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      06-14-2012, 03:14 PM   #23
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Sign me up. Still deciding between the i8 and the i8 Spyder

Seriously has anyone put a deposit on one? Is that even possible? I would love to be the first one (or one of the first) in the US with one of these.

At $125k it's actually (relatively) affordable. Even if it ends up being priced at $150k in the US, it's still reasonable. When the news about the i8 concept going into production first came out I remember thinking that it will end up being $250k or more, and a lot of articles and such were speculating similar pricing.

I'd also imagine that the Spyder will cost a lot more, similar to the R8 and R8 Spyder pricing differences.

The Panamera S I test drove a while back was $121k and while the Panamera has immense road presence and is an awesome car to drive, I think an i8 will be that much more rare without costing 2x - 3x as much. $125-$150k is not unreasonable at all for this car.

BTW I can care less about how green it is, I just love the car and the technology. Green, blue, whatever - it's just gorgeous.

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      06-14-2012, 03:21 PM   #24
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Panamera S and i8 are two completely different types of cars. Panamera is luxury sports sedan while the i8 is a hybrid 'sporty car'.
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      06-14-2012, 05:33 PM   #25
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Panamera S and i8 are two completely different types of cars. Panamera is luxury sports sedan while the i8 is a hybrid 'sporty car'.
Sure they are, but the point I was making was about the fact that, to me, a Panamera seems pedestrian next to an i8, yet the pricing is similar. I expected the i8 to be more expensive, a la SLS AMG ( again not comparing performance, just exotic-Ness ).

I will admit though that the base pricing of the Audi R8 goes against my theory.
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$120 Grand!?!?!? No problem, <waits for the Euro to crash> Price should drop a little *snickers*
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      06-14-2012, 07:03 PM   #28
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BMW is creating this car and at this price for a long list of reasons, some which you have all mentioned.. My opinion..

1) Every IHG manufacture now have plans to create some sort of line of 'green' vehicles. As another member mentioned, this is their halo for the i brand. A halo car that creates PR, awareness, and desire. A must have for a competitive luxury market vehicle

2) It's a direct competitor to the R8 e-tron. The R8 e-tron will be a pure electric R8 and should be in the same price range around 2014.

3) Cars like this aren't made to be sold in massive quantities. I'd be surprised to see more than 2,000 of these the first year it's in market (factor in dealer mark up too).

4) If this car does very well, it could be a test for a more large scale full gas variant to compete against the R8 V10, Acura NSX, SL63, and more than likely the Infiniti Skyline (I wouldn't be surprised to see the GTR go to Infiniti..)

So creating this car, this sub brand, is one of the best moves BMW could make in their long term planning..
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      06-14-2012, 07:35 PM   #29
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I'd flat out buy one right now at $120,000 if I could even get an allocation. Call me stupid, but I think that car looks awesome, and straight out of a sci-fi movie.
+1 this car will be well north of 100K, I think BMW was stupid to say 100K+, because it gives the illusion of 100K. I see it being 125K to 150K, a price that will be reasonable.
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I think it is a great price tag! I thought this car was going to cost around 200k. Hopefully it is true. i8 might be reachable now
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People who buy cars like the R8 often only do it to show status. What in the world is a better status obeject than a over 100,000€ electric sports car from BMW?

A Zonda
hey, it's over 100k.. lol





Watch, they come back and say "yeah $250k"

but you said over...
yes we said OVER 100k. 250k is over 100k.
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      06-15-2012, 01:42 AM   #32
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Seriously, if I can get an allocation, I'll put down a huge deposit to hold one. I've already got my Judge Dredd uniform pressed and ready.
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They'll make enough to cover their cost without question.

The car has profit written all over it.

Do not doubt it for a minute.
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one can get a new fully optioned F10 M5 for less.
No, you can't.
Always compare apples to apples. In Germany the BASE price on the M5 is 102,xxx€. That is plus options.
Stateside pricing should be about 30-50% less as usual.
Example: My 135i: 52,200€. Same car US Spec military sales :$39,xxx.
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one can get a new fully optioned F10 M5 for less.
No, you can't.
Always compare apples to apples. In Germany the BASE price on the M5 is 102,xxx€. That is plus options.
Stateside pricing should be about 30-50% less as usual.
Example: My 135i: 52,200€. Same car US Spec military sales :$39,xxx.
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Expect this car to be around 150k IMO.
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This car is beautiful (from pics) but I think I will await the new Jaguar C-X16 to come out later this year - which will be in the same price range (maybe cheaper) as this this i8 and offer similar hybrid supercar technologies
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2nd and 3rd pic ... is that i8? it looks like mini van.
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2nd and 3rd pic ... is that i8? it looks like mini van.
i3... A city car concept... NOT the i8 by a long ways...
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This car is beautiful (from pics) but I think I will await the new Jaguar C-X16 to come out later this year - which will be in the same price range (maybe cheaper) as this this i8 and offer similar hybrid supercar technologies
The Jaguar C-X16 (now confirmed to be called the F-Type) is going to be priced between the Porsche Cayman and 911, so not only it's on a completely different price range than the i8, it's a "conventional" car. No comparison at any level with the i8.

As far as the i8 goes, I would drop 120K for that car in a heartbeat. This is a car that truly moves things forward and looks absolutely fantastic in the process.

Also, at 120K it is going to make the new M6 look completely obsolete and even more overpriced than it already is.
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This car may do better than some of you guys think. Take a look at the Fisker Karma and the Tesla Roaster.

While I don't think these will attract a lot of BMW's core buyers, it will draw new people to the roundel who would typically purchase the previously mentioned cars. Also the reliability and peace of mind knowing that the brand is not going to vanish when it's shareholders cut and run is reassuring too.
nor will it spontaneously combust in your garage. i have no doubt they will move these cars.
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nor will it spontaneously combust in your garage. i have no doubt they will move these cars.
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The Jaguar C-X16 (now confirmed to be called the F-Type) is going to be priced between the Porsche Cayman and 911, so not only it's on a completely different price range than the i8, it's a "conventional" car. No comparison at any level with the i8.

As far as the i8 goes, I would drop 120K for that car in a heartbeat. This is a car that truly moves things forward and looks absolutely fantastic in the process.

Also, at 120K it is going to make the new M6 look completely obsolete and even more overpriced than it already is.
Hmm, I haven't kept up on the C-X16 development but the last time I looked, it was going to have formula one racing technology (KERS) and hybrid technology under a supercar shaped shell? THAT would have put it in the same league as the i8.
I guess that has changed for the C-X16?

Don't get me wrong the i8 is an amazing looking car but I don't think it will sway enthusiast who WANT a big, FAST GT car like the M6. I think the i8 may target a different crowd and isn't a good comparison to the M6 IMO. The only thing the i8 and M6 may have in common is the price tag and the roundel.
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I think $125K is reasonable and I would seriously consider making this my next purchase if it stays in that range.
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This car may do better than some of you guys think. Take a look at the Fisker Karma and the Tesla Roaster.

While I don't think these will attract a lot of BMW's core buyers, it will draw new people to the roundel who would typically purchase the previously mentioned cars. Also the reliability and peace of mind knowing that the brand is not going to vanish when it's shareholders cut and run is reassuring too.
It will attract the same niche buyer for the most part. People who want a sporty hybrid that looks better than the other junk out there.
The Tesla got crushed in a comparo with a Boxster S. The Boxster not only walked it after 60 mph but embarassed it in handling and track times. So yea, youre going to pay 150K for a car with that looks the part but cant back it up with actual performance.
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