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Six wins thanks to Efficient Dynamics: with its current range of models and engines, BMW has achieved outstanding success in the 2014 “Green Mobility Trophy” awards presented by the automobile magazine “Auto Zeitung”. Based on a reader survey, the awards were won by the Munich premium automobile manufacturer in six out of a total of seven categories. Three of these class victories were achieved by automobiles of the new BMW i brand, while two others went to the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition and the … CONTINUED

2015 BMW i8 Pricing Guide

07/01/2014 at 6:00 PM
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Here is the U.S. pricing guide for the first BMW i8 model year. The 2015 i8 starts at $135,700 base price.

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The Goodwood Festival of Speed, 26-29 June 2014, will see a trio of spectacular BMWs drive up the famous 1.16 mile hill. BMW’s most advanced sport car ever, the new BMW i8, will be seen for the first time in the UK along with the BMW M5 30 Jahre Edition – the most powerful production car in the history of the brand. With a special M4 Coupe in action too, and a line-up of the hottest new BMW M cars on stand, this summer’s … CONTINUED

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BMW is currently showcasing some of its latest and most exciting models at the London Canary Wharf MotorExpo – the F82 M4 Coupe, F80 M3 Sedan, BMW i8.

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The new BMW Smart Charging App makes it possible for BMW i customers to automatically identify the best rates and times for charging their electric vehicles at home. Developed by the BMW Group and available for Android and iOS devices, the BMW Smart Charging App is integrated with the BMW i Remote App, which allows drivers to get vehicle information via their smartphone. The BMW Smart Charging App has the potential to save customers as much as $400 annually on their electric bills. BMW … CONTINUED

First BMW i8 Customer Cars Delivered

06/09/2014 at 5:00 AM
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BMW AG: made history on June 5th by delivering the first eight i8′s to their customers at the BMW Welt. The i8 is on schedule to break our preconceived notions of what a “green” car is. I envy these first eight customers, of the i8. The i series cars are breaking new ground – and it’s an exciting time for BMW to be leading the way into the future.

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Good video showing the technologies and engineering used to reduce weight and increase efficiency of the BMW i8. Look for these ideas and processes to flow down to traditional powered models in the coming years.

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The first TV Spots for the new BMW i8 for UK and European markets showcase the genesis and purpose of the i8 symbolised by one simple statement that highlights the i8 and the philosophy behind BMWi.

Achieving the Impossible.

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With the all-electric BMW i3 already on the market and the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car poised for its own launch, the BMW Group portfolio boasts the world’s first premium automobiles purpose-designed for zero-emission mobility.

The international media launch of the BMW i8 in Los Angeles will include the presentation of a solar carport concept developed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA for the use of renewable energy. It combines high-grade technology for generating electricity from solar power with an innovative design that perfectly complements the … CONTINUED

First BMW i3 Delivered in the U.S.

05/05/2014 at 7:45 AM
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On May 2nd, BMW delivered the first all-electric BMW i3 in the U.S. to Boston resident and Tufts University professor of practice Charles Rabie at the BMW of Boston dealership. Hundreds of BMW i3 vehicles are currently at U.S. facilities and ready to be delivered to customers nationwide, ushering in a new era of electromobility.

Rabie is an electric vehicle advocate and has been driving the BMW ActiveE since 2012. Also among this first group set to receive a BMW i3 is Los Angeles-based former … CONTINUED

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The BMW i8 gets some even more aggressive bodywork in these renderings featuring carbon fiber aero kit and aftermarket wheels.

Watch Chris Harris Review the BMW i8

04/30/2014 at 4:00 PM
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Chris Harris takes a 24 hour trip to Los Angeles to drive the new BMW i8. He hated the flight, but the i8 left a positive impression on the team. Capable of 23 miles all electric before the 3-cylinder turbocharged motor kicks in to recharge the batteries. This is one of the closest production cars we’ve ever seen that looks almost identical to the concept car it’s based on.

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Can the BMW i8 drift? Seems we’ll be seeing that answered soon by a Chris Harris review on Road & Track, but for now here are some real life performance figures from their instrumented test of the i8.

The i8 was able to cover 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds, quarter mile in 12.3 seconds @ 114.4 MPH.

It hit 0.91g on the skidpad and braked from 60-0 in 119 feet.

Production BMW i8 Reviews Rolling In

04/27/2014 at 12:51 AM
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Reviews of the production BMW i8 are now rolling in… check out the verdicts inside.

BMW i8 Test Drive by Bloomberg

04/25/2014 at 10:00 AM
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April 24 (Bloomberg) — The ultra high-end electric and hybrid car space is suddenly getting a bit more crowded in China. Tesla had the first deliveries of the Model S to Chinese customers this week, while BMW will roll out its hybrid i8 super sports car for the China market by the end of the year. Bloomberg’s Stephen Engle got behind the wheel of BMW’s new offering in Beijing. (Source: Bloomberg)

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The BMWUSA page for the BMW i8 has been updated, with a pleasant surprise – the 0-60 mph has dropped to 4.2 seconds (from earlier estimates of 4.5 seconds).

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Large set of photos from a BMW UK i8 Customer Preview Event held at the BMW UK headquarters.

There were two i8 models on hand

1) Sophisto Grey (with iBlue accent), i W-spoke 470 wheels, and Dalbergia Tan interior (part of the ‘Halo’ interior package in the UK).

2) Ionic Silver (with iBlue accent), i Turbine-spoke 444 wheels, and Amido Black interior (part of the ‘Carpo Dark’ interior package in the UK).

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The Car of the Year Awards have just been announced at the 2014 NYIAS and the BMW i3 has won both the World Car Design of the Year and the World Green Car of the Year awards!

The i3 beat out the following cars for World Car Design of the Year: Cadillac CTS, Citroen C4 Picasso, Mazda3, Lexus IS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Volkswagen XL1

And it bested the following cars for World Green Car of the Year: Audi A3 Sportback e-tron , BMW i3, Honda Accord … CONTINUED