Drive It!: The Motor Magazine

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On this edition, Drive it! presents new approaches to electromobility. And we conduct an unusual comparison test: pitting a two-seater Electric Drive Smart ForTwo against a Mercedes Actros heavy duty truck.Present it! Taking the BMW i3 for a Test DriveThe new BMW i3 looks a bit odd, but then it has the bulk of its weight in places other than the usual ones. The passenger compartment is framed in carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, while the chassis is cast in aluminum.The car's electric motor generates 125 kW of power and achieves a maximum 250 Nm of torque. One battery charge will last it up to 190 kilometers. In November, 2013, the i3 will be appearing in showrooms across Europe, and in early 2014, in dealerships in the USA, Japan and China. It starts at 34,950 euros in Germany.

Spot it! David vs Goliath - the Smart meets the Mercedes ActrosIn our comparison test, we set up a controversial battle - pitting David against Goliath, or rather a small city car, the Smart ForTwo, against a