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04/09/2014    2:43 PM
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BMW LIGHT DAYS WORKSHOP

Last night we at BIMMERPOST were invited to test the new headlight features of current BMW models and also to take a look into the future of BMW lighting at BMW’s Light Days Workshop. We share the info and experience with you below.

HISTORY

To start, BMW AG gave us a little history of BMW headlight design on past BMW models. BMW has been using the double round headlights since 1963 on the e3 and e9 models. In 1990 BMW was the first in production to offer xenon headlamps for the e34 and e38 models.

Starting with the e39 BMW introduced Angel Eye (Corona) rings. These rings serve two purposes – as DRL (daytime running lamps) and for styling. They makes a BMW instantly … CONTINUED

03/24/2014    3:25 PM
COMMENTS: 51

We have posted a rare in-car i8 acceleration launch video to our YouTube page.

Our video shows the i8′s gauge graphics as the car accelerates in Sport Mode, as well as providing a listen at the i8′s raw mechanical sounds as it accelerates. While the production i8 will be equipped with Active Sound Design (enhanced interior sound technology), this particular car we’re hearing has its Active Sound Design (ASD) disabled for testing purposes. ASD will not be able to be turned off by the driver in the production model (though BIMMERPOST members have found workarounds on other BMW models). ASD will sound different depending on the selected driving mode(s) – Sport, Comfort, Eco Pro.

Another interesting feature we’ve learned is about the i8′s exterior sound. The … CONTINUED

03/20/2014    9:16 AM
COMMENTS: 24

Whatcar? brought in some enthusiasts and potential buyers to preview and give their impressions on the BMW i8.

Here’s what they had to say.

02/08/2014    10:00 AM
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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

01/20/2014    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.

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
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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.

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.