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Old 26th November 2013, 07:52   #16
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Default Re: BMW confirms production of Vision EfficientDynamics i8 Hybrid Sports Car

BMW's i8-plug in hybrid sold out.

BMW has announced they already have received enough orders to fill one year’s worth of production for the i8. Figures not yet revealed.

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BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car due to be introduced in mid-2014 has sold out for its first year of availability

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/11/25/b...ds-10k-orders/

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BMW i8 Key Fob is Like a mini Smartphone

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The new key fob will have an LCD display on it, capable of showing charge levels, time on charge as well as the distance the vehicle can travel before recharging or refueling.

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Nice shade of blue on this i8.

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The i8 will also feature Active Sound Design on the outside(as well as the inside of the cabin). The left exhaust pipe(dummy) is an external speaker used for the exterior sound projection while the right side is for regular (engine)emissions.

The i8 will feature a pedestrian protection system. It will produce an acoustic sound to warn pedestrians that the car is approaching. The sound generator is mounted in the right front nose of the car (diagrammed below). It is active in e-mode and produces a howling type of noise. In extreme situations, the car will automatically brake and completely stop (if needed) before an impact with a pedestrian. The i8's pedestrian protection system uses KAFAS (Camera Assisted Driver Assistance System) by day and NiVi (Night Vision camera) by night. The acoustic pedestrian warning can be switched off.
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BMW has delivered i8 with Laser lights to first eight customers at the special event held in Munich on 5th June.

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BMW i8,seen displayed in its country of origin. Large crowds to see this beauty!

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Here is Henry Catchpole of EVO with a nice video on the future of hybrids as performance cars and a good review of i8 thrown in. Enjoy!

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Jalopnik’s i8 review was an interesting read - 2015 BMW i8: The Jalopnik Review

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None of those cars have come close to the amount of attention that the i8 generated.

Within 30 minutes of getting it, I had dozens of people take cell phone pictures, gawk at it, give me a thumbs up, I was pulled over by one curious dude in a Camaro, and had two cops stop and take pictures and look. This was all in 30 minutes. I took it to a Porsche dealer, salesmen ran out, stopped me from pulling away, and took pictures of it and with it. One even said "this is way better than a Porsche." It was parked near the highway at the Porsche dealer, and it actually made traffic.

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On performance and price, the i8 technically competes with cars like the Audi R8, Porsche 911, Mercedes-AMG GT, Corvette, and others of that ilk. But in the real world, this is like flying an F22 Raptor in 1945. Compared to everything else in its class, the i8 feels like the first generation of something new and exciting. The other cars feel like the last generation of something that has been around forever.
I have spotted a Prius on the roads here occasionally. This one will have an incredible road presence. Looking forward to see one here.

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BMW i8 spotted at dealership

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BMW unveiled the i Home Charging Services at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015. The system has been developed for home charging of electric and plug-in hybrid BMW models. Jointly developed by BMW and Beegy, a provider for distributed energy-management, the carport concept is based on the i Wallbox Pro setup that BMW revealed in September, 2014.

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