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      03-09-2011, 06:38 AM   #23
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I don't think it will favor NYC roads being so low to the ground. esp now being pothole season.
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      03-09-2011, 12:25 PM   #24
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Lose the backseats, cram a straight six in there and call it the M1, for crying out loud.
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      03-09-2011, 03:10 PM   #25
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5 bucks say that if they park that thing outside overnight in the blistering cold, it wont start in the morning....
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      03-10-2011, 02:01 AM   #26
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5 bucks say that if they park that thing outside overnight in the blistering cold, it wont start in the morning....
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Let us not forget how beautiful this will be

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      03-10-2011, 03:52 PM   #28
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interesting. I like the concept, but i do not like the position or style of the side view mirrors. Makes the car look like it has flippers.
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      03-10-2011, 04:43 PM   #29
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      03-10-2011, 05:02 PM   #30
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      03-10-2011, 05:17 PM   #31
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Is that a gun in that guys pants?? LOL
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      03-10-2011, 05:39 PM   #32
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Why aren't the bmw roundels masked up? Every other camo'd car we've seen all have the roundels on the hood, wheels and boot covered, except this? I can't believe they 'forgot' them
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      03-10-2011, 05:51 PM   #33
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Talk about looking "from the future", this car has it!

It's one thing to show it as a concept, or static, but when it's doing actual testing, it makes me think I'll see one on the streets in a few years. WOW!
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      03-10-2011, 05:52 PM   #34
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You look at that and really have to wonder WTF is that??? Heaps of geometrical shapes bonded together.
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      03-10-2011, 06:36 PM   #35
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Those front tires appear to be approximately 175/45/22.
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is that guy taking a pisss lol
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      03-10-2011, 06:44 PM   #37
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I still can't get over the fact it's no longer a diesel. It is now an entirely pointless object, as far as I'm concerned.
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Completely ruins the point of the project.

Plus, this car will probably start around $100k
Look for it compete with the R8. That's all this is...
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Hot car... stupid engine choice... should be the V10 or the V8
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BMW have tapped into this by mirroring typical BMW dynamics and steering communication within the new UKL cars.
You mean massive body roll, a steering system that is not connected to the front wheels, and the engine note played through the speaker system?!?!?!?!
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      03-10-2011, 07:49 PM   #39
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"V8s , V10"- to do so defeats the entire purpose of the project.
If you have seen the video of Ex BMW Design director Chris Bangle talking about Supercars in general then you understand BMW's decision previously in regards to Supercars.

A supercar comes and goes... some linger , some dont, but they all get 15 minutes until the next one comes along.
BMW i8 is all about relevance and what does a sports car in the future do to survive especially in the age of sustainability and alternative drivetrains.

BMW i8 is cutting edge design with ground breaking technology and construction. Everyone else is turning petrol driven sports cars into electric cars. BMW are not that is why the BMW i8 is and will be a game changer.

BMWi is not about conventional , This is the future you were promised when you were younger but did not materialize. Science Fiction in the present.

Welcome to the Brave New World.
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      03-10-2011, 07:50 PM   #40
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      03-10-2011, 08:48 PM   #41
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$200k, AWD, 356hp, 590ft-lb tq, 3,075 lbs, 0-60 in 4.8 secs.
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      03-10-2011, 08:51 PM   #42
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"V8s , V10"- to do so defeats the entire purpose of the project.
If you have seen the video of Ex BMW Design director Chris Bangle talking about Supercars in general then you understand BMW's decision previously in regards to Supercars.

A supercar comes and goes... some linger , some dont, but they all get 15 minutes until the next one comes along.
BMW i8 is all about relevance and what does a sports car in the future do to survive especially in the age of sustainability and alternative drivetrains.

BMW i8 is cutting edge design with ground breaking technology and construction. Everyone else is turning petrol driven sports cars into electric cars. BMW are not that is why the BMW i8 is and will be a game changer.

BMWi is not about conventional , This is the future you were promised when you were younger but did not materialize. Science Fiction in the present.

Welcome to the Brave New World.
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petrol into fully electric and BMW is different because it is a hybrid gas-electric?

If BMW was a true game changer this car would be electric deisel. The game-changing would come from clever marketing that would teach the world deisel is the future, petrol is an anchor in the environmental future.
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$200k, AWD, 356hp, 590ft-lb tq, 3,075 lbs, 0-60 in 4.8 secs.
this data is outdated since article talks about diesel, the car will be petrol and electric
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My BMW rep said here will be two version of this car. one priced around 200K and one around 120K. There will be a performance version of this car from what was discussed. Not going to be at a price point that will favor the mass population.

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