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tim330i 12-11-2012 03:40 PM

BMW i8 Inches Closer to Production
 
BMW i8 nears production

We've spotted the latest BMW i8 test mule cold weather endurance testing. This prototype reveals some new details never seen before and shows that the development is well underway for a debut in 2013.

For the first time the i8 is sporting the BMW Hoffmeister kink at the rear side window as well as the real side skirts that now match the i8 Concept car. Other changes are the new position of the door handles, the new sportier looking side mirrors and more visible kidney grilles.

In addition to the new details the amount of camouflage panels has dropped significantly. When compared this test mule to the previous spied i8 test mules the differences are dramatic.

BMW i8 winter testing March 2011
BMW i8 Winter Weather Testing

BMW i8 winter testing December 2012
BMW i8 on sale 2012

While there is still a long way until we see the production i8 in 2014 this test mule makes me thing it is going to be a great looking car. Who else is excited about BMW electric super car?

reytran 12-12-2012 10:28 AM

It looks more present, more realistic this time. The concept was more futuristic. IMO, I like the concept picture more. (Is that because of the wrapping that makes it look different?)

mrbmwx5 12-12-2012 12:24 PM

It remind me the look of the old Nissan 300Z

ddk632 12-15-2012 10:18 AM

I am excited about it. Saw an online German order form somewhere, want to know how to secure a production slot here in the US. This car is going to be awesome!

nightmareuki 12-15-2012 10:19 AM

first thought of the blue camo one - 300z

tim330i 12-15-2012 10:35 AM

The i8 isn't coming out until 2014 so it might be a little premature to try and get a production slot.

Tim

dms540i 12-15-2012 04:11 PM

The windshield is gone, the doors are gone, the side view mirrors are toast, and the Pontiac is emerging.

ddk632 01-20-2013 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tim330i (Post 7251647)
The i8 isn't coming out until 2014 so it might be a little premature to try and get a production slot.

Tim

I hear you. I asked because I've seen a German order form of some sort flying around the interwebs. I figured there's gotta be a way to secure a place in line for when the actual production slots are available, obviously not until production starts. I guess I figuratively used the term here, not literally.

svp66 03-18-2013 06:38 PM

And the first video review here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR_Z3wmj_zU

You guys like my next car?:)

bmwdog224 11-21-2013 08:14 AM

Great Behind The scenes production video shot in NYC of the i8
https://vimeo.com/79937096


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