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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.

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By BIMMERPOST member dyansamuel:

This was a training program I took last November in Shanghai F1 International Circuit. BMW brought a fleet of BMW Formula cars and team from Germany to throw a week’s training for customers, mostly die-hard bimmer owners.

The BMW formula car, FB02, features a monocoque chassis, a 140-hp BMW motorcycle engine and a 6-speed sequential gear box. Power to weight ratio is 1hp:3.5kg (M3′s is 1:4). 0-100kmh 3.5 seconds. Maximum speed 230kmh. It weighs just 440 kgs. With slick tyres, it corners … CONTINUED

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For the past two years some Euro 1Addicts have gone on a pilgrimage to Stelvio. Stelvio 1.0 and Stelvio 2.0 (you can click on my signature for those photo threads)

Some in our group have become a little bored with Stelvio plan so this year we want to tour another breath taking mountain range. But where? So Artemis(Luc) and I had last weekend free so we made a little “research” tour of the Italian Dolomites Alps region. This is the area of mountains bellow the … CONTINUED

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.

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Today, BMW launched their 2014 DTM Motorsport event inside the BMW Welt, in a spectacular fashion! BMW Motorsport and the factory employees at the BMW AG plant in Munich ( DE) , as well as the many fans(watching) in(and outside) the BMW Welt , the program for the DTM 2014 season kicked off!

Just over a week before the first DTM race will be held at Hockenheim ( DE ) BMW Motorsport, presented an awesome event, all eight DTM BMW M4 race car’s and their … CONTINUED

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A fully decked out M Performance F15 X5.

Current mods:

- BMW 599 M 21″ Wheels
- iND Custom Painted Gloss Black Kidney Grilles (for NiVi-equipped cars)
- iND Painted Side Reflectors
- BMW M Performance Brake Kit
- BMW M Performance Front Diffuser
- BMW M Performance Rear Diffuser
- BMW M Performance Rear Flaps (pics coming soon)
- BMW M Performance Spoiler
- BMW M Performance Pedals
- BMW M Performance Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
- BMW M Shifter (factory override)
- Fender M Emblems (factory override)
- OEM M50d Front Air Intake Trim
- OEM European … CONTINUED

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We’ve now added the first tunnel video of the first delivered F80 M3 showcasing the engine and exhaust sounds of the car, as well as a photoshoot gallery.

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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One-off BMW Individual model created by BMW to showcase its Individual program. Features a Frozen Red exterior with dark chrome accents, Gold M Carbon Ceramic brakes,

Interior features Opal White Merino leather seats, black leather-wrapped dash, Sakhir Orange stitching, piano black trim, Frozen Red accents, embossed headrests, special floor mats and BMW Individual sill plates.

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BMW has opened a new display of ///M cars at the Welt. The M3 and M4 are now on display there. I could not make it down to the Welt but I had a few friends of mine sneak into behind the scenes and take some pics for all of us! Earlier this week the Welt staff started to move the new ///M cars into position. Here is a back stage look…

The new F8x M3/M4 display opens to the public on Friday April 25th. … CONTINUED

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See updated impressions, photos and videos of the world’s first delivered BMW F80 M3.

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Here’s a look at Yas Marina Blue (on F80 M3) vs San Marino Blue (on M6 Convertible) inside the M Studio at the BMW M headquarters in Garching, Germany.