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02/27/2014    10:15 AM
COMMENTS: 43

Exceptional luggage for an exceptional automobile.Louis Vuitton, the pioneer of the art of travel, has created a tailor-made set of luggage for the most progressive sports car – the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid.

The innovative collection of luggage comprises two travel bags, a business case and a garment bag. To ensure optimal use of space, the luggage items have been tailormade to fit perfectly into the interior of the revolutionary BMW i8.

“BMW and Louis Vuitton share both a profound appreciation of tradition and a commitment to constant further development,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “The use of CFRP in the revolutionary BMW i8 sports car is indicative of an intelligent lightweight construction philosophy. And Louis Vuitton has demonstrated a similar … CONTINUED

02/24/2014    8:00 AM
COMMENTS: 45

The BMW USA website now shows an availability of July 2014 for the BMW i3 hybrid electric sports car.

02/20/2014    4:40 PM
COMMENTS: 129

Many BIMMERPOST members change their wheels for cosmetic reasons, but also to reduce unsprung weight. If BMW has its way, we could soon be seeing a massive reduction in BMW wheel weights by way of carbon fiber wheels. The i8 has already been announced with a CFRP wheel option, which saves 3kg / 6.6lbs per wheel, but Autoexpress appears to be reporting on CFRP wheels for standard non-i models.

According to BMW’s lightweight construction manager, Franz Storkenmaier, “we save 25 percent in weight compared to a forged alloy wheel with the hybrid wheel [with alloy spokes and a carbon fiber rim] and another 10 percent if it’s completely carbon.” Now BMW just has to convince European regulators that they’re strong enough to be safe on … CONTINUED

02/18/2014    11:00 AM
COMMENTS: 49

The BMW i8 looking beautiful in white, with one of the cars sporting a different look by way of its body colored bumper styling elements and black kidney grilles.

02/08/2014    10:00 AM
COMMENTS: 33

BMW of North America, the Official Mobility Partner of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), will tune into the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games tonight at 7:30pm ET on NBC, which is expected to be one of the most-watched television events of 2014. During NBC

01/20/2014    10:45 AM
COMMENTS: 7

With this BMW TV series you can get a closer look at the BMW i8. This time you can get more information about the Aerodynamics of the BMW i8.

01/05/2014    12:00 PM
COMMENTS: 10

See how this bodes well for the next generation of BMW models. With this BMW TV series you can get a closer look at the BMW i8. This time you can get more information about the material carbon, that is used for the BMW i8.

12/29/2013    10:01 AM
COMMENTS: 37

With this BMW TV series you can get a closer look at the BMW i8. This time you can get more information about the design of the BMW i8.

12/21/2013    8:00 AM
COMMENTS: 16

With this BMW TV series you can get a closer look at the BMW i8. This time you can get more information about the performance of the BMW i8 as an integral part of the vehicle.