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vengie
05-13-2015, 08:45 AM
Saw this on the corner of 5th ave and 1st SW, right outside Bow Valley Square.

Very cool and unique car.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d35/Trebz14/IMG_6019_zpsf6f5kabv.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/Trebz14/media/IMG_6019_zpsf6f5kabv.jpg.html)

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d35/Trebz14/IMG_6020_zpsbevwjo7g.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/Trebz14/media/IMG_6020_zpsbevwjo7g.jpg.html)

Sugarphreak
05-13-2015, 08:48 AM
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rage2
05-13-2015, 08:57 AM
I hear the ordering process for this car has been a massive gong show.

benyl
05-13-2015, 09:04 AM
It's a fucking pain in the ass to get in an out of. I would hate to DD it.

killramos
05-13-2015, 09:04 AM
esp annoying since its made in Leipzig and therefore cannot be customized at all. Plant is incapable of accepting individual orders.

Same reason I can't order an M2 in Java Green :(

As cool as it is there is a large list of cars I would order before that if I was willing to go into that price range. Esp with a potential M model on the horizon.

lilmira
05-13-2015, 09:05 AM
May be it's the colour or the adjustment for production, it looks better in Mission Impossible.

That thing is +200k :eek:

KRyn
05-13-2015, 09:42 AM
Originally posted by lilmira
May be it's the colour or the adjustment for production, it looks better in Mission Impossible.

That thing is +200k :eek:


Damn, I didn't know it was that many monies!

Nice car, but not 200k nice.

dirtsniffer
05-13-2015, 09:46 AM
I'd still take a z8 for $200k. Call me old fashioned. Cool spot though!

Edit. http://www.autotrader.ca/a/BMW/Z8/WINNIPEG/Manitoba/19_8679486_/?showcpo=ShowCPO&orup=2_15_2

This is a steal though! Someone could pick it up and likely make 10-20 grand.

M.alex
05-13-2015, 09:55 AM
i thought it was a neat car, at least until i watched a video where the shop went for a tour around it and it seemed like a gigantic mechanical nightmare. hell, if you open the front the wrong way it breaks, lol.

sputnik
05-13-2015, 10:13 AM
Originally posted by dirtsniffer
I'd still take a z8 for $200k. Call me old fashioned. Cool spot though!

Edit. http://www.autotrader.ca/a/BMW/Z8/WINNIPEG/Manitoba/19_8679486_/?showcpo=ShowCPO&orup=2_15_2

This is a steal though! Someone could pick it up and likely make 10-20 grand.

What's crazy is that that Z8 is actually climbing in value.

It wasn't that long ago that you used to be able to get one for $100-120k.

xnvy
05-13-2015, 10:15 AM
It looks amazing in silver, not so much in blue.

jdmXSI
05-13-2015, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by killramos


As cool as it is there is a large list of cars I would order before that if I was willing to go into that price range. Esp with a potential M model on the horizon.

I saw one in Richmond and they are great looking cars but I wouldn't own one in Calgary until there is an "i" branded dealer. Any service, warranty work or parts HAVE to come from Vancouver as they are the closest dealer.

Unfortunately at this time there are no plans for an M model in the i8. According to a technical trainer for BMW I spoke with last month:cry:

InRich
05-13-2015, 10:51 AM
ugly ass.

max_boost
05-13-2015, 11:00 AM
Looks cool.

beyond_ban
05-13-2015, 11:30 AM
It is a cool car and looks fantastic in person. This is the least flattering color for it though.
I believe starting MSRP is around $135k USD.

redsrt4
05-13-2015, 12:03 PM
i saw a blue one in elbow valley. looks better in person.

you&me
05-13-2015, 12:55 PM
I was under the impression that there was "i" service here (or at least, coming soon), but no "i" dealers :dunno:

The i8s are not $200k. There are some very optimistic dealers trying to flip them for ~$200k, but I doubt their getting anywhere close to that. New cars are (or have been) readily available, you just need to know who / where to ask ;)

As for the Z8, that's definitely a scam / fake ad. Nice Z8s are $150+, with rare combo / low mile cars now selling for ~$250US... And that's not to mention the Alpinas.

