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 the photo of the gentleman. It’s great having the exposed carbon fiber to see and touch. The doors feel surprisingly light, even when you already expect it to because of their carbon fiber construction. And regardless of … CONTINUED
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 electric mobility to provide its customers the best solutions available on the market so as to optimize their overall EV driving experience. Therefore, not only will 360º Electric allow for a convenient and easy transition to electric driving, but it … CONTINUED
More looks at the BMW i8 in Protonic Blue, from a presentation in Germany.
Feature videos for the BMW i3 and i brand.
The BMW i8 made its world public debut recently at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show [see gallery] and it’s currently making its second auto show appearance at the 2013 Dubai auto show.
Those attending the LA Auto Show which begins in less than 2 weeks will also get to see the production BMW i8 in person at its North American debut. And if you can’t make it, rest assured we’ll bring you plenty of coverage from the show.
Catch our BMW i8 news and updates at: http://www.bimmerpost.com/i8/
For now, check out the Crystal White i8 on display in Dubai.
Watch the i3 drag race the E92 M3! Via businesscarmanager.com:
THE UK launch of the BMW i3 – call it the German take on the electric car – saw groups of journalists driving out to ex-F1 circuit Brands Hatch in a fleet of brand new i3s.
When we got there, we were unleashed on the track.
In an unexpected twist, BMW lined up professional instructors in a pair of V8-powered M3s, the idea being that we’d drag-race them from a standing start to 60mph, the classic Sweeney traffic-light test.
In the clip here, we opened up the windows of the i3 and filmed out of the driver window.
Apart from the wonderful theatre of the M3 V8, which howls gloriously, you can see that the i3 … CONTINUED
Auto Express reviews the BMW i3 electric car and we’ve post a new photo gallery below.
More preproduction i8 models have been spotted in the wild:
Ionic Silver i8 in Munich.
Crystal White i8 in Leipzig.
Sophisto Grey i8 in Nurburg.
BMW i8 news/features @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/i8/