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Autoblog also shares their impressions from a first drive of the BMW i8 hybrid sports car.

BMW i8 First Drive Review by Autocar

08/07/2013 at 11:30 AM
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Autocar has posted a first drive review of the exciting new BMW i8 hybrid electric sports car. Is the car all it’s cracked up to be? Read on…

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BMW i continues to forge ahead with the introduction of customer-friendly electromobility services in the UK, forming a partnership with Schneider Electric. The partnership sees Schneider Electric become, not only the manufacturer of the BMW i Wallbox, but also the recommended installer.

This collaboration will allow Schneider Electric to work closely with the BMW i Sales Agents and customers, providing home surveys, supply and installation of the charging point, as well as offering maintenance and comprehensive support. The installation package will be provided by Schneider Electric … CONTINUED

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At a driving event at the BMW Group’s Miramas test track in France, the BMW i presented a prototype of its second production vehicle, the BMW i8. BMW i is synonymous with visionary mobility concepts and a new definition of premium quality that is strongly focused on sustainability. Following the world debut of the first production model, the BMW i3, the BMW Group’s next step will be to extend this revolutionary answer to the future challenges facing personal mobility to the sports car segment in … CONTINUED

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Some more BMW i3 videos for your consumption. Jacob Benoit, head designer of the BMW i3 talks about the car and gives a walk-through of the vehicle. Also some extra B-roll footage from the NYC debut of the i3.

The BMW i3 will be making its world public debut at the IAA Frankfurt auto show in September. It will go on sale in the US market in the second quarter of 2014 and starts with a base MSRP of $41,350, before any federal or state incentives, … CONTINUED

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BMW will take the concept of driving pleasure to the next level at this year’s IAA International Motor Show: Visitors to the show will be able to experience the endless driving pleasure of the new BMW models on an almost 300-metre-long track over three levels. In this way, BMW is putting a new spin on the tradition it started in 2009 with its active driving concept for shows. Visitors to the IAA enjoy impressive views of the new products from every angle. The combination of … CONTINUED

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What could a modified BMW i3 look like? Our resident photoshop gurus have already gotten to work and here’s a first idea.

BMW i3 Videos Mega Update

07/31/2013 at 11:15 AM
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We have added even more videos of the BMW i3 featuring looks at the exterior design, interior design, and driving scenes.

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Watch the launch film for the BMW i3 and an interview with its designer.

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We were in attendance today at the NYC world premiere event for the BMW i3 sedan [Official Thread]. The i3 was simultaneously debuted in three cities – NYC, London and Beijing, and the cover was pulled back on the i3 at the same exact moment over live feeds at each location.

The debut event was held in a building bordering the High Line Park in NYC, a 1-mile linear park built on a 1.45-mile section of a former New York elevated subway track. It was quite … CONTINUED

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BMW i3 World Debut

07/29/2013 at 8:29 AM
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Introducing the BMW i3 electric car. BMW today introduced the all-new BMW i3 electric car, constructed in a revolutionary way from next- generation materials. The BMW i3 will go on sale in the US market in the second quarter of 2014, and starts with a base MSRP of $41,350, before any federal or state incentives, and before Destination & Handling fee (currently $925).

Full details, specs and press release inside.

Official BMW New Vehicle Press Release

BMW i3 Online Visualizer

07/29/2013 at 6:09 AM
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An online visualizer for the just revealed BMW i3 is now available at: http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicle…isualizer.html

You can see the i3 in its initial available colors, wheels, and interiors. Exterior colors include:

Andesite Silver
Arravani Grey
Iconic Silver
Laurel Grey
Solar Orange
Capparis White

For the full details of the i3, see our Official Thread.

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Good morning New York, hello London, wanshang hao Beijing – at 14.30 Central European Time on Monday, 29 July 2013, these greetings will ring out from megacities in the USA, Europe and Asia to mark the unveiling of the BMW i3 to a global audience. The spectacular premiere for this revolutionary vehicle takes place exactly two years after the BMW i3 Concept was presented in Frankfurt on 29 July 2011 prior to the International Motor Show (IAA).

The simultaneous launch in three continents highlights the global … CONTINUED

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BMW today announced pricing for the ground-breaking BMW i3 electric vehicle. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (without Destination & Handling) in the US will be $41,350, before any federal or state incentives. The Destination & Handling fee in the US is currently $925.

“The BMW i3 heralds the dawn of a new era for individual mobility and for the BMW Group. True to a genuine BMW, the BMW i3 has strong emotional appeal, outstanding product substance and a guarantee of sheer driving pleasure,” said Ian Robertson, … CONTINUED

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Chris Harris, an auto journalist highly respected for his reviews on the best performing cars in the world, gives his first drive review of the production BMW i3 electric car.

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More BMW i3 reviews roll in – now from Top Gear, Autocar and Whatcar.

First BMW i3 Drive Reviews

07/09/2013 at 10:10 PM
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The very first drive reviews of the BMW i3 are in – via Edmunds and Drive.com.au

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The production BMW i3 will be revealed soon – on Monday, July 29. And BMW has now released the first production model details and specs.

Near 50:50 weight distribution
DIN curb weight of 1,195 kilograms, (2,630 lbs)
Small turning circle (32.3 ft or 9.86 meters)

Electric motor outputs 170hp (125 kW) and peak torque of 184 lb-ft (250 Nm), which is on tap immediately.
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