Posts Tagged ‘bmw i forum’


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

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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.

Autoshows

2015 BMW i8 Pricing Guide

07/01/2014 at 6:00 PM
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Here is the U.S. pricing guide for the first BMW i8 model year. The 2015 i8 starts at $135,700 base price.

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Due to the high demand for carbon fiber in automotive production, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers is going to triple the capacity of the carbon fiber plant in Moses Lake, WA (USA). This has been announced today by the joint venture partners, SGL Group and BMW Group, at the groundbreaking ceremony for the planned site expansion. The expansion will be funded by an investment of 200 million US dollars, in addition to the previously invested 100 million US dollars. The site expansion, scheduled to be … CONTINUED

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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.

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The BMW i8 gets some even more aggressive bodywork in these renderings featuring carbon fiber aero kit and aftermarket wheels.

Watch Chris Harris Review the BMW i8

04/30/2014 at 4:00 PM
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Chris Harris takes a 24 hour trip to Los Angeles to drive the new BMW i8. He hated the flight, but the i8 left a positive impression on the team. Capable of 23 miles all electric before the 3-cylinder turbocharged motor kicks in to recharge the batteries. This is one of the closest production cars we’ve ever seen that looks almost identical to the concept car it’s based on.

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Can the BMW i8 drift? Seems we’ll be seeing that answered soon by a Chris Harris review on Road & Track, but for now here are some real life performance figures from their instrumented test of the i8.

The i8 was able to cover 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds, quarter mile in 12.3 seconds @ 114.4 MPH.

It hit 0.91g on the skidpad and braked from 60-0 in 119 feet.

Production BMW i8 Reviews Rolling In

04/27/2014 at 12:51 AM
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Reviews of the production BMW i8 are now rolling in… check out the verdicts inside.