I noticed the one car in the video that was Solar Orange had the same wheels as the i3 Concept Coupe. ,CDspeed
Yeah, noticed that too. They were 20" on the concept coupe, I took pictures of them. That could mean they are going to be the 20" optional wheels.
I know I'll be putting a check mark next to those when I choose my options.,CDspeed
Me too. The tires are wider also so it will handle better (besides look better) but you will likely lose 3-4 miles of range
It might not effect range, as you know there is a lot riding on the success of this car, maybe they'll have tuned things in a way to counter any negative effects. Much like the weight savings from the carbon structure cancels out the weight issue from the battery pack.,CDspeed
I can't see how it won't the the wheel/tire combo will weigh more and the slightly wider profile will increase drag. Just like the Model S's optional wheels shave 10 miles off it's range.
Yes but the i3's tire and wheels are supposed to be a little different. Plus unlike Tesla BMW probably knows they can't afford to offer features that tax the range. One extra inch can't weigh that much more, and Bridgestone could have made a special tire to balance things out. Of course I'm only guessing I'm sure we will see some information on this in time. Thank for taking time reply.,CDspeed