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Hello everyone, my name is Mike. I live in the United States (Virginia) and pre-ordered an i4 M50 earlier this week. I currently drive a 2014 i3 REx (Solar Orange) with 124,000 miles that I purchased brand new in August 2014. I love the one-pedal driving as my car's brake pads are still like new! I had a few minor issues at the beginning of ownership but otherwise the car has been pretty reliable. I also have a 2009 Porsche Boxster S 6-speed. The i3 is my second EV after leasing a 2012 Nissan LEAF which I drove about 33,000 miles. Total EV miles driven is around 157,000.

The upcoming Porsche Macan EV is definitely on my list of vehicles to consider in the future along with the i4. I recently drove the Taycan 4S which was awesome but out of my price range. I test drove the VW ID 4 which I really liked but I want the dual motor version with AWD and more power. The Audi Q4 e tron is intriguing as well. I will test drive it when it comes out also.
 

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Welcome to the forum @Mike i4 M50! Congratulations on ordering the M50! What convinced you to place a pre-order compared to the other cars.
I am interested too.

The M50 interests me a lot since it is more of a special car than the 40 (40 is still very nice). Maybe it is because one of my favorite cars of all time is the M3 E36 and one of my favorite current production cars is the Audi RS5 Sportback.

Since you have a long history of BMW EV use do you get more range out of an i3 than advertised? How is your range at 124,000 miles compared to 24,000 miles? How about servicing the i3? Looking at keeping an i4 for 7-8 years so 130-150,000 miles.

My current car is a 2019 VW e-Golf (wanted to buy an EV and it provided a cheap way to get one). For my daily use I get around 5-6 miles/kWh versus EPA of 3.5. The only time I get around 3-3.5 is on hilly interstate driving on 89 and 91 in Vermont and New Hampshire. Still haven't needed my first service yet and live in an area where there are free Level 2 chargers around. So additional cost is minimal.

Thanks.

Scott
 
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