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      01-03-2019, 02:11 PM   #23
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This is just a “what’s possible” exercise, guys. Relax.

And to show what is really possible, why the sky is the limit. Would I add meteorite inlays to my M3 anytime soon? No. But to a 7 or 8 series? Hmmm... it’s intriguing, more interesting than same-old wood or overdone CF...

I’d definitely want to try out those calipers, if that’s what’s in store for the next gen M3 then sign me up!
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Absolute gimmick, but pretty damn cool.

Still ridiculously overpriced and underwhelming.
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" one-off" - the most important words in the type copy...

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Lmao the car has been out for like two days and they're already pumping out "special" editions. Oh, BMW...
The new 3 was just launched in the UK, as it was everywhere - with manual gearboxes and analogue instrumentation and everything/ They are already giving options away free of charge. At launch.

Compare: when the E36 came out in Dec 1990, even with that car's early build problems - at the time, it was known as the "Hubble" - the wait list rapidly grew to six months and there were no discounts, not even floor mats.

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This is actually pretty cool. From the unique multi-coat painting (not sure I would have chosen San Marino but a darker blue) to the 3D printing. I think this is well executed and an interesting celestial inspired interpretation. I think the people that are not giving it credit are shortsighted. This could mean a lot of cool things to come if you're willing to pay. I'm sure it will be quite the fortune for this stuff.
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The new 3 was just launched in the UK, as it was everywhere - with manual gearboxes and analogue instrumentation and everything/ They are already giving options away free of charge. At launch.

Compare: when the E36 came out in Dec 1990, even with that car's early build problems - at the time, it was known as the "Hubble" - the wait list rapidly grew to six months and there were no discounts, not even floor mats.
That's because of build constraints -- buyers are being forced to have options they may not want, so those options are being credited. For example, when the new X5 came out, you couldn't get Sensatec interior, everything had leather. So there was a $1450 leather credit, which went away once you could get Sensatec. In reality most people want leather on that car, so if you were lucky enough to get an early one, you saved $1450 versus the same X5 today. Instead of complaining about those option credits, take advantage of them. They won't be there once the production constraints are lifted, and the same car will cost more.
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Looks good! It definitely adds to the desire for this car, but I'm still underwhelmed overall by it. I still see it as a 6 series and not an 8.
Only place you see an 8 is the msrp. They only did this to have a "flagship" car.
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Looks good! It definitely adds to the desire for this car, but I'm still underwhelmed overall by it. I still see it as a 6 series and not an 8.
Only place you see an 8 is the msrp. They only did this to have a "flagship" car.
Agreed. I suspected from the start that they just placed an 8 badge on the new 6. To be honest it would be a very nice 6 but I don't see flagship at all. I'm more excited for the M760i.

I'm still hoping the M8 reveal will make me happy. We will see.
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What a gimmick!
The 8-series is a gimmick. Please don't act like anyone buying this car is buying it for the practical and utilitarian design to begin with.

Imagine driving a car and actually touching space rock in the process. Trippy and cool for an earthling like me. Why not do this if you can?!
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Cute for the wife or the girlfriend, I guess?
Total B*tch car, no matter how you dress it up.
Should've stuck to the concept design. It got soft. The rear bumper reminds me of a prolapsed anus...

This looks like another 6 series "Old lady Grocery Getter" 🤣🤣
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What a unique and intriguing exercise.

3D printed brake calipers - would the hollowed out, organic structure make real life ownership a pain with all those gaps and crevices for brake dust to accumulate?

Meteorite inlays - curious if they are veneers or some sort of material constructed with meteorite dust ? How much meteorite do you think is available for commercial use?
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I'm guessing that this is a one-off project requested by a super rich customer who already own enough meteorite(s) to make it possible. Said person would also agree to foot the vast R&D cost needed to pull this off. Reminded me of news about a Rolls Royce painted with real diamond dust...

BMW did not do this to get us regular folks to place an order for the same car, but rather, to showcase that they can push the boundaries in what they can achieve. Not all of us like the style, but the one who paid for this seemingly does...
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What a unique and intriguing exercise.

3D printed brake calipers - would the hollowed out, organic structure make real life ownership a pain with all those gaps and crevices for brake dust to accumulate?

Meteorite inlays - curious if they are veneers or some sort of material constructed with meteorite dust ? How much meteorite do you think is available for commercial use?
Depends on what materiel they're using. Stone, iron, some other kind of metal, etc. the more rare the more expensive. But there is a lot of out there. Check eBay. Haha


Personally I think this is awesome and right up my alley! Would have liked to see the leds in the roof vice the center console. That's a bit odd but cool concept. The calipers are insane and ingenious. Good for them!
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Didn't expect sintered calipers. Pretty cool.
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Stunning color. Would love to see it in person.
I agree! Great color.
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They probably just called up Rolls Royce and said what crazy inlays, paint, etc can you do to a 8 series. The only thing I like BMW doing is calipers or things that enhance performance. Over the top stuff, meh, probably a limited, profitable market though.
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I have seen it in the flesh at Goodwood and it actually looks a bit silly..,
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I thought this was a joke initially, come on BMW, "night sky" on the calipers. That's horrible.
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