New 2009 2010 BMW Z4 - ZPOST
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   New 2009 2010 BMW Z4 - ZPOST > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General BMW News and Cars Discussion

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-29-2023, 02:50 PM   #89
antzcrashing
Brigadier General
antzcrashing's Avatar
United_States
1861
Rep
3,186
Posts

Drives: 2018 BMW 440i GC
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Eastern MA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
opcorn
Appreciate 0
      11-29-2023, 11:59 PM   #90
RM7
Brigadier General
RM7's Avatar
2818
Rep
3,411
Posts

Drives: Camaro SS 1LE
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Alaska

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hit_Apex View Post
They're not. +17% may not sound like a lot but in terms of energy/brakes/tires and driving dynamics it's like driving around a track with 4 big dudes in the back of your M4. With that said, the industry is doing a decent job increasing power and braking (eg regen) to achieve respectable performance and somewhat offset the massive weight increase.
You should look up what a Tesla weighs compared to an AMG-E63 or even worse, an RS6 Avant.

BMW not being able to make lighter cars anymore is just BMW being BMW. That ship sailed a long time ago, just look at the M2.
__________________
Current: 2018 Camaro SS 1LE, 2023 Colorado ZR2, 2022 Kia Stinger. Former: BMW 428i Gran Coupe.
Appreciate 1
csboi367.50
      12-31-2023, 04:18 PM   #91
Bowser330
Lieutenant Colonel
289
Rep
1,575
Posts

Drives: i3 REX
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Socal

iTrader: (0)

What happened to the i3 and i8 carbon chassis development?

Id say a first of its kind 1000hp quad motor electric m3 would deserve such a treatment to keep the weight in check.
Appreciate 0
      01-01-2024, 08:41 AM   #92
Blue Angel
Captain
Blue Angel's Avatar
Canada
899
Rep
963
Posts

Drives: 2011 323i and 2016 535d
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ottawa, ON

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bowser330 View Post
What happened to the i3 and i8 carbon chassis development?

Id say a first of its kind 1000hp quad motor electric m3 would deserve such a treatment to keep the weight in check.
I would speculate a move like that would be reserved for the more expensive M5 first. Still, it wouldnt make a world of difference to the overall weight, probably a reduction of a few hundred pounds, so you might see an EV version come in around the same weight as an ICE, or Model S Plaid minus 200 lbs or so.

Cool, but not game-changing.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:37 PM.




zpost
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST