Showing posts with label i8. Show all posts
Showing posts with label i8. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Iconic Silver BMW i8 Spotted

Earlier last month someone spotted a blue BMW i8 in the wild, and we have the Iconic Silver this time. This car looks like nothing else on the road and it sure is special like something from Back to the future. Have a look at the gallery below and check it out yourself.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Production BMW i8 Photographed Outdoors.

So far we have only see the BMW i8 at the Autoshow or in studio photos, JulianS has captured a few very high resolution of a BMW i8 Production Prototype outside in natural sunlight. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Protonic Blue BMW i8 Gallery

One of the colors we predicted through our renders was Protonic Blue, and here it is at Frankfurt IAA 2013. The Protonic Blue BMW i8 also features the LED headlight units North American BMW i8's will be delivered with, the it features squared off cascading halo-esq shapes. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Official BMW i8 Released (Gallery and Press Release)

BMW i stands for the creation of pure-bred vehicle concepts, sustainability throughout the value chain, complementary mobility services and a fresh understanding of premium defined squarely in terms of sustainability. And now the BMW Group can unveil the BMW i8 – a new, cutting-edge generation of sports car. The second model unveiled by the new BMW i brand combines a plug-in hybrid drive system with a passenger cell made from carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and an aluminum frame for the combustion engine and electric motor, the battery pack and the suspension. With this revolutionary concept and the emotional appeal of its aerodynamically optimized body design, the 2+2-seater – which was conceived from the outset as a plug-in hybrid – paves the way for an engagingly dynamic and futuristically efficient take on BMW’s hallmark driving pleasure. By cementing the brand’s new premium character, strongly defined by sustainability, in the sports car segment, the new i8 also demonstrates the broad spread and universal appeal of the BMW i philosophy. (Continue Reading Press Release + HD Wallpaper Gallery + 4 New Videos!)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Production BMW i8 Official Photos Sneak Peek

Official Reveal of the BMW i8 Hybrid Sports Coupe is on September 10 but here is a little sneak peek for you all. Click read more for a shot of the interior.

Sep 10 2013: The Production BMW i8 has been officially released, see the full gallery here.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Harry Metcalfe Drives the BMW i8 Prototype (Video)

Harry Metcalfe of EVO Magazine takes us for a ride on the all new BMW i8 Prototype which is pretty much a production car at this stage with only a few minor tweaks to go until it's launch next year. Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Sep 10 2013: The Production BMW i8 has been officially released, see the full gallery here.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Production BMW i8 revealed through scaled model

New pictures have surfaced from Car and Driver revealing the Production BMW i8's Scale model which clearly shows the traditional Hofmeister Kink and the crease underneath the A-pillar. This confirms that our latest BMW i8 renderings (See inside) should be pretty accurate. 

Sep 10 2013: The Production BMW i8 has been officially released, see the full gallery here.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

BMW i8 First Hand Review (Link and Gallery)

We thought it would be great to repost these excerpts from Autoblog's BMW i8 hands on review Read it here. "We tried all modes, of course, and while BMW still has six months to refine the few remaining issues on these validation test prototypes, the more we drove the i8, the more the huge financial investment required hit us as a brave yet valid move by BMW. Whether in its most timid coffee-fetching eMode+Eco Pro setup or in Sport with DSC off, you'll be happy with what you're feeling if our happiness is anything to go by. A full recharge from the (not included) wall box given the smaller capacities of the lithium-ion battery, takes just two hours." (Continue Reading Plus a full gallery after the jump)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

BMW i8 Technical Specs (Gallery)

The BMW i brand is synonymous with visionary mobility concepts and a new definition of premium quality that is strongly focused on sustainability. Following the world debut of the first production model, the BMW i3, the BMW Group’s next step will be to extend this revolutionary answer to the future challenges facing personal mobility to the sports car segment. At a driving event at the BMW Group’s Miramas test track in France, the BMW i brand is now presenting a prototype of its second production vehicle, the BMW i8. This plug-in hybrid model is the most progressive sports car of our time, extending the basic BMW i philosophy of sustainability to a new vehicle segment. (After the jump, an official gallery of the camouflaged BMW i8 plus technical data and diagrams)

Monday, July 29, 2013

New BMW i8 Renders (Projected Production Colors)

Now that we have all seen how the BMW i3 will look like in production form, we have an even better idea of how the BMW i8's headlight will look like. Here are a few new renders with the new headlight design on the BMW i8 using body colors seen on the BMW i3. Let's start with Solar Orange.

