The first copies of the BMW i3 now show seven years and many kilometers on the odometer. Enough to allow the Munich firm to make a first technical assessment with interesting data to the key: a car still takes its original brakes after 277,000 kilometers traveled.
Launched in 2013, the BMW i3 celebrates its seven-year career this year. Some copies therefore display honorable mileage today. This is for example the case of that of the German Helmut Neumann with 277,000 terminals on the meter. His electric car also hides another rather surprising detail in the automotive world.
The BMW i3 of the man from Westphalia embarks on its original braking despite its many kilometers traveled. The pads and discs have never been changed in dealerships while Helmut uses his car daily for urban journeys and secondary roads. The explanation lies in the technical part of the car: the braking energy recovery system preserves these mechanical elements. The owner said in an official BMW press release that: "The i3 is an extremely economical car. It concerns both maintenance and daily energy consumption".
Its electric nevertheless benefited during its lifetime from the BMW retrofit allowing to update the battery pack. A service billed as a reminder 7000 euros increasing the whole from 22 kWh to 33 kWh. This change is no longer offered by the manufacturer since May 31, 2017.
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