Originally Posted by Sticky
The more and more I think about this, the more it bothers me... You are right - it's ridiculous to claim a weight savings - when a large proportion of the "weight savings" is coming from a $8,000 ceramic brake option - and another coming from shit that is just bolted to the car. I mean, for the first part (brakes) - 99% of the people ordering the car are likely not tracking it/won't purchase the carbon brakes (curious what the actual % will be), so it's not even relevant. For the second part (battery), it's cool and all - but you can replace this yourself. Yes, it's "new technology" in regards to putting it on a production car, but it would be equivalent to if the old M3 had a spare tire, and they removed it - and said "look at all the weight we shaved off".
I was expecting a lot more out of this car. Yes, we knew the engine wasn't going to be an S65/S54 - or anything like this, but when they said they were focusing on weight/handling/etc. - and we see this - it really makes me question how much engineering went into this car.
It hurts me to say, but I almost want the car to suck at everything at this point - purely so the people responsible for this crap can get what's coming to them. You want to pull this shit, then go work for Hyundai.
BMW is losing it, they really are - and I hope they start to realize this very quickly, and get back to the roots of what made these cars shine. "