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    • BMW decides against diesel power for i8 (Vision Efficient Dynamics) - Gasoline instead

      Glad to see BMW finally make a decision that favors the enthusiast, about time. Autocar reports that BMW will not go with a diesel plug-in hybrid setup for the i8. Chief of R&D Klaus Draeger stated the following, "as we want to sell it all over the world. Diesel is only really relevant to Europe." It gets better, the intent for the i8 is to be a halo car not just a sporty prius. Further he states, "i8 will be a pinnacle car for the BMW brand as a whole, not just the i brand." N63 V8 twin turbo in the i8 anybody? Certainly a possibility now, finally some good news.

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      1. 1cleanAMG's Avatar
        1cleanAMG -
        a step in the rigth direction
      1. Brey335i's Avatar
        Brey335i -
        Personally I'd love to see a BMW M Division V10 in there.

        Is this realistic and probable? Absolutely not. But I'm still allowed to dream
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Brey335i Click here to enlarge
        Personally I'd love to see a BMW M Division V10 in there.

        Is this realistic and probable? Absolutely not. But I'm still allowed to dream
        It should be an S85 taken to the next level but at this point I'm happy at least it will be a twin turbo gasoline motor of some sort most likely.
      1. Brey335i's Avatar
        Brey335i -
        Watch them put the new 4 cylinder turbo in there instead... with 250 hp
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Brey335i Click here to enlarge
        Watch them put the new 4 cylinder turbo in there instead... with 250 hp
        Would be disappointing but still better than the planned 3 cylinder diesel.

        My fingers are crossed for the N63.
      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Would be disappointing but still better than the planned 3 cylinder diesel.

        My fingers are crossed for the N63.
        This will still be a small engine coupled with the electric system. The M version is the one to look out for, I'm willing to bet (with aallll that credibility I have) it will have the TT V8 without any electric motor bull$#@!.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
        This will still be a small engine coupled with the electric system. The M version is the one to look out for, I'm willing to bet (with aallll that credibility I have) it will have the TT V8 without any electric motor bull$#@!.
        But then doesn't that defeat the purpose of the " i " brand? Are they even going to do i M models? It certainly is going to be fun to see this play out.
      1. JonMartin's Avatar
        JonMartin -
        They need to drop the M5 CSL motor in there. The 5.8L V10 580hp Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        ^ 5.5 liter 580 hp
      1. Brey335i's Avatar
        Brey335i -
        Now that sounds interesting
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Brey335i Click here to enlarge
        Now that sounds interesting
        BMW does some cool stuff sometimes just don't get why they don't apply it.
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        i hope it makes good power
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        i hope it makes good power
        nice try..

        this thing probably weighs 4200 lbs and makes 235 hp but with 7 electric motors and a gas engine and an extra flux transfunctionizer to help purify the gas engine exhaust (that part alone weighs 500 lbs).
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        extra flux transfunctionizer to help purify the gas engine exhaust (that part alone weighs 500 lbs).
        But it let's you go back in time, right?
      1. Brey335i's Avatar
        Brey335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        But it let's you go back in time, right?
        No. It's the part that scans the credit cars belonging to anyone who gets close to the vehicle and start automatically using their cards to order things online from the BMW accessories menu
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Brey335i Click here to enlarge
        No. It's the part that scans the credit cars belonging to anyone who gets close to the vehicle and start automatically using their cards to order things online from the BMW accessories menu
        How does it know what accessory I want? For example, if it is Winter I want a BMW scarf:

        Click here to enlarge
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        How does it know what accessory I want? For example, if it is Winter I want a BMW scarf:

        http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im...600_h400-1.jpg
        I'll take the girl, no scarf.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        I'll take the girl, no scarf.
        Your wife would prefer the scarf...
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Your wife would prefer the scarf...
        Not if she agrees to a threesome.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        Not if she agrees to a threesome.
        That... would be quite the wife.