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BMW Group Design and Garage Italia i3 and i8 Concepts

by Mark Jurista on October 05, 2016 at 02:38:00 PM
BMW Group Design and Garage Italia i3 and i8 Concepts

A collaboration between BMW Group Design and Garage Italia Customs has produced an innovative colour and material concept of two concept cars based on current BMW i models.

The BMW i3 Garage Italia CrossFade and the BMW i8 Garage Italia CrossFade was presented on September 30, 2016 at the start of the Mondial de l’Automobile 2016 in Paris.

BMW Announces Upgrades for i3 including 186 Miles Range

by Mark Jurista on October 04, 2016 at 09:58:00 AM
BMW Announces Upgrades for i3 including 186 Miles Range

BMW came to the Paris Motor Show with big news about the latest variant of the i3 line-up. The latest variant gets a much needed battery boost which extends the range by more than 50% up to 186 miles on a single charge.

Increased competition from the upcoming Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt EV has BMW innovating to increase range but it may not be enough to bring buyers to the i3.

BMW i3 wins Automotive Interiors Expo Award 2014

by Tim Jones on June 25, 2014 at 09:58:00 AM
BMW i3 wins Automotive Interiors Expo Award 2014

BMW is on a roll with the all electric i3. Just a few months into production and they are already ramping up product to meet unexpected demand and winning awards.

At the Automotive Interiors Expo Award 2014 the jury handed the electrically powered BMW i3 the title of Production Interior Vehicle Design of the Year.

BMW increasing carbon fiber output to meet demand

by Tim Jones on February 24, 2014 at 08:03:00 PM

BMW has a problem, they need more carbon fiber. Initial orders of the BMW i3 topped 11,000 globally and the 2014 i8 production run is already sold out. They need more CF to continue building cars.

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.

BMW i3 First Drive Results are In - Edumnds, WHATCAR, etc.

by Mark Jurista on July 09, 2013 at 11:22:00 PM

BMW has been teasing us with talk about the full reveal of the BMW i3 coming later this month and now we are starting to see the first drive reviews of the i3 coming from some of the major media outlets.

Find out what the initial thoughts on the latest electric car on the market.

BMW i3 EV: What will it cost?

by Bimmerfest.com Member - on November 29, 2012 at 11:23:28 AM

"They" keep saying it will come out in 2013, so let's assume it's a 2014 model year, and that it comes out in 3Q 2013... that's still only 1.3 years from now, and still no indication of price? The i8 gets more price talk. I'm really considering a Tesla, but it's as big as a 5-series (which we already have), and expensive (base model is $50K + 1.5 sunroof + 1.5 leather + 1.5 jumpseats)... AFTER a $7500...

BMW Debuts the i3 Concept Coupe

by Tim Jones on November 27, 2012 at 09:55:00 PM
BMW Debuts the i3 Concept Coupe

he world premiere of the BMW i3 Concept Coupe sees the BMW Group unveil a particularly nimble and emotive version of its concept for sustainable premium-class motoring with zero local emissions.

Preview of BMW at the 2012 LA Auto Show

by Tim Jones on November 19, 2012 at 05:16:25 PM
Preview of BMW at the 2012 LA Auto Show

From the exotic BMW Concept i8 Roadster to the versatile new BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride BMW will showcase a comprehensive product arrangement which strikes the perfect balance of high performance, innovative efficiency, and outstanding design.

BMW i "Born Electric" World Tour Lands in New York City

by Tim Jones on November 15, 2012 at 12:32:09 PM
BMW i "Born Electric" World Tour Lands in New York City

Mobility experts from around the country joined executives from BMW i to kick-off the BMW i ***8220;Born Electric***8221; World Tour, a week-long event in Manhattan exploring issues of future mobility. At a midday press conference, Mitchell L. Moss, director of New York University***8217;s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, revealed the results of a new NYU-BMW i study...










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