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      03-10-2011, 10:46 PM   #45
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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.
if there is truely a 120K version that would be great.
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      03-10-2011, 11:06 PM   #46
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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.
Maybe the 'entire purpose of the project' was silly to begin with. Give us a real super car already, the i8 is great but don't fool yourself into thinking any sane person will think of it as a sports car, much less a super car. People who have the money for cars like this, at least from what I see, don't want to look like eco hippies we want to tear the road a new ass and light everything on fire with our Lamborghinis.

Forget V8 or V10, I'd love to see a new iteration of the legendary V12 you guys sold to McLaren in the 90s.
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      03-10-2011, 11:09 PM   #47
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I dont like the clear doors. How am I suppose to take care of things on the way to work?
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People who have the money for cars like this, at least from what I see, don't want to look like eco hippies we want to tear the road a new ass and light everything on fire with our Lamborghinis.
Come to Portland, my friend. Eco-hippies are us. Self-righteous ex-Californians that got rich when they cashed out of that housing market and are fed up with being laughed at in their Prius. AWD? Genius. One on every streetcorner if they can move the homeless long enough to park it.
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      03-11-2011, 01:52 AM   #49
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      03-11-2011, 04:10 AM   #50
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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.
I really dont wanna live in this kind of future. With bicycle weels and body made of plasic and air. And with 200K price.

Im ok with this tendency to save oil and planet but why i3 looks preaty same as daewoo matiz (4 cyl engine and costs literally nothing btw) and this one semi electric 3 cylinders something on toy weels - are u seriously about competing with audi r8 ?
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      03-11-2011, 06:34 AM   #51
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Can BMW add a straight 6 turbo (N54, N55) to the engine option list?? PLEASEEEEEEEEE.

If the 200k rumor is true, damn thats expensive.
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      03-11-2011, 10:34 AM   #52
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That thing is hideous. Has anyone noticed those mint 175/35/22's all around.. sweet cant wait to ride around in this shred chariot
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      03-11-2011, 12:19 PM   #54
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Those front tires appear to be approximately 175/45/22.

forgot to say RUNFLAT
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R8 >>>>>>>this bmw
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looks like bmws answer to the audi R8. come on bmw lets get more creative
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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.



Everyone knows what McLaren F1 is. Best Super car to date.
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      03-12-2011, 03:22 PM   #61
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oohh!
Is it safe to say that the car also in the 5th picture is the new 3 series?? F30?
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      03-12-2011, 10:39 PM   #62
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It has got to perform as well or better than the R8 to have cred.
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      03-13-2011, 11:34 AM   #63
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+1 Perfectly stated. This is a different flagship, one that fits with mainstream vehicles like a 320d ED.

Hopefully the Z2 M will sync with some of the themes developed here: lightweight materials, efficiency. I am tired of bigger-heavier-more powerful.

Hope that a diesel variant can eventually be produced, but with such minute sales, there is no margin for engineering and certifying multiple powertrains.



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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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      03-15-2011, 06:19 AM   #64
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i spied

This is hardly a 'spy' video. The car goes straight between a group of BMW employees and has no camoflage; it even has a BMW logo and advert on the numberplate. It is more likely to have been released by BMW's marketing department.
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