I had the car for 1.5 hours and it was a FE in Corris Grey and 20" wheels.
It was the second time I was sitting behind the wheel of an I-Pace but the first time I really had the chance to give it a proper test drive.
Coming from a Porsche Boxster the first impression is the high seating position but that was expected
The standard seats are not my favourit and I'm happy that I've ordered mine with the Performance seats which I tried in Geneva.
Then I took it on the streets and my main goal for the test was to figure if she can satisfy my needs for sportiness and driving pleasure.
And I can say..... yes she does
The car feels lighter as it is and on an open country road it is really fun to drive.
She doesn't like tight curves too much and starts to understeer when you overdrive her but that's something you can expect from any SUV-type vehicle.
The Porsche Macan isn't better in this territory.
The steering feel isn't bad but still a little bit too soft for my taste. Maybe this can be adjusted in the vehicle settings.
The car had the air suspension and I was driving it in the lowest position all the time.
If I had the chance I would lower it even more.
Once you have adjusted to the way it drives you can easely break into the curves by just lifting the throttle padel.
Especially overtaking is exciting because of the instant torque.
Acceleration from a standing start is not as exciting as with a Tesla or a Porsche.
It seems the computer is delaying the start for a second to prepare the battery and the motors and that feels like a turbo lag.
As you can get from my writing things like power consumption and range are not my concern.
I typically don't drive more than 200 km per day and therefore don't care too much if it does 400 km or only 300 km per charge.
During my test I had a average consumption of 25 kW/100km which is reasonable.
I also played around with the board computer and the Infotainment system quiet a bit.
I expected the worst and was surprised how good it worked.
It is not the fastest systems on the market and some times you have to wait for the next graphic to show up but overall it worked pretty good.
The BMW and Porsche systems I'm used to aren't some much better as many have stated.
I believe I will be able to manage it after a short time.
Overall I'm excited and can't wait to get the hands on my own I-Pace in October.