Tag Archives: BMW i8

Report: BMW working on i9 to celebrate company’s centenary

BMW has been known to be working on something special for the 2016 model year, which represents the automaker’s first 100-years in existence. Rumors were posted in the past about a successor to the legendary M1 supercar from the 1970s, the only mid-engined car ever built by Munich’s finest (Rumor One, Two, Three, and Four). All […]

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BMW announces research and development for wireless inductive charging system

BMW officially announced to be working on a new wireless inductive charging system for their plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, like the i3 and the i8. The system is planned to arrive later this year and will consist of a floor-mounted base plate with a lightweight charging coil that sits at the bottom of the […]

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BMW delivers the first i8s in Germany

BMW has officially delivered the first production i8s to its respective customers over in Europe, beating Audi at their game against laser-headlights. As a refresher, 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 362hp, allowing the car to […]

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Report: BMW M officially says no to performance i8

Dutch media reports that BMW M is officially saying that they won’t get involved with i8, after speaking with “top officials.” Rumors and reports have been tossing the possibility of an M-ified i8, but there also have been counter reports from officials, who said that BMW M and BMW i are trying to stay separate, […]

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Report: BMW M1 still in the rumor mill, use of i8 tech likely

BMW is obviously learning a lot from their new family of i cars, which serve up the latest and greatest in weight saving technology in a rather reachable automotive package–the i3 and i8. That said, in lieu of recent rumors involving a highly-anticipated BMW supercar to follow in the wake of the M1, word is […]

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Video: Watch Chris Harris review the BMW i8

The BMW i8 is on the verge of launching in dealerships and many of us are eager to see what it’s like. More recently, DRIVE’s Chris Harris recently was given the chance to test one in Los Angeles and thus, produced a video to share his thoughts. As a refresher, the BMW i8 comes with a […]

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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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