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  • Dieter Zetsche driving a 2019 BMW i8 Roadster

    No longer having to tow the company line, an ex-Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche lookalike reveals his secret love for a BMW i8 Roadster.

  • 2019 BMW i8 Roadster, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Decision on pure electric BMW i8 reportedly coming soon

    BMW is keen to bring an electric sports car into the fold to serve as the brand's halo model. It's something we've been hearing for a while but know the automaker is close to making a decision.

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    BMW R&D boss drops more hints on electrified supercar

    More and more details are emerging about an electrified supercar thought to be in the works at BMW as the replacement for the i8. In an interview with Autocar published Wednesday, BMW R&D boss Klaus Froehlich said he has the desire to develop a supercar and that electrification could be the key...

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    BMW wants a hybrid supercar, and a redesigned i8 might be the ticket

    BMW is keen to bring a new supercar into the fold to serve as the brand's halo model. It's something we've been hearing for a while but know the automaker's R&D chief, Klaus Fröhlich, has revealed he's working very hard to make a supercar happen. Drive reported on Frölich's comments...

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    BMW i8 Roadster priced at $164,295, will be most expensive Bimmer sold in US

    Buyers looking to drop the top with a 2019 BMW i8 Roadster will be met with a $164,295 price tag when the car launches this spring. That makes it the most expensive BMW sold on these shores. Pricing for the roadster and coupe was confirmed through BMW on Tuesday, after an initial report by BMW...

  • 2019 BMW i8 Roadster, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2019 BMW i8 Roadster revealed

    BMW’s i8 plug-in hybrid sports car can now be ordered as a convertible. BMW took the covers off the new i8 Roadster on Wednesday at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, where the automaker also announced some updates for the i8 coupe. It was all the way back in 2012 when we first saw a concept of...

  • BMW i8 painted by Rene Turrek and inspired by Joker and the Suicide Squad

    The film itself, for some, was a bit of a letdown. There's no denying, however, that Jared Leto's interpretation of Batman's preeminent foe in "Suicide Squad" was quite over the top. He reportedly fell rather deeply down a rabbit hole with his portrayal of The Joker, which is surprising given the percentage of screen time the character ultimately received. Nevertheless, he made an impact on some folks. One such person is artist Rene Turrek. Turrek has plied his painting skill to cars before, with unique visions of the Ford Mustang and Lamborghini Aventador. Now he combines a clear love of...

  • Teaser for BMW i8 Roadster debuting in 2018
    BMW teases i8 Roadster

    BMW in March finally confirmed plans to add a convertible version of its i8 plug-in hybrid sports car, having first previewed it in concept form as far back as the 2012 New York auto show. Sales of the i8 convertible, which will be known as the i8 Roadster, will start in 2018, and to build...

  • 2019 BMW i8 Roadster spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 BMW i8 Roadster spy shots

    The upcoming convertible version of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car has been spied testing. Confirmed by BMW CEO Harald Krüger as the i8 Roadster, the new convertible is due on sale in 2018, meaning we should see it arrive as a 2019 model. Its arrival is expected to trail that of an...

  • 2019 BMW i8 facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 BMW i8 spy shots

    BMW is out testing a version of its i8 plug-in hybrid sporting a few modifications on the surrounding streets of its technical center in Munich, Germany. The modifications include a vented panel replacing the rear windshield as well as lowered suspension and a set of AP Racing brakes. It’s...

  • 2016 BMW i8 Futurism Edition by Garage Italia Customs
    Meet the BMW i8 worked over by Lapo Elkann’s Garage Italia Customs

    Garage Italia Customs, the vehicle customizing business started last year by Fiat heir Lapo Elkann, has teamed up with BMW to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the automaker’s official presence in Italy. The result of the partnership is this psychedelic i8 plug-in hybrid sports car, which...

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    Report: BMW i8 to receive more power, range

    Although BMW’s i8 remains one of the most advanced production cars on the market, even two years after its arrival, the performance of the plug-in hybrid has always been trailing similar flagship sports cars from rivals. Fortunately, the i8 is due to receive its mid-cycle update next year and...

