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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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.
Photos and VLOG from a new BMW i8 (and Lamborghini Huracan in same week) owner!
The BMW M4 and i8 participate in Motor Trend’s World’s Greatest Drag Race 4, which contains all 10 contenders from Motor Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car competition.
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.
Sport Auto test driver Christian Gebhardt navigates the BMW i8 around the Hockenheim (short track) in 1:15.0.
At the same time, they ran the Boxster in 1:14.9 and Jaguar F-Type in 1:15.2.
Watch the official Formula E Safety Car, the BMW i8, move like you’ve never seen – pulling out some impressive drifts and slides.
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.
The high-tech futuristic hybrid BMW i8 goes up against the more traditional Porsche 911 Carrera S. Which will win? Results in video.
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.
Behind the scenes look at the making of a BMW i8 commercial.
Steve Sutcliffe of Autocar reviews the BMW i8 hybrid electric sports car.
Car Throttle reviews the BMW i8, calling it a sexy, superhuman hybrid & Porsche 911 eater.
The BMW i8 participated in the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill Climb recently. Here’s BMW’s hybrid electric car in beautiful crystal white on display and in action during the hill climb.
The first TV Spots for the new BMW i8 for UK and European markets showcase the genesis and purpose of the i8 symbolised by one simple statement that highlights the i8 and the philosophy behind BMWi.
Achieving the Impossible.
April 24 (Bloomberg) — The ultra high-end electric and hybrid car space is suddenly getting a bit more crowded in China. Tesla had the first deliveries of the Model S to Chinese customers this week, while BMW will roll out its hybrid i8 super sports car for the China market by the end of the year. Bloomberg’s Stephen Engle got behind the wheel of BMW’s new offering in Beijing. (Source: Bloomberg)