BMW i
Forum for the BMW i3, i4 and i8
BMW i3 BMW i8
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   BMW i Forums > BMW i8 Forums > BMW i8 General Discussion

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-20-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
Jason
Administrator
 
Jason's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

Posts: 16,392
iTrader: (0)

Lightbulb LA Auto Show 2013: BMW i8 North American Premiere

BIMMERPOST NEWS
LA Auto Show 2013: BMW i8 North American Premiere
37
COMMENTS

The production BMW i8 is making its North American premiere at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, looking striking in Crystal White.

This particular i8 was available for us to sit in and we had some great up-close looks at the many areas of exposed carbon fiber as well as the interior, which you can see in our photos. The interior materials felt good and the seats hugged well. Ingress/egress is difficult though as expected with a design like this. You can tell by the photo of the gentleman. It's great having the exposed carbon fiber to see and touch. The doors feel surprisingly light, even when you already expect it to because of their carbon fiber construction. And regardless of whether you feel gullwing doors are practical, opening and closing it from inside/outside always gives the feeling of an exotic.

The i8 comes to market in 2014 Q2 and is priced at $135,700. It features low fuel consumption (94 mpg) and emissions output and is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds on the way to an electronically governed top speed of 155 mph.

Also see our BMW i8 Official Thread and i8 news/features.

BMW i8 North American Premiere - 2013 LA Auto Show



Jason is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-20-2013, 08:48 PM   #2
ddk632
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2013 BMW X6M
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida

Posts: 1,639
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
The post I've been waiting for, awesome!!!

I would to hear anyone's thoughts that gets to sit in the car and explore a little bit.

Will the general public be able to also, or will it be roped off after the press days are over?
__________________
ddk632 | David Khaykin | (The K is Silent!)
2013 Monte Carlo Blue BMW X6M w/ Mugello Red Interior (E71 LCI)
flickr photos [ Best Of | BMW | Motorcycles & DSLR's ]
ddk632 is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-20-2013, 08:49 PM   #3
ddk632
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2013 BMW X6M
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida

Posts: 1,639
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
What are the white specs on the black part of the rear end and rear window, as seen clearly in photos #15, #16 and #17 - part of the paint or is the car just dusty or something? Curious.

Edit : I guess it's dust as you can see it on the windshield as well...

Also if at all possible can we get some photos of the storage area or trunk? Is there one? Maybe a shot of it with something in there as a reference point.

Damn it I need to go to LA.
__________________
ddk632 | David Khaykin | (The K is Silent!)
2013 Monte Carlo Blue BMW X6M w/ Mugello Red Interior (E71 LCI)
flickr photos [ Best Of | BMW | Motorcycles & DSLR's ]

Last edited by ddk632; 11-20-2013 at 08:55 PM.
ddk632 is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-20-2013, 08:55 PM   #4
Jason
Administrator
 
Jason's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

Posts: 16,392
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ddk632 View Post
The post I've been waiting for, awesome!!!

I would to hear anyone's thoughts that gets to sit in the car and explore a little bit.

Will the general public be able to also, or will it be roped off after the press days are over?
Comments have been added above.

I don't think think it will be open to the public to sit in.
__________________
Check on the Latest BMW News
Become a fan of Bimmerpost Facebook
Follow us on Bimmerpost Twitter
Subscribe to Bimmerpost Youtube Channel

Jason is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-20-2013, 08:59 PM   #5
ddk632
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2013 BMW X6M
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida

Posts: 1,639
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Thanks Jason, I figured it was for the press days only.

I took note of the photo of the gentleman with his feet hanging out (#24) - although doesn't seem to be much worse than any low and sleek sports car...
__________________
ddk632 | David Khaykin | (The K is Silent!)
2013 Monte Carlo Blue BMW X6M w/ Mugello Red Interior (E71 LCI)
flickr photos [ Best Of | BMW | Motorcycles & DSLR's ]
ddk632 is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-20-2013, 09:00 PM   #6
ddk632
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2013 BMW X6M
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida

Posts: 1,639
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
And agreed it does look striking in white, especially with those wheels!

