Hear From The Guy Who Got The World's First BMW i8
There are fans, and there are superfans. In sports, superfans are the ones who paint themselves in their team's colors, but in cars, they're the ones who line up with deposit in hand before the car of their dreams is even a sure thing. Dirk Schulz qualifies as a BMW superfan, and he now has the first i8 produced as proof. The first BMW to catch Schulz's eye was the Z1 and he managed to get one of the first Z1s produced. The i8 got his attention when it was known as the Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics and was nothing more than a concept. There were no specs. There was no price. There was only an incredibly beautiful car that held the promise of something new. Schulz had to have one. RELATED: See More of the 2014 BMW i8
He walked into a dealership in October of 2010 and told them that he wanted to buy one, right then and there, not in a few years if and when the car was produced. Schulz hoped for a 10-cylinder, but what he got was a hybrid with a twin-turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder gas engine along with an electric motor for a combined 357 horsepower.
You might think that he'd be disappointed, but he's very pleased. He still sees the car as a unique example of automotive engineering unlike anything else on the road today and is very happy to call the first one his own. Check out what he has to say below:
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