BMW i8 Start Up, Test Drive, and In Depth Review


hey everyone housing gallon for today's video was taken up close and personal

exclusive in-depth look at the all-new BMW I ate and this is going to be a

detailed in-depth review of the i-8 will start up talk about the unique

powertrains and taken on test drive

not to mention highlight various trim levels how it's made a much more with

the thorough look at both the interior and exterior features and before

beginning like to take a moment to extend a big thanks in special shout-out

to flow BMW located in winston-salem North Carolina provided the IAEA

featured in today's in-depth review and so without further ado

starter up

let her run was designed with the heat roll doors which interpret the AP hours

for an up and out motion when opening allowing easier entry into both the main

cabin rear seats especially entire areas the doors are quite long they're

constructed with a carbon fiber reinforced plastic inner structure with

aluminum outer skin making a fifty percent lighter than conventional doors

the featherweight designing great strut support me you had too little to no

effort to open or closed

has finished in crystal white pearl metallic with contrasting frozen grey

accents frozen blue accents are available with the terror world

exclusive daliberti of brown leather interior including taxes will use

seatbelts an accent stitching will talk about the for various trim levels or

world's later in the video

hold the brake and hit the console to go when you climb in the LED light ring

around the buns softly pose a threat once you press the brake it pulsates

brighter outrun the car to change the color from red to blue

three-spoke

detail in the upper house on the road where did the chest is firm about being

punishing devotes a comfortable driving profile was support the seats of jitters

about a space for cubans the digital display up-front takes a bit to get used

to but most of your Bible data that big fun or circular dial so you can easily

keep an eye on it

heads up display of the windshield while the IAEA is a bit to be a hardcore track

star for its intended purpose it delivers a great balance of fun and

economy with the serene cabinet key pound coins speaking of noise the engine

Outback is actually enhance to the audio speakers it's becoming a more common

practice especially when you think about how much sounded leaders in new cars

I personally think it just sets more pronounced than artificial given a

fantastic soundtrack work so

was designed from the outset as a plug-in hybrid drive its power from a

combination of gas-electric sources its drivetrain is he has power is delivered

to the pavement by two separate transmissions their levels of engagement

depend on your driving motor whether you're in full EV boat or a combination

of gas electricity idk into speed automatic gearbox propels the front

wheels power from the electric motor while a nice in six speed automatic

delivers power from the turbocharged three-cylinder to the rear wheels

essentially creating a vehicle with inherent all-wheel-drive it's already

too familiar B&W electronic gear selector with manual shift ability to

either via the selector below or the paddle shifters

power the six-speed automatic perform speed domestically with quick shift so

little bit of a bread machine townships know your own full electric power again

here's just a civil war powertrain unless you're in full electric mode or

sport mode the vehicle will oscillate between combination gasoline-electric

info literate power depend on how much acceleration of the driving scenario

like the gear changes with the two speed automatic up front it's completely scene

essential information drive cruise speed in rpm the power display beater replaces

