The Punta del Este ePrix in Uruguay marked the third round of the trend-setting race series for Formula vehicles with electric drive. BMW is the “Official Vehicle Partner” of the innovative championship and was in action once again in Uruguay, ensuring safety on the track with the BMW i8 Safety Car and the BMW i3 Medical Car. Also, BMW DTM driver António Félix da Costa made another appearance for Team Amlin Aguri. However, a technical problem forced him to retire before the end of … CONTINUED
Experience the holiday spirit through the eyes of a child.
Rinspeed always seems to impress. Their MO: Take a seemingly already forward looking car and take it to the next level as a concept. But their goal isn’t to just make the car look different, they usually try to go a step further and introduce new ideas to the motoring world or give their take on cutting edge ideas.
In this case of their upcoming Budii concept, they are tackling the idea of Autonomous drive, ie. self driving cars. And really, I can’t think of … CONTINUED
A rare sight. Two blue BMW i8 meet up on Long Island for a mini-meet, one in standard gloss blue and the other in matte blue.
The BMW i8 has been named as Top Gear magazine’s global Car of the Year 2014. The plug-in hybrid performance vehicle beat off some stiff competition from a host of other premium and luxury manufacturers to win the overall award.
The editorial team of Top Gear commended the BMW i8 for its breadth of abilities. Its 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine combined with an electric motor gives searing acceleration and driver enjoyment but all wrapped in a package that takes BMW’s EfficientDynamics philosophy to the … CONTINUED
Manhart has a trio of BMWs at this year’s Essen Motor Show, including the MH4 550 (M4), MH2 400 WB (M235i Wide Body) and the i8.
Also at this year’s Essen Motor Show Tuning Exhibition, Manhart Performance will be presenting some highlights. In their booth in Hall 10 they will be exhibiting three highly modified vehicles, all of them being world premieres.
Among them the MH2 400 WB, an advancement of the recently revealed MH2 400 Clubsport, equipped with 420HP and a newly developed … CONTINUED
To find out how thirty years of evolution has changed the BMW supercar, Auto Express we took along a classic M1 to meet the new i8 at the Auto Express test track. The BMW i8 features a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol from the MINI Cooper driving the rear wheels, while an electric motor drives the front. Under the engine cover of the M1 is something altogether much more traditional: a 3.5-litre six-cylinder unit putting out 277bhp and 330Nm of torque. This compares to 357bhp … CONTINUED
U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors is in talks with Germany’s BMW over a possible alliance in batteries and light-weight components, Tesla’s Chief Executive Elon Musk told German weekly Der Spiegel.
In an interview published on Sunday, Musk described BMW’s production of carbon fibre reinforced car body parts as “interesting” and “relatively cost efficient.”
BMW uses carbon fibres from its joint venture with materials supplier SGL to make reinforced passenger cell parts for its i3 electric hatchback and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car.
Officials at BMW … CONTINUED
With the Green Car of the Year Award 2015, the BMW i3 has added a further trophy to an impressive raft of honours in its first year on the market. It was chosen for this award, presented by Green Car Journal at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2014, as the first dedicated all-electric vehicle in the premium segment. This latest honour, which adds to a long tally of awards the BMW i3 has picked up over the past months, is a further endorsement of … CONTINUED
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Scott Hughes is the first owner of the amazing BMW i8 in South Carolina. He gave us full access to the car and sat down for an interview of his thoughts on it.
The BMW i8 hybrid electric has also been named an Automobile All-Star for 2015. See why inside.
Photos and VLOG from a new BMW i8 (and Lamborghini Huracan in same week) owner!
The BMW i3 gets a custom set of wheels from PUR, which may enhance the styling of the full electric car, but of course potentially at the expense of reduced range.
EVO takes the BMW i8 out against the R8 and 911.
Can the i8 possibly keep up against these sports car icons? Read on…
Photoshoot of some of BMW’s most exclusive (and expensive) cars produced to date – the BMW i8 and Z8. And one lucky owner owns both.
Automobile has posted what it thinks are details behind the BMW i8S, a supercar that will celebrate BMW’s 100th anniversary in 2016.
In 2016, BMW turns 100. There will be plenty to celebrate in that centenary year, including the first fuel-cell-powered BMW (based on the 5 Series GT) as well as the first model co-developed with Toyota, namely the Z4 replacement. With the passing of that milestone, BMW will launch a new green supercar — aptly codenamed M100. Almost certain be badged i8S, the … CONTINUED
Congratulations to Mike, an already lucky guy who owns a BMW M1, who has now added the i8 to his garage.
German tuning firm, Manhart, has posted teasers of its supposed upcoming BMW i8. Though these are just photoshopped images for now, it appears that they plan to maintain the factory exterior while adding bright dashes of paints on some accent pieces, as well as aftermarket wheels and lowering the suspension.
The more important question is what, if any, performance modification plans the tuner has for the i8. That should be answered in time.