  • BMW i8 fitted with Heinz Performance Exhaust system

    Despite what you might think, the BMW i8 is not a vehicle that actually depends solely on electricity for its power. Besides the electric motor there is also a turbocharged 1.5-liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine, and together they produce 362 horsepower. The car is a plug-in hybrid and it puts its gas-drinking engine to good use. Unfortunately, the i8 just doesn't sound like what you'd expect from a BMW flagship sports car. ALSO SEE: Watch a wheel hit Red Bull's Aeroscreen cockpit at 140 mph Now, aftermarket company Heinz Performance has decided to put the noise it's capable of making to good...

  • BMW i8 Concept Spyder
    BMW confirms i8 Spyder, hints at more high-end models and M cars

    At a press conference today, BMW outlined some of its future plans for the coming years. Among those plans is the launch of a convertible version of the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car, which will likely be labeled the i8 Spyder. BMW has already unveiled two i8 Spyder concepts, the most recent being...

  • BMW i8 Protonic Red Special Edition, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
    BMW Presents i8 Protonic Red Special Edition: live photos

    BMW is patting itself on the back for strong sales of its i8 by rolling out a special edition model. The car is called the i8 Protonic Red Edition, and it was on display this week at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. WATCH: 2015 BMW i8 First Drive: Video BMW managed to sell 5,456 examples of the plug-in...

  • BMW i Future Interaction concept - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show
    BMW rolls out i8 Spyder concept at 2016 CES packed with technology

    If you’re looking to make a big splash at the Consumer Electronics Show, taking a page out of BMW’s book and rolling out an exotic sports car wearing bright orange paint on its exterior and featuring some mind-boggling tech in the cabin wouldn’t be a bad idea. The German automaker...

  • Rinspeed Etos concept, 2016 Consumer Electronics Show
    Rinspeed Etos Is A Self-Driving BMW i8 Complete With Own Drone

    Recently, we told you about Swiss engineering and design firm Rinspeed preparing a new concept car for the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, an event that each year sees more and more automakers show up due to the rapidly increasing convergence of the auto and tech industries. Although it...

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    BMW i8 Spyder Coming Soon

    Yesterday, we learned that BMW won’t launch a standalone supercar as part of its centenary celebrations in 2016, but the automaker is sure to have something special to mark the milestone. Perhaps that something will simply be a convertible version of the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. MUST...

  • BMW i8 V-8 conversion by Gabura Racing Technologies

    BMW turns 100 next year but it looks like the celebrations won’t involve the unveiling of a new, standalone supercar. Speaking with Auto Motor und Sport, BMW product chief Klaus Fröhlich said the automaker isn’t interested in a traditional supercar with a heavy V-8 or V-10 engine but rather an electrified car. However, Fröhlich said existing batteries were simply too heavy for such a car and will soon be obsolete as improvements in the technology are being made at a rapid pace. He said BMW will be better off waiting until lighter, higher-capacity batteries are developed...

  • BMW i8 hydrogen fuel cell concept
    BMW i8 Fuel Cell Car Sounds Like The Future: Video

    BMW recently unveiled an i8-based research vehicle that it built several years ago when it first started looking at developing a production-ready hydrogen fuel cell stack. A new video from YouTube channel Cars confirms that the vehicle sounds almost as strange as it looks. ALSO SEE: 5,000-HP...

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    BMW Shows Off Fuel Cell-Powered i8 And 5-Series GT

    In late 2011, BMW signed a memorandum of understanding with Toyota for collaboration on a number of projects, one of which was development of a new sports car platform to spawn a replacement for the Z4 as well as a spiritual successor to the Supra. Another crucial area for collaboration was...

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    BMW i8 Powertrain Voted 2015 International Engine Of The Year

    The sophisticated plug-in hybrid powertrain of the BMW i8 sports car has been rated the top engine in this year’s International Engine of the Year Awards, the official award of British publication Engine Technology International. The i8’s powertrain consists of a turbocharged 1.5-liter...

  • BMW i8 joins the Dubai Police fleet
    BMW i8 Joins Dubai Police Fleet: Video

    Socially conscious criminals of Dubai, rejoice: soon, you may be apprehended in a very efficient vehicle. The BMW i8 has joined the Dubai Police force. ALSO SEE: Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson Suspended By BBC For Alleged Punch Thrown, No Show This Week Alongside exotics and hypercars like the...

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    BMW i8 Named Official Safety Car Of Formula E: Video

    If you're going to launch a low-emissions motor sport like Formula E, you'll want to extend its ethos into off-track aspects of the series too. There's little use preaching about clean electric racers if the safety car is a V-8-engined gas-guzzler, which is why the electric single-seater series has...

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