The electric 1 series looked so much nicer than the i3. Too bad they are no longer available.
I haven't driven it nor the new i-series, but cannot image the i3 handling as well as the 1 series, either. But maybe it will be nicer and better than other stuff in that middle price category.
And maybe the next gen will be more appealing.
Frankly, at the top end, I'd get a Tesla, and at the lower end, I'd get the Fiat, unless I needed more room and didn't care about performance (in which case there are lots of uninteresting but completely serviceable options). The i3 doesn't hit the sweet spot for me.
Euro spec wide angle mirrors; sport wheel + flappy paddles; staggered sport rims with Conti ExtremeContact DW. JL Audio 600/6 + technic harness; Gladen Audio 8" Woofers + musicarnw adapters; Morel Hybrid Ovations. For sale: Msport factory suspension: front & rear sways, springs, & rear struts (fronts sold); M3 flappy paddles; OEM 264 staggered sport rims -- the most aggressive OEM rims for the 1 series.