BMW i8 Collides With Nissan Navara In Thailand

NOV 5 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 10

Images have surfaced of what may well be one of the first BMW i8s damaged in a collision on public roads.

The incident occurred in Thailand in early October, though even now details remain scarce.

What we know is that neither party was declared at fault.  The BMW i8 owner (or his insurer) will therefore have to cover the cost of repairs.

The vehicle that collided with the i8 is a Nissan Navara.

Owner Inspects BMW i8 After Collision

Owner Inspects BMW i8 After Collision

Damage Done

Damage Done

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10 Comments on "BMW i8 Collides With Nissan Navara In Thailand"

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bro1999

A little elbow grease, and good as new!

sven

Yeah, that will buff right out.

David Murray

Doesn’t look too serious. Of course, on that vehicle I’d imagine any repair will be a good chunk of change.

sven

Was anyone seriously hurt? At least there was no battery fire.

I know on the i3, the exterior plastic panels are easily and cheaply replaceable.

Big Solar

Cheaply? Seriously?

DaveMart

‘ BMW states that the cost of repairs for the BMW i3 are similar to a BMW 1 Series. This is intriguing given that once a carbon fiber piece is broken, there just is no repairing of it. The entire part/body panel must be replaced. Nonetheless BMW knew the implication of building a car of CFRP and thus designed specific cut away sections in the i3. These are defined segments that when cut will allow the technician to remove the damaged CFRP piece and then bond the new CFRP segment back in with glue.’

http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/07/11/learn-bmw-i3-repair-process/

EVer

You mean the Smart Car

Glim1000

Door ding

Same as hitting a support post in a parking garage.

EVMD

Very painful