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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

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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

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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

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And here are the very first BMW i8 cars delivered to their owners — at Pebble Beach weekend.

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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

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Great test drive impressions of the BMW i8 from a Ferrari and Lotus owner.

From JasH:

I first saw the BMW i8 at the Canary Wharf Motor Expo a few weeks ago. I don’t pay attention to BMWs, so had missed all news of this car, and assumed it to be a concept car when I saw it. It was stunning to look at, and was the one drawing the crowds. I was stunned when the BMW staff told me it was a street car, … CONTINUED

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BMW AG recently permitted the German fire department to test accident rescue techniques on the new i-cars at the BMW Welt. Carbon fiber is stronger than steel, but it presents its own unique set of problems for first responders as can be seen on this i3. One of the problems is the toxic carbon fiber dust emitted when cutting body panels apart. This is why occupants and first responders must wear masks when cutting the lightweight panels apart. It is also important to know … CONTINUED

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Jeremy Clarkson reviews the BMW i8 hybrid electric sports coupe.

Verdict: 4 out of 5 Stars and “Green as a Prius, desirable as a Ferrari.”

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The BMW i8 build your own configurator has hit the BMWUSA website.

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In celebration of the US arrival of the BMW i8, the world’s most innovative sports car, a one-of-a-kind 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition will be auctioned during the weekend of the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, ahead of the official fall sale date. The i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition will be distinguished by a unique paint scheme and interior treatment as well as other features that will make it unlike any other BMW i8 in the world. The BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition will … CONTINUED

BMW i8: Supercar 2.0 – XCAR Review

08/03/2014 at 11:00 AM
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BMW’s has created the first mass produced plugin hybrid sportscar, the i8. XCAR take to the road to see if our preconceptions of hybrid cars can be changed forever.

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Behind the scenes look at the making of a BMW i8 commercial.

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In celebration of the US arrival of the BMW i8, the world’s most innovative sports car, a one-of-a-kind 2014 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition will be auctioned during the weekend of the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, ahead of the official fall sale date. The i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition will be distinguished by a unique paint scheme and interior treatment as well as other features that will make it unlike any other BMW i8 in the world. The BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition will … CONTINUED

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BMW Unveils BMW i DC Fast Chargers and ChargeNow DC Fast program at Plug-In 2014.

BMW i DC Fast Chargers, developed in collaboration with Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, are half the size of current DC Combo fast chargers, compatible with multiple electric vehicles and significantly more affordable.
BMW i DC Fast Chargers run on the ChargePoint network giving BMW i3 drivers access with a ChargePoint or ChargeNow card.
ChargeNow DC Fast enables BMW i3 drivers … CONTINUED

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Steve Sutcliffe of Autocar reviews the BMW i8 hybrid electric sports car.

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The BMW i8 is put to the test against the venerable 911 in this track test review by Auto Bild.

The test takes place at the Oschersleben track. Auto Bild regularly tests on the 3.7 km long circuit.

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Car Throttle reviews the BMW i8, calling it a sexy, superhuman hybrid & Porsche 911 eater.

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The BMW i8 participated in the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill Climb recently. Here’s BMW’s hybrid electric car in beautiful crystal white on display and in action during the hill climb.

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