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      01-13-2015, 10:12 PM   #1
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interesting rumor on frozen black i8

Ive been on the wait list at my local bmw dealer since july and this past week i was able to put my order in. A 2015 frozen black bmw i8 with giga interior. You heard right frozen black. But the very next day i get a call and division manager apparently said even though im paying extra for the special order color they are unable to give me specifically frozen black. When i went back in to do a change order my dealer told me this interesting rumor. Apparently, Steven Spielberg bought not just a frozen black i8 but the exclusive rights to own. Now basically bmw will not sell a frozen black i8 to anyone. Again this is just unconfirmed rumors but still what bs is this. I ended up staying with the white and gray exterior with giga black interior.

Also since i bought someone elses allocation mine is still coming up in a month or two. Im willing to see if i can give this allocation to someone interested. Since the car is being sold at msrp at my east coast dealer i think $20,000 is a reasonable price for my place in line to order a 2015 i8. Or i could be insane, either way i still have mine.
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      01-14-2015, 08:38 AM   #2
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Pretty sure it's untrue. Before moving house Steven had an X5 and his wife had a Prius. And he was having trouble getting an allocation of an i8 let alone a specially-painted i8, from my dealer. I know, because my dealer wanted to sell him my i8. But that didn't last long and heads rolled.

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      01-14-2015, 01:49 PM   #3
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Over my cold dead body.
figured as much, but i had to try if people are spending $100,000 over msrp for the i8.
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figured as much, but i had to try if people are spending $100,000 over msrp for the i8.
So did you get it sorted? Which dealer if I can ask?
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      03-29-2015, 03:33 PM   #5
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So did you get it sorted? Which dealer if I can ask?
I was unable to get frozen black. I was informed I could have any other color but in all honesty I figure its not worth the 10k charge for paint. I may just get it wrapped so I can change it whenever I want. I ordered my i8 in stock white with gray accents and a black Giga interior.
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I was unable to get frozen black. I was informed I could have any other color but in all honesty I figure its not worth the 10k charge for paint. I may just get it wrapped so I can change it whenever I want. I ordered my i8 in stock white with gray accents and a black Giga interior.
Interesting didn't realize black giga was being built, that was my first choice too. Let me know how it looks in person when you get it please.
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This is a very interesting post.

When your BMW i8 arrives, I am sure you will enjoy it.
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This is a very interesting post.

When your BMW i8 arrives, I am sure you will enjoy it.
Yabbut is it true, GMAN?
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Im out right now but i can post my order confirming the giga interior and a screen post of the tracking website when i get back. Itll be a picture of the car soon enough after it crosses the ocean....im too excited!
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Yabbut is it true, GMAN?
Sorry for late reply here is confirmation of giga interior

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Sorry for late reply here is confirmation of giga interior

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Very cool color combo indeed! Let us know when you get it in hand.
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Yay, if I wanted to I could order the interior color I wanted since the car was announced. I've got an email to my dealer dated 3/11/14 saying I want the Black Giga interior as soon as it showed up on foreign i8 spec sites. Then it was announced my choice was basically PI or nothing at the beginning. I was led to believe the choices would be Pure Impulse Grey and Tera for the first two models years. I might have waited if I had known you could get black interior this soon. Oh well. Glad you got what you wanted
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Sorry about the ambiguity. My question is whether a frozen black was made/is available. GMAN knows this stuff. Can't say why.
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Sorry about the ambiguity. My question is whether a frozen black was made/is available. GMAN knows this stuff. Can't say why.
Closest thing would probably be Sophisto Grey with a nice matte protection film. The upkeep/maintenance is a LOT easier than matte paint (no washing so much it turns glossy) and most places give a 10 year warranty on the stuff and a quality installer can place the edges so that you'd never know otherwise. Less than $10k and more durable.
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I heard it wasnt Steven Spielberg, I heard it was Vladimir Putin who got the frozen black
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Sorry about the ambiguity. My question is whether a frozen black was made/is available. GMAN knows this stuff. Can't say why.
Last i heard from the dealer i could order any frozen color just not black or the grey like the one from concours d'elegance edition.
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