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      12-04-2012, 08:13 PM   #25

Drives: 2011 535i
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA

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Originally Posted by ATS
Originally Posted by smashhell View Post
Because Hybrid or actually electric supercars are the future.
Look at Tesla model S, that thing is pure electric and have performance that matches the M5.
Look at that thing that Porsche built, the 918 Supercar. It beats the production car record on the nurb ring and it's a hybrid.
Yes, the 918 is a hybrid. But with a 4.6 liter 570hp V8. A far cry from the 3 cylinder in the i8.

Also, electric supercars are the future??? Give me a break... have you heard about hydrogen?
Yeah the i8 doesn't have a 5.2L V8. But it doesn't cost a million dollar either.
I think it's really smart for BMW to put a small engine in the i8. To keep the car relatively affordable(Not a supercar or HyperCar price tag) While keeping the performance of a M3.

Because who is the competitor to the i8 anyway? No one. This is a new generation of cars and this is just a preview of things to come.
2011 535i Alpine White, Oyster on black interior, Premium 1 & 2 Package, Magnaflow Full Cat-Back Exhaust, JB4 Stage 2