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      09-12-2013, 12:06 AM   #243
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Looks good from all angles except the rear. The interior is the best part of this car. And I don't see them selling much of these for that price. It's gonna take a really special person to drop that kind of money on this without being tempted to go to Porsche or other real performance cars.

IMO you must be freaking nuts or have to much money to by a $135k electric car.

Isn't the Tesla model S (high end version) pretty much 100k?
And this looks much better IMO.
Yea but Telsa is actually a practical car and Is all eclectic not a hybrid with a range of 300+ miles on one charge. You also get a car faster than the current M5 lol.

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Added two new videos - i8 debut and behind the scenes at Frankfurt IAA:



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Great to hear the i8 Spyder is coming. I think the i8 is a gorgeous car. Pricing is a different story, as been discuss in this forum.

Since the I brand is talking about lightweight and forward thinking, I wonder if the spyder version will utilize a hardtop made out of carbon fiber, just a food for thought.
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Thanks for the new videos Jason, it's awesome seeing the genuine huge smiles on those guys' faces as they are looking at and into the i8. Very cool.

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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
I will answer in the question thread in time , but at the moment the above slightly conforms to the answer I have that you will not like.

Please note I said this in the statement "At this time" .
Which raises one of my pet peeves here that some are too impatient , many of you want this now , stating BMW needs it now. But do they? BMW has managed admirably without such a car focusing on investing capital into something which will not only be profitable but progress your image and develop your future.
When I talk about a car I do not intend that US market one year ahead of everyone else. But that actual year. So when I say 2014 that means the year not a few weeks time.

The proposed date for a stand alone M car is expected in 2016 BMW will celebrate their 100th anniversary and the celebrations will extend to showcases from each brand and sub-brand of BMW.

We will shortly see a new idea for a sports model.

Right now this is the time of the BMW i8 - The most progressive sports car which at this time and even at the IAA there is nothing conceived or visually like the i8 or the i3. This is the time to evaluate new thinking in existing concepts , its all about adapting to an ever changing world. I can foresee future legislation which could in turn affect the industry or certain areas of the industry that it is best to act and develop a brand in a what if this was reality? scenario.

BMW M have also stated that if a market changed its legislation then they would have to adapt by looking at sustainable tech. In this decade of the Auto Industry its all about adapting and legislation means manufacturers have no choice but to adapt.

If we take the eDrive X5 which actually begins another sustainable line at BMW along with EfficientDynamics and Active Hybrid. This new line will focus on the core BMW portfolio as a plug in hybrid. The two preview cars in the X5 and Active Tourer will become production cars in the next two years.

I am a 100% glad to be involved and stand by the decision to develop BMWi over a conventional sports car. Because I believe in the product , I believe in the philosophy , I believe that one day the automobile landscape could change.

As discussed over and over the genes of BMWi lead to the next generation of BMWs starting with the next generation 7er which will be shown at this time in two years. The advancements of BMWi benefit the next 7er in weight reduction and technology will be state of the art including unique driver and passenger HUD and windscreen projection. Forget LEDs , Laser technology is now a production reality.

Staying with lights I am struggling to see why many are in my opinion going OTT over the headlights. It is right to seek new interpretations , especially when your ideas are being borrowed and manipulated to suit that brand.
The ideas of the i3 and i8 extend the individuality of the brand but if you look closer they are an interpretation of the classic BMW facia although this time you have the outer light rim with an inner light rim giving a sort of stacked effect.

If we return to the M4 some of the comments berate the incoming car because it does not have the numbers people were expecting when in fact it has new priorities to deliver performance but with perfect precision. Weight reduction is a core principal feature of the new M4 and that's what gives the new car that level of precision that the numbers can only dream of.
I would describe the M4 as the perfect balance between performance and precision. The M3 and M4 will not be given headlines. They will generate them.

At Frankfurt the BMW message was clear - progress and adaptability. BMW presented perfectly its progress in the industry. Many are too intent to show where they are but BMW throughout its brands on sub-brands like to show you where the market is heading.
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Yea but Telsa is actually a practical car and Is all eclectic not a hybrid with a range of 300+ miles on one charge. You also get a car faster than the current M5 lol.
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Yea but Telsa is actually a practical car and Is all eclectic not a hybrid with a range of 300+ miles on one charge. You also get a car faster than the current M5 lol.
Tesla
The Tesla interior is hideous plus you have to pay $7500.00 for battery replacement every five years. :

i8 all day......
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The Tesla interior is hideous plus you have to pay $7500.00 for battery replacement every five years. :

i8 all day......
I haven't seem the Tesla interior, but will take your word for it based on the exterior. I guess it's a beautiful car if you like Hyundais and Kias

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Yea but Telsa is actually a practical car and Is all eclectic not a hybrid with a range of 300+ miles on one charge. You also get a car faster than the current M5 lol.
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Who was it on this thread that made a comment about how they couldn't wait for Top Gear to get their hands on the i8 so they could rip it? Well eat it! It was a very good year from BMW in Top Gear's opinion.

http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/the...show-2013-8-13
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060 mph in under 4.5 seconds
Combined max. power 362 hp and 420 lb-ft torque

I like the Tesla. I see a Aqua colored one with blacked out windows and wheels. Sexy best.

But THIS is a BMW i3. lol

It's kinda like comparing a M3 to an M6. I mean ... "really?"


You get an M3 when you can't afford an M6 (or if you want to talk about "benchmarks" but have never had any professional driving lessons and do nothing but drive Ms Daisy every day in a commute to and from work).

Its like people who say the S5 is the M3's competitor, when it's the RS5 vs. M3 and S5 vs 335i.

Point is, the Tesla just isn't in the same category.

No hate on the Tesla. It's a beautiful car, and with the high end battery, fast. But, its not a competitor of the i3 ... no more than the M3 is a true competitor of the Lambo.


... just my 2 cents.
You have me confused bro i was not comparing a model S to an I3 lol i was comparing it to the i8 lol seriously bro a brain dead ape can see there is no comparison to a telsa and an i3 two diff veh

The Telsa Model S is hands down a better car than the I8 in terms of Performance and functionality..(at least on paper), DUDE the Price alone is a no brainer. Now if i was a multi-millionaire then i would buy both, telsa for my daily driver and the i8 for a fun weekend car
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