BMW i3 and i8 by Lumma Design

JAN 30 2014 BY STAFF 7

Swiss tuner Lumma Design gives us a preview of what the tuning program for the BMW i3 and i8 might look like.

As expected from the popular tuner, the first “i” vehicles will get an aggressive bodykit that will enhance the current sporty look, for the i8, while the i3 turns from an electric city car into an EV racer.

*Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on BMW Blog.

BMW i8 Lumma Design

BMW i8 Lumma Design

BMW i3 went on sale in Europe last November while the U.S. customers will get their first units in March. BMW i8 goes globally on sale in early Spring as well. Rumors say that only 200 i8 vehicles will be available this year in the US.

In Germany, the BMW i8 starts at €126,000, while in the UK it will cost £ 99,125. The U.S. market will also get the BMW i8 in 2014 at a base price of $135,700.

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only some young goof will be seen driving something like that

I am an old goof and I would drive one. Looks cool to me

So i3 is a city car for people who want to get off gas… So now put big wide meats
on it, ruin it’s slick aero drag coefficient and try to make it look “racy”!… This, my
friends, is the true definition of a poser. It may seem cool to the same guys who
believe flooring it in your BEV to prove your better than the other guy’s ICE’d car
is smart also.

Makes zero sense. Add to this no mechanical mods that make it perform any better.

Is it perhaps like a total geek wearing a huge gold chain around his neck?

+1. ZERO sense. These mods actually reduce the performance of the vehicle for what it designed to do. All of that added rotational inertia in those big meats is going to eat range and the additional unprung weight is going to destroy handling. Obviously designed by someone that doesn’t know anything about energy mangement or performance.

I respect individuality. If a car sells tens, hundreds of thousands or even millions of copies – SURE , anybody may want to set there vehicle apart by adding wheels, lowering it – and why not enhance the performance ( mileage, or speed and handling ) at the same time? It’s all good, as they say —– EXCEPT… Except, I get a pain in my gut when people buy a $200,000 – $1,000,000 exotic car and add gold wheels, or big wings, or…. It’s like, major overkill. OK, so you have tons of expendable cash – and you may or may not deserve it. But why just stick it in some- one’s face by gilding the lily – the lily that costs more than 75% of the population’s homes? You see Lexus or Mercedes in town with gold-plated logos, or gaudy “aero effects” that make no sense… OK, so they may be insecure, and want to put an “IN YOUR FACE, I’VE GOT MONEY AND YOU DON’T!” message across. Point taken. But doesn’t it just ruin the excellent engineering that went into to vehicle in the first place? When I see kings or Arab sheiks with Lamborghinis sporting custom paint… Read more »

Dang.. still didn’t get rid of the two-tone 🙁