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      12-28-2013, 03:29 AM   #1
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Interior - Little known fact. Amongst sports car competitors i8 has the largest front cockpit due to the positioning of the pillars allowing a minimalist dash area and generous front passenger room.
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Interior Dashboard.
The interior of the i8 is a precursor to the next generation of BMW interiors.
The layering concept started with the BMW 1er and has continued to progress as shown with the new BMW X5.
The next 7er derives its look from the i8 dashboard for a more modern , minimalist use. There will be surfaces , a complete de-cluttering of switchgear and a larger central screen which will stand upright in the centre of the dash giving the appearance of a flat screen TV in a minimalist but thoroughly modern environment. The new 7er will be BMWs most technically advanced car yet and every aspect will reflect that.

In the meantime when the holidays conclude it will be back to prep for the BMW i8 media and first drives in the 1st quarter of 2014.
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I can't wait to see the assembly videos !
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Sick, as usual.

I've been enjoying this series of videos, they are very well done.

Thanks for posting.
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I can't wait to see the assembly videos !
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Not for it's intended purpose, but I'd like to see laptimes too!

I really want to see this with some better looking wheels, it is good looking car.
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It is hard for me to see where this fits. Supercar looks, good but not great performance. Is it more pretense than substance? A child of regulatory excess.
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That interior is just perfect.
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Wow, BMW really screwed up here. They made the i8 too beautiful, lol!

The Lambo Aventador and Pagani Huayra have Supercar looks (and performance).

The i8 is BMW's take on a future sports car, not a supercar. It just looks so awesome it keeps getting thrown in with the supercars.

This is the way I see it, anyway.

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It is hard for me to see where this fits. Supercar looks, good but not great performance. Is it more pretense than substance? A child of regulatory excess.
We don't actually know what the actual performance numbers are as of yet. All we know is what BMW has stated as the 0-60 and we know that number is conservative as usual.
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Scott, that's nice! Thank you!
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I'm all for CFRP chassis, but those door sills are hilariously large. i8 passengers are going to hate ingress/egress.
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THIS!!!!

UGH! I want so bad! I can't wait to see these on the roads...
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Beautiful. First order of business is changing those wheels. Then getting a black Hugo boss suit, baller!
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'Also, its a 2+2 seater.' LOL! yea....
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