I'll be driving it from California to Florida, so that's why I'm curious about the trunk
__________________
ddk632 | David Khaykin | (The K is Silent!)
2013 Monte Carlo Blue BMW X6M w/ Mugello Red Interior (E71 LCI)
flickr photos [ Best Of | BMW | Motorcycles & DSLR's ]
ddk632 is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-20-2013, 09:57 PM   #7
rallybull
Captain
 
rallybull's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 335i w/PPK
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: USA

Posts: 775
iTrader: (0)

If I ever get this car that can do 0 to 60 in 4.4s, then I'm sure that the way I'll drive it, I won't be able to get more than 25 mph
rallybull is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-20-2013, 09:58 PM   #8
M-powerMode
Private
 
M-powerMode's Avatar
 
Drives: E92M3
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: NYC

Posts: 98
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ddk632
And agreed it does look striking in white, especially with those wheels!

I'll be driving it from California to Florida, so that's why I'm curious about the trunk
Be sure to start a thread about your journey with this fine machine ....
M-powerMode is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-20-2013, 10:04 PM   #9
ddk632
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2013 BMW X6M
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida

Posts: 1,639
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by M-powerMode View Post
Be sure to start a thread about your journey with this fine machine ....
It'll be a while because I'm not first on the list at my dealer but will definitely be posting the journey!

I'm heavy into photography as a hobby so I'll be lugging my DSLR gear along. Even if it means taking less clothes
__________________
ddk632 | David Khaykin | (The K is Silent!)
2013 Monte Carlo Blue BMW X6M w/ Mugello Red Interior (E71 LCI)
flickr photos [ Best Of | BMW | Motorcycles & DSLR's ]
ddk632 is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-20-2013, 10:12 PM   #10
M3_WC
Colonel
 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: CA

Posts: 2,203
iTrader: (0)

Looks good really good in white. Patiently waiting for next generation with more hp and even better range. Tech needs to advance a little more before I take the plunge.
M3_WC is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-20-2013, 10:48 PM   #11
maupineda
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: E87 130i
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Mexico City

Posts: 295
iTrader: (0)

For that money I would rather have a true sports car, like a GT3! Concept is nice but...
maupineda is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-21-2013, 12:39 AM   #12
jadnashuanh
Captain
 
Drives: 535iGT x-drive; i3 BEV
Join Date: May 2010
Location: USA

Posts: 752
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rallybull View Post
If I ever get this car that can do 0 to 60 in 4.4s, then I'm sure that the way I'll drive it, I won't be able to get more than 25 mph
Depends on how far you drive and if you keep the battery charged up! The engine needs to run to get that performance, but once you're up to speed, it doesn't need to run at all, depending on the mode and the state of the battery.
jadnashuanh is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-21-2013, 03:21 AM   #13
ron_jeremy
Lieutenant
 
ron_jeremy's Avatar
 
Drives: E84 X1 20d
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Norway

Posts: 422
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by maupineda View Post
For that money I would rather have a true sports car, like a GT3! Concept is nice but...
Depends on what you want.
The presence of the I8 is hard not to be impressed by imo.
The lines even stading still is screaming fast and modern tech.
The Porsche is, well another Porsche.
The I8 is an icon.
__________________
3 series: E30: 89 325i, E36: 92 325iC, 94 320iC, 96 320i Convertible, 94 320iaC, E46: 99 320ia, E90: 06 318i Le mans, E91: 07 318dt
5 series: E39: 97 520ia, 01 530Dat, E61: 09 520Dat
X series: E83 05 X3 2.0d , E84 10' X1 2.0 X-drive DA.
ron_jeremy is offline   Norway
0
Reply With Quote
      11-21-2013, 07:20 AM   #14
GOLFFRR
 
GOLFFRR's Avatar
 
Drives: Golf Cart
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Solvang, CA/Camarillo, CA

Posts: 15,154
iTrader: (4)

car is pure awesome!
__________________

BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR NEXT BMW, EMAIL US FIRST WE CAN HOOK YOU UP!
Need a quote or assistance? GO HERE-->http://www.bimmerdavid.com/#!blank/c1r1e
Davids current ED Special M235/228--> http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1013211
GOLFFRR is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-21-2013, 10:42 AM   #15
ddk632
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2013 BMW X6M
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida

Posts: 1,639
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Ok guys, I couldn't hold back. I'm flying to LA on Monday on some business and will then go see the i8 in person at the LA Auto Show.

