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  1. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins New Member

    Hi New here. Just saw these in Denver any idea what they are?
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  3. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

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  4. Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins New Member

    Oh cool, exciting! Hoping BMW learnt allot from the i3/i8 - they just didn't hit the mark when you compared them to other offerings.
    They look much better in person than those concept pictures :D
     
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  5. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Hopefully! It's their first EV-from-the-ground-up car since the i3. Supposedly going to have at least 100 kWh battery, so range should be over 300 miles.
    There's been a lot of push back over the grill, but I saw a similarly-large grill on a BMW yesterday, and I didn't die, so maybe it'll be ok. :D

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  6. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    Looks more sensible than the discontinued i8. I still need to see the EPA metrics.

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  8. turtleturtle

    turtleturtle Active Member

    Can we even call the grill kidney beans anymore? It’s two giant buck tooth slabs.

    But on an EV, why? Does the engine compartment need air?
     
  9. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    The inefficient ones need to dump the wasted heat. But still, I agree grills on an EV are like 'tits on a boar hog.'

    Bob Wilson
     
  10. Puppethead

    Puppethead Well-Known Member

    I guess since Porsche calls the Taycan a "turbo" BMW felt they should embrace ICE characterstics too. On the Mini Cooper SE forum we've been lamenting the fake hood scoop and pointless power bump in the bonnet.
     
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  11. I must say I think the new BMW front end, with that enormous grill, is hideous, even when it's a real grill on their ICE models.

    Funny thing, despite its shortcomings I see a lot of BMW i3 models here in San Francisco. And it seems like I'm seeing more of them the last several months. It's probably the upscale EV I see the most after the Tesla Model S (though I'm also beginning to see a respectable number of Audi ETrons)
     
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  13. dGarry48

    dGarry48 New Member

    That looks like a very exciting new i3.
     
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