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

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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 … CONTINUED

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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.

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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

BMW i8 in detail. Aerodynamics.

01/20/2014 at 10:45 AM
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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.

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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.

BMW i8 in Details. Design Explained

12/29/2013 at 10:01 AM
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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.

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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.

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More great BMW i8 coverage from ddk632, this time of the i8 on display in Midtown Miami.

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

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We’ve just learned from our source that BMW has officially approved the production BMW i8 Spyder for a late 2015 introduction. The approval came last Friday and a production intent model was shown internally at BMW. It was an i8 Spyder in Solar Orange (same color as on i3) with blue highlights, of which we’ve produced a preview rendering below.

Mechanically, the i8 Spyder will share the i8 Coupe’s powerplant and drivetrain. Stylistically, it will be identical to the i8 Spyder Concept, but with the … CONTINUED

BMW i8 Event at SLS Hotel in Miami

12/16/2013 at 8:00 AM
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BIMMERPOST member ddk632 shares another great pictorial journal with us, this time of the BMW i8 at the SLS Hotel in Miami, Florida. Here’s his journal:

I found out about this event while I was at the LA Auto Show and of course attended last week.

The SLS Hotel is really (really!) beautiful and was an excellent stage for BMW to show off the i8 in a relatively private setting. The event was an official BMW event and customers could get on the list to … CONTINUED

Pics: Protonic Blue i8 On The Move

12/09/2013 at 7:30 AM
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Some shots of a Protonic Blue i8 in the wild.

More coverage at: http://www.bimmerpost.com/i8/

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Reuters reports:

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.

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Cool video of a BMW i8 production photoshoot in NYC drawing the attention of many New Yorkers.

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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.

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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

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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