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Re: BMW i8

Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:17 pm

Meet the first BMW i8 plug-in hybrid owner (video) -- in German with subtitles ...

http://ecomento.com/2015/01/06/first-bmw-i8-plug-in-hybrid-owner/
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Re: BMW i8

Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:17 am

Glad to see that the money that BMW spent on HFCV efforts may not have been entirely wasted.

It sounds like the i-8 could offer spectacular performance as a BEV, once you get rid of the ICE (or HFC) that retarded its development.


All-electric BMW i8 in the works


High-tech sports car could ditch its 1.5-litre three-pot hybrid powertrain for an electric system; but first the current car will get more power and a facelift


...The plan is for the electric-powered i8 — which may be pressed into action as a successor to the current i8-based Formula E safety car next year — to be based around the carbonfibre structure developed for the BMW i division’s fuel cell prototype, revealed last year. In order to house a series of cylindrical tanks used to stow hydrogen, it features a wider centre tunnel than the structure employed by the standard i8.

“The idea is to use the space within the widened centre tunnel to house the battery instead of the hydrogen tanks,” an official privy to the proposal currently in front of BMW’s development boss, Klaus Fröhlich, revealed to Autocar...

Despite the inclusion of a larger battery, sources suggest the proposed i8 prototype will not weigh more than the production version of the current i8, which tips the scales at 1485kg and possess a range of more than 249 miles....

Power for the new fourwheel-drive i8 prototype will come from three new brushless electric motors...

In standard guise, the i8 has an overall system output of 357bhp. BMW remains tightlipped on the proposed output of the all-electric prototype, but insiders say the new motors are capable of delivering up to 268bhp each...

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-c ... w-i8-works
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Re: BMW i8

Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:43 am

Not a bad job perk ... everyone gets a car!!! (sorry, couldn't resist, that's an old Oprah Show reference, certainly wasn't a brand new BMW i8) ...


https://www.rushlane.com/leicester-city-players-gifted-bmw-i8-12202158.html
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Re: BMW i8

Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:25 pm

(thread resurrection)
Some of these are quite old now.

Video: How to Pop Open the BMW i8 Hood
https://www.bmwblog.com/2016/05/05/vide ... w-i8-hood/ - It's a two person job and you can damage the hood or scratch the front bumper. :)

There are many copies of this floating around about a fat guy having trouble getting out of an i8. I have sat in them. They are awkward to enter and exit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raivGYuApOA


BMW's classy tribute to Dieter Zetsche has quite the punchline
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/05/23/bmw ... ute-video/ - it is i8 related. :)

https://carbuzz.com/news/bmw-makes-hila ... t-mercedes has the response from Mercedes. :)

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