Re: BMW's Tesla killer(?) - C&D
BMW is missing the mark once again.
Tesla consumers are attracted to the 'pure' electric drivetrain. ZERO gasoline, NO gas tank, ZERO CO2, sleek design, highest safety, and with Dual Mode....the fastest production sedan.
The idea of dragging around a old school gasoline engine, and a tank full of highly explosive fossil fuel, in a big, heavy, awkwardly designed 'thing' is way off target. Even if BMW goes carbon fiber, the cost would be 'extreme' to say the least.
By comparison, the i8 offers 357 total HP, along with the 1.5L ICE engine, and costs over $135k.
Without the 'engine' we are talking about 470HP. While the Tesla Model S P85D offers 691 All Electric HP. 470hp at the rear and 221 at the front. 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. Range EPA 250 miles.
The next gen Tesla Roadster with Dual Mode AWD and over 600 All Electric AWD is the future.