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      12-19-2021, 08:45 PM   #243
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How does BMW do electric cars? Lets ask an M3 owner!!!

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In short, acceleration is great, but the weight is so high that it hurts handling. I have a feeling that this is going to be an issue for a long time.
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That I4 seems amazing!
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      12-19-2021, 09:01 PM   #245
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How does BMW do electric cars? Lets ask an M3 owner!!!

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In short, acceleration is great, but the weight is so high that it hurts handling. I have a feeling that this is going to be an issue for a long time.
His comments made at the 18:00 ring true and is what I've been trying to articulate. "We all talk about acceleration figures with EVs these days, because…… that's kind of all of the excitement they have. That's their one trick pony..".
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Have you watched the review? Also pay attention to what he says at 23:30.
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Have you watched the review? Also pay attention to what he says at 23:30.
Of course i watched it. Before it was even posted here.

That I4 is still amazing. That's the future.

What is the issue here? Because one dude from the UK said it's a one trick pony?

Jay leno said EV's are great. So there's that.
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      12-19-2021, 09:16 PM   #248
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BMW is still using a non-EV platform for the i4 cars. Once they switch to a dedicated EV platform they will handle just fine.
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      12-19-2021, 09:45 PM   #249
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Of course i watched it. Before it was even posted here.
Look out, fellas. We got a badass over here who knows how to use the YouTube.

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What is the issue here? Because one dude from the UK said it's a one trick pony?
I say so too. At least with the Plaid (which can't brake, go fast with any degree of confidence, or allow the driver to maneuver in parking lots with that gimmicky yoke).

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Have you watched the review? Also pay attention to what he says at 23:30.
Of course i watched it. Before it was even posted here.

That I4 is still amazing. That's the future.

What is the issue here? Because one dude from the UK said it's a one trick pony?

Jay leno said EV's are great. So there's that.
Joe gave an honest review and even stated that his opinion may be in the minority and that he prefers a driver's car, especially RWD with a manual. I actually do think he speaks for a lot of his viewers.

Jay is a huge Elon fan and supports Tesla as an American company and by extension, EVs. I don't think he'd say anything negative towards the company's products or EVs given that relationship and wants them to succeed. However, I have serious doubts that he feels genuine warm and fuzzies while driving a Plaid. He owns a McLaren F1 for Pete's sake.

I had to laugh watching the video of Jay run the quarter mile in the Plaid.

Tesla exec: That's a world record man. That's awesome!

Jay: I didn't do anything!


Ps. EVs are fast.
Pps. EV's are the future.
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BMW is still using a non-EV platform for the i4 cars. Once they switch to a dedicated EV platform they will handle just fine.
Bingo.

This thread will be fun to look at 2 years from now.

And the fun just started!!!
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