The BMW i8 represents a significant shift in the way people view hybrid sports cars. EVO’s Henry Catchpole takes a look at the recent history of hybrid and electric cars, and ponders what the future holds for the performance car.
When the inaugural season of the new FIA Formula E Championship gets underway in Beijing (CN) on 13th September, BMW will also be involved as the Official Vehicle Partner. The BMW i8, the low-emission hybrid, will be employed as the safety car in the forward-looking all-electric single-seater series. Two fully-electric and therefore zero-emission BMW i3 models will take on the role of the medical car and extraction car respectively.
“From 2014, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) is breaking new ground with the FIA Formula E … CONTINUED
The high-tech futuristic hybrid BMW i8 goes up against the more traditional Porsche 911 Carrera S. Which will win? Results in video.
BBMW of North America will introduce a new campaign, BMW Innovations, which will highlight how the range of BMW vehicles share several key technology features with the visionary BMW i8, a plug-in hybrid high-performance vehicle. The BMW i8, with the “i” standing for innovation, exhibits futuristic design and groundbreaking technology built upon BMW’s storied history.
“Innovation is at the core of everything we do. Following in the lead of the BMW i8, which epitomizes innovation, we are elevating the technology across our entire range of … CONTINUED
Congrats to BIMMERPOST member Quilucru on the delivery of his Crystal White i8, our second owner and first owner in Switzerland!
Congrats to our very first (and very lucky) BMW i8 owner!!
Pitkis shares his initial impressions and photos with his fellow BIMMERPOST members:
Ok, I just couple hours ago collected my i8. Dealer was Bavaria Solna in Stockholm, Sweden. I have photos about the car but can’t get them attached now, I will work on it and try to fix them later on today.
The night before was reasonable to sleep but last two hours I hardly could do anything than scroll between the sheets. Then … CONTINUED
Via FIA: The all-electric FIA Formula E Championship has today confirmed that its course cars for the inaugural season will be fitted with Qualcomm Halo wireless charging technology.
With the final specification of car set to be announced shortly, the championship’s technical team took advantage of today’s final test at Donington Park to trial two BMW i8 and two BMW i3 models with the aim to evaluate them for the series’ official course cars. Earlier this year, the German marque was part of the Global … CONTINUED
On Saturday evening, August 16, in celebration of the U.S. arrival of the revolutionary BMW i8, Jay Leno and Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, presented a one-of-a-kind 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition, which was then auctioned off for $825,00, including buyer’s premier, during Gooding & Company’s annual Pebble Beach Auctions. This is a world auction record price for a BMW i8.
Sold ahead of the official BMW i8 fall sale date for approximately six times the MSRP of $135,700, the … CONTINUED
And here are the very first BMW i8 cars delivered to their owners — at Pebble Beach weekend.
BMW Delivers First BMW i8 Sports Cars in the U.S. at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Chef Thomas Keller, Roger Penske and Rick Hendrick Among the First to Take Delivery of the Revolutionary BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – August 15, 2014… Today, BMW delivered the first plug-in hybrid BMW i8 sport cars at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the world’s premier celebration of the automobile, in Carmel, Calif. In celebration of the revolutionary sports car made with carbon fiber, renowned Chef Thomas Keller is hosting … CONTINUED