Discussion in 'BMW i' started by Sunny, Sep 10, 2013.
Couple from a video.
Everything is perfect only one think I don't like - no more "angel eyes" lights, signature of BMW disappearing?
Sexiest side-mirrors on any production car ?
BMWi sub-brand is presented with its own U-shaped coronas. They are BMWi-specific only. Core BMW-branded cars will still feature roundish quad coronas. Coronas on X4 Concept & 4er Coupe Concept showcase the future corona designs on core BMW cars.
Check out these two videos with BMW design chief & product manager explaining the design philosophy behind BMWi cars:
Like I said the problem is the ICE and the plumbing and systems that go with it. The electrical systems need no miniaturization (not that it won't be further advantageous) for family car application. Both Tesla S and i3 are family cars and they both have more internal space than most other (if not all) vehicles of similar physical dimensions and form factor.
Send the medal to BMW now i3 is a wholesale move to carbon and is being mass produced. No one is even near what BMW achieves here... and they all admit that!
How many i3 are BMW planning to produce?
Sales is predicted to be several 10k vehicles per year.
Current production capacity for i cars is capable to output up to 100k units per year.
Yet no official sales goals have been given for i3 & i8 though.
So, a production line (of cars with CFRP body frame) with 100k units/year capacity definitely can be labeled as mass-production line.
I'd be rejoicing if BMW makes 35,000 i3 annually, let alone 100,000 annually.
Something tells me this is going to pay off big for BMW when it comes to image, if not outright profits. I think the i8 will become the newest must have for the rich tree huggers must like the the Tesla S. This project had to hella expensive though. I actually want the i8. Time to update my Ultimate Garage listing. Leave it to the Germans to make me want a Hybrid.
On the road.
In black and away from the studio it looks normal among traffic but in silver due to all its folds and creases it just likes bizarre to me. I'm now less sold on its looks than ever.
at 0.10 in the first i8 video - nice back
I must say, that thing looks damn good in black!
^All that's done is confirmed my opinion, I've no doubt its a wonderful and technically brilliant machine but in certain colours it looks very odd, especially from the rear.
Nothing else like it.
They should give this car a V12 and 700 bhp. I really like BMW and this car but if you look at all the models Benz has allready made on supercar level, BMW is trailing behind...
Are they really?