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Wheel Adventure: BMW i3
Wheel Adventure: BMW i3

The brand-new, all-electric BMW i3 just got here, and it’s already driving away with awards, winning two categories at the 2014 World Car of the Year Awards (World Green Car and World Car Design) and two categories in the first U.K. Car of the Year Awards (Car of the Year and Best Supermini). Light but powerful engine All the hoopla is because of the i3’s revolutionary use of aluminum/carbon fiber construction to keep the weight down (2,900 pounds) and the range up: 80-100 miles on a single three-hour charge. The motor is good for 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, which BMW claims will propel the i3 to 60 mph in just 7.2 seconds. (Drivers choosing what BMW calls...