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      09-10-2013, 06:43 AM   #45
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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?

/facepalm
Your F150 is a steaming pile of crap. What's your point?
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      09-10-2013, 06:43 AM   #46
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Great car but I think Tesla got ahead with the Model S.
I'm thinking i5 or i6....
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      09-10-2013, 06:53 AM   #47
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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...
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      09-10-2013, 06:59 AM   #48
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      09-10-2013, 07:35 AM   #49
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I m glad these hybrid CFRP body and sports car type body are starting to hit reality.

I consider this a new concept that will evolve more sometime around 2017-18, and more affordable versions make to ppl like us. Thinking of ///Mi8
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      09-10-2013, 07:36 AM   #50
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BMW Shares just reached a 10 year high (I assume also, all time high).

Shareholders will be happy.
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      09-10-2013, 07:38 AM   #51
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Love it in black from the front, it looks like Darth Vader with a cape!
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      09-10-2013, 07:41 AM   #52
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a high price for a car to just say "look what i got". im sure justin beiber has one on order.

the headlights will make it seem like its an r8 from a distance and when it gets closer people will go "oh, its just that weird bmw.. oh look, it ran out of power"
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      09-10-2013, 07:46 AM   #53
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why passenger get two air vents?
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      09-10-2013, 07:51 AM   #55
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Not really feeling this one. Very expensive toy for the rich to add to the collection. J Leno may want one.
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      09-10-2013, 07:54 AM   #56
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looks awesome in black!
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      09-10-2013, 07:57 AM   #57
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Oh my good , is fantastic!!!!
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      09-10-2013, 08:00 AM   #58
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Sophisto Grey Metallic with blue BMW i Accents


Sophisto Grey Metallic with frozen grey BMW i Accents


Protonic Blue Metallic with frozen grey BMW i Accents


Crystal White pearl effect with BMW i Blue Accents


Crystal White pearl effect with Frozen Grey Accents


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      09-10-2013, 08:02 AM   #59
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It's a beautiful car, really impressed. But I think the design would have been better served as an 845i or an M1 revival.
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      09-10-2013, 08:03 AM   #60
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This would be a perfect platform for a M8 supercar with 600+ HP to take on Mercedes's SLS AMG and Audi's R8 V10

Why is BMW the best car company in the world but lacks a true halo supercar?
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      09-10-2013, 08:05 AM   #61
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Not really feeling this one. Very expensive toy for the rich to add to the collection. J Leno may want one.
Most exciting BM released in the last 10 years.
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      09-10-2013, 08:06 AM   #62
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So...my 335i gets further on a tank of gas than this?
No, this car gets around 94 mpg. The figure in the screenshot shows how many liters of gas it consumes to reach 100 km. You WOULD think a 130k car with newest hybrid tech will have the same MPG as your 40-50K 335.
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      09-10-2013, 08:13 AM   #63
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      09-10-2013, 08:18 AM   #64
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I think both price and performance is reasonable if you compare this to a R8.
I8 is around 10K more expensive compare to an auto R8, but saves a lot more on tax plus huge fuel saving on the long run. so the price difference is not that significant in the end. 0-62 is 4.4s (I8) vs 4.5s (R8). 4 seater vs 2 seater. other things are all pretty subjective, I personally think I8 looks better and is a lot more interesting in terms of design and concept.
good point! very good.
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      09-10-2013, 08:19 AM   #65
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I cant wait to see/drive it!
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      09-10-2013, 08:25 AM   #66
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BMW needs to make a proper super car with a V8 or V10 or something crazy.

People who have that kind of money to spend $135K base + on a car won't care too much on fuel Econ. Also, they wouldn't drive a super car type as a daily driver. At least thats what I've seen. SO why have high fuel econ when a car like the i8 will likely not get driven as much?

Audi understands that and thats why even the next gen R8 will still have the same 2 engines (V8 and Lambo V10) but with cylinder deactivation, start stop etc just to try to be a little more efficient

BMW , I wish you made/make a proper super car I would buy it! Mercedes has a couple of super cars, Audi has one too.

I think i8 is heavily focused on euro markets which have strict emission requirements etc

I think The concept of the i8 is just boring, no offence to anyone. Also a lot of its power comes from the electric motor which does not have a long range. So really you're drivng a 1.5 Litre 3 Cyl "Super" car with 236 Hp.

At least Audi is coming up with the r8 e-tron, a fully electric car with a ton of performance and range

Disclaimer: I hate Audi's other than the R8
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