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      12-06-2015, 04:19 PM   #23
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Hope it sells better than the regular i8. My dealer can't get rid of them. It has 10 in stock and all of them are 2015 MY models.
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But a supercar for 2017/8?
No. There will be an additional i8 model with a more focused "less is more philosophy" that is important because it retains the original philosophy whilst once again being groundbreaking and original. And the only one of its kind.
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In general, will there be anything special for the 100th anniversary ?

I mean could be an M2 csl/gts or an i8 plus/M or even something very very new and sporty for few people ..

yes/no santa ?
Yes there is some exciting events planned for the centenary.
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Maybe the spider will share some of the 7 series technology like gesture control and self parking.

That would be a great addition and set it more apart from the regular i8. Then they can add those to the regular i8 LCI update.
In the past few weeks I have driven (or been driven) in an autonomous i3 and i8 that also includes automated parking and inductive charging so many innovative features are being developed for the future including updated connectivity and HUD.
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Understood, thanks. We'd be happy here in the States just for "normal" RS deliveries to begin. Enjoyed my ST, bring on the RS !

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Oops, I meant this rumoured "lightweight RS". Normal RS is so last season, almost one year ago when I saw it in Geneva...
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No. There will be an additional i8 model with a more focused "less is more philosophy" that is important because it retains the original philosophy whilst once again being groundbreaking and original. And the only one of its kind.
So the CSL will be just another cool concept in the welt then?
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Does this answer the question?
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No. There will be an additional i8 model with a more focused "less is more philosophy" that is important because it retains the original philosophy whilst once again being groundbreaking and original. And the only one of its kind.
I sure hope that this i8 gets more power, range and broader tyres and better suspension, and not just by removing the roof.
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Does this answer the question?
Yes and good to see some power upgrades on the way
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Great, a Spyder version to fully enjoy that awesome roaring electric motor sound!
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Hope it sells better than the regular i8. My dealer can't get rid of them. It has 10 in stock and all of them are 2015 MY models.
Yep, it's just the right green BMW product that next to nobody wanted. Just when I thought nothing could be less enticing than an X6, BMW figured out a way.
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No. There will be an additional i8 model with a more focused "less is more philosophy" that is important because it retains the original philosophy whilst once again being groundbreaking and original. And the only one of its kind.
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Would much prefer to see a M version of the i8 than a Spyder version... but I suppose this will be OK too
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There is no 100th anniversary Supercar.
Care to comment on M1 hatch Scott?
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Would much prefer to see a M version of the i8 than a Spyder version... but I suppose this will be OK too
BMW M and BMWi won't cross pollinate. They will share ideas and technology and materials.
But offer an entirely different philosophy. They are perfect book ends to BMW.
Consistent without overlap.
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Great, a Spyder version to fully enjoy that awesome roaring electric motor sound!
Yes it is. The defining electric sound very much contributes the sci-fi image of the BMW i8. Its not just the looks that turn heads but that electric whine does too.
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Yes it is. The defining electric sound very much contributes the sci-fi image of the BMW i8. Its not just the looks that turn heads but that electric whine does too.
I actually like the electric whine it makes. But apart from that the 3 cyl sounds a lot better than you would think. They should offer a performance exhaust to make it even louder if thats possible.
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Yes, alongside the face-lifted i8 and i3, I've been predicting this for months. Late 2016 as MY2017's.
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BMW M and BMWi won't cross pollinate. They will share ideas and technology and materials.
But offer an entirely different philosophy. They are perfect book ends to BMW.
Consistent without overlap.
A little overlap never hurts. If all else, they can just up-tune the i8 & call it a 'tomato' version for all I care. A quicker higher performance i8 would've been better news than a Spyder. Don't you think so?
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