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BMW confirms the production of the i8 begins next month, plus full specifications

BMW released all of the specifications surrounding the highly-anticipated BMW i8, which is slated to begin production in April of this year, with deliveries expected to begin in June. It’s powered by a 1.5L TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery. The plug-in hybrid powertrain is good for a total output of […]

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Report: This BMW i8 prototype crash could be the first documented incident with the model

Anyone who’s been in such a situation knows how humiliating it can be. But crashing an automobile is never fun, especially if it isn’t yours. But sometimes, it inevitably happens to the best of us—even us automotive journalist lot. Though to make us feel better through the idea that it can even happen to the […]

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BMW to showcase new technology dedicated to autonomous driving at next CES

BMW confirmed to be revealing some new technology at the next Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. According to the press release, BMW will be showcasing their latest research and development in autonomous driving. Specifics weren’t revealed, though BMW said that the project is designed for “highly automated driving,” suggesting an increase in “safety, comfort, […]

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Video: BMW explains how the i8′s hybrid system works in brief

BMW released a new video that details how the hybrid function in the i8 hybrid sports in brief with some computer-generated images. As a refresher, the 2015 BMW i8 can sprint from 0-62 mph in just 4.4 seconds with just a 1.5L TwinPower turbocharged three-banger good for 231hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. Assisting motion […]

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2014 BMW 2-Series pricing announced, confirms all debuts at Detroit next month,

BMW announced their auto show plans for the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, which will include showcasing the all-new M3 Sedan, M4 Coupe, the i3 and i8 in production form, and the all-new 2-Series Coupe. Speaking of which, in the same announcement, the Munich-based automaker confirmed that the 2014 BMW 2-Series Coupe starts at $33,025 for […]

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Report: BMW still on track for a mid-engined supercar dubbed the M8

BMW has been back in the rumor mill regarding a mid-engined full-force supercar, which has been described to take on the name, the M8. According to a new report from Germany’s Autobild, the new M8 will be based on the current i8 and will don a twin-turbocharged V8 with an output of around 600hp. Consider […]

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Report: Mazda rumored to make a rotary-powered sports car to rival BMW i8

A recent report stated that Mazda’s new CEO negated any rumors about a near-future rotary. However, Britain’s WhatCar? reports that Mazda is indeed in the works with a rotary-powered sports car—though it will directly rival the BMW i8. That of course means hybridization, after speaking with “high-level sources.” But the hybridization will apparently involve plug-in […]

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Report: An SUV is not in the future for BMW i

Many have been wondering how far BMW is going to take their new i brand following the launch of their new i3 city car and i8 sports hybrid. And recently, Australia’s CarAdvice.com recently spoke with BMW’s i3 project manager, Roland Kowalski, regarding plans for future models. As of now, an SUV had been rumored, though […]

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Report: BMW and Toyota to work on a supercar during partnership

It’s been fairly known that Toyota and BMW joined forces to work on various projects, ranging from hybrid technologies, to full-blown sports cars. Previous reports hinted that the two would work on a future Supra-like midsize coupe successor. Now, a new report from Motoring.com in Australia says BMW and Toyota will be collaborating on a […]

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BMW confirms worldly debuts of the i8, X4 Concept, 4-Series Convertible at LA

BMW confirmed to be bringing some new models for the world to see at this year’s Los Angeles International Auto Show. The biggest debuts highlighted for this year’s showcase is the all-new 4-Series convertible, the i8 super hybrid, the X4 Concept, and the recently updated 5-Series GranTurismo. The 2014 BMW 4-Series is obviously the spiritual […]

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