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    2014-07-22, 02:54 AM
    Realist replied to a thread BMW i8 in Electric Vehicles
    The magazine Auto Bild has tested the i8 on the race track. With batteries fully charged it’s not a lot slower than conventional sportscars like a...
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    2014-07-10, 09:32 AM
    Realist replied to a thread BMW i8 in Electric Vehicles
    As I wrote, german magazines test with 2 persons and equipment. It did 4,3 under these conditions whereas the Model S did 4,7. The Model S...
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    2014-07-10, 09:00 AM
    Realist replied to a thread BMW i8 in Electric Vehicles
    How can you compare the Fisker with the i8? The Fisker is massive, it’s 700kg heavier than the BMW. Everything in this car is pure old tech. I could...
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    2014-07-10, 05:34 AM
    Realist replied to a thread BMW i8 in Electric Vehicles
    For years sportscar engineering has only gone in one direction. Make it faster, give it wider tires to add grip instead of reducing weight. Just...
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    2014-07-10, 05:19 AM
    I honestly think this is a respectable performance for the car. The driver was going the correct line most of the time, a professionell racer could...
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    2014-07-08, 08:34 AM
    Realist replied to a thread BMW i8 in Electric Vehicles
    Maybe you should read into the i8's details..... I can charge this car with the gas engine while cruising. Therefore the electric range is much...
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    2014-07-08, 08:22 AM
    Realist replied to a thread BMW i8 in Electric Vehicles
    One more word regarding sound engineering. I see a lot people making jokes on the i8 soundspeaker actually creating artficial sound. This is only...
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    2014-07-08, 08:13 AM
    Realist replied to a thread BMW i8 in Electric Vehicles
    A Panamera still does many things better than the Model S. I agree that for many people the Model S offers more practicality. The i8 does not want...
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    2014-07-08, 04:19 AM
    You should really always keep both hands on the wheel on a race track.
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    2014-07-08, 04:16 AM
    Realist replied to a thread BMW i8 in Electric Vehicles
    Ok this was a nice answer. 1:0 JRP3 Honestly the i8's performance is not promising in the first tests. It's fast in a straight line with the...
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    2014-07-08, 04:05 AM
    Realist replied to a thread BMW i8 in Electric Vehicles
    This is true, performance drops to 5.8s 0-100 kph withe the batteries fully depleted. How does the Tesla perform with the battery being depleted?...
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    2014-07-01, 04:56 AM
    Realist replied to a thread BMW i8 in Electric Vehicles
    I agree, we had this before. :-D On pure electric mode i8 goes 0-62 in 11.1s. Not really comparable to the Tesla. However I like the fact that you...
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    2014-07-01, 02:52 AM
    I don't ignore that, this is exactly what I wrote earlier. It's a 8l tank weighting 500kgs.
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    2014-07-01, 02:11 AM
    Realist replied to a thread BMW i8 in Electric Vehicles
    I agree that the i8 and the Model S are 2 different cars. Still these performance numbers show where the Model S really fails to impress: Above...
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    2014-07-01, 02:04 AM
    535i has a smaller tank than the A6. Anyway we are talking about mpg figures double the factory claims. The biggest A6 TDI has 313hp and it will...
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    2014-07-01, 01:05 AM
    The Audi A6 V6 TDI has a 75l tank. 600km range equals average fuel consumption at app. 12l/100km. You will not get that even if you push like a...
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    2014-06-30, 12:03 PM
    Going 160kph is not really an issue, but decelarating and accelerating is. You are using a lot more energy, obviously. Under such conditions the...
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    2014-06-30, 08:51 AM
    Realist replied to a thread BMW i8 in Electric Vehicles
    P85 of course.
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    2014-06-30, 02:21 AM
    180km range is nothing and that is just the main weakness of the Model S. At that speed and under these conditions with almost zero traffic any...
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    2014-06-30, 01:43 AM
    Realist replied to a thread BMW i8 in Electric Vehicles
    BMW has tested the i8 now in the newest issue. These are the performance numbers in comparison with the Model S. Remember german magazine tests...
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    2014-06-27, 02:16 AM
    It would be really interesting to attack the Nordschleife in the Model S. I have lapped quite a few cars and there's nothing like this track. There...
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