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First Drive: BMW ActiveE
« on: November 23, 2012, 06:05:50 am »


The BMW ActiveE is the stuff dreams are made of, says Mike Schlee.

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Re: First Drive: BMW ActiveE
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2012, 11:18:16 am »

So  BMW 1-Series regular with ICE - Unladen weight EU in kg 1,375 [1,395]
     BMW 1-Series electric weighs in at                               1,819 kg.

The difference is 444kgs. That's a lot of battery. I'm sure that this can be negligible soon with upcoming battery technology.
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Re: First Drive: BMW ActiveE
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2012, 12:35:34 pm »


The BMW ActiveE is the stuff dreams are made of, says Mike Schlee.

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Sorry man, that's an infringement on Honda's Earth Dreams.  :nono: Honda is the stuff dreams are made of, BMW has to be made into something else.
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Re: First Drive: BMW ActiveE
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2012, 02:13:49 pm »


The BMW ActiveE is the stuff dreams are made of, says Mike Schlee.

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Sorry man, that's an infringement on Honda's Earth Dreams.  :nono: Honda is the stuff dreams are made of, BMW has to be made into something else.

Ok Northernridge, just admit it you were dieing to tie in "Honda's Earth Dreams" somehow and became very elated when this opportunity arose.  :popo:
 Ya I admit it, stupid marketing by billionaire companies with better marketing access irks me also.
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Re: First Drive: BMW ActiveE
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2012, 02:26:33 pm »


So  BMW 1-Series regular with ICE - Unladen weight EU in kg 1,375 [1,395]
     BMW 1-Series electric weighs in at                               1,819 kg.

The difference is 444lbs. That's a lot of battery. I'm sure that this can be negligible soon with upcoming battery technology.

Sorry to be pedantic,  ;):D but i believe that is 444 KG..  which is just 20 lbs short of a 1000 pounds.


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Re: First Drive: BMW ActiveE
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2012, 02:53:48 pm »


So  BMW 1-Series regular with ICE - Unladen weight EU in kg 1,375 [1,395]
     BMW 1-Series electric weighs in at                               1,819 kg.

The difference is 444lbs. That's a lot of battery. I'm sure that this can be negligible soon with upcoming battery technology.

Sorry to be pedantic,  ;):D but i believe that is 444 KG..  which is just 20 lbs short of a 1000 pounds.

Yes, corrected thanks  ;D

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Re: First Drive: BMW ActiveE
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2012, 08:13:08 am »
Strange that they would opt to cut down the trunk space to make room for the battery.  With the motor mounted in the rear, what's occupying all the space up front in the (former) engine bay?  (I'm thinking of Tesla's frunk here)