Many BIMMERPOST members change their wheels for cosmetic reasons, but also to reduce unsprung weight. If BMW has its way, we could soon be seeing a massive reduction in BMW wheel weights by way of carbon fiber wheels. The i8 has already been announced with a CFRP wheel option, which saves 3kg / 6.6lbs per wheel, but Autoexpress appears to be reporting on CFRP wheels for standard non-i models.
According to BMW’s lightweight construction manager, Franz Storkenmaier, “we save 25 percent in weight compared to … CONTINUED
The BMW i8 looking beautiful in white, with one of the cars sporting a different look by way of its body colored bumper styling elements and black kidney grilles.
BMW, along with Tesla, is doing what looked impossible a few years ago. Electric cars are finally becoming desirable. Maybe it took the power of a couple of premium brands to help them on the way. Or maybe it’s the radical looks and carbonfibre structure of the BMW i3? Either way, EVs are here to stay. And if the BMW i3 is anything to go by, they’re here to be enjoyed, rather than endured.
Congrats to member Touring for being our very first BMW i3 owner!
BMW of North America, the Official Mobility Partner of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), will tune into the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games tonight at 7:30pm ET on NBC, which is expected to be one of the most-watched television events of 2014. During NBC
XCAR reviews the BMW i3 electric city car.
BMW starts 2014 with four awards from the automobile magazine “auto motor und sport”. The BMW i3 (combined fuel consumption: 0.6-0.0 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 13–0 g/km), BMW 4 Series Coupé (combined fuel consumption: 8.4-4.6 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 197-121 g/km), and BMW 5 Series (combined fuel consumption: 9.6-4.5 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 224–119 g/km) were the winners in their respective categories. The BMW i3 was also recognised by the editors-in-chief of “auto motor und sport” as well as more than … CONTINUED
With this BMW TV series you can get a closer look at the BMW i8. This time you can get more information about the Aerodynamics of the BMW i8.
The U.S. configurator for the 2014 BMW i3 is now officially launched.
What Car? has released its Car of the Year 2014 awards and two BMWs have been named winners – the BMW i3 and 435i Coupe.
The BMW i3 beat out the Renault Zoe and Tesla Model S in What Car?’s Green Cars category.
See how this bodes well for the next generation of BMW models. With this BMW TV series you can get a closer look at the BMW i8. This time you can get more information about the material carbon, that is used for the BMW i8.
BMW i3 review by Autoguide. The base i3 starts at $41,350 while the i3 REX (with Range Extender) starts from $45,200 (before the $7500 federal incentive).
i3 deliveries have already begun in Europe, while U.S. sales will begin in March.
See other i3 reviews, news and features @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/i3.