SkiBum5.0
05-13-2015, 03:17 PM
Spotted in London two weeks ago

Looks better in person imo
http://i.imgur.com/yO49WzB.jpg

guessboi
05-13-2015, 03:57 PM
Looks like a Chinese person owns it. :D Nice spot.

J.M.
05-13-2015, 04:04 PM
Looks wayyyyy better in white

ToXicXxX
05-13-2015, 07:08 PM
Originally posted by killramos
esp annoying since its made in Leipzig and therefore cannot be customized at all. Plant is incapable of accepting individual orders.

Same reason I can't order an M2 in Java Green :(

As cool as it is there is a large list of cars I would order before that if I was willing to go into that price range. Esp with a potential M model on the horizon.

M2 is gonna be a big fart in the tub anyways.

shakalaka
05-14-2015, 10:45 AM
Wouldn't mind one as an extra car but not for anywhere close to 200K.

Sugarphreak
05-14-2015, 03:18 PM
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flipstah
05-14-2015, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by J.M.
Looks wayyyyy better in white

Yup.

01RedDX
05-14-2015, 04:26 PM
So underwhelming, I really wish they'd kept the transparent sides from the concept. But still, :hitit:

rage2
05-14-2015, 04:44 PM
Originally posted by Sugarphreak
Why does everybody keep saying 200K... it is listed with an MSRP for 150K CAD (on the "BMW i" pull down tab) on the Canadian BMW site

http://www.bmw.ca/ca/en/newvehicles/i/i8/2014/showroom/index.html
That's the base price. BMW is also forcing all the options on buyers. Don't buy the fully loaded Pure Impulse options? OK, we'll find the next buyer.

Nobody is walking out with a $150k i8.

you&me
05-15-2015, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by rage2

That's the base price. BMW is also forcing all the options on buyers. Don't buy the fully loaded Pure Impulse options? OK, we'll find the next buyer.

Nobody is walking out with a $150k i8.

There were some early delivery cars available without any options.
MSRP with the Pure Impulse Interior World is $156... it's the nearly $6k in freight and PDI that'll get ya :nut:

toastgremlin
05-15-2015, 02:54 PM
Neat car. The blue must look better in person.

afif
05-16-2015, 06:13 PM
Nicee

Speed_69
05-17-2015, 06:18 AM
Spotted a blue one in person in Beijing, China couple days ago. Very cool looking car!

dirtsniffer
05-17-2015, 02:36 PM
DUDE, BEIJING IS IN CHINA?!

:poosie:

natty54
05-17-2015, 04:02 PM
Fixed!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW9oofEQrEA

K3RMiTdot
05-20-2015, 11:54 PM
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd254/NoodlesEatU/Mobile%20Uploads/20150520_205142_zpszszmnavc.jpg

:)

Redlyne_mr2
05-21-2015, 08:54 AM
Very cool to see in Calgary considering you can't service one in the province.

Team_Mclaren
05-21-2015, 09:25 AM
Originally posted by K3RMiTdot
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd254/NoodlesEatU/Mobile%20Uploads/20150520_205142_zpszszmnavc.jpg

:)

HOLY That looks amazing:drool: :drool:

KRyn
05-21-2015, 09:32 AM
I have to agree with everyone posting in this thread. The car looks substantially better in white.

Dertz
05-25-2015, 12:04 PM
What's the audio like for that price is my question. No matter how luxurious they are, sound usually blows and people deal with it because they do not want anyone touching the vehicle.

01RedDX
05-25-2015, 12:56 PM
Originally posted by Redlyne_mr2
Very cool to see in Calgary considering you can't service one in the province.

Pretty sure that's Vancouver.

EDIT: I think you are talking about the OP pic, my bad.