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      02-07-2012, 03:55 PM   #89
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How about one MILLION dollars. muahaha.

That is hypercar territory. I doubt BMW would build anything over $150,000 USD to stay aligned with their business model. I mean it's a cool car, but in that price range, you start coming across better alternatives.
I am guessing between $150-$200,000.
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      02-07-2012, 04:09 PM   #90
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I will jump on the bandwagon and say that I want the performance to be a little better.

The technology is available to make an all electric car (or even like the volt to have a small gas engine running a generator) with great performance. Look at the Tesla roadster. Take that car and give it a long range like the volt can, and I would be thoroughly impressed.


That being said, I still believe burning hydrogen fuel in an internal combustion engine would give us a far greater improvement in technology without a rapid departure of how we transport ourselves.
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      02-07-2012, 05:28 PM   #91
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      02-07-2012, 05:30 PM   #92
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I hope this is not too terribly expensive. I'm not holding much hope though, as I'm sure it'll be a pretty penny.

Looks great, but the one thing I don't like is the rear lights on this production proto.

In the first picture, from that angle they protrude from the rear bumper. It just isn't aesthetically pleasing to me. Rear lights that are more flush with the rear would be better imo.

Everything else is butter.
I'm not sure if you mean the round tailights but I believe those are just prototype lights glued to the bumper. The real tailights are covered.
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      02-07-2012, 06:28 PM   #93
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I don't like the "wings" on the back of it. This thing could be a great opponent to the R8, if they did a proper engine in it. Overall I think that the design is nice, up until you get to the b-pillar. After that it just falls apart IMO. However, by the time I'd be able to afford one the 2nd generation i8 will be out so my opinion doesn't really matter.
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      02-07-2012, 07:08 PM   #94
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Too sick, It looked great in MI4!
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I'm also not a fan of the wings
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Looks like an 1990's 300zx in may ways with all the camo on it.
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      02-07-2012, 10:12 PM   #98
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4 seater?
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      02-08-2012, 12:42 PM   #99
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This car is going to wind up looking very similar to the concept car... very neat.
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      02-08-2012, 04:34 PM   #100
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I love EVERYTHING I'm seeing from BMW these days. I'm still not over the decision to have an X6M though.....

Secondly, I can't believe nobody cleaned off the snow near the end..... I feel bad for vehicles left covered in snow.

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      02-08-2012, 04:35 PM   #101
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First BMW i8 Spy Video - 2/8/12

Here is the very first spy video of the 2014 BMW i8 production prototype, giving us the first live motion look and listen at the upcoming i8 hybrid sports car. Also confirmed in the video is the retaining of the gullwing doors as seen on the concept i8 car.

The prototype's sound is extremely rough at this point, but will surely be refined and tuned over the next two years of development.



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      02-08-2012, 04:39 PM   #102
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      02-08-2012, 04:54 PM   #103
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I think the car looks so nice.

The profile reminds me of a Ferrari 308, just more modern.
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      02-08-2012, 04:54 PM   #104
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wow this car is so ugly


Ya I especially hate the blue swirls all over...

What were they thinking....
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It's clear that a lot of people don t understand the philosophy behind this concept
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For sure this will be an awesome car
A great project, just curious to see how it will stay near 918 Spyder and how these great manufacturers see the future of the sport cars
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      02-08-2012, 06:05 PM   #108
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      02-08-2012, 06:19 PM   #109
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It is rough. But the i8 has a development timetable of around two years so there will be plenty of time to get everything at optimum.

One thing about the i8 is that it is fast and equally nimble even though its drivetrain is worlds apart from the competition it will be like no other sports car and like no other BMW.
This is the opportunity for something new and that is what the BMWi brand and the BMW i8 aim to deliver.

The Concept car looks stay but especially around the front there is now more operational intakes , the floating body structure remains giving the i8 its striking "nothing else like this" appearance. The wheels on this prototype are simply for testing - The real car will use productionised "aero" wheels from the i8 Concept.

The door skins made of CFRP cannot sadly be adapted to follow the concept with glass skins. But they are working on applying a film over the CFRP which can be specified unpainted. Which gives the doorskin a smooth glass-like finish which brings the concept to the production car without incorporating actual glass. So people can actually think that the area is all glass just like the concept that awed them.
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It's clear that a lot of people don t understand the philosophy behind this concept
Concept.... Futuristic? Yes I can't agree more that the concept idea is very nice, but the exterior is just poorly designed IMO. I think BMW can do a much better design (hopefully), I am sure Audi's E-tron looks way better than the i8, and the E-tron has the originality of Audi's styling (mostly from the R8). To me the i8 just look too SyFi.
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