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BMW i8 takes on the Goodwood Hill Climb

by Tim Jones on July 10, 2014 at 11:28:00 AM
BMW i8 takes on the Goodwood Hill Climb

BMW's halo car, the i8 took on the Goodwood hill climb this past weekend. The track has an elevation change of 305 feet and with an average gradient of 4.9%, it puts a car to work. Watch the i8 rip up the hill climb.

The BMW i8 is powered by a three-cylinder gasoline, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. The 231 hp engine sends its power to the rear wheels, while the 131 hp electric motor powers the front wheels. With both drive systems engaged, as was used for the hill climb it gives you road-hugging all-wheel-drive performance with powerful acceleration.

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.

Hands on: BMW X5 eDrive - Fully functional green SUV

by Tim Jones on April 15, 2014 at 11:29:00 AM
Hands on: BMW X5 eDrive - Fully functional green SUV

Bimmerfest gets hands on with the BMW X5 eDrive Concept. This concept X5 incorporates technology borrowed from the BMW i8. An electric motor and battery complement the 4 cylinder gasoline engine for increase fuel economy.

The combined engine and electric motor (eMotor) work together to increase efficiency resulting in an estimated 62 MPG while having 270+hp and 300+lb-ft of torque on tap.

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.

World Premier - The BMW i8: Sustainable Performance starting at $135,700

by Tim Jones on September 10, 2013 at 03:06:00 AM
World Premier - The BMW i8: Sustainable Performance starting at $135,700

Today at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW unveiled one of the most widely anticipated cars in its history, the BMW i8. Going on sale in the US in the spring of 2014 starting at $135,700.

Our Impressions From a Private Viewing of the Production BMW i8

by Mark Jurista on August 23, 2013 at 02:31:00 PM
Our Impressions From a Private Viewing of the Production BMW i8

While we were in Pebble Beach taking in the new BMW Concept M4 Coupe, we were also treated to an early preview of the production BMW i8 super car that will be making it's public debut in a couple weeks at the Frankfurt Auto Show.

While our cameras were not invited to the preview, we did manage to get a good look around the car and are very impressed with just how close it resembles the concept version.

BMW i8 Roadster Wins Concept Car of the Year Award

by Mark Jurista on July 03, 2013 at 03:02:00 PM
BMW i8 Roadster Wins Concept Car of the Year Award

The BMW i8 Roadster won the North American Concept Car of the year Award in 2012 and it has been crowned again this year, now as the Best Production Preview Vehicle.

The Production Preview category recognizes those vehicles based on a model that has already been announced or planned for production.

BMW i3 in exclusive Solar Orange metallic paint

by Tim Jones on April 24, 2013 at 10:50:00 AM

Spotted in Solar Orange metallic paint the all electric BMW i3 goes on sale in Europe in July with production vehicles hitting Euro showrooms in October. US customers will have to wait until 2014. Converted Euro pricing puts the starting price around $53,500.

BMW i3 on sale July starting around $53,500

by Tim Jones on April 18, 2013 at 07:19:00 PM
BMW i3 on sale July starting around $53,500

The all electric BMW i3 will go on sale in Europe in July with a starting price of roughly $53,500 USD. The range extender version with a 650cc electric generator starts around $58,000 USD. Production i3 arrive in dealership in October.

What it's like to drive a BMW ActiveHybrid

by Tim Jones on November 01, 2012 at 12:20:15 PM

Get a feel for BMW's line of ActiveHybrids from the very people who drive them and find out what it's like to get behind the wheel of this efficient evolution of an icon....










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