Guests at The Peninsula Shanghai can now experience the excitement of the BMW i8 for themselves after the five-star hotel added the award winning, innovative sports car to its fleet. This is a further step in the BMW Group’s strategy to encourage sustainable mobility and is being fully supported by The Peninsula, Shanghai which has installed public charging stations compatible with all electric cars standardized for China.
The move is part of the BMW Group’s efforts actively to promote electric mobility in China and comes … CONTINUED
Can Merc’s new V8 bruiser stick it to BMW’s hybrid and the screamingly rapid Porsche? That’s the question Top Gear asks in this head to head drive review.
An unfortunate incident involving a BMW i8 just occurred in Mexico, where an i8 was flipped during a test drive by a journalist.
A BIMMERPOST member reports that the laser lights for the BMW i8 will begin appearing in the US in November.
Four wins in the latest International Engine of the Year Awards plainly demonstrate the BMW Group
BMW is working on a performance version of the BMW i8. Frank van Meel, head of BMW M said so in an interview with Autovisie
The performance version of the i8 will not be developed in cooperation with BMW M, according to Van Meel. “That’s because BMW M wasn’t involved in the development of the i8, which is essential for M.” “Moreover, the i8 is not developed as being a supercar, but as comfortable sports car, which you can use daily.” Another senior official says … CONTINUED
Our first i8 owner taking BMW Performance Center Delivery in Spartanburg, SC!
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The Manhart BMW i8 drag races against a C63 AMG and 911 GT3.
BMW has reportedly decided to kill several projects that were started under outgoing CEO Dr. Norbert Reithofer.
According to Automobile’s sources, these doomed models include the 9-Series Coupe, the Z2 Roadster, the i8S and the highly-anticipated M8 which was rumored to be a modern day successor to the iconic M1.
While the news is unfortunate, the cancellations haven’t affected the i5 which is scheduled to be green-lighted in October. It will reportedly ride on the company’s new rear-wheel drive platform and be about as long as … CONTINUED
Check out the Turner Project i8, an ongoing project car by Turner Motorsports.
For the second time in succession BMW i clinched victory at the World Car Awards in the category World Green Car. Following the success of the purely electrically driven BMW i3 the previous year, the BMW i8 was awarded this prestigious award at the New York International Auto Show. The sports car’s combination of groundbreaking plug-in hybrid drive technology and innovative lightweight construction together with its avant-garde design was honoured by the international jury at the World Car Awards. The BMW i8 was also … CONTINUED
BMW has doubled i8 production at its plant in Leipzig, Germany, to 20 cars a day, the report quoted Kruger as saying.
BMW is currently weighing which type of model it will add to the “i” subbrand, r&d chief Klaus Froehlich told Automotive News Europe earlier this month, disputing reports that said the third model after the i3 and i8 would be a variant of the X5 premium large SUV.
Last year, global sales of the i3 and the i8 were a combined 17,800 units. … CONTINUED
BMW i8 wrapped in Giovanna Edition Matte Metallic Grigio vinyl wrap to really show off its lines.
The Porsche 911 4 GTS takes on the BMW i8 on track in this EVO Deadly Rivals comparison. A classic vs a technical powerhouse, can the BMW deliver or does the Porsche take the win?
A report from Automotive News indicates that the next BMW i model won’t be introduced until after 2020.
Exactly what model that will turn out to be is still being decided. “We are still in the strategic research phase where we brainstorm,” BMW Group R&D chief Klaus Froehlich told Automotive News. “Teams that start with a white sheet of paper. They talk with customers, hold workshops, then present their ideas and we decide.”
Whatever it turns out to be, it won’t be a re-packaged existing model. … CONTINUED