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

  BMW i Forums > BMW i8 Forums > BMW i8 General Discussion

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-16-2020, 02:35 PM   #1
Miko M
///M
Miko M's Avatar
United_States
5577
Rep
3,391
Posts

Drives: 2020 M2C. 2020 X3M
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Wisconsin

iTrader: (0)

2020 i8 Full Production video

It's a longer video but interesting to watch and kill some time ( German Factory )


__________________
Life is too short...enjoy your life
///M
Appreciate 1
      02-16-2020, 03:12 PM   #2
Mach550
Lieutenant
Mach550's Avatar
United_States
192
Rep
504
Posts

Drives: 2019 M550i
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Tampa Bay

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2019 BMW M550i  [0.00]
I've never really understood where the i8 fits in the world. The power output of it definitely isn't magnificent.
Appreciate 2
Roma_335i330.00
Miko M5576.50

      02-16-2020, 03:50 PM   #3
Miko M
///M
Miko M's Avatar
United_States
5577
Rep
3,391
Posts

Drives: 2020 M2C. 2020 X3M
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Wisconsin

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mach550 View Post
I've never really understood where the i8 fits in the world. The power output of it definitely isn't magnificent.
I know, I wished they stuck 4 cylinder engine

I drove one and I like it but needed more power!
__________________
Life is too short...enjoy your life
///M
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2020, 01:25 AM   #4
Leto1701
Private
Leto1701's Avatar
17
Rep
64
Posts

Drives: BMW i8
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Germany

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mach550 View Post
I've never really understood where the i8 fits in the world. The power output of it definitely isn't magnificent.
That's obvious. I think BMW did a better job with the i3 that has more performance than looks. For the i8 you need to keep an open mind. But then again, it is the only sporty car on the market with this kind of efficiency, weight and the roof opens up. Does it have to be ugly because it's efficient or a climate killer because it looks nice, just so people don't need to change their thinking and categories? There are enough performance cars with huge CO2 footprints, why should BMW build just another one?

It might not fit the world but that's not a problem of the car
Appreciate 0
      02-19-2020, 06:58 AM   #5
rastaman777
First Lieutenant
United_States
50
Rep
347
Posts

Drives: 2019-x5, 2016-i8, 2019-740i
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: NY

iTrader: (0)

I would have preferred the extra cylinder as well.
But even with the 3 cylinder, I still love the i8.
Appreciate 0
      02-19-2020, 12:43 PM   #6
BigT
Private First Class
Switzerland
85
Rep
159
Posts

Drives: I12 i8 Coupe / I01 i3 60Ah Rex
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Zurich

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mach550 View Post
I've never really understood where the i8 fits in the world. The power output of it definitely isn't magnificent.
That doesn't matter. Those who know how it fits into this world enjoy every mile with it.
And it's faster than a E60 V10 and almost as fast as a F10 M or AMG GT, many Ferraris and Astons. Although, that's really not what makes it special. It's simply a modern feeling no other sports car can offer.
Appreciate 0
      02-28-2020, 01:48 AM   #7
Swiss tone
Private
United Kingdom
8
Rep
75
Posts

Drives: Iconic silver I8
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: East Yorkshire

iTrader: (0)

It fits my daily requirements perfectly.

Although, i can't help but think, instead of stopping production in April i think they are missing a trick and as all cars evolve, there is so much they can do to make use of the initial development.

It has so much going for it especially as mid engine weight distribution.

What do people think of this or what would you propose?

V6 engine, two cylinders shut down until sport mode activated producting max 500bhp (don't Bently do that!).
Active tuned exhaust and some sound options.
Similar normal running economy but with increased range.
Nice clear engine cover showing off the engine (AKA R8).
Electric opening/close doors (even cooler?)
Few styling tweeks (like they usually do, slightly different lights and new wheels).

Yes, maybe similar to the Honda NSX but economy with that sort of power would be pretty special
Appreciate 0
      02-28-2020, 12:34 PM   #8
stressdoc
Moderator
stressdoc's Avatar
Dominica
461
Rep
10,644
Posts

Drives: BMW i8; Toy 4runner TRD pro
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Waco TX

iTrader: (0)

I would be more than happy with proven 4 cyl turbo. BMW got it right with focus on weight as key to performance.
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



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:16 AM.




bmw
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
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