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Get Ready for Your BMW i8 with Pricing and Ordering Guides

by Tim Jones on July 02, 2014 at 05:10:00 PM
Get Ready for Your BMW i8 with Pricing and Ordering Guides

The launch of the revolutionary BMW i8 is upon us. That means that we now have our hands on pricing and ordering guides for the upcoming BMW hybrid that goes on sale at US dealership starting this fall.

The BMW i8 starts at $135,700.00 plus $950 destination and handling fee and for 90% of the deliveries they will be pre-spec'd with the optional Pure Impulse World pushing the price up another $10,800.

First Drive: BMW's i8 is Magnificent and Leaves us Excited for the Future

by Mark Jurista on June 04, 2014 at 09:28:00 AM
First Drive: BMW's i8 is Magnificent and Leaves us Excited for the Future

The BMW i8 is quite possibly the most important BMW that has been produced in recent memory and is certainly full of next generation technology. Whether you want to talk about the extensive use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic or the intelligent hybrid technology, there is little doubt that we are seeing a glimpse into the future with this new model from BMW.

This hybrid sports car has managed to bring concept into reality with the production model hitting dealerships this fall with a starting price of $135,700 (plus $950 destination and handling). Good luck finding one though as dealerships have been managing wait lists for nearly a year.

BMW i8 deliveries start in June 2014! Get ready for the future.

by Mark Jurista on March 10, 2014 at 11:57:00 AM
BMW i8 deliveries start in June 2014!  Get ready for the future.

BMW will finally be starting deliveries of their vaunted BMW i8 starting this June. The all-new BMW i8 is being produced at the Leipzig plant and will provide incredible fuel economy coupled with amazing performance.

The BMW i8 will propel you from 0 to 62 in 4.4 seconds with an EU test cycle average of 2.1 litres/100 km (134.5 mpg imp) and CO2 emissions of 49 g/km. The i8 is powered by a plug-in hybrid system comprised of a 170 kW/231 hp, 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) three-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and a 96 kW/131 hp, 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) hybrid synchronous electric motor.

Bimmerfest coverage of the 2014 Geneva Auto Show

by Tim Jones on March 08, 2014 at 02:23:00 PM
Bimmerfest coverage of the 2014 Geneva Auto Show

The 2014 Geneva International Motor Show was a grand event for BMW with numerous models celebrate their European premiere. Highlights include the 4 Series Gran Coupe, the FWD 2 Series Active Tourer, LCI X3 SUV, F80 M3 and F82 M4. Click through all the photos to see what was at the show.

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Highlights Alexander Calder BMW Art Car and More

BMW has some amazing cars to highlight the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance including the BMW-Powered McLaren F1 GTR featured in class of McLaren cars, BMW Group Classic display including the David Hobbs 320 Turbo race car as well as BMW M1 and first generation M3 and 3 Series Convertible.

New BMWs will also be on display including the upcoming 2015 BMW M4 Coupe and 2015 BMW i8.

BMW Debuts BMW i Brand Campaign During Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

by Mark Jurista on February 07, 2014 at 03:51:00 PM
BMW Debuts BMW i Brand Campaign During Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

BMW of North America, the Official Mobility Partner of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), will start the Olympics off with the launch of their BMW i Brand campaign.

Numerous TV spots will highlight the BMW i brand and there will be additional commercials focused on the BMW X5 and the BMW 2 Series. Tune in to see the new marketing campaigns and see Team USA compete.

Bimmerfest BMW i3 Test Drive

by Tim Jones on December 03, 2013 at 05:39:00 PM
Bimmerfest BMW i3 Test Drive

Bimmerfest had the opportunity to drive the i3 on a winding 40 mile loop through LA, up the iconic Mulholland drive and then to the LA convention center where the i3s would be available for public test drives during the LA Auto Show. Read on to see what we thought of BMW's first EV.

The BMW i8 Shines at the Los Angeles Auto Show - 2014 Allocation Sold Out

by Mark Jurista on November 26, 2013 at 05:41:00 PM
The BMW i8 Shines at the Los Angeles Auto Show - 2014 Allocation Sold Out

The public days of the Los Angeles Auto Show are going on right now and it is your first chance to see the production version of the BMW i8 in person.

If the public days are anything like the press days, you will need to get in line to see the supremely popular BMW i8.

BMW brought the production version of the all-new BMW i8 to L

Live coverage of BMW at the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show

by Tim Jones on September 11, 2013 at 06:01:00 PM
Live coverage of BMW at the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show

The Frankfurt International Motor Show is BMW's home turf when it come to auto shows and they pulled out the big guns for the 2013 show. The highlight being the world premiere of the i8, the sustainability built super car.

Build your own BMW i8 - Preview configurator live

by Tim Jones on September 11, 2013 at 03:00:00 PM
Build your own BMW i8 - Preview configurator live

BMW UK has an i8 preview configurator live on their site (link below). Choices are limited to a few colors and options for now. Build your own i8 and let us know what you spec'ed out.










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