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      09-14-2011, 01:05 AM   #1
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The BMW i8 concept and i3 concept vehicles join the long list of BMWs making their public debuts at the Frankfurt IAA. The i8 electric hybrid sports car will launch in 2014 and the i3 electric vehicle launches earlier, in 2013.

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BMW i8 Concept Official Thread
BMW i3 Concept Official Thread


P.S., if you look closely, you'll see that this particular i8 concept vehicle has some early form of the recently announced laser headlight technology.


Also see the rest of our Frankfurt IAA coverage:

- BMW Press Conference
- 2011 Frankfurt BMW Display Hall
- F20 1 Series Performance Accessories Study
- F10 M5 Debuts in Alpine White, Moonstone, and Monte Carlo Blue
- BMW 3 Series Coupe/Cabrio Edition Exclusive and M Sport Edition Premier
- BMW X6 M Performance Parts
- F20 1 Series M Sport and Various Colors
- 6 Series M Sport Package
- 6 Series BMW Individual
- AC Schnitzer 1M Coupe
- Alpina B6 Biturbo / Hamann 6 Series



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      09-14-2011, 01:35 PM   #2
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I feel like the i3 is so avant garde for a city commuter type vehicle. The i8 really pushes the envelope, which I believe halo cars should do.
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      09-14-2011, 01:46 PM   #3
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I like them both a lot, I feel each one serves its purpose well and both set new standards to follow, as always BMW isa trendsetter and innovation leader. I am unsure if I will ever be able to buy an i8 but an i3 seems like could be a very good option.
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      09-14-2011, 02:16 PM   #5
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Brilliant.
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The i3 looks less boxey from previous pictures. It also looks like it would be fun to drive like a MINI for some reason. The i8 is just full of awesomeness!
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One flaw I see here is what happens if you decide to turn on the AC or the heater? Will it offer heated seats? Heated steering wheel? Your range gets cut in half because all of these will sick life from the battery. Clarkson will tear the i8 a new one just like he did the Tesla.
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Damn the i8 is so sick. I wish it had a 450hp V8 under the hood though.
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Clarkson will tear the i8 a new one just like he did the Tesla.
Ha! I was thinking the same thing. But, he's more of a comedian than automotive journalist anyway.
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For some reason this time, Im not really feeling these anymore. I guess I need to see them in person/see a production vehicle because they look kinda cheap/cheesy for some reason
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Love the looks of i8 !!!! If they would make a petrol version with a nice v8 , I would buy one in a heart beat 
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If this is indeed the future of BMW, the future is bright!

I can't get enough of the i8, put me down for 2!!
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Amazing

If I could only wish the i8 won't be expensive as all hell.

A major problem with both, is for those that love to drive in their underwear. They're going to be flashing the world.
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If I could only wish the i8 won't be expensive as all hell.

A major problem with both, is for those that love to drive in their underwear. They're going to be flashing the world.
dont worry, they wont have glass doors like they do there. they still have to pass safety and crash testing.
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Whoa, I didn't know the i3 is that big... and man I would like to see a V8 under that i8, in looks division this eats the R8
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One flaw I see here is what happens if you decide to turn on the AC or the heater? Will it offer heated seats? Heated steering wheel? Your range gets cut in half because all of these will sick life from the battery. Clarkson will tear the i8 a new one just like he did the Tesla.
I dunno but somehow it sticks in my mind that BMW mentioned that those systems would run off regenerated energy from brakes etc...?
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Anyone else notice that the i3 appears to have the same big Brembo brakes as the 135i.
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the i8 is sick kool
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The front end of the i8 is sooooo cool.
I want one for X-mas.
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