, immediately the hearts of the female Fans. Although tastes differ, this round clearly to the Mini Cooper SE. press-inform Wolfgang Gomoll compares the two electric Minis from BMW - the i3 and E-Mini

interior

Who goes into the Mini Cooper SE, and in, the chair drops, sits lower and more sporty than the BMW i3. The exudes, with its fabric applications and seat covers and significantly more Lounge - as a gym atmosphere. The building at the end of the body and the angular shape be of benefit to the "Oldie" here to advantage, as the feeling of Space is much more airy than in the Mini. However, it is missing the Seats of the BMW i3 page, but the only fast corners to Wear. When the trunk of the competition is decided quickly. The Mini Luggage compartment swallows between 211 to 731 litres, the BMW i3, there are 260 to 1,100 litres. The just described rectangular body shape, which helps when Loading is yet to come. Very clear thing: The BMW i3 compensates. All of the build thickness of the electric SUV, Mini, however, are: the City-Stromer in the first Test, FOCUS Online/Wochit All the build thickness of the electric SUV, Mini, however, are: the City-Stromer in the first Test

Infotainment

giant Pizza in the middle against a classic Display on the dashboard the Infotainment two antipodes meet. The BMW i3 is fighting but with a significantly obtuse weapons than to be insubordinate of the British group brother. Finally, the infotainment concept of the i3 is already for seven years on the market and it shows in Details such as the small Cockpit screen in front of the driver and the graphics. However, BMW is trying to keep the consumer electronics currently, and it also gets pretty good. press-inform, the Round and colorful: the Cockpit of the Mini Cooper SE

The BMW i3 is not really old. A compliment, it shows how groundbreaking this car 2013. Nevertheless, the Mini touch get-thin victory. The Infotainment is current and it shows in some Places – be it to the speed of the computing power or the menus. Nevertheless, the playfulness that comes through in the Mini is not for everyone.

Drive

Here, we can first of all, the facts speak for themselves: The BMW i3's 125 kW / 170 HP and a torque of 250 Newton meters. Thus, the i3 is up to 150 km/h fast and needs with 7.3 seconds to 100 km/h are cracked. The Mini-Quartet of players will now be cheering on the inside and a clear thing to talk about. Far from it: The Mini Cooper SE comes with 135 kW / 184 HP and 270 Newton meters around the corner, but is otherwise identical to the driving performance of the BMW i3. No credit for a car that is so much newer, and the dynamics on the flags wrote. The strength of the Minis is driving in a Fun, vulgo: The curve robbers, and the Boy shows the Old tail lights. One reason for the agility is the fast-acting "actuator close to the wheel slip limiting" (ARB), the Mini Cooper, the BMW i3 is not. Although this System of 2018 was introduced with the BMW i3s, but also the need to leave the Mini, ultimately, to defer to. Opel Corsa-e in the Test: a Comfortable small car with lots of assistance systems PCP Opel Corsa-e in the Test: a Comfortable small car with lots of assistance systems

range

With the now 42,2 kilowatt hours large battery package of the BMW i3 in the WLTP cycle between 270 and 310 km. According to BMW the should be, in reality, after all, for 260 kilometers without a Recharge well. The Mini comes with a 32.6 per kilo-watt-hour battery, but in the EU cycle between 235 and 270 miles. Also, since the Mini-Fans will be pretty tight-lipped. Even if the range of the fleets of British for city commuters, with a charging facility is more than sufficient: Here is the BMW i3 has the nose front. However, Both models must be in range of the newer Stromer, such as the current Hyundai Ioniq, the Hyundai Kona, the VW ID3, and, of course, the Tesla Model 3 is beaten. Since the BMW group does in terms of battery technology better, very quickly, his homework.

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To the normal household power outlet, the BMW i3 is equipped with a charging power of 2.4 kW in 15 hours at 80 percent of capacity. When connecting to a Wallbox three-phase power is to refuel with a power of 11 kW. The charging time is shortened to just over three hours. With a DC fast-charging station the battery pack is gaining strength in approximately 42 minutes to 80 percent. The Mini Cooper SE needs according to the experts of "The Mobility House" for about 14 hours before the battery cells are filled via a household socket. With 11 kW at an AC station, the batteries are three-phase within 2.5 hours to 80 percent full; to it are 100 percent, it takes an hour longer. You stuck the Mini to a 50 kW DC charger, it only takes 35 minutes, until the power storage tank to 80 percent full, for the remaining 20 percent of the total growing time of 1.4 hours. Here are the two competitions deliver a dead race. New electric BMW in the Test: At the end of a Nissan Leaf, FOCUS Online of New electric BMW in the Test is chasing us: a Nissan Leaf

conclusion

is hunting us, The BMW i3 costs currently (without the promotion) at least 38.016 Euro (16 percent VAT). This is a lot of money for an electric car that is already seven years on the market. However, the old champion has to be mainly in the city of its raison d'être. The space and the practicality of the BMW i3 shows the Mini Cooper SE its limits. The electro veteran from playing in the city of his Strengths, if you have to take the offspring to school or many purchases invite. The Mini Cooper SE scores with the Lifestyle factor, the more modern Infotainment and, of course, the agility. The base price of 31.680 euros (without promotion) also speaks for the British, however, this equipment is rather sparse. Nevertheless, the Mini Cooper SE, the bottom line is that this group has a duel of the nose like the front, but closer than you suspect.

what is Clear, however: Currently, the cars like to find their Fans, ultimately, but they offer an old technique. Tesla is well ahead of miles, VW meanwhile, the Koreans also. In a few years, a current i3 or Mini will sell, given the modest range hardly without high haircuts as a new car, because the competition will then be built up further. If the people of Munich don't want to lose a little more ground, you need to bring urgently a new drive and especially the battery - Generation at the Start. The animal was panting, on the seat - man saves dog with an axe made of heat-Auto PCP animal was already drooling on the seat - man saves dog with an axe made of heat-car "Knows where his bodies are buried": Ex-lawyer grabs on "Predator" Trump FOCUS Online/Wochit "Knows where his bodies are buried": Ex-lawyer grabs on "Predator" Trump

Updated Date: 17 August 2020, 09:27

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