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    • New BMW commercial for the i8 (Vision Efficient Dynamics) claims 0-60 in 4.8 seconds and 62 MPG

      We are skeptical of the i8, no doubt about it. Make that petrified of the entire BMW "i" brand and the impact it will have on BMW performance. The newest i8 commercial from BMW has us thinking the news might not be all bad. BMW puts forth some very bold claims including 0-60 in 4.8 seconds along with 62 MPG (3.8 liters per 100 km). Check out the commercial below which makes the i8 looks very appealing and for those wondering this is what they were filming when the car was spotted in Abu Dhabi back in January.



      This article was originally published in forum thread: New BMW commercial for the i8 (Vision Efficient Dynamics) claims 0-60 in 4.8 seconds and 62 MPG started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        do want one.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        do want one.
        I'm warming to it.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        put a proper drive train in it and i'll buy one.
      1. Setra's Avatar
        Setra -
        wonder how it's possible to get good enough grip to do 0-60 in 4,8 with bicycle tires... Click here to enlarge
        I'm excited though.
      1. lughed's Avatar
        lughed -
        I always said as long as the I brand is innovative and ground breaking it will do fine as a BMW.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lughed Click here to enlarge
        I always said as long as the I brand is innovative and ground breaking it will do fine as a BMW.
        I wonder if they will be able to keep the production version close to this.

        I like it, just want more performance for a BMW halo car.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        It probably weighs 4000 lbs and has 1000 lbs of batteries, is greatly underpowered and is geared for 0-100 mph. I bet it tops out at 120 like a tesla and can only accelerate below 60. So, IMO this isnt a true supercar. More pipedreams plz.
      1. blkclk550's Avatar
        blkclk550 -
        Getting head in this car would suck =D
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        IMO this isnt a true supercar. More pipedreams plz.
        It ain't a supercar of course, maybe a superdull.
        It will really suck if they don't put a real engine in it, that aggressive body deserves more.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        It probably weighs 4000 lbs and has 1000 lbs of batteries, is greatly underpowered and is geared for 0-100 mph. I bet it tops out at 120 like a tesla and can only accelerate below 60. So, IMO this isnt a true supercar. More pipedreams plz.
        Would it kill them to make a version that isn't a hybrid?
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Would it kill them to make a version that isn't a hybrid?
        It will cause the president of the hybrid division to have an anyuerism and keel over and $#@!ting all the lettuce he ate for breakfast that morning.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        It will cause the president of the hybrid division to have an anyuerism and keel over and $#@!ting all the lettuce he ate for breakfast that morning.
        The president is a rabbit? If so, that explains a lot.