Who said you can’t drift a BMW i3?

Credit: bmwblog.com

When you think of the BMW i3, the last thing that comes to mind is drifting. Yet, the lightweight and nimble electric car can be quite the drifting machine when landing in the hands of the right driver. In this case, rally legend Rauno Aaltonen.


Also known as “The Rally Professor”, Aaltonen is a Finnish former professional rally driver who competed in the World Rally Championship throughout the 1970s. Before WRC was established Aaltonen competed in the European Rally Championship. He won the championship in 1965, with Tony Ambrose as his co-driver. He also won the Finnish Rally Championship in 1961 and 1965. In 1966, he partnered Bob Holden in Australia to win the premier touring car race, the Gallaher 500, in a Mini Cooper S at Mount Panorama in New South Wales.



Needless to say, the Finish knows a thing or two about drifting and small, compact and fast cars.


The i3 often doesn’t get the respect it deserves, despite being one of the quickest cars from start up to 30-40 mph, but those of us that live with the i3, know its full potential and appeal.


READ ALSO: Opposite Lock: Dinner with a Legend of Motorsport


The BMW i3’s 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque hybrid-synchronous electric motor, developed and produced by BMW, is electrified by a 22-kWh lithium-ion battery, good for 80-100 miles of emission-free driving.


Let’s have a look.



The article Who said you can’t drift a BMW i3? appeared first on BMW BLOG




Top Stories

The Best Hair and Makeup of the 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Vanessa Hudgens, Hailee Steinfeld, and more.
  • 1 day ago
  • 52

See Every Look from the Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet

Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Hailee Steinfeld, and more.
  • 1 day ago
  • 45

Lausitzring : Martin and Wittmann in the points for BMW DTM

At the Lausitzring (GER), Maxime Martin (BEL) completed his 50th DTM race – and the 70th race for BMW Motorsport since the 2012 comeback – … The article Lausitzring : Martin and Wittmann in the points for BMW DTM appeared first on BMW BLOG
  • 1 day ago
  • 14

Citan – the hero of the city.

Spacious and agile, efficient and safe - the Citan from Mercedes-Benz is the professional among urban delivery vans and a true all-rounder.
  • 19 hours ago
  • 11
farawayyachtingcharters - Easy Branches
botoxfillerveintheraphyinphuket - Easy Branches

Latest in Lifestyle

Max Heidegger Le Mans BMW 2002 Replica

In 1974, the French racing driver Daniel Brillat visited BMW tuner Max Heidegger in Liechtenstein with the question to build a racecar. The Frenchman had … The article Max Heidegger Le Mans BMW 2002 Replica appeared first on BMW BLOG
  • 9 hours ago

BMW to focus on being electric and autonomous leader

This current automotive landscape is a tricky one for automakers. We’re on the verge of a massive technology shift from the internal combustion engine, which … The article BMW to focus on being electric and autonomous leader appeared first on BMW BLOG
  • 10 hours ago

Video: EVE.RYN BMW i8 Dark Knight Edition Looks Insane

Tuning shops from around the world have historically pushed to get the most out of the cars customers were interested in. Usually, a tuner creates a package … The article Video: EVE.RYN BMW i8 Dark Knight Edition Looks Insane appeared first on BMW BLOG
  • 11 hours ago

BMW M140i is a last hurrah to the rear-wheel drive 1 Series

It’s sort of odd for American BMW enthusiasts to feel sad about the rear-wheel drive 1 Series switching to front-wheel drive. While it’s understandable for … The article BMW M140i is a last hurrah to the rear-wheel drive 1 Series appeared first on BMW BLOG
  • 11 hours ago

Surprise! You’re Actually Using Dry Shampoo Incorrectly

Trust us—our minds are blown.
  • 11 hours ago

The original BMW M8 prototype was a remarkable thing

Lewis Carroll once wrote that, “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take”. BMW must feel similarly about the original M8 supercar … The article The original BMW M8 prototype was a remarkable thing appeared first on BMW BLOG
  • 12 hours ago

25 Best Summer Shoes to Stock Up On Now

It's been real, booties weather.
  • 12 hours ago

2018 BMW M550i xDrive vs 2018 BMW M5?

After absorbing almost every bit of information about the new BMW M5, we feel like we know almost everything we need to. We know, generally, … The article 2018 BMW M550i xDrive vs 2018 BMW M5? appeared first on BMW BLOG
  • 13 hours ago

Rolls-Royce Unveils Unique Dawn Mayfair Edition Model

When Rolls-Royce unveiled its latest creation, the Dawn convertible, the British brand made sure to cause some serious waves. That’s understandable as the Goodwood-based company … The article Rolls-Royce Unveils Unique Dawn Mayfair Edition Model appeared first on BMW BLOG
  • 14 hours ago

Video: BMW 8 Series Rendered Before Concept’s Premiere at Villa d’Este

After BMW spoiled us last year with plenty of concepts and anniversary models celebrating its 100 years of existence, the Bavarian manufacturer is not showing any … The article Video: BMW 8 Series Rendered Before Concept’s Premiere at Villa d’Este appeared first on BMW BLOG
  • 14 hours ago