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      09-10-2013, 07:34 PM   #177
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      09-10-2013, 07:52 PM   #179
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      09-10-2013, 09:03 PM   #180
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Waiting for better performance.



The NSX looks far better, most likely will perform better and cost less as well.
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      09-10-2013, 09:03 PM   #181
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The Spyder version is coming to the i8 .

Once again the same nonsense, V8 , V10 Supercar blah , blah .
The i8 will not crossover to BMW M. Its genes will benefit BMW M.
We have proven we do not need a Supercar at this time and the new M4 will further that statement. In a world where our competitors are electrifying existing concepts BMW have proved to be more innovative and more creative in their choices.
I have watched some of our competitors completely scrutinise both the i3 and i8 this afternoon and they are concerned , really concerned.
One abandoned this idea in favour of an electrified current sports car that will not make production and both are quite distant from the benefits of mass volume CFRP in a volume production model.

In 2 years time the all new BMW 7er which heralds an all new aluminium,CFRP mix architecture , CFRP body panels and high tech driver and passenger HUDs using the latest ConnectedDrive innovations will be the most technically advanced production BMW ever.

Today is more than a special day , its a day that BMWs leadership has effectively transformed the perspective of mobility. Today everybody shows where the market is at .

BMW want to show you where it's going...
AMEN! Well said Scott26, haters are always gonna hate, especially when they know that this car is above the rest.
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      09-10-2013, 09:09 PM   #182
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well well well $136k?
Ridiculous. You pay over 130k for a 1.5L 3 cylinder engine, plus a small electric one.
I know CFRP is expensive, and the tech for a car such as this as well, but I don't see why it should cost over 100k...
jesus christ what the the actual F is up with all these whiny ass comments.

bmw makes probably the most modern and innovative looking car out there and then its too expensive and only rich hipsters will buy it, its missing angel eyes, bla bla bla. who cares? they actually made something that belongs in 21st century but ooooh no, a bleedin 335 will get em further on a tank of gas... yes, until you go to limp mode for nth time, whatever. its not the pooint. its the right car for the times.
I agree!

This is a mainstream car with mainstream dealerships, not a tesla or fisker.

This car makes sense to the audience considering an M5/M6 or a Porsche 911....but gets
Considerably better mileage.

I think in a few versions I would seriously consider this car...this new platform will have a Ton of bugs.

BMW struggled to get my 335i right in MY'12, I ain't making the guinea pig mistake again for awhile!
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What was the point of your statement? I was simply stating my opinion of the car and the market I think will buy this car.
Huh? my statement isn't a response to your opinion. In fact, I have no idea what you said, I'm going to have to look it up.
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      09-10-2013, 09:15 PM   #184
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I really don't know why anyone would by this besides the design. Power wise it sucks at 231 HP even with its light weight a 1.5 is still small. And if you can afford a +$100,000 car you wouldn't give 2 shits about fuel economy so the whole hybrid thing is pointless. For 130k i would have expect the same design with A LOT of power around M5 or M6 standards with a small electric engine for some hybrid features, but definitely not an amazing design with a POS engine and features, i dont care if it has LED or laser headlights, what use is that for when you look fast but can get smoked by V6 mutang or camaro
I agree with you, but as I see it; this car represents what the original M represented back in the day. It is a new thing and for sure something awesome should come after when this idea matures inside this company that creates our wonderful toys.
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      09-10-2013, 09:18 PM   #186
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Is a hood scoop really necessary for an inline 3? I thought "form follows function" at BMW?


It's for airflow and aerodynamics not for venting the engine...
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Iat the haters.
Imagine the technology that will be passed down thru the line up in the coming years. All the potential weight that can be dropped on future cars with the i8/i3 in an actual production run. Real world R&D...for the long term benefit. The future of performance is not about how much HP you have, but how much your fat ass weighs. I wonder what the 2021 M3/M4s are going to look like...how will they be powered...how much will they weigh...etc.

You bastards are a tough crowd...impatient and lack vision.
+1 to the 100000000 degree!

Truth is, this is actually 4 year old tech, this car was pretty much set in stone when it was originally shown. Can you imagine what the next gen version of the i & M cars will be like with the lessons that were learned from this project?
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      09-10-2013, 09:39 PM   #188
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I hope they up the color options some, because there are like three colors you can get this car in right now.
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      09-10-2013, 09:41 PM   #189
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So...my 335i gets further on a tank of gas than this?
And idiotic comments started...My F150 gets further on a tank of gas (36gal) than your 335i, what's your point?