the ref counter Eco Pro adds inefficiency display allowing drivers to

maximize distance by monitoring their accelerator pedal boat is highlighted by

UD colors you cannot do that I it's driving behaviour via 5 driving modes

sport comfort in Eco Pro but the latter to allowing the ability for fully EV

driving or electric vehicle

atende driver full electric mode allows it to travel up to 22 miles before the

gas engine automatically kicks in

it can also accelerate to 60 miles an hour in about nine and a half seconds

with a top speed limit is 75 miles an hour while in electric mode the electric

motors to speed transmission use its first year for EV driving insisted the

taller second gear for mixed power and traveling above 75 miles an hour

comfort is the default setting which gives the drivers a good balance between

sport and efficiency Eco Pro and hands electric range by reducing electric

loads are not essential components such as AC modulation to activate sport mode

simply click the gear selector left wallet dry

eliminate red lights out back with full power for both gas and electric

powertrains once you place the vehicle in reverse your backup camera

automatically appears a nice high res display you can also bring up a top-down

view with the 360 degree camera system also works in sync with your front and

rear parking sensors

just begun its lines optical mark in all in an effort to help 18 parking so

before we cover some background was going to flip on the automatic LED

headlamps as well as the hazards

both windows are fully automatic as standard electronic door actuators

located above the door handle on many flips up with ease

unless the Karzai leaving her gas power electric motor if you open up the door

and let your foot off the brake the car on Mexico's into its accessory power

boat similar to the i three BMW claims that I ate represents the sports car of

the future but what does that really mean with the new eco minded I sub-brand

the IAEA represents the brains first plug-in hybrid joining the recently

launched i three electric vehicle bTW Doman the hybrid segment number of years

ago but with this new 2+2 that create something different something much more

special a sports car designed around economy and sustainability utilizing

advanced bill techniques and delivering an impressive level performs well the i

three my a different quite a bit their automotive emissions their common bond

lines in a revolutionary design process that for the most part combines carbon

fiber aluminum another lightweight materials such as magnesium the overall

architecture is known as life drive and consists of a separate passenger

compartment and chassis which are joined together to create the final vehicle the

