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Videos: BMW i8 Aerodynamics

08/08/2013 at 10:30 AM
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Videos showing the process behind testing and fine tuning the aerodynamics of the BMW i8 hybrid electric sports car.

Interview with Holger Winkelmann, Head of Aerodynamic BMW Group, about the i8′s aerodynamics.

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Autoblog also shares their impressions from a first drive of the BMW i8 hybrid sports car.

BMW i8 First Drive Review by Autocar

08/07/2013 at 11:30 AM
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Autocar has posted a first drive review of the exciting new BMW i8 hybrid electric sports car. Is the car all it’s cracked up to be? Read on…

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BMW i continues to forge ahead with the introduction of customer-friendly electromobility services in the UK, forming a partnership with Schneider Electric. The partnership sees Schneider Electric become, not only the manufacturer of the BMW i Wallbox, but also the recommended installer.

This collaboration will allow Schneider Electric to work closely with the BMW i Sales Agents and customers, providing home surveys, supply and installation of the charging point, as well as offering maintenance and comprehensive support. The installation package will be provided by Schneider Electric … CONTINUED

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At a driving event at the BMW Group’s Miramas test track in France, the BMW i presented a prototype of its second production vehicle, the BMW i8. BMW i is synonymous with visionary mobility concepts and a new definition of premium quality that is strongly focused on sustainability. Following the world debut of the first production model, the BMW i3, the BMW Group’s next step will be to extend this revolutionary answer to the future challenges facing personal mobility to the sports car segment in … CONTINUED

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We have posted even more technical details on the 2014 M5 and M6 Competition Package, including actual changes in spring rates, damping rates, stabilizer rates, steering ratios, torque/power output, and other details.

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The upcoming M235i Coupe will beat the 1M Coupe around the Nurburgring, so says Klaus Froehlich, Senior Vice President Brand and Product Strategies at BMW. In speaking to Autoexpress, he states that:

“I have just signed off the M235i’s M Sport performance kit, which will include a proper limited slip differential – LSD. I’m just working out whether to make this an option on all models.

The M235i is as close a spiritual successor to the 2002ti that we’ve had. My initial benchmark was that it will … CONTINUED

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While we were in Portugal for the 4 Series Coupe launch, we also had a first look and drive of the M5 and M6 with Competition Package [full details]. We’ll be sharing some first drive thoughts soon, but for now, have a look and listen at the cars in action. None of the cars in the photos are equipped with the 20″ Competition Package wheels, but you can see them in action in the videos below.

For those not familiar with the M5/M6 Competition Package, it … CONTINUED

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First sighting of a white BMW M235i coupe.

BMW Spyshot
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We promised recently to try to get answers for some commonly asked questions our members have about the M5 and M6 Competition Package which begins production this month, and here they are below. First, a primer on the package:

2014 Competition Package details:

Power increase by 11kW (15HP) to 423kW (575 HP)
Stiffer stabilizer (anti-roll) bars
Stiffer and lower suspension (shocks and springs) (10mm lower than standard M5).
Stiffer front axle … CONTINUED