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      08-24-2013, 08:31 AM   #1
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      08-24-2013, 09:45 AM   #2
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      08-24-2013, 06:04 PM   #3
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      08-26-2013, 10:54 AM   #4
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I think its too "normal" for a car with future technology.
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      08-26-2013, 10:57 AM   #5
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      08-26-2013, 11:08 AM   #6
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I think its too "normal" for a car with future technology.
Nah, it looks perfect for its application.

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Any idea on the price of i8 yet?
Somewhere around $125k in the USA.
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      08-26-2013, 11:09 AM   #7
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I must say I am surprised that a car this far up in the BMW food chain uses the 8 inch idrive screen rather than the larger one in the 6 and 7
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      08-26-2013, 11:10 AM   #8
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It just looks small. For all I know I suppose it could be the larger unit.
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      08-26-2013, 11:10 AM   #9
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lol people get so critical of this car it's hilarious. ITS NOT FUTURISTIC ENOUGH, AAAAARRRRGGGHHHH!!!

LOL relax. I like it. I'm excited to see the seats/center console
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I think its too "normal" for a car with future technology.

Agreed. Looks more like a Honda Civic.
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Agreed. Looks more like a Honda Civic.
I think you're saying that because the steering wheels look so similar!

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I like it but I don't understand why they would cover the BMW badge? Everyone knows it is a BMW interior. Go fig
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we cant see much... I like what i can see though.

The interior i liked the most was the "4 concept" one!!!
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i8 and other things new

As impressive as this is, I am concerned about BMW's new obsession with electric vehicles at the expense of their core product: vehicle performance and dynamics.

As an M car fan, I see a lack of focus on this key brand quality as they push to a more generalist approach to their product similar to what AMG was while ironically AMG is becoming the new M.

I have no doubt the i brand vision is a good one, but surely it can exist alongside am ultimate driving machine sister product that is the BMW heartland.
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I think it's great, they have to be on top of electric cars.
M is there as always.
BMW can also make Mi8 :-) with fake interior sounds(like M5) n probably a BOSE outdoor speaker on rear....lol
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I like the start stop button on the centre console
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I like the start stop button on the centre console
me too. since you no longer put the key into a slot on most of their cars now a days. lets just move the start stop next to the shifter already!
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me too. since you no longer put the key into a slot on most of their cars now a days. lets just move the start stop next to the shifter already!
+1 agreed, I noticed that as well. Small touch but makes perfect sense and another differentiation.

lol @ "not futuristic enough"
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As impressive as this is, I am concerned about BMW's new obsession with electric vehicles at the expense of their core product: vehicle performance and dynamics.

As an M car fan, I see a lack of focus on this key brand quality as they push to a more generalist approach to their product similar to what AMG was while ironically AMG is becoming the new M.

I have no doubt the i brand vision is a good one, but surely it can exist alongside am ultimate driving machine sister product that is the BMW heartland.
I would see a lack of "focus" as well with the design of the 318, if I was one sighted.

It is all about perspective however we will see in sales..
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      08-26-2013, 08:47 PM   #21
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yeah!
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      08-26-2013, 11:01 PM   #22
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Tesla set the new standard for in car electronics/screen/center stack. This isn't even in the same ballpark. Agree it looks more Civic than bleeding edge innovative,
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