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Post by Nanu » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:35 pm

Not sure if the below link will work but just got a video of the new I8 in the BMW news letter.

Stunning, absolutely stunning.

If the link doesn't work I am sure its on the main website and definitely worth drooling over.

http://www.bmw.co.uk/en_GB/new-vehicles ... ber%202017
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Post by GJC72 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:38 pm

I have to agree :thumbsup: Stunning and love the colour

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Post by Grumpyowl » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:42 pm

Absolutely gorgeous :thumbsup:

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Post by Nanu » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:34 pm

Wife doesn't like it for some reason but has mentioned she does like the idea of a new kitchen extension.???
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Post by ekimj10 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:22 am

I get the same newsletter and thought it was stunning, better than the coupe version i.m.o. and a wicked colour combo.
No mention of price but whatever, it's way outside my budget.
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Post by Yorkie Z » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:00 pm

That would look great on my driveway. Love it :thumbsup:
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Post by Nanu » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:45 pm

ekimj10 wrote:
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I get the same newsletter and thought it was stunning, better than the coupe version i.m.o. and a wicked colour combo.
No mention of price but whatever, it's way outside my budget.
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Post by ekimj10 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:05 pm

Thanks Nanu, even more than I thought at £127K !!
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Post by buzyg » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:20 pm

Very pretty and feminine. :wub: Just missing a nice V12, like a proper 8 series. : :cry:
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Post by Nanu » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:05 pm

buzyg wrote:
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Very pretty and feminine. :wub: Just missing a nice V12, like a proper 8 series. : :cry:
If that's feminine I am turning gay. I will settle for the 3 ltr straight six from the 35is(Which doesn't sound too bad) and an additional electric motor driving the front wheels. Might not sound the same as the V12 but I have driven the hard top version and with effectively 4 wheel drive, the handling is superb and trust me she flies. :evil:
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Post by PerryGunn » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:11 pm

Nanu wrote:
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I will settle for the 3 ltr straight six from the 35is (Which doesn't sound too bad) and an additional electric motor driving the front wheels. Might not sound the same as the V12 but I have driven the hard top version and with effectively 4 wheel drive, the handling is superb and trust me she flies. :evil:
But, it only has half the engine of the 35is - from the Mini range, I think - it is turbocharged but it's 3 cylinders and 1.5L... :?
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Post by Angelus666 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:41 pm

That really doesn't do anything for me....and would be way down my list if I was spending £127k on a car. R8 V10 or a 1.5lt 3cylinder car....hmmm tough choice?! :rofl:

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Post by buzyg » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:46 pm

PerryGunn wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:11 pm
Nanu wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:05 pm
I will settle for the 3 ltr straight six from the 35is (Which doesn't sound too bad) and an additional electric motor driving the front wheels. Might not sound the same as the V12 but I have driven the hard top version and with effectively 4 wheel drive, the handling is superb and trust me she flies. :evil:
But, it only has half the engine of the 35is - from the Mini range, I think - it is turbocharged but it's 3 cylinders and 1.5L... :?
Exactly :o Unless you have a proper car too. Your not going to spend 127k on a pretty prius wanabe.
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Post by Nanu » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:49 pm

Whoops :oops: thought it said 3 litre not 3 cylinder. Still 0-62 in 4.6 seconds is not exactly slow but agree sound or lack of it may be an issue but would still have one on the drive.

That set up would be an interesting option in the new Z4?
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Post by Steve84N » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:33 pm

Nanu wrote:
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an interesting option
Really?

I'd say it was very mundane.
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