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So I went to the local BMW dealer and test drove the iX M50 SUV.
It was Awesome!
It was the one with 516 hp.
BMW spent years designing it and it's been in production since 2021






The BMW dealer called me and said they can have one for me within a month 馃槃

It's 92k the way I want it.








They said they don't have the 617 hp M60 available yet but I don't want to wait.

Maybe trade this one in when the starting at 109k M60 is available.

I have too many cars so I'm going to keep the Trackhawk
and trade in my 2014 426 SC SRT and my SC 2002 Corvette M6 Convertible.
I believe this BMW EV qualifies for the $7500.00 tax credit.








I like the looks of the Chevy EV Blazer but GM hasn't started making them yet and the 600 hp version is at least a year away.
I can live with the big BMW fake grille.
They added a moter whoosh to the sound system that can be turned off but I liked it

I'm seeing the BMW salesman on monday about the options I want and I'm excited
 

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So I went to see the BMW dealer yesterday.
They have been allotted a number of cars to be built in Germany in
October for delivery around Christmas.
I was able to pick the colors and options and they will take my trade ins
early at the end of September (y)
I'll keep my Trackhawk and add the BMW EV to my toys and have the best of both worlds.:p
 

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You sure you have a place to charge it鈥.haha
Sure
We have 240 and 460 volts at the plant if I want a Supercharger and I have 200 amp service and 240 volts at home.
240 volt medium charger is a dryer plug.
We already have one of those at the plant for a previous employee who had a Tesla.
An EV is like topping up the charge on a cell phone.



 

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What makes you think it qualifies for the $7500 tax credit?
1. It wasn't purchased before August 16, 2022
2. It wasn't built in the United States.
3.It's battery doesn't meet the content origin requirements.

Did I miss something?
 

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What makes you think it qualifies for the $7500 tax credit?
1. It wasn't purchased before August 16, 2022
2. It wasn't built in the United States.
3.It's battery doesn't meet the content origin requirements.

Did I miss something?
I thought they were already making them in the US but I was wrong.
The salesman said
This one will be coming from Germany so no tax credit.
I actually don't really care about the tax credit as money is no issue.
I'm taking out 500k in tax free shareholder advances this year our best year ever so far, and we're growing bigger.
I'm paying cash.
I could trade it in next year for the 617 hp 2023 M60 that matches the 0-60 of 3.5 seconds the Trackhawk does.
The 517 hp M50 I'm getting goes 0-60 in 4.5 seconds.
Maybe I'll get the 2 second 0-60 9 second on the 1/4 Tesla Model S Plaid in the spring to replace my Corvette.
Slightly used ones are going for 130k one could buy it today.
 

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Also since an EV has no transmission or rear end it doesn't lose 100 hp on the drivetrain.
At the engine(s) is at the wheels.

My Trackhawk dyno ed about 600 at the wheels stock.

But IMO the EV will jump out of the hole better and be more use-able part throttle.
So changing the wheel diameter will be like changing the pulleys on our TH馃槈
 

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One of the things I would miss is the roar of the engine. Sweet looking SUV though
Well I'm still keeping the Trackhawk.
I made it quieter than stock with the custom inline twisters I added but I also have cutouts for when I'm in the mood for some roar.







This Maximizer X Pipe is really quiet probably due to the angle and location of the X but it's open pipes when I use the cutouts.





 

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So changing the wheel diameter will be like changing the pulleys on our TH馃槈
This one is coming with the 22" wheels.
Since they're building it in October I think I'll ask the salesman about that.
Yes 20's would possibly accelerate faster but have less top end depending on the total height of the 20s vs the 22s.
 
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