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The Punta del Este ePrix in Uruguay marked the third round of the trend-setting race series for Formula vehicles with electric drive. BMW is the “Official Vehicle Partner” of the innovative championship and was in action once again in Uruguay, ensuring safety on the track with the BMW i8 Safety Car and the BMW i3 Medical Car. Also, BMW DTM driver António Félix da Costa made another appearance for Team Amlin Aguri. However, a technical problem forced him to retire before the end of … CONTINUED

BMW Rocket Ship Holiday Ad

12/09/2014 at 7:30 PM
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Experience the holiday spirit through the eyes of a child.

Matte and Gloss i8 Mini Meet

12/08/2014 at 9:00 AM
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A rare sight. Two blue BMW i8 meet up on Long Island for a mini-meet, one in standard gloss blue and the other in matte blue.

BMW i8 Wins Top Gear Car of the Year

12/05/2014 at 9:20 AM
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The BMW i8 has been named as Top Gear magazine’s global Car of the Year 2014. The plug-in hybrid performance vehicle beat off some stiff competition from a host of other premium and luxury manufacturers to win the overall award.

The editorial team of Top Gear commended the BMW i8 for its breadth of abilities. Its 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine combined with an electric motor gives searing acceleration and driver enjoyment but all wrapped in a package that takes BMW’s EfficientDynamics philosophy to the … CONTINUED

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Manhart has a trio of BMWs at this year’s Essen Motor Show, including the MH4 550 (M4), MH2 400 WB (M235i Wide Body) and the i8.

Via Manhart:

Also at this year’s Essen Motor Show Tuning Exhibition, Manhart Performance will be presenting some highlights. In their booth in Hall 10 they will be exhibiting three highly modified vehicles, all of them being world premieres.

Among them the MH2 400 WB, an advancement of the recently revealed MH2 400 Clubsport, equipped with 420HP and a newly developed … CONTINUED

2014 Essen Motor Show

BMW i8 vs BMW M1 Track Battle Video

11/28/2014 at 9:00 AM
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To find out how thirty years of evolution has changed the BMW supercar, Auto Express we took along a classic M1 to meet the new i8 at the Auto Express test track. The BMW i8 features a 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol from the MINI Cooper driving the rear wheels, while an electric motor drives the front. Under the engine cover of the M1 is something altogether much more traditional: a 3.5-litre six-cylinder unit putting out 277bhp and 330Nm of torque. This compares to 357bhp … CONTINUED

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Directed and Produced by William Stewart: http://www.twitter.com/fireatwill

Scott Hughes is the first owner of the amazing BMW i8 in South Carolina. He gave us full access to the car and sat down for an interview of his thoughts on it.

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The BMW i8 hybrid electric has also been named an Automobile All-Star for 2015. See why inside.

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Photos and VLOG from a new BMW i8 (and Lamborghini Huracan in same week) owner!

BMW i8 Versus 911S and R8 by EVO

10/29/2014 at 2:49 PM
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EVO takes the BMW i8 out against the R8 and 911.

Can the i8 possibly keep up against these sports car icons? Read on…

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Photoshoot of some of BMW’s most exclusive (and expensive) cars produced to date – the BMW i8 and Z8. And one lucky owner owns both.

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Automobile has posted what it thinks are details behind the BMW i8S, a supercar that will celebrate BMW’s 100th anniversary in 2016.

Per Automobile:

In 2016, BMW turns 100. There will be plenty to celebrate in that centenary year, including the first fuel-cell-powered BMW (based on the 5 Series GT) as well as the first model co-developed with Toyota, namely the Z4 replacement. With the passing of that milestone, BMW will launch a new green supercar — aptly codenamed M100. Almost certain be badged i8S, the … CONTINUED

M1 Owner Adds i8 to Collection

10/17/2014 at 7:18 AM
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Congratulations to Mike, an already lucky guy who owns a BMW M1, who has now added the i8 to his garage.

Manhart i8 Preview

10/14/2014 at 8:13 AM
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German tuning firm, Manhart, has posted teasers of its supposed upcoming BMW i8. Though these are just photoshopped images for now, it appears that they plan to maintain the factory exterior while adding bright dashes of paints on some accent pieces, as well as aftermarket wheels and lowering the suspension.

The more important question is what, if any, performance modification plans the tuner has for the i8. That should be answered in time.

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BIMMERPOST member and i8 owner shares some tips and observations after 880 miles with the car.

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To most, the BMW i8 already features a highly stylized modern design, but German Special Customs, a designer of aftermarket exteriors and interiors, thinks that they can do better. They’ve released these renderings of their planned “iTron” kit for the i8.

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Jalopnik scores the BMW i8 a 92/100 in their latest review. Their score composite:

Exterior: 10/10
Interior: 9/10
Acceleration: 9/10
Braking: 8/10
Ride: 8/10
Handling: 8/10
Gearbox: 9/10
Toys: 10/10
Audio: 9/10
Value: 12/10

Their wrap-up: On performance and price, the i8 technically competes with cars like the Audi R8, Porsche 911, Mercedes-AMG GT, Corvette, and others of that ilk. But in the real world, this is like flying an F22 Raptor in 1945. Compared to everything else in its class, the i8 feels like … CONTINUED