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      08-23-2017, 08:14 PM   #1
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Newest BMW i8 Roadster Teaser:

"The ultimate progressive sports car in its final testing phase in Plant Leipzig."



BMW kicked off its BMW i8 Roadster marketing last month with a video announcement (which also announced the "Roadster" model name), and we now have our second official video teaser look at the upcoming droptop i8.

The i8 Roadster is expected to make its public debut at the Los Angeles auto show in November and production will begin next year.




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      08-23-2017, 09:36 PM   #2
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Can't wait to see what it looks like without the camo.
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      08-23-2017, 10:00 PM   #3
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Hopefully, it looks a bit better from the rear with the facelift. Looks ugly from the rear right now
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      08-24-2017, 12:27 AM   #5
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I don't think there is going to be much to be surprised about here right? New motors not coming for another year iirc and looks wise it looks just like an i8 with a different roof. Am I missing something?
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I don't think there is going to be much to be surprised about here right? New motors not coming for another year iirc and looks wise it looks just like an i8 with a different roof. Am I missing something?
Exactly
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LOL, no one cares.
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      08-24-2017, 03:38 AM   #8
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Meh. Who cares? Haven't sold an i8 in almost a year and no one has been really inquiring about them.
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So the roof will be removed by user?
If so that might hit the concept of i8.
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      08-24-2017, 03:52 AM   #10
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Can't wait to see what it looks like without the camo.
It looks exactly like a regular i8 with the top removed...?
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too little too late. everyone has forgotten about the i8 now and its a dated car. 2009 technology, today! (minus the roof)
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Instead of spending resources on the development of this roadster, the should've spent the money on redesigning/improving the regular i8. This car barely sells. They should make it more powerful so that it can compete with exotics.
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It looks exactly like a regular i8 with the top removed...?
It's supposed to get a LCI facelift, with an improved engine too.
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Whatever..what a waste of everything the i8 is..its beyond me why they even bother with the roadster.
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Instead of spending resources on the development of this roadster, the should've spent the money on redesigning/improving the regular i8. This car barely sells. They should make it more powerful so that it can compete with exotics.
BMW already had spent billions of dollars developing these i cars. It is too late to scrap everything I think.
They are trying to push the sub-brand with the i Performance thing but I see it's going nowhere.
Total failure and BMW knows it.
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BMW already had spent billions of dollars developing these i cars. It is too late to scrap everything I think.
They are trying to push the sub-brand with the i Performance thing but I see it's going nowhere.
Total failure and BMW knows it.
Got future classic written all over it!
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BMW already had spent billions of dollars developing these i cars. It is too late to scrap everything I think.
They are trying to push the sub-brand with the i Performance thing but I see it's going nowhere.
Total failure and BMW knows it.
Got future classic written all over it!
Ya. Right next to the M4gts.....ehem.
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You can always tell when the M fanatics who have never driven an i8, or even a truly fast car, get on here thanks to the thread being on the front page
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You can always tell when the M fanatics who have never driven an i8, or even a truly fast car, get on here thanks to the thread being on the front page
I'm not saying i8 is a bad car?
The market says it all. No one really wants them.
Probably will go down as one of the underrated cars in history.
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You can always tell when the M fanatics who have never driven an i8, or even a truly fast car, get on here thanks to the thread being on the front page
Are you suggesting the i8 is a super car? I think that may be a stretch not even BMW would make. I think the car looks awesome personally, but its performance doesn't back it's appearance or price tag.

It's similarly matched to the present M3/4 and slower than the GTR.

?This car is not about the race track,? says i8 project director Dr Carsten Breitfeld. ?We are not talking about the Nurburgring. We are never going to quote a figure [for a lap time].?

?The statement for this car is real world [driving] and in the real world nothing gets close [for performance and efficiency]. It is a clever real-world sports car.?
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I've said it before and i'll say it again, unless youve driven one, at least for a few days, you'll never get it. Scared the beejesus out of my mate who has an Aston DBS in it. I also dont think it needs to be any quicker, its a mighty fast, incredibly efficient road car, the fact that people dont get it, that its original, that huge sums were spent on its development, that its relatively rare and that it looks stunning means its got future classic written all over it. Or you can follow the crowd and buy a 911, thats safe, or a Jag, thats loud, or an R8, thats well thats not as good looking or special as the original and has an engine rooted in the stone age, etc etc. I'm happy with my choice, feel free to make your own 😊
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Are you suggesting the i8 is a super car?
Not at all. Nor am I saying the i8 is a "truly fast car". In fact I stated it is not even suited to be a track car in a separate thread.

My comment is that M cars are not that quick either, and most M fanatics have never driven a truly fast car, yet they talk the talk as if the M cars were truly special and the i8 a terrible car.

Shouldn't surprise you that this kind of thing will get a response in this section of the forum.
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