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Old 17th February 2024, 10:01 AM
gninnam gninnam is offline
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Default I have gone to the dark side......

Took delivery of my first BEV a few days back !!!

BMW i4 M-Sport (pictures will follow)

So far absolutely loving it and the handling is very similar to an ICE powered BMW 3/4 so when in Sport mode is heaps of fun (not just a point a squirt EV to impress your friends in a straightline )

Driving using just the one pedal is really good as is the preheat function (can be used even when not plugged in) and I can charge for free at work so another bonus
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BMW i4 M-Sport

Peugeot 207 (the sons)

Triumph Daytona 675 (2017 reg)

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Gone but not forgotten

Ford Focus ST-2 Mk3 (the wifes) (stolen Oct 2023)

1972 T2 Bay Window Camper (Slow)

Audi TT Mk1 225 - now with coil-overs and a 7inch touchscreen infotainment centre

2003 A8 Sport 4.2 (with ACC & LPG) (Feed up with all the issues so passed it on to a forum member)

2000 A8 FL QS 4.2 (with RNS-E - Nice) (Engine poorly so sold on to be brought back by someone who has the time)
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Old 17th February 2024, 10:52 AM
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Welcome to the naughty corner
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2002 Mark's D2 S8 FE
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Old 18th February 2024, 09:18 PM
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welcome indeed.
can't wait to hear what you think of long distance cruising.
+250miles...
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Old 19th February 2024, 07:36 AM
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Welcome to the naughty corner
Very naughty indeed
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Current cars:

BMW i4 M-Sport

Peugeot 207 (the sons)

Triumph Daytona 675 (2017 reg)

===========================

Gone but not forgotten

Ford Focus ST-2 Mk3 (the wifes) (stolen Oct 2023)

1972 T2 Bay Window Camper (Slow)

Audi TT Mk1 225 - now with coil-overs and a 7inch touchscreen infotainment centre

2003 A8 Sport 4.2 (with ACC & LPG) (Feed up with all the issues so passed it on to a forum member)

2000 A8 FL QS 4.2 (with RNS-E - Nice) (Engine poorly so sold on to be brought back by someone who has the time)
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Old 19th February 2024, 07:37 AM
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welcome indeed.
can't wait to hear what you think of long distance cruising.
+250miles...
Hopefully something in the pipeline soon for a good test of what she is like when doing long distance.
Just doing short at the moment (max distance is 20 mile round trip and averaged 3.7 miles/kwh)
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Andy.

Current cars:

BMW i4 M-Sport

Peugeot 207 (the sons)

Triumph Daytona 675 (2017 reg)

===========================

Gone but not forgotten

Ford Focus ST-2 Mk3 (the wifes) (stolen Oct 2023)

1972 T2 Bay Window Camper (Slow)

Audi TT Mk1 225 - now with coil-overs and a 7inch touchscreen infotainment centre

2003 A8 Sport 4.2 (with ACC & LPG) (Feed up with all the issues so passed it on to a forum member)

2000 A8 FL QS 4.2 (with RNS-E - Nice) (Engine poorly so sold on to be brought back by someone who has the time)
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Old 19th February 2024, 09:02 AM
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welcome indeed.
can't wait to hear what you think of long distance cruising.
+250miles...
As an long distance EV driver for >8 years and >160k miles, I can confirm that long distance cruising in an EV is an absolute pleasure and a doddle
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(1) 2015 Tesla Model S: (was 85D, now 90D ). Silent and deadly, and very fast... But not as fast as Ian's M3P-
(2) 2002 D2 S8 Final Edition: Bulletproof and faultless: Brilliant Black with Extended (Red!) Leather. Three-times winner of Best D2 1st prize
(3) 1997 Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo: Scots (! ) Green. Fragile, but beautiful.
(4) 2010 Fiat Panda 100HP. White Pandamonium (Final Edition!!). Pure old-fashioned 6-speed go-karting.
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Old 19th February 2024, 09:03 AM
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Took delivery of my first BEV a few days back !!!

BMW i4 M-Sport (pictures will follow)

So far absolutely loving it and the handling is very similar to an ICE powered BMW 3/4 so when in Sport mode is heaps of fun (not just a point a squirt EV to impress your friends in a straightline )

Driving using just the one pedal is really good as is the preheat function (can be used even when not plugged in) and I can charge for free at work so another bonus
Nice one Andy - welcome to the future (or should that be the present )
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Autos Autos everywhere...
(1) 2015 Tesla Model S: (was 85D, now 90D ). Silent and deadly, and very fast... But not as fast as Ian's M3P-
(2) 2002 D2 S8 Final Edition: Bulletproof and faultless: Brilliant Black with Extended (Red!) Leather. Three-times winner of Best D2 1st prize
(3) 1997 Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo: Scots (! ) Green. Fragile, but beautiful.
(4) 2010 Fiat Panda 100HP. White Pandamonium (Final Edition!!). Pure old-fashioned 6-speed go-karting.

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Old 19th February 2024, 05:45 PM
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Nice one Andy - welcome to the future (or should that be the present )
Cheers Steve - had to be done really as my wife's car was stollen so we were using my son's car.
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Andy.

Current cars:

BMW i4 M-Sport

Peugeot 207 (the sons)

Triumph Daytona 675 (2017 reg)

===========================

Gone but not forgotten

Ford Focus ST-2 Mk3 (the wifes) (stolen Oct 2023)

1972 T2 Bay Window Camper (Slow)

Audi TT Mk1 225 - now with coil-overs and a 7inch touchscreen infotainment centre

2003 A8 Sport 4.2 (with ACC & LPG) (Feed up with all the issues so passed it on to a forum member)

2000 A8 FL QS 4.2 (with RNS-E - Nice) (Engine poorly so sold on to be brought back by someone who has the time)
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Old 19th February 2024, 08:27 PM
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A few pics:



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Andy.

Current cars:

BMW i4 M-Sport

Peugeot 207 (the sons)

Triumph Daytona 675 (2017 reg)

===========================

Gone but not forgotten

Ford Focus ST-2 Mk3 (the wifes) (stolen Oct 2023)

1972 T2 Bay Window Camper (Slow)

Audi TT Mk1 225 - now with coil-overs and a 7inch touchscreen infotainment centre

2003 A8 Sport 4.2 (with ACC & LPG) (Feed up with all the issues so passed it on to a forum member)

2000 A8 FL QS 4.2 (with RNS-E - Nice) (Engine poorly so sold on to be brought back by someone who has the time)
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