Friday Photo – When the BMW i3 came to Newcastle upon Tyne

As part of the marketing campaign for the i3 compact EV, BMW is taking it on tour to the streets of the UK. So when it popped up in our local city of Newcastle upon Tyne, we sent one of EngageSportMode’s roving reporters along for a look. We’ve written lots about the i3 on ESM already, along…

Two Spoke Steering Wheels – The resurgence

Over the past week EngageSportMode has noticed a revival in something quite old-fashioned, that we thought we’d previously seen the last of. No, it’s not the announcement of another new MG model, but two spoke steering wheels in modern cars. BMW’s brand new electric i3 features a duo-spoker in its futuristic eco-friendly interior. To be…

BMW i3 – Munich gives us the future – now.

Electric cars are nothing new, in fact they’ve been around as an idea since the middle of the 19th century. We’ve also had cars like the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet/Vauxhall Volt/Ampera and Tesla Roadster available for some time. So why does today’s unveiling of the BMW i3 knock all of them into the gutter?  No, it…