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Old 09-03-2013, 06:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default BMW i8 Official images leak ahead of Frankfurt

looks insanely close to the technology behind the Karma -
EVer, Mid console mounted battery.
Let's just hope that the price level will be similar so there is going to be a real competition in that price range (Tesla?)

kudus to BMW for bringing this car to production soon.

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/09/03/b...ankfurt-video/
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Love my Karma, but I have to admit... this looks very promising. Can't wait to see the specs.
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Love my Karma, but I have to admit... this looks very promising. Can't wait to see the specs.
The concept car's battery was IIRC, 8 KWH providing a best-case E-range of 35 miles, probably closer to 20 in real life. Not particularly impressive, IMHO.
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The article I saw earlier today said 22 miles EV range and when operating the electric motor and the gas engine, it will do 0-60 in 4.5s - still a good 0.5s slower than an MSP.
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The article I saw earlier today said 22 miles EV range and when operating the electric motor and the gas engine, it will do 0-60 in 4.5s - still a good 0.5s slower than an MSP.
I think BMW has a real challenge in positioning/selling the i8. With the limited EV range, most driving will be done with the ICE on. And the ICE is a 3 cylinder motor - in a $125K+ sports car! And if I'm paying a Porsche GT3 price ($130K) I will expect GT3 performance (0-60 3.3 seconds).

It seems that BMW has missed the mark[et].



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I think BMW has a real challenge in positioning/selling the i8. With the limited EV range, most driving will be done with the ICE on. And the ICE is a 3 cylinder motor - in a $125K+ sports car! And if I'm paying a Porsche GT3 price ($130K) I will expect GT3 performance (0-60 3.3 seconds).

It seems that BMW has missed the mark[et].
where did you see these price figures? a comparable brand new M6 is around 115k and this car is same or less, do you believe they will ask the 120-130k range for it?
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It's gorgeous. But until they improve the range, I'd have no interest in it.
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It's gorgeous. But until they improve the range, I'd have no interest in it.
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where did you see these price figures? a comparable brand new M6 is around 115k and this car is same or less, do you believe they will ask the 120-130k range for it?
If you Google "BMW i8 price" you will find a number of articles from the car mag sites citing prices like 100,000 and in excess of $120,000. Compared to the M6 it has a lot of carbon fiber technology and lower volumes since it can't leverage the 6 Series production.



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It's gorgeous. But until they improve the range, I'd have no interest in it.
I don't really see them improving the range in the medium-term. It's really a performance hybrid more like the Porsche 918. They are claiming already over 100 mpg because of the light weight, efficient 3 cylinder motor and supplemental electric power.



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