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
      05-22-2014, 01:53 PM   #1
Jason
Administrator
Jason's Avatar
United_States
6695
Rep
16,676
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Lightbulb Video: How BMW Optimizes Weight and Efficiency in the i8

BIMMERPOST NEWS
How BMW Optimizes Weight and Efficiency in the i8
14
COMMENTS

Good video showing the technologies and engineering used to reduce weight and increase efficiency of the BMW i8. Look for these ideas and processes to flow down to traditional powered models in the coming years.



Appreciate 0
      05-22-2014, 03:37 PM   #2
LI2002tii
Private
LI2002tii's Avatar
United_States
3
Rep
79
Posts

 
Drives: F30 328i Sport
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: South Florida

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 BMW 328i  [0.00]
2013 BMW X3 28i  [0.00]
Everything about the i8 oozes cool! Including its design and R&D!
__________________
'12 328i Sport Black Sapphire W/ Coral Red
Appreciate 0
      05-22-2014, 04:25 PM   #3
paul77035
Registered
0
Rep
1
Posts

 
Drives: bmw 535i
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: houston,tx

iTrader: (0)

Post

I know its an indication of educational level,but how many Doctors work for GM.
Appreciate 0
      05-22-2014, 05:27 PM   #4
ykkrox
Private
0
Rep
83
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 M3 e92
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (1)

Wow even the air ducts!
__________________
2013 BMW M3 e92 | Space Gray
Appreciate 0
      05-22-2014, 05:31 PM   #5
Axman85
Private First Class
1
Rep
182
Posts

 
Drives: 335i x-Drive M-Sport Min. Grey
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: MA

iTrader: (0)

0 and that's why they have to recall about every piece of crap they built.
Appreciate 0
      05-22-2014, 07:49 PM   #6
antzcrashing
... can I get a 1M
antzcrashing's Avatar
13
Rep
1,107
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 330i
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Miami FL

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 BMW 330i  [5.00]
Nice video
__________________
Appreciate 0
      05-22-2014, 08:09 PM   #7
ddk632
Professional Orangeer
United_States
43
Rep
1,940
Posts

 
Drives: Bacon
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Really enjoyed this video, thanks Jason. Lots of good stuff out there on the i8 now.
__________________
ddk632 | David Khaykin | (The K* is Silent!)
flickr photos [ Best Of | BMW | Motorcycles & DSLR's ]
* First K only, credit to Billup
Appreciate 0
      05-22-2014, 08:25 PM   #8
Judah
First Lieutenant
4
Rep
360
Posts

 
Drives: Black E46 M3
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: New Jeru

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason
Good video showing the technologies and engineering used to reduce weight and increase efficiency of the BMW i8. Look for these ideas and processes to flow down to traditional powered models in the coming years.

Are there or will there be manufacturing assembly videos similar to what BMW released for the i3 ?
Appreciate 0
      05-22-2014, 10:06 PM   #9
shivaswrath
Brigadier General
shivaswrath's Avatar
United_States
43
Rep
3,144
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 335i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lost in NJ

iTrader: (3)

Sick!
__________________
2012 335i Mineral Gray
M Performance Whore: PPK|Exhaust|Brakes|Performance Suspension Struts & Springs|LSD|Black Kidney Grilles|CF Spoiler and Mirror Caps|Bav Stage 1|400Ms|BMWF30.com
Appreciate 0
      05-22-2014, 11:26 PM   #10
ChrisMT79
Major
ChrisMT79's Avatar
United_States
23
Rep
1,085
Posts

 
Drives: 2015 F80 M3- Alpine White
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Michigan

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
I wonder if the efficiency and R&D put into the wheels will make buyers second guess changing them?
Appreciate 0
      05-23-2014, 01:14 AM   #11
i3illol
Rawrrr
i3illol's Avatar
Australia
3
Rep
121
Posts

 
Drives: a blue car
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia

iTrader: (0)

Fascinating!
Appreciate 0
      05-23-2014, 04:42 PM   #12
Judah
First Lieutenant
4
Rep
360
Posts

 
Drives: Black E46 M3
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: New Jeru

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Judah
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason
Good video showing the technologies and engineering used to reduce weight and increase efficiency of the BMW i8. Look for these ideas and processes to flow down to traditional powered models in the coming years.

Are there or will there be manufacturing assembly videos similar to what BMW released for the i3 ?
Anybody ?
Appreciate 0
      05-23-2014, 04:49 PM   #13
ddk632
Professional Orangeer
United_States
43
Rep
1,940
Posts

 
Drives: Bacon
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Judah View Post
Anybody ?
No idea about a video specific to the i8.

There was a press release recently on i8 production process with a detailed PDF and some production photos, which you might find interesting:

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/globa...tem=node__8610

You can download the PDF, and also check Set 6 for the i8 photos (though all sets have interesting photos).
__________________
ddk632 | David Khaykin | (The K* is Silent!)
flickr photos [ Best Of | BMW | Motorcycles & DSLR's ]
* First K only, credit to Billup
Appreciate 0
      05-23-2014, 04:55 PM   #14
Judah
First Lieutenant
4
Rep
360
Posts

 
Drives: Black E46 M3
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: New Jeru

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ddk632
Quote:
Originally Posted by Judah View Post
Anybody ?
No idea about a video specific to the i8.

There was a press release recently on i8 production process with a detailed PDF and some production photos, which you might find interesting:

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/globa...tem=node__8610

You can download the PDF, and also check Set 6 for the i8 photos (though all sets have interesting photos).
Thank you sir !
Appreciate 0
      05-25-2014, 11:19 PM   #15
tooch
Captain
United_States
7
Rep
677
Posts

 
Drives: F82
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NOR-CAL

iTrader: (0)

so cool
__________________

96 E31 JB
07 E92 AW
F82 SB DCT (June build)
Appreciate 0
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 08:35 AM.




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