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Perhaps I should actually say "Munich! We have a problem!"

Spotted testing on the world famous Nürburgring, this isn't out of the ordinary for a car like the all-new BMW i8.

Hell, everything gets tested — and spied — on this track. BUT, there's one big difference this time around.

The i8 was having a bit of trouble. Though our videographer friends below characterize the car as having "broken down," that's clearly not the case as the driver was able to drive away and was captured using the car later in the day. What is a bit concerning though is that the tester had to pull over for what's claimed to be approximately 15 minutes and fiddled with the brakes. Obviously, there is no logical explanation for why one would do that unless the driver felt the brakes had gone or some other issue related to the braking system cropped up.

Considering we've seen other flagships burn to the ground at the Nürburgring — we're looking at you Audi R8 and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series — this isn't a dramatic episode.


During the Industry pool on April 11 2014 BMW was testing with this i8. At one point the car rolled by really slowly and pulled over at the side of the track, seemingly broken down. I think there were some problem with the brakes, since the driver was constantly using the brake pedal while being stationary. After about 15 minutes he drove off really slowly. I think it wasn't a major problem because I later saw him driving around the village of Nürburg again, but it shows again that all the development work manufacturers put into their cars isn't for nothing!




SPIED + VIDEO: HOUSTON! We Have A Problem! All-New BMW i8 Caught Having Some Problems During Nürburgring Shakedown

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