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BMW i8 vs. Angeles Crest Highway

02/25/2015 at 8:00 AM
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Car and Driver magazine recently took the BMW i8 on a road test through the famed Angeles Crest Highway, a nearby canyon road in the Los Angeles area. This is one of the slightly removed canyon areas that car enthusiasts go to blow off some steam and take in the joys of tight curves on the side of a cliff. On a good weekend you can see a nice collection of drivers’ cars going up and down this pass, especially BMWs. So why not … CONTINUED

BMW i8 vs M1 track battle review

02/17/2015 at 2:40 PM
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To find out how thirty years of evolution has changed the BMW supercar, Auto Express 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 and … CONTINUED

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Top Gear (Jeremy Clarkson) reviews both the BMW i8 and F80 M3, independently and compared to the other.

Which does he prefer at the end of the day? See inside!

BMW M4 vs i8 on the track by Autocar

01/07/2015 at 8:16 AM
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You’ve seen the launch comparison, now watch as Steve Sutcliffe of Autocar takes the M4 versus the i8 around the track.

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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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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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

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Pro driver Randy Pobst hot laps the new 2015 BMW i8 around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Motor Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car. The i8 placed 8th in this year’s competition.

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The BMW i8 represents a significant shift in the way people view hybrid sports cars. EVO’s Henry Catchpole takes a look at the recent history of hybrid and electric cars, and ponders what the future holds for the performance car.

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Great test drive impressions of the BMW i8 from a Ferrari and Lotus owner.

From JasH:

I first saw the BMW i8 at the Canary Wharf Motor Expo a few weeks ago. I don’t pay attention to BMWs, so had missed all news of this car, and assumed it to be a concept car when I saw it. It was stunning to look at, and was the one drawing the crowds. I was stunned when the BMW staff told me it was a street car, … CONTINUED

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Jeremy Clarkson reviews the BMW i8 hybrid electric sports coupe.

Verdict: 4 out of 5 Stars and “Green as a Prius, desirable as a Ferrari.”

BMW i8: Supercar 2.0 – XCAR Review

08/03/2014 at 11:00 AM
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BMW’s has created the first mass produced plugin hybrid sportscar, the i8. XCAR take to the road to see if our preconceptions of hybrid cars can be changed forever.

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Steve Sutcliffe of Autocar reviews the BMW i8 hybrid electric sports car.

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The BMW i8 is put to the test against the venerable 911 in this track test review by Auto Bild.

The test takes place at the Oschersleben track. Auto Bild regularly tests on the 3.7 km long circuit.

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Car Throttle reviews the BMW i8, calling it a sexy, superhuman hybrid & Porsche 911 eater.