illuminant drive module carries the gas and electric powertrains which are both

credible evidence of brains it also contains the battery pack electronics

chance in suspension components and crash structures on the other hand the
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life module consists of a carbon fiber reinforced plastic pastor sell the sits
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on top of the drive module the benefit card drivers both 50% and 30% lighter
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than steel and aluminum respectively with superior torsional rigidity and
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overall safety for occupants thanks to BMW's newly developed carpet
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manufacturing process it's also cheaper to make than the typical woman pattern
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but it doesn't have a pretty of a finish which is why you will see the exterior
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panels left exposed carbon the body as close to the combination of a loop
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composite panels with a curb weight just under thirty three hundred pounds also
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pretty lean BMW stop at nothing to help shed weight wherever possible such as
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acoustically benefiting bone plastic climate-controlled ducting aluminum
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electrical wiring replaces traditional copper wires while limiting Bolton
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screws replace traditional steel not only that the small window behind the
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rear seat is chemically treated a process known as the gorilla glass and
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allows it to be center it just points 7 millimeters thick and lighter will be
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more durable than conventional laminated glass like the i three designers and
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engineers were found to develop a car using existing steel bodies and chantix
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everything was designed from scratch to create something different and
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innovative all in the name of efficiency the IATA's one of those rare cars look
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even better in production the initial concepts its larger than you'd expect
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him both sculpted body panels that can only be described as a work of art B&W
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describes the style is layered in which services in lines overlap and dinner we
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the sports car proportions are all there a sleek profile with wide stance low
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roofline sloping knows short overhangs and a wedge-shaped Outback everything
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you see was designed for aerodynamics with large and takes up front that help
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reduce drag of the front wheels the v-shaped black belt is a BMW I trademark
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with the I ate it starts the hood which carries a radiator fan to shoot the air
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over the roof and through the unique sail panels over the rear flames defined
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intake scoops across the sides within the widened rear fenders in addition to
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a couple intake center needs in cool air to the gas engine in various components
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Outback all in all coefficient of drag the slippery point 26 the heart of the
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high a good system of transverse motors mounted turbocharged one and a half
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later three cylinder lies out mag Libertas power to the rear wheels via a
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six-speed auto
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well the front manatees sea permanent magnet synchronous electric motor
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delivers power to the front wheels to the previously been shown to speed
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automatic the three cylinder also share but the redesigned entry level Mini
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Cooper benefits from all the construction double overhead cam four
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valves per cylinder variable valve timing with variable intake valve lift
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and direct injection engine is only accessible by service text but you get a
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pretty good idea of what it looks like it is a compression ratio 21 and
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features a red line a 6500 the three-cylinder develop significantly
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more empowered by eight 228 236 pound-feet of torque at 4,700 rpm thanks
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to a single twin-scroll turbocharger pumping out 22 psi of boost 91 octane
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fuel is recommended with an 89 octane minimum and accessory 280 volt electric
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motor connects to the engine by belt drive to develop some honest 220
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horsepower and seventy-four pound-feet of torque while not officially labeled
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the performance specs this border basically functions as a generator to
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help keep the battery charged it's more bone in addition it also has the ability
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to provide short bursts of torque to augment the guest for moose cakes
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helping balance of power and traction with the instant electric power the
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primary electric motor up-front develop 229 horsepower or 96 kilowatts 184
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pound-feet of torque for combined system horsepower and torque rating of 357 and
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420 pound-feet respectively
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this translates to zero to 60 time round four seconds with quarter mile times
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around 12.9 seconds at 112 miles an hour
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top speed is limited 255 miles an hour as far as fuel economy EPA rates the
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IATA's 76 miles to the gallon equivalent
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using a combination of gas and electricity there's an 11.1 gallon fuel
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tank located under the passenger seat with the fuel filter located just after
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the passenger door so what about the battery pack in order to ensure optimal
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driving range and longevity a significant portion of the car's design
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went around the battery pack to make sure it was a proper size without
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negatively impacted interior space
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ass the aluminum container measures fifty seven and a half inches long 14.2
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inches high and 13 inches wide and contains 96 lithium-ion battery cells
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Wayne 216 pounds in total
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well the structure Spain's lengthwise the center of the car
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it provides a new and structural stiffness unlike the stress member of
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the Tesla Model S therefore the hide ourselves and subsequent aluminum
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bracing for design for added torsional rigidity its position in only A's
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towards perfect weight distribution but the center of gravity under 18 inches
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which is lower than any current BMW model 28 ingress and egress of the high
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threshold low roofline elongated doors were employed that makes climbing in
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less of a challenge the dihedral doors not only make a dramatic visual
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statement but allowed the large doors open easier anti parking spaces the 355
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volt lithium-ion battery pack is a record total capacity of 7.1 kilowatt
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hours and usable capacity of 5.2 kilowatt hours with the standard 220
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volt household outlet the battery can be fully charged in three and a half hours
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but with BMW's 220 volt charging station time is significantly reduced to just
