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      09-11-2013, 03:54 AM   #1
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Cool Frankfurt IAA 2013: BMW i8 Debuts in Protonic Blue Metallic

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We are live from the Frankfurt IAA 2013 auto show where BMW has officially debuted the production BMW i8 hybrid electric car [Official Thread].

We've already shown you the i8 in silver and black, but BMW debuted the i8 at the Frankfurt show in an even wilder color - Protonic Blue Metallic with frozen grey accents.

David (Dackelone) was on hand to witness the reveal and gives us this first look at the i8 in Protonic Blue.

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      09-11-2013, 11:37 AM   #2
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WOW it is amazing!!!! I think they did a great job except for the wheels. I can't wait to see it in person.
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Great color. Really highlights the curves and body lines.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is the only car below $150K that you can buy with non-conventional doors...that's gotta be a selling point.
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car looks great but if i was to see it on the street and if there was no bmw logo i would have thought it was an audi
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car looks great but if i was to see it on the street and if there was no bmw logo i would have thought it was an audi
Kidney grill is pretty visible here


Looks very BMW-ish to me
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Kidney grill is pretty visible here


Looks very BMW-ish to me
i guess i would be like oh wow audi has a kidney grill too
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Is there any particular reason why the carbon fiber that you can see in the door sills looks different than what carbon fiber usually looks like. I.e. this:

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Rear seat legroom non-existent.
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Is there any particular reason why the carbon fiber that you can see in the door sills looks different than what carbon fiber usually looks like. I.e. this:

I think because its CFRP.
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      09-11-2013, 12:34 PM   #14
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Is there any particular reason why the carbon fiber that you can see in the door sills looks different than what carbon fiber usually looks like. I.e. this:

That's just a cosmetic 3k weave. Most modern carbon isn't made from that old layup and companies tend to just add a thin 3k layer on top of actual carbon fiber to provide the look people are expecting.
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car looks great but if i was to see it on the street and if there was no bmw logo i would have thought it was an audi
Lolwut.. even without the badges, the kidneys or the hoffmeister kinks... there is no way on this planet Audi would ever put out such a heavily sculpted, flowing, and intricate design into production. If it were an Audi, it would have a massive gaping mouth front grille, lots more grilles in the front and the back, and it would look dull, and the profile would look odd.... very much like the R8.
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car looks great but if i was to see it on the street and if there was no bmw logo i would have thought it was an audi
Lolwut.. even without the badges, the kidneys or the hoffmeister kinks... there is no way on this planet Audi would ever put out such a heavily sculpted, flowing, and intricate design into production. If it were an Audi, it would have a massive gaping mouth front grille, lots more grilles in the front and the back, and it would look dull, and the profile would look odd.... very much like the R8.
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WOW it is amazing!!!! I think they did a great job except for the wheels. I can't wait to see it in person.


It looked better in person! I ought to know, since I took those pics.

This is a great color for this car.
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Rear seat legroom non-existent.

NOT true! It was quite usable, as that was one of BMW design targets with this car. A true sporty car that can carry four people.
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Lolwut.. even without the badges, the kidneys or the hoffmeister kinks... there is no way on this planet Audi would ever put out such a heavily sculpted, flowing, and intricate design into production. If it were an Audi, it would have a massive gaping mouth front grille, lots more grilles in the front and the back, and it would look dull, and the profile would look odd.... very much like the R8.
i dontk know if you have ever seen R8 in person, i think it looks very cool and wouldn't mind having one one day
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Looks really nice and futuristic, but it's in dire need of better rims... Stock rims does not look good IMHO.

Price tag is also a turnoff. I was expecting it to be between $60-$80K, but if want a baller car that's green, this car is for you.

I would really want one if the price tag was between $60-$80K.
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NOT true! It was quite usable, as that was one of BMW design targets with this car. A true sporty car that can carry four people.
YES true!

Two adults and two 6 year children...maybe.


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