BMW North Shore and AEVA Sydney organised a BMW test drive day today. The entire range of BMW plug-in cars were on offer including an i8, i3, 330e and X5 xDrive40e. It was a great day, I would highly recommend taking a test drive.
We drove from North Shore to The Old Tin Shed at Yarramalong for breakfast then back via the old Pacific Hwy. The Sydney driving wasn’t the best to put the EV’s to the test, but the windy roads of the old Pacific Hwy and adaptive cruise control on the Freeway made for a great test drive.
We got to drive everything excluding the i8 and the i8 was a sought after commodity today, with everyone raving about their experiences. Maybe next time.
The 330e was our unexpected favourite today . We’ve known about the i3 with Range extender, but not as much about the 330e. The 330e is a mid sized car, with all the mod cons you expect in a new car.
It was also great to have available the latest i3 with the larger battery pack, all the i3’s available to drive today were Rex (Petrol Range extenders) but the 2 with the larger battery packs managed the trip without starting the petrol engine. The one with the small capacity battery did start up the range extender on the trip back, you could notice the bit of extra noise, but it still performed well.
Thanks to all the work put in to organise this day from BMW and AEVA Sydney.