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one and a half hours when operating in the car as default comfort mode the
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batteries left dropped 20 percent capacity before the engine kicks in to
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help maintain charge this reserve keeps enough juice flowing to maintain EV mode
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when stopping initial acceleration since both motors a used in sport mode battery
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capacity is maintained at 90% for maximum
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performance
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wheel and tire packages the standard sick system W spoke aluminum wheels with
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tires measuring 20 by 7 inches in front in 20 by seven and a half inches in the
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rear with 195 50 tires and front into 1545 tires in the rear the optional
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celibacy here include wider forged aluminum turbine wheels 20 by seven and
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a half inches in front and 20 by eight and a half inches in the rear wrapped
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into 1545 tires and 24540 tires respectively
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these are tested hold upwards of point 93 G of cornering forces as far as the
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breaks by eight carries for real ventilated cross drilled discs Missouri
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13.4 by 1.1 inches in front with four-piston calipers and 13 by point
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eight inches in the rear was single piston sliding calipers with this setup
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the i-8 stop some sixty miles an hour in about 100 feet underneath support is
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provided by fully independent aluminum intensive suspension with double
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wishbones and lightweight a holla stabilizer bar up front and multi-link
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rear design with stabilizer bar not to mention I it also features two stage
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adaptive dampers 284 point nine inches with the with the seventy six point five
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inches 50.8 inches 102 inch wheelbase total unladen curb weight is around
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3,000 285 pounds with the perfect weight distribution between the front and rear
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axles
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as unconventional as the exterior is the interior mirrors that distinct concept
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car flavor carried over BMW's Larry design principles to create a conflict
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that slow and focused on the driver build quality is excellent as you would
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expect with soft touch premium materials everywhere you look and tons of
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Technology all in all there are four main trim levels which he describes as
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worlds of the base Megaworld $2,000 Giga world $3,000 Tara world like we have
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here in the top tier limited edition $10,800 pure impulse world each package
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comes bundled with an abundance of features of the unique accents and
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premium materials between the common theme of the sustainable materials in
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Greenbelt techniques other surfaces of the seats in instrument panel are
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treated using olive leaf extract given the more natural high quality look and
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feel of various textile services used in the seats door trim headliner in more
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made from a combination of recycled plastic bottles in 40% virgin wool even
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the key fob blade is made from a biopolymer based on castor beans the oil
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from the beans is mixed with a 30% glass fiber combination to make the sturdy
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plastic like material I was actually surprised by how much room there is for
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the front two occupants of the generous amount sea travel if you're around six
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feet are just a little bit over you should have no problems in the vehicle
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while the dashed carries of pretty familiar modern BMW design language it's
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very bespoke in futuristic-looking unlike anything else in the current BMW
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fleet there's also customizable India led illumination found throughout the
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interior climbed into the back seat may pose a little bit of a challenge for
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taller individuals to gain access is pretty self explanatory behind the
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headrest grab the handle and split the seat forward but the first thing you
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notice is the IA really lives up to his true 2+2 design there's not a whole lot
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of space back there only for some smaller individuals adults would be
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pretty cramped they were actually sit back there but that depends on leg room
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in the front passenger's the seats do carry of familiar design language
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overall keeping everything nice and tight together and you have some of the
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rear speakers mounted up in the c-pillar but to make a little bit of extra use
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for people who
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sit back there if you're just gonna be right up front is the custom fitted loui
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vuitton luggage kit that you can also order it's a four piece set constructed
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entirely at a car vibrant kind of match the overall theme of the vehicle and its
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tax nicely within two seats in the rear cargo area so it's gonna see she sounds
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generation I Drive with a high res you just click
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led reading lamps and interior in the nation in the dash with double accent
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blue stitching only have crossing
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no school for a quick recap of the iDrive system beginning with the
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multimedia screens moment I ate does not feature a CD players pretty common trend
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among new car makers but this feature more smartphone connectivity iPod USB
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integration handsfree bluetooth streaming audio or music music
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collection which is the vehicles integrated hard drive
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other auxiliary input three devices now regardless of which means if you click
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the rotary wheel all the way over to the right or simply hit the Options tab in
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the center stack you could bring up the split function of the display its highly
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customizable with different content from navigation to onboard involving gives
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you a little bit more substance I guess so you don't have to continuously go
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between different menus to get vital information you also have siriusXM
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Satellite Radio is standard including HDV radio your preset stations are
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located within the main radio screen as for your audio adjustments there's a
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whole lot of different adjustments from manual tuning into category search and
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more in the main radio screen that shows all your available stations including HP
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stations as they're available
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back in the main menu everything is nicely organized to you can easily see
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it all going down the road and it's not to complicate until you start diving
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into some of the features which take a little bit more concentration we scroll
