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BMWs Abound in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings | MotorBiscuit

Avid Marvel movie-goers who saw Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings may have noticed BMW’s logo plastered into almost every frame. While it is painfully obvious whenever Marvel Studios gets a contract with a car company, the result is always some impressive cars appearing on screen. Several times the blue and white Bavarian logo is center-fold in the latest MCU installment, and each time it’s attached to something interesting. Without giving away spoilers, here’s a few BMWs that appear in Shang-Chi.

I8: Shang-Chi’s brief but memorable hybrid

BMW i8 Safety Car for Formula E in Germany | Andrew Ferraro/FIA ABB Formula E/Getty Images

One of the cars indicating BMW’s new contract with Marvel is the i8. Although production halted in 2020, the i8 makes a brief (albeit hilarious) appearance in the latest Marvel film. Enthusiasts may remember its unique looks wrapped around a lackluster powertrain, under the umbrella of a massive price tag. It’s about as fast as an M3, getting to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, makes 369 horsepower from its hybrid powertrain, and its interior was anything but practical. Indeed, the i8 worked better as a show car, hanging up on someone’s wall, but it’s unmistakable in its appearance. 


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