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The production BMW i8 is making its North American premiere at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, looking striking in Crystal White.

This particular i8 was available for us to sit in and we had some great up-close looks at the many areas of exposed carbon fiber as well as the interior, which you can see in our photos. The interior materials felt good and the seats hugged well. Ingress/egress is difficult though as expected with a design like this. You can tell by … CONTINUED

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The BMW i3 North American press drives are underway here in Los Angeles, coinciding with its North American debut at the Los Angeles auto show this week.

Here’s a set of on-location photos from LA.

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In the final week before this year’s Los Angeles International Auto Show, where the BMW i3 and BMW i8 will be on display, BMW of North America has announced the partnerships and programs comprising its 360º Electric portfolio. Available in early 2014, 360º Electric is a portfolio of consumer-oriented offerings designed to overcome commonly perceived barriers to purchasing an electric vehicle.

360º Electric encompasses products for home and public charging, assistance services, and flexible mobility. Moreover, BMW has partnered with experts in the field of … CONTINUED

BMW i3 Deliveries Begin

11/15/2013 at 5:30 PM
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The BMW i3 will be available in Germany and selected European markets from the 16 November. The first customers from Germany collected their cars from the BMW Welt in Munich a day earlier. The keys were formally presented by Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW and Roland Krüger, Senior Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing Germany for the BMW Group, in a special ceremony. The head of the Bavarian State Chancellor’s Office and State … CONTINUED

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More looks at the BMW i8 in Protonic Blue, from a presentation in Germany.

BMW i3 and i Brand Feature Videos

11/13/2013 at 7:50 AM
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Feature videos for the BMW i3 and i brand.

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The BMW i8 made its world public debut recently at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show [see gallery] and it’s currently making its second auto show appearance at the 2013 Dubai auto show.

Those attending the LA Auto Show which begins in less than 2 weeks will also get to see the production BMW i8 in person at its North American debut. And if you can’t make it, rest assured we’ll bring you plenty of coverage from the show.

Catch our BMW i8 news and updates at: … CONTINUED

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Watch the i3 drag race the E92 M3! Via businesscarmanager.com:

THE UK launch of the BMW i3 – call it the German take on the electric car – saw groups of journalists driving out to ex-F1 circuit Brands Hatch in a fleet of brand new i3s.

When we got there, we were unleashed on the track.

In an unexpected twist, BMW lined up professional instructors in a pair of V8-powered M3s, the idea being that we’d drag-race them from a standing start to 60mph, the classic … CONTINUED

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http://bmwi.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=910976

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Auto Express reviews the BMW i3 electric car and we’ve post a new photo gallery below.

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More preproduction i8 models have been spotted in the wild:

Ionic Silver i8 in Munich.
Crystal White i8 in Leipzig.
Sophisto Grey i8 in Nurburg.

BMW i8 news/features @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/i8/

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The production BMW i3 recently had its first press drives in Amsterdam and the reviews are beginning to roll in. First up is a video review by Ausfahrt.tv

And what did Car & Driver think about the i3? Here are some highlights.

The i3 doesn’t stray very far at all from what makes most BMWs great; it simply carries those principles into a new realm.

There’s no appreciable feedback from the (of course) electric power steering, but it is nonetheless very quick and precise. On our first … CONTINUED