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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.

First Drive: BMW's i8 is Magnificent and Leaves us Excited for the Future

by Mark Jurista on June 04, 2014 at 09:28:00 AM
First Drive: BMW's i8 is Magnificent and Leaves us Excited for the Future

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 i8 deliveries start in June 2014!  Get ready for the future.

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.

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Highlights Alexander Calder BMW Art Car and More

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 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.

The BMW i8 Shines at the Los Angeles Auto Show - 2014 Allocation Sold Out

by Mark Jurista on November 26, 2013 at 05:41:00 PM
The BMW i8 Shines at the Los Angeles Auto Show - 2014 Allocation Sold Out

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 Coverage from the LA Auto Show - View the Photos Now!

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 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 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 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.










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