i8 News Stories
The BMW i8 Shines at the Los Angeles Auto Show - 2014 Allocation Sold Outby Mark Jurista on November 26, 2013 at 05:41:00 PM
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
Bimmerfest Coverage from the LA Auto Show - View the Photos Now!by Mark Jurista on November 20, 2013 at 08:58:00 PM
Bimmerfest has been at the Los Angeles Auto Show all day covering the new releases from BMW and MINI. The stars of the show included the BMW 4 Series Convertible, BMW i8 production version, BMW Concept X4, MINI Cooper and even the BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive motorcycle.
Our Impressions From a Private Viewing of the Production BMW i8by Mark Jurista on August 23, 2013 at 02:31:00 PM
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 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...
Preview of BMW at the 2012 LA Auto Showby Tim Jones on November 19, 2012 at 05:16:25 PM
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 Cityby Tim Jones on November 15, 2012 at 12:32:09 PM
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...
BMW i Born Electric World Tour Arrives in NYC Nov 13thby Tim Jones on October 25, 2012 at 06:19:32 PM
The BMW i "Born Electric" world tour will arrive in New York City on November 13th - 18th offering the public an opportunity to explore the future of mobility through new vehicles including the North America debuts of the BMW i8 Spyder Concept and next generation BMW i3 Concept, interactive displays and demonstrations of technologies that will help shape the way we move in and around our cities in the...
The History Behind BMW's Electro-Mobility - Electric Know How since 1969by Tim Jones on September 21, 2012 at 12:28:11 PM
The electric dream began back in 1969, with an electrified BMW 1602 - a vehicle that was used during the 1972 Olympics in Munich. Over the last 40 years, the BMW Group has continually examined means of putting that dream into wider practice. A variety of prototypes and test set-ups have all provided invaluable experience. One such trial was with the BMW E1, an experimental vehicle which, as early as 1991, displayed many of the...
BMW ActiveE Electronauts Now Sourcing EV Power from Sustainable Sourcesby Tim Jones on July 31, 2012 at 11:13:44 AM
One of the issues with electric vehicles (EVs) such as the BMW ActiveE is that the electricity required to charge up the on board batteries comes from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal or natural gas. The carbon emissions of burning of these fuels to make electricity offsets the emissions free nature of an EV. BMW has partnered with Green Mountain Energy so ActiveE Electronauts can offset the power plant...
BMW i8 is 2012 Concept Vehicle of the Yearby Tim Jones on July 12, 2012 at 03:58:02 PM
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...