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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.

First pictures of the BMW i3 production line

by Tim Jones on April 23, 2013 at 06:48:00 PM
First pictures of the BMW i3 production line

We have the first pictures of the BMW i3 production line in Leipzig. With full production starting in August the finish touches and testing are in the works. The i3 arrives in European dealerships in October, US buyers will be forced to wait until early 2014 for their i3s.

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.

The Next Generation 7 Series (G11) is Spied for the First Time

by Mark Jurista on March 01, 2013 at 09:50:00 AM
The Next Generation 7 Series (G11) is Spied for the First Time

The photo leaks have started for the next generation 7 series that is expected to make it's debut in 2015 at the Frankfurt Car Show. This new model is the first we have head of using the new G based chassis codes - the G11.

Speculation on big changes for the next generation 7 Series include a much lighter car utilizing lightweight materials such as carbon fiber.

BMW i8 is 2012 Concept Vehicle of the Year

by Tim Jones on July 12, 2012 at 03:58:02 PM
BMW i8 is 2012 Concept Vehicle of the Year

BMW takes the 2012 Concept Car of the Year Award with its i8 Concept Spyder. This award marks BMW's fourth competition as a category finalist and the brand's second visit to the awards podium at the eleventh annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards announced today. The Concept Car category recognizes those vehicles where passenger carrying is the primary intent. The awards recognize...

World Premiere: The BMW i8 Concept Spyder Two Seater Arrives in Style

by Mark Jurista on March 31, 2012 at 06:02:24 PM
World Premiere: The BMW i8 Concept Spyder Two Seater Arrives in Style

BMW is launching the i8 Concept Spyder as the third car under the new BMW i brand. See what the future looks like with a hybrid producing 354 horsepower while getting 94 miles per gallon!

The BMW i8 Concept Spyder is an open-top two-seater sports car that will turn heads based on the amazing design and shock you with reaching 62 miles per hour in five seconds. Find out what else makes the i8 Concept Sypder a winner for BMW.

Welcome to the age of Carbon Fiber - BMW Carbon fiber plant comes online with BMW i3

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers (SGL ACF) ***8211; a joint venture of SGL Group and the BMW Group ***8211; officially opened its new state-of-the-art carbon fiber manufacturing plant in Moses Lake, WA. The new facility is strategic for the manufacture of ultra light-weight carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) for use in the new BMW i vehicles. The two parent companies will invest approximately $100 million in...

The BMW M3 CRT - Intelligent Lightweight Design for Even Higher Performance

The BMW M3 CRT (Carbon Racing Technology) embodies a concentrated blend of state-of-the-art development expertise inspired directly by motorsport in the areas of drive system, chassis technology and intelligent lightweight design. It also represents the worldwide debut of a new production process for carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) components in the automotive industry. This process allows CFRP to be...










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