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Old 09-02-2016, 05:36 PM   #1
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Trying out the i8

This never happens in NY and I've always been jealous that people in other states go to the dealer and they are given a car to test drive overnight ... well that has changed ... for the first time I have been offered a car to test drive not one night but the entire labor day weekend ... I picked this cool car up earlier today and have to return it tuesday afternoon ... I'll give more details on the car but so far wow pretty cool !!!
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Old 09-02-2016, 05:50 PM   #2
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Wow, that is pretty cool.

Interested in your impressions--I found it pretty hard to even get out of!
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:19 PM   #3
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So… Mudgeonfest is this weekend at AF's house, right?

I'm curious what you think about it. I don't think I'd ever be interested in one, but I'm intrigued by the approach BMW took...
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:38 PM   #4
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Do you need anything special to plug it in?
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:41 PM   #5
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:58 PM   #6
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Do you need anything special to plug it in?
I was curious so did some searching. Appears the car comes with a 120V charging cable that just plugs in to a regular household outlet. Considering the battery is only 7kWh, and that 120V outlets put out about 1kW continuous, that means the max charging time is 7 hours.

BMWs site also shows a really large (and quite ugly) wall charger is optional. But it's just a standard 240V J1772 connector. BMW says it charges the i8 in 2 hours max, so the i8 must have only a 3.6kW on board charger (1/3 of the Tesla stock charger)...
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Old 09-03-2016, 12:03 AM   #7
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Sweet! Let's hear more.
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Old 09-03-2016, 08:06 AM   #8
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Very cool! Was it some sort of special promotion?
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Old 09-03-2016, 11:25 AM   #9
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Very cool! Was it some sort of special promotion?
Yea, the I8s aren't selling for shit and they have a BMW customer w/ an R8 and 911 promotion
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Josh PA, is that a national program?
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