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      12-27-2011, 11:43 AM   #45
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looks like a ferrari a little. i have to say i love it. they retained the original design but made it more production oriented and this looks beautiful. yes this will def. be battling on the race track in many series. R8 killer for sure. if they do an M version of this then ive found my new love over the M3.
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looks like a ferrari a little. i have to say i love it. they retained the original design but made it more production oriented and this looks beautiful. yes this will def. be battling on the race track in many series. R8 killer for sure. if they do an M version of this then ive found my new love over the M3.
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      12-27-2011, 12:29 PM   #47
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CAN.NOT.WAIT. For this car to be out, I want it to spank the R8 so bad!
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I'd say a good 99% of the population is over burning $20/day worth of petrol. They'd jump on any worthy hybrid if the price didn't nullify fuel savings. The other problem so far is that all viable options are ugly and cater to environmentalists - not car enthusiasts.

The Tesla S could prove the possibilities in a couple years.

But of course, like you, I'm not about to trade my M for a Prius or Volt. lol

In due time. It's not crazy to think you might be driving an $80k M hybrid with 600hp and 50mpg efficiency in 2020.
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In due time. It's not crazy to think you might be driving an $80k M hybrid with 600hp and 50mpg efficiency in 2020.
Just in terms of gross economics, is a car full of heavy metal batteries that burns less fuel any better than a car that gets a fraction of the mileage? I will never consider a car primarily powered by largely unrecyclable batteries, even if that means I'm stuck driving older and older cars. All the pious ads for the Volt/Leaf/Prius strike me as ridiculous.
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this thing looks freaky, like a ufo. (unidentified fly object)
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      12-27-2011, 02:28 PM   #51
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I don't care what anyone thinks.


This car is sexy.


It is cool, like the R8.


It is Carbon Fiber.



It is both diesel and gas (EU/US), plus electricity.



It is the future, regardless of what you think or say. This is an icebreaker in the hybrid performance arena. Soon enough our cars will catch up with our tech and they'll all be hybrid/electric, be it in ten years or one hundred...it will happen.



So...kick back and enjoy the pictures of a car 95% of us can't afford. No need to pointlessly scrutinize other posts for tidbits which don't matter.
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      12-27-2011, 02:50 PM   #52
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I think my winter tires are wider than the tires on this thing....WTF?
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      12-27-2011, 05:30 PM   #53
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Nice render in red on page 2... needs a shark fin and Hoffmeister (sp?) Kink in the rear windows.

Can't wait to watch this strip-tease!
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i really hope those cone lights on the rear are just temporary and they stick with the plexiglass lights shown on the concept car.

You think maybe the cones are glued on and made to work just for testing or they'll continue to look stupid on the production model?
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i really hope those cone lights on the rear are just temporary and they stick with the plexiglass lights shown on the concept car.

You think maybe the cones are glued on and made to work just for testing or they'll continue to look stupid on the production model?
Please read the original article text. Those 'cones' are certainly just a part of the camouflage.
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Please read the original article text. Those 'cones' are certainly just a part of the camouflage.
>__< doh!

I just glanced over the article only reading bits and pieces...
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      12-27-2011, 06:57 PM   #57
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I will be among the minority here, I'm sure, but I don't like the concept, and these spy pics don't look any better. Although I've never looked at a spy pic and thought to myself "that looks really good", it certainly isn't going to change this time. It just looks weird. I hope it turns out being a very attractive car, but I have strong doubts
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      12-27-2011, 07:01 PM   #58
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I realize this is only a spyshot, and that detail may change but these are the things I want changed.

It needs the futuristic wheels on the production model.
MOAR SHARK NOSE!!!
Push back in the headlights as much as possible
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      12-27-2011, 07:46 PM   #59
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i just wanted to say again that i love this car.
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I don't care what anyone thinks.


This car is sexy.


It is cool, like the R8.


It is Carbon Fiber.



It is both diesel and gas (EU/US), plus electricity.



It is the future, regardless of what you think or say. This is an icebreaker in the hybrid performance arena. Soon enough our cars will catch up with our tech and they'll all be hybrid/electric, be it in ten years or one hundred...it will happen.



So...kick back and enjoy the pictures of a car 95% of us can't afford. No need to pointlessly scrutinize other posts for tidbits which don't matter.
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I think I need to hold my comments until the real thing is revealed........ too often we tend to rush to judgement......................
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      12-28-2011, 01:35 AM   #62
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Oh my God...

It looks like a modern 8 series.

Thats good
It totally does. I was thinking the same thing. I am in love with the old 8 and would love to buy an 850 CSI but $35,000-$50,000 is a lot to pay for a 20 year old car.
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The i8 Concept Car is 97% the finished article.
If you take the Vision EfficientDynamics Concept car and compare the i8 Concept you can see that there has been development in preparing the car for production such as the reconfigured nose which has been modified and tested for crash testing.

The genius of the i8 is that it is completely stand-alone and projects a very exciting image for future sustainable mobility. Especially when the competition have only electrified their own sports cars and not brought anything innovative or trend-setting as the i8.

The i8's powertrain shows how future performance can still be relevant in years and years to come. i8 does not need or will get a V8 or V10 because it then defeats the entire purpose of the car and the BMWi brand.
As a hybrid it is still a fast and performance orientated car and is the perfect halo car for BMW as the leading manufacturer in sustainable technology.
It is the Vision of BMW adapting itself to the future of motoring.
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I'm curious to know more about this 3 cylinder gas engine putting out 164kw (220hp). Turbo I assume?
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in the first pic it looks like a mid 90s 300zx... which is not really a bad thing... lol
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in the first pic it looks like a mid 90s 300zx... which is not really a bad thing... lol
true, i thought the first pic looked like a F430 a little which again isnt a bad thing.
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