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      12-09-2013, 08:44 PM   #1
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BMW i8 at Midtown Miami Foutain Plaza by ddk632, on Flickr

This is the last of my i8 threads for a while, sadly. Unless I catch one driving around down here, of course

This was pretty much a public event. Thanks to a fellow Bimmerpost member whom I met at the SLS event for letting me know about the event!

BMW i Brand Manager gave a quick talk about the i8 specs and details to a public applause, and then answered questions.


BMW i Brand Manager Presents the BMW i8 by ddk632, on Flickr

Each time I've seen the i8, there were less and less barriers between myself and the i8. In LA, it was completely closed off behind glass. At the SLS, there was only glass on the sides. Here in Midtown Miami Shops, there was no barrier at all except for some BMW / Octagon people ensuring that nobody sat in the car.


BMW i8 at Midtown Miami by ddk632, on Flickr

I got some nice detail shots of the i8 at night and my favorite shots of the rear LED tail lights are at the bottom of this thread.


BMW i8 Interior From Passenger Side 1 by ddk632, on Flickr


BMW i8 Interior From Passenger Side 2 by ddk632, on Flickr


BMW i8 Interior From Passenger Side 3 by ddk632, on Flickr


BMW i8 LED Headlight Turned On by ddk632, on Flickr


BMW i8 Dashboard Stitching Detail by ddk632, on Flickr


i8 Emblem by ddk632, on Flickr


eDrive by ddk632, on Flickr


BMW i8 Wing Turn Signal and LED Tail Light by ddk632, on Flickr

Probably my favorite shot so far of the taillights:

Light of the Future by ddk632, on Flickr

That's it folks!

This Crystal White i8 will be on display at CES in Las Vegas in January 2014, a fitting place for it as it's a technology conference (Consumer Electronics Show).

I will not be there, though, but if you will, make sure to see the i8!
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      12-20-2013, 07:36 AM   #2
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I can't get with some of the lines on this car...
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Car is sick, what a head turner
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Great looking car. BMWNA should have bought the 'box signage' behind he car for the night.

The Five Guys burger sign takes away from the class of the vehicle. Crisp white, with a tasteful BMW propeller would have completed the spot marketing/promo event, IMO.
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That's funny, but truth be told, if it was an In-N-Out sign, it would be all good
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This. & a twin turbo v8
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ughh i live in midtown what the hell.

when was this.
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It was during Art Basel, on the Friday night (Dec 6th).

I only found out about it by chance at the previous event, from a fellow Bimmerpost member no less.
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It was during Art Basel, on the Friday night (Dec 6th).

I only found out about it by chance at the previous event, from a fellow Bimmerpost member no less.
I went on Satů..

O well.
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Btw, the i8 will be at similar BMW events during Art Basel next year, possibly with some test drives. As soon as I know anything I'll make a thread on it.
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I will be at ces so I'll be sure to check it out and get some pics
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I live in Miami! How the hell did I not get this invite?!

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Is there a mailing list or something?
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I live in Miami! How the hell did I not get this invite?!

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Is there a mailing list or something?
It was an event sponsored by Braman BMW of Miami, they had a list but when I got there no one asked me about the list

I think they only sent invites to their customers.
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The car is just too busy & technical.

I like the engineering, but in no way do I need to scream "look at me" to the nearby public. Just too ostentatious.
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I'm in love with this car! That interior is sick!
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Looks pretty good in white
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I'm in love with this car! That interior is sick!
Yeah, the i8 interior reminds me of the F12/F13 6 series interior and appears even more driver focused. The 6 series interior has been my favorite BMW interior, so the fact that the i8 emulates and builds on it, is a good thing.
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Yeah, the i8 interior reminds me of the F12/F13 6 series interior and appears even more driver focused. The 6 series interior has been my favorite BMW interior, so the fact that the i8 emulates and builds on it, is a good thing.
Definitely agree. The 6 series' interior and this one is the best BMW has to offer. They're amazing.
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