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      05-22-2014, 01:53 PM   #1
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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.



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Everything about the i8 oozes cool! Including its design and R&D!
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I know its an indication of educational level,but how many Doctors work for GM.
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0 and that's why they have to recall about every piece of crap they built.
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Really enjoyed this video, thanks Jason. Lots of good stuff out there on the i8 now.
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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 ?
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I wonder if the efficiency and R&D put into the wheels will make buyers second guess changing them?
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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 ?
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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).
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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 !
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