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
The BMW i3 will be available in Germany and selected European markets from the 16 November. The first customers from Germany collected their cars from the BMW Welt in Munich a day earlier. The keys were formally presented by Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW and Roland Krüger, Senior Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing Germany for the BMW Group, in a special ceremony. The head of the Bavarian State Chancellor’s Office and State … CONTINUED
More looks at the BMW i8 in Protonic Blue, from a presentation in Germany.
Feature videos for the BMW i3 and i brand.
The BMW i8 made its world public debut recently at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show [see gallery] and it’s currently making its second auto show appearance at the 2013 Dubai auto show.
Those attending the LA Auto Show which begins in less than 2 weeks will also get to see the production BMW i8 in person at its North American debut. And if you can’t make it, rest assured we’ll bring you plenty of coverage from the show.
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Watch the i3 drag race the E92 M3! Via businesscarmanager.com:
THE UK launch of the BMW i3 – call it the German take on the electric car – saw groups of journalists driving out to ex-F1 circuit Brands Hatch in a fleet of brand new i3s.
When we got there, we were unleashed on the track.
In an unexpected twist, BMW lined up professional instructors in a pair of V8-powered M3s, the idea being that we’d drag-race them from a standing start to 60mph, the classic … CONTINUED