29 May '14, 4pm

First BMW i3 Drivers Share Impressions

Ward Jennings at the wheel of his brand-new BMW i3 . (Jim Motavalli photo) Ward Jennings works on European cars at his repair shop in Fairfield, Conn., so it’s fair to say that he looks at his new BMW i3 (non-REx) with a discriminating eye. Jennings, who spent 27 months with an ActiveE, is quite likely the first Nutmeg State customer. “The performance is the best thing about it,” Jennings said. “I’ve heard it’s two seconds faster than the ActiveE zero to 60, and it feels like it.” Still, Jennings was sad to see his ActiveE go; it had a bit more personality than the i3, he says. “I miss the easy-to-live-with analog dash in the ActiveE,” says Jennings. “I don’t like how digital the i3 is—my motto is ‘question technology.’” It bugs him that the i3 comes with neither a CD player or an AM radio. “I’m not a 20-something, and I suspect many other owners aren’t, either,” Jennings ...

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