__________________
ddk632 | David Khaykin | (The K is Silent!)
2013 Monte Carlo Blue BMW X6M w/ Mugello Red Interior (E71 LCI)
flickr photos [ Best Of | BMW | Motorcycles & DSLR's ]
ddk632 is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-21-2013, 11:20 AM   #16
Rich@GTBPerformance
Bimmerpost Sponsor and BMW Performance Guru
 
Rich@GTBPerformance's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 M3
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NJ, Right outside of NYC

Posts: 4,196
iTrader: (19)

The production interior and exterior look fantastic! Although, those little wings in the back are going to be a bitch to get under to clean!
__________________

Your Home For Premium BMW Aftermarket Parts
www.gtbperformance.com | sales@gtbperformance.com | Facebook | 973 429 2839
Rich@GTBPerformance is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-21-2013, 01:38 PM   #17
kgaler
Second Lieutenant
 
kgaler's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i DCT
Join Date: May 2010
Location: CT

Posts: 210
iTrader: (0)

Nice car but, if I want to be the devils advocate....

I can buy a 4.4 sec M4 for ~$80K and that's $60K less. At a 94 - 24 MPG difference that a 70 MPG savings if I drive it very carefully. (assuming there is a point to that)

Assuming $4/gal and I drive 50K miles per year, I break even in about 21 years.

lol, I know it's silly but interesting. :-)
__________________
2012 Alpine White 135i | DCT | Dinan Stage 3 | ER Charge Pipe | P3 Cars Boost Gauge | Performance Suspension | Terracotta Leather | M Sport Pkg | Premium Pkg | Heated Seats | Comfort Access |
kgaler is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-21-2013, 01:59 PM   #18
Carac
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: E30M3, E39M5, SLSAMG, RRS S/C
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: USA

Posts: 214
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by kgaler View Post
Nice car but, if I want to be the devils advocate....

I can buy a 4.4 sec M4 for ~$80K and that's $60K less. At a 94 - 24 MPG difference that a 70 MPG savings if I drive it very carefully. (assuming there is a point to that)

Assuming $4/gal and I drive 50K miles per year, I break even in about 21 years.

lol, I know it's silly but interesting. :-)
The i8 will probably be closer to $130k with a few options and after the $7500 federal tax credit.
Carac is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-21-2013, 03:59 PM   #19
SCOTT26
Colonel
 
SCOTT26's Avatar
 
Drives: Frozen Dark Silver 30 Jahre
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: WORLDWIDE

Posts: 2,992
iTrader: (0)

All 2014 allocation of the BMW i8 is sold.
If you order today delivery will be in 2015.

The revolution begins.
__________________
XS
SCOTT26 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-21-2013, 04:48 PM   #20
ddk632
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2013 BMW X6M
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida

Posts: 1,639
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by SCOTT26 View Post
All 2014 allocation of the BMW i8 is sold.
If you order today delivery will be in 2015.

The revolution begins.
How many 2014 allocations were there?

I have a deposit down for a 2015 so I already knew I wasn't getting a 1st year car, but just curious what the numbers look like if you can share for the US?
__________________
ddk632 | David Khaykin | (The K is Silent!)
2013 Monte Carlo Blue BMW X6M w/ Mugello Red Interior (E71 LCI)
flickr photos [ Best Of | BMW | Motorcycles & DSLR's ]
ddk632 is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-21-2013, 06:23 PM   #21
WULFFZA
Lieutenant
 
WULFFZA's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E90 335i M-Sport 6MT
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SoCal

Posts: 413
iTrader: (0)

Well, I've sat in one now
Attached Images
 
__________________
2011 E90 335i M-Sport 6MT Alpine white - saddle brown
2005 Toyota 4Runner 4WD Sport Edition Silver
WULFFZA is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-21-2013, 06:54 PM   #22
ddk632
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2013 BMW X6M
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida

Posts: 1,639
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
You must have some press pass since the show isn't open yet?

Congrats man, any other thoughts to share?
__________________
ddk632 | David Khaykin | (The K is Silent!)
2013 Monte Carlo Blue BMW X6M w/ Mugello Red Interior (E71 LCI)
flickr photos [ Best Of | BMW | Motorcycles & DSLR's ]
ddk632 is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:33 PM.




bmw
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST