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      12-05-2012, 01:17 AM   #32

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Originally Posted by SlammedM6
Originally Posted by smashhell View Post
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.

I think your crazy if you think this will be cheaper then say an R8 or SLS...look at the F12 M6 it's base price is very close to that of an R8 V8. This i8 will easily be 130-150k
Did I say the i8 will be cheaper than R8 or SLS? I don't think so.
What I said was the i8 is cheap when comparing to the other hybrid supercar, the Porsche 918.
And like I said, there are really no competitor for the i8. Its not a car to go against R8 or SLS. BMW is building the M1/M10 for that.
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