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    Re: Chris Harris drives the BMW i8 Video and ....

    I've already seen TONS of i8 on the road here in Bavaria, they test them a lot and without any camo. This is one of the ugliest cars I've seen in years and to be honest, I don't even know why. It has a typical sportscar design but kind of looks as if it is a prop coming from a low budget SciFi movie. Weird. See it LIVE, you WiLL be disappointed. Even my 10 year old sun called it ugly and he usually likes everything which we would label sportscar. Saw the Tesla S a couple of times and I would prefer this car any time over the i8. The i3 is even worse...pure ugliness. You should see it in your rearview mirror, as if it didn't get enough for breakfast (weirdly slim).

    Regarding Chris Harris lately, I'm not so sure I can trust his opinions anymore. He seems to make his money with reviews and car related stuff and some of his comments in the past have been "confusing", to say at least. Hints: Ferrari or his first dislikes of the GT3 and 918. I haven't driven the i8 yet but just the looks of it makes me sick. I'm a 991 driver and I would never get the i8, not even with 918 performance (oh well, then maybe... Smiley)


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    Re: Chris Harris drives the BMW i8 Video and ....

    Just saw an i3 inside today, its even worse than the outside!!


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    Re: Chris Harris drives the BMW i8 Video and ....

    4trac:
    Atzporsche:

    The i8 is indeed a very cool car.. Like CH says, when's the last time anyone put a concept car up for sale? This thing looks very concept inside and out and it has the tech to back it all up. As a styling thing, I would ONLY be able to get one in black due to that busy rear... but I hope to see pics of it in black soon. 

    As for the 911 and  Porsche development concerns, I don't think at all that this i8 will pose any danger to the future of the 911 series. It is a cult classic and in a different market than the i8. Furthermore, who's to say Porsche won't adapt and make the 911 more tech and hybrid in the future. After all they are very hard at work to come up with their own hybrid interpretation (Porsche Intelligence Engineering) and I don't see any reason why this tech and the 918 tech won't trickle down to the 911 to keep it fresh and cutting edge.

    I give BMW credit for bringing this new I series on the markets.. It's quite daring but possibly very lucrative. I would like to see an i5 soon that will be able to become Germany's Taxi.

    Atz, I totally agree - BMW should be given some kudos for finding a new and uniquely interesting design language to accompany their new i-eco division, and as you noted essentially producing the concept I saw in Frankfurt in 2011.   Agree that this is not a 911 competitor, but - for the many 911 buyers who are essentially buying the image and do not need that last 20% of performance, the i8 could be an interesting option for similar money.  Certainly if you had the two parked side by side, there is no question which car will get the most attention!  

    I will also be interested from our Germany-based members how the i8 scores on that all-important "social acceptance" score…. smiley  Will people give thumbs up because your i8 is so green, or the opposite because it looks like a typical planet-killing supercar??? 

    Hey I was there at the IAA in 2011 too Smiley

    As for the reception in Germany, I think it is very positive. I've gone out to speak to friends about it and everyone is excited about it. Certainly a lot more than the whole X3, X4, 5er GT stuff..... Yet the most exciting news it that BMW just green lighted a M2 based on the new 2er! 

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    Re: Chris Harris drives the BMW i8 Video and ....

    Milanno:
    Atzporsche:

    As a styling thing, I would ONLY be able to get one in black due to that busy rear... but I hope to see pics of it in black soon. 

    How about grey Smiley

    YES! Pretty damn cool Smiley Also consider, this car looks so futuristic I don't think it will age like anything else... I can see it looking and feeling fresh in 5-10 years time EASY! Which is something unique in todays fast paced industry. 


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