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    Another BMW i vehicle to show up in Los Angeles is the BMW i8 Spyder, or i8 Roadster has BMW labeled it for now.

    The Spyder Concept is a 2 seater, open top variant with the same architecture but with a lot more curb appeal. Among the most eye-catching features of the BMW i8 Concept Spyder are the upward-swivelling, windowless doors.

    The i8 Spyder uses the same LifeDrive architecture as the i8, a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) Life module that gives the car an extremely lightweight passenger cell, while the Drive modules Ė made primarily from aluminum components Ė bring together all the carís operational driving functions, such as the powertrain, chassis and safety structure.
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    I guess in that it is a pinnacle of sorts, but it isn't a car I'd have any interest in at all. While it's looks are interesting, I wouldn't describe it as a beauty, and it's tech is neither here nor there. I would rather just go the whole hog and get a Tesla if I was going down this path.
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    Agreed....it is a nice piece of (future) machinery. But to futuristic, too concept car like ...and so Toyota with this blue lining. But I think in a couple of years very few are sold and they will become rare!
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    Regrettably, another overwrought styling effort by BMW.

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    Personally really like the look of it, it's reminiscent of the M1. And if the tech in the car proves to be reliable I may replace my 911 with it as an everyday car.
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    I agree that as a leased daily driver it has potential, but I wouldn't get up at the crack of dawn to photograph it, or start a website dedicated to it.
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    Kevin, are you thinking about the roadster or the coupe?
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    I don't see how its a successor to the Z8. The i8 is not limited production and its not a homage to anything. Its meant to be a whole new series and if they can keep selling it for years and years they will. I don't really care for its looks. I think its OK but not stunning or gorgeous. Its too compromised to be my daily driver.

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    If I get one it would be in 1-2 years as I want to make sure all the new tech on the car works well and don't want to be BMW's test dummy, however if I do get one Id get the coupe as I believe its a 4 seater so its more practical for daily use.
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    Good call on the wait-and-see Kevin. I really like the short front overhang.

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    I like the ~M3 performance and ~100 MPG. Very innovative by BMW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    ........ Id get the coupe as I believe its a 4 seater so its more practical for daily use.
    I have seen the coupe 6 weeks ago: very little space behind the front seats, enough for kids but ......
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    Breaking news!

    BMW i8 sold out for 2014
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    It is an intriguing package of tech that seems to foreshadow BMW's future, but I'd like to also see something that is the polar opposite: light weight, high performance, simple, classic styling. I think there are more than a few of us automotive fossils who would open a checkbook for such a car.
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