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      11-17-2015, 12:23 PM   #1
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Per BMW Press Release:

The BMW i8 is the first eDrive 2+2 sports-car from BMW. It sits at the pinnacle of the BMW i lineup of visionary vehicles which are purpose built from the ground up as electric and hybrid electric, constructed primarily from lightweight carbon fiber.

Currently in showrooms and priced at $141,695 including $995 Destination & Handling, the MY2016 BMW i8 features Laser Lights available as an option for the first time in the US, enhancing its athletic design and sleek, low slung exterior. The BMW i8 operates with extremely high fuel efficiency boasting a US EPA rating of 76 MPGe combined. It is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds on the way to an electronically governed top speed of 155 mph.

Photos of Laser Lights equipped i8 at the 2015 LA Auto Show:

BMW i8 with Laser Lights




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      11-17-2015, 05:47 PM   #2
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any idea how much if we want to upgrade to it?
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      11-17-2015, 05:53 PM   #3
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I'm interested in how many years before this trickles down to the 3-4 series. I'm sure in the US it will not get all the full features, just like the LED's now. DOT needs to get with the times
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      11-17-2015, 05:58 PM   #4
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any idea how much if we want to upgrade to it?

Over $10,000 + programming
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      11-17-2015, 06:21 PM   #5
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any idea how much if we want to upgrade to it?

Over $10,000 + programming
Well, those would be some spensive lights then.
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      11-17-2015, 06:24 PM   #6
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FINALLY!

Now give me the iconic lights on the m4 and we have a deal BMW. I can blind ISIS with them high beams
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      11-17-2015, 06:59 PM   #7
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This is awesome news!
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      11-17-2015, 07:07 PM   #8
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AWESOME!! Now let's get them on the F8X's and 7's!!!
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Not sure if I can say this........fkn A
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I agree! Can't wait until they hit other models!
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Maybe BMW will add stun and vaporize modes for the LCI.
You know, for self defense.
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Freakin' LASERS.
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How'd they manage to overcome DOT regulation?
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How'd they manage to overcome DOT regulation?
I believe the main obstacle with LASER headlights was with the FDA, not the DOT.

LASER headlight can be made DOT compliant simply by removing the "variable light distribution" and "anti-dazzle" functions just as with LEDs and Xenons.
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I know this wouldn't happen for this generation F80/82, but it would be cool to see them on the LCI M4/ZCP.
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AWESOME!! Now let's get them on the F8X's and 7's!!!
Laser lights are already an option for the new 7er(in Europe). I think the next car/platform will be the next 5er and 6er's.

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      11-17-2015, 09:26 PM   #18
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Over $10,000 + programming
dont forget the dealer "market adjustment" fee...
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but not for the other cars? europe has this on 3/4.....its not like they have to do anything special. in fact their OpEx can go down as they only have to stock one type. what kinda malarky is this
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Would love to see this as an option for LCI F82 like the concept they did at CES earlier this year.
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AWESOME!! Now let's get them on the F8X's and 7's!!!
Laser lights are already an option for the new 7er(in Europe). I think the next car/platform will be the next 5er and 6er's.

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We know that bro, but I mean in the US... lol that's the whole reason for this post. The fact the i8 will get them, HERE in the US.
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my 2 feets are currently on the ground, are they ruined? haha
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How'd they manage to overcome DOT regulation?
A rather comfy Cal King thats how.
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