bmw i8 News Stories
Preview: BMW at the 2014 Paris Motor Showby Tim Jones on September 10, 2014 at 05:07:00 PM
BMW is taking to the stage at the 2014 Paris Motor Show with the latest results of its ongoing model push, revealing even more ways to experience the brand’s hallmark driving pleasure.
World premieres of two new models: the BMW 2 Series Convertible and the new BMW X6 are the main attractions. Also on display in the French capital are the new four-cylinder diesel engines for the BMW 5 Series, an exclusive special edition of the BMW 7 Series luxury Sedan, and innovations from BMW ConnectedDrive. Paris also provides the venue for the French premiere of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and groundbreaking BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car.
The BMW i8 Pebble Beach Edition, 30th Anniversary M5 and BMW Vision Future Luxuryby Mark Jurista on August 16, 2014 at 10:45:00 AM
BMW took the wraps off some great cars that will be on display this week during Pebble Beach. The cars include an i8 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Edition, the 30th Anniversary M5 and the BMW Vision Future Luxury model.
BMW i8 takes on the Goodwood Hill Climbby Tim Jones on July 10, 2014 at 11:28:00 AM
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 Guidesby Tim Jones on July 02, 2014 at 05:10:00 PM
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 Futureby Mark Jurista on June 04, 2014 at 09:28:00 AM
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 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 Showby Tim Jones on March 08, 2014 at 02:23:00 PM
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 Moreby Mark Jurista on March 07, 2014 at 03:45:00 PM
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 Gamesby Mark Jurista on February 07, 2014 at 03:51:00 PM
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 Driveby Tim Jones on December 03, 2013 at 05:39:00 PM
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.