CC Outtake: BMWs, Then and Now

CC reader CJC sent me this shot of his friend’s superb 530i (which has been converted to Euro bumpers) next to a current i3. Ok, bring on the predictable hate. As for me:

Count me in as a (mostly) fan of the i3’s design, because it’s very appropriate for its task as primarily a city car. And as you know, I like tall, boxy city-friendly cars. As a matter of fact, with more range (which it’s getting), this would work quite well for me except for the longer trips into the boonies I often take. But for running errands around town, it’s about the closes there is to a successor to my xB.