3 series sedan
4 series coupe / 4 series Gran Coupe
5 series sedan
6 series coupe/ 6 series Gran Coupe
7 series sedan
8 series coupe/ 8 series Gran Coupe?
I don't see an ounce of creativity or effort in this design. Typical, highly predictable, boring BMW.
The BMW i8 is BMW's entry into the premium luxury sportscar/supercar segment -- essentially what 8-series is.
i8 is a performance plugin hybrid. All-electric range is supposed to be around 20 miles, with overall mpg at 70mpg or so.
So the question is, what exactly does i8 compete with -- F-Type or R8 or ETron? Or both? In some ways, the i8 will probably be closer to Jaguar C-X75 and Porsche 918 -- hybrid supercars that are en route.
Here's the actual production rendering from BMW, with Roadster to follow:
Estimate price seems to be quoted at $150-200,000 -- well in line with R8, a bit higher than F-Type (which isn't hybrid at this point), and far less than the estimated prices of C-X75 and 918.
Last edited by mgescuro; 11-15-2012 at 01:34 PM.
The i8 is not the 8 series replacement, and in many ways it could be considered more of a modern day M1 than a modern day 8 series. Were there to be an 8 series replacement it would in many ways not be utterly divergent from the Mercedes CL a large personal luxury coupe.
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