We’ve just learned from our source that BMW has officially approved the production BMW i8 Spyder for a late 2015 introduction. The approval came last Friday and a production intent model was shown internally at BMW. It was an i8 Spyder in Solar Orange (same color as on i3) with blue highlights, of which we’ve produced a preview rendering below.
Mechanically, the i8 Spyder will share the i8 Coupe’s powerplant and drivetrain. Stylistically, it will be identical to the i8 Spyder Concept, but with the … CONTINUED
BIMMERPOST member ddk632 shares another great pictorial journal with us, this time of the BMW i8 at the SLS Hotel in Miami, Florida. Here’s his journal:
I found out about this event while I was at the LA Auto Show and of course attended last week.
The SLS Hotel is really (really!) beautiful and was an excellent stage for BMW to show off the i8 in a relatively private setting. The event was an official BMW event and customers could get on the list to … CONTINUED
CNET discusses and reviews the BMW i3 electric car.
Some shots of a Protonic Blue i8 in the wild.
More coverage at: http://www.bimmerpost.com/i8/
The BMW i3 recently had its North American press drives and auto show debut in Los Angeles (currently at the 2013 LA Auto Show).
Hence, the reason why many of you have reported seeing Solar Orange i3 cars around LA. Here are some views of how the i3 looks in the environs of of LA.
We have posted plenty of professional reviews on the BMW i3 electric car, now see what a BIMMERPOST member’s take on the i3 is after driving it at the LA Auto Show.
Luxury carmaker BMW has orders for nearly 10,000 of its i3 electric cars, the first of which were delivered in Germany last week, the company’s global sales chief, Ian Robertson, said at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday.
Robertson also said the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car due to be introduced in mid-2014 has sold out for its first year of availability. He did not say how many the company will sell in that first year.
Cool video of a BMW i8 production photoshoot in NYC drawing the attention of many New Yorkers.
BMW’s press conference from the 2013 LA Auto Show yesterday, where the BMW 4 Series Convertible made its world debut, while the BMW i8 and X4 Concept made their North American debuts.
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
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.
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