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Ahahah... Got that right Evice!

I'm sure the gas tank is pretty tiny though, you can see it in the back in one of the pics showing the insides and mechanics of the car and seems quite small...

Lets say you put 50$ to fill it up, if you do 500km with it its way more than any other BMWs.

Heck, I put around 90$ in my 335xi and Im lucky if I can push it pass 650km

But still, I really like the design of the Tesla S, downside is that its 100% electric as opposed to the i8 being an hybrid. At least you wont get stuck on the road waiting to get your charge up
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      09-10-2013, 09:59 PM   #190
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This car is UGLY imo......Im trying to like it but its not happening at all.

Where in the hell are the Angel Eyes??
The blue matte color pattern is horrendous and tacky.
The wheels look like they should be in a Kia!!!

For $135k and it has a 1.5 liter engine - are u kidding me???
You got new Corvette with V8, Audi R8 with V10, MB SLS, Porsche 911 Turbo.....Petrol engines are not going ANYWHERE!

Look at BMW and Lexus Hybrid models sell at low #s for luxury automakers. This thing will not sell.

People that buy supercars are enthusiasts.
Last time I checked a tiny 3 cyl supercar doesn't sound exciting.

If this had a Lexus badge - ppl would crap all over it.
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+1 to the 100000000 degree!

Truth is, this is actually 4 year old tech, this car was pretty much set in stone when it was originally shown. Can you imagine what the next gen version of the i & M cars will be like with the lessons that were learned from this project?
Hell yes!!

Honest to god - I'll bet some of the posts in this thread are direct echoes from horse owners seeing the Model T for the first time

Have some vision people - jeezuz!

BMW is going to sell each and everyone of these they make and rest assured this technology will waterfall down in some way to every future BMW vehicle.

Prepare yourselves for electric, lightweight M cars...It's coming
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This car is UGLY imo......Im trying to like it but its not happening at all.

Where in the hell are the Angel Eyes??
The blue matte color pattern is horrendous and tacky.
The wheels look like they should be in a Kia!!!

For $135k and it has a 1.5 liter engine - are u kidding me???
You got new Corvette with V8, Audi R8 with V10, MB SLS, Porsche 911 Turbo.....Petrol engines are not going ANYWHERE!

Look at BMW and Lexus Hybrid models sell at low #s for luxury automakers. This thing will not sell.

People that buy supercars are enthusiasts.
Last time I checked a tiny 3 cyl supercar doesn't sound exciting.

If this had a Lexus badge - ppl would crap all over it.
I agree..the front of the car looks horrible IMHO..I like the rear
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+1

Still an 08'/09' R8 looks better IMHO
I wish we had a proper super car to compete against R8 and SLS but at least we have something. Before this, all we had was M6 which is an awesome car but it's basically 6 series on steroids, not a sexy stand alone car like R8 and SLS.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but I think i8 looks better than R8 but R8 is no slouch at all even after almost a decade.
However, i8 looks like an Audi with the headlamp LEDs so it might as well be an Audi.
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Do you realize that you're the one that keeps/kept us excited with M8, M10, M100 super car coming around 2016 rumors, right? now you're saying what you got us excited for is nonsense?

And are you honestly saying M4 is sufficient and makes it redundant to have a proper super car? M4 can perform better than R8 and/or SLS (which it won't), we still need a proper super/sport car.

I do absolutely love(d) the i8 concept. Something completely new, something completely different. Until I saw the Audi lights. I'll still like it just because I'm a BMW fan but my patience is wearing out. A decision not to make a proper super/sport car and replacing it with i8 (i8 itself is an awesome concept, but it shouldn't make it redundant to make a proper sports car) and a genius decision to start a revolution and coming out with the incredible i8, with signature Audi design. SMH....

I appreciate your updates and insights but you always just try to blow off complaints and feedbacks from real and loyal BMW fans on this forum that are against the direction and/or decision BMW is going to

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Once again the same nonsense, V8 , V10 Supercar blah , blah .
The i8 will not crossover to BMW M. Its genes will benefit BMW M.
We have proven we do not need a Supercar at this time and the new M4 will further that statement. In a world where our competitors are electrifying existing concepts BMW have proved to be more innovative and more creative in their choices.
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      09-10-2013, 10:50 PM   #197
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For those asking about the lights... They could not put them on as the tech is not legal in the US.

http://www.edmunds.com/auto-shows/fr...auto-show.html
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