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down the telephone that's the main screen for hands-free Bluetooth feature
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the asking a parent if you don't have one already connected otherwise you just
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select the device or the vehicle automatically connect to the paired
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device you can dial the number stored contacts in Boystown voice recognition
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system navigation screen is a nice high res unit you can also split screen like
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a talked about earlier if you click the wheel to the left it brings up some of
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your basic commands points of interest real-time traffic updates interactive
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map and more all the traffic updates show is different colored lines on the
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display click the wheel to the left once more to bring up your destination
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imposing but it addresses points of interest story addresses and more
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the office feature restore contacts messages notes
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basic office features ConnectedDrive offers concierge services message
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storage internet access roadside assistance and customer relations for
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owners not to mention put in service requests and more
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the vehicle info system is the only income seen everything you need to know
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about the vehicle from owners manual to vehicle status so tire pressure
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monitoring system engine oil level and different service requirements it's
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pretty comprehensive overall display is custom-tailored 48 like I said the
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owners manual searched on the system you can manually search or right in command
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of the touchpad which changes second you can also search the owners manual by
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pictures are different locations of the car came quick reference which is the
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main topics that most people probably need assistance with and just a quick
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recap he drives tied to the vehicle's electric vehicle and economy modes so to
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show you go pro overall economy status in energy flow to the vehicle from
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combustion to regenerative brake in an electric power and not to mention
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vehicle settings we can customize departure time settings and charging
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scrolling down to auto you drive in our show you the state of charge and how
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much rain you have left you can hold that state of charge the vehicle
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continuously hold for example eleven miles until you turn it off and will
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begin using the electric power once more but in a nutshell those are all the
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basic features of the iDrive system in the BMW I ate the illuminated button
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beneath the hazards which activate your intelligence safety systems like fun of
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collision warning in pedestrian warning you could turn them both on turning both
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off or individually
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as we continued on the center console right beneath the center man in a
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limited but yes some basic radio controls reliance ich tun fast forward
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by that button there he sits in the middle and change in the different radio
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mode that many that is a standard dual zone electronic automatic climate
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control with three saves heated seats for both sides in the middle
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different zones automatic for cycling and more likely to different driving
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modes of left hand side including your camera system traction control company
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commode and your electric drive mode the right hand side contains an electronic
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parking brake brake pushed down to deactivate this look of you right here
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how's your iPod auxiliary integration USB input enough storage to set an
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iPhone the iPhone 6 but I got an iPhone 5
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single cup holder up front to the rear above in the center console you have a
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little bit of storage space at wellville parallel and a phone clipping adapter as
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far as the steering wheel on the left hand side of your cruise control on the
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right hand side has your hands free telephone voice commands and radio
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controls to obtain general information on voice activation
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help with voice activation to obtain important shortcomings with example your
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automatic rain-sensing windshield wipers and the stock to the right and the left
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hand side has your high beams parking lights turn signals and the driver info
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controls the show up in that little display in the bottom of the speedometer
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cluster
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alrighty
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powered in
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her briefly touched on earlier there's not a whole lot of storage space and I
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ate around four point seven cubic feet so when you open up the glass is a hatch
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still little bit of a toll loading high and just enough space in the back for
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some small pieces of luggage
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take it a step further you can offer the fitted Louie Vuitton luggage set that
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will fit behind the front seats back here everything is carpeted with a
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fairly deep storage well and a cargo privacy cover the engine is also located
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back here like we talked about earlier only accessible by service tax the
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gorilla glass separates this compartment from the passenger area you can also see
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the exposed carbon fiber shell as you can run the threshold
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underneath LED lit in London velour
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radical departure BMW and an excellent representation of futuristic style
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technology performance and above all efficiency it's bound to be a future
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collectible and a glimpse at how far we've come to the automotive world where
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it could be heading to achieve those goals when everyone enjoyed the in-depth
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look at the all-new BMW I 882 next time take care everyone


Hello and welcome today's we'll take an up close and personal, in depth look at the all new BMW i8.

MSRP pricing for the i8, before options, begins at:
i8 Mega World: $135,700
i8 Giga World: $138,650
i8 Tera World: $139,650 (MSRP shown here, with destination and Crystal White exterior ($1,800) is $141,450)
i8 Pure Impulse World (limited edition): $147,450

During this presentation, we will take a 1st person look at what the vehicle is all about beginning with the start up, performance data, fuel economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach you how to use most of the interior and exterior features in a detailed fashion, that before, you could only get from going to a dealership yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight key styling and unique differences about the vehicle, any available options, and of course it would not be an enthusiast car video without the good ole engine portion with rev and exhaust note with interior and exterior perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.

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