Sep 10 2013: It turns out these renders were pretty accurate compared to the actual car. The Production BMW i8 has been officially released, see the full gallery here.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The BMW i8 Production Interior Spyshot

This spyshot from partially shows off the BMW i8's Production interior. From what we can see in this picture is the M-Sport steering wheel, bespoke sports seats, driver centric dashboard and a pretty large arm rest storage. The BMW i8 Plug-in Sports car is due sometime end of 2014 to beginning of 2015.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

BMW i8 Production Renders May 2013

Based on the latest spyshots showing the new 2015 BMW i8 wearing it's production wheels and minimal camouflage on, it is very easy to see tiny details in the bodywork that we have never seen before. The i8's 1.5L three cylinder turbocharged gas engine in the rear and the 128hp electric motor is expected to generate about 354hp / 500Nm torque, 0-62 mph in approximately 4.6 seconds, top speed of 155mph, 78 MPG (european test cycle), up to 47 MPG average fuel consumption, with emissions generated to just 66g/km. Here are a few of our in-house renders of how the BMW i8 will look like in production form. Let us know what you think?  

Sep 10 2013: It turns out these renders were pretty accurate compared to the actual car. The Production BMW i8 has been officially released, see the full gallery here.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Ride in the BMW i8 (Video)

Lets take a ride on board the Prototype BMW i8 with EVO's Harry Metcalfe.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Autobild's First Drive in the BMW i8 and i3

The BMW i8 and Megacity i3 is fast approaching as we watch these cars grow up from concept to production. Read the article from Autobild's first drive of the BMW i3 and BMW i8 in snowy Sweden. And click read more for the full HD gallery.

Monday, April 9, 2012

New BMW i8 Coupe Production Renders.

We have updated our renderings of the Production BMW i8 Coupe based on the elements shown on the BMW i8 Spyder Concept. Enjoy the rest of the colors after the jump. Let us Know What color you like best! Or suggest a color combo you would like to see and we will post it.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Official Release of BMW i8 Spyder Picture and Video Gallery.

-High performance 3-cylinder Gasoline engine (164 kW) in rear with i3's electric motor (limited to 96 kW) in front
-Total torque of 550 Nm (300Nm Gasoline engine + 250 Nm electric motor)
-Top speed: 250kph (155mph Limited)
-0-100kph (62mph): 5.0 seconds
-80-120 km/h (50-75 mph): 4.0 seconds
-3 L/100km or 94 mpg
-3 driving modes - Electric, Gasoline, or both engines at once
-Curb Weight: 1,630 kg
-50:50 weight distribution
Click Read More for the Full Gallery and Videos.

Friday, March 30, 2012

BMW i8 Spyder Leaked.

This is the BMW i8 Spyder leaked ahead of the Beijing Autoshow at the end of April. Now we are getting closer to the production BMW i8's final look, the solid doors and the restyled hood are just come clues. Click after the jump for a few more pics. Source:

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Concept BMW i8 technologies

Here is a fantastic video showing the technologies behind the BMW i8 Concept Car, we particularly like the part featuring the future iDrive system with Navigation which makes you feel like you are in Tron mixed with Blade Runner! (A Video by Supercar Hall and BMW Media)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

BMW Laser Light Show

BMW Laser Headlight Technology debuted last month at the Frankfurt Auto show featured on the new BMW i8 Hybrid Sports Coupe.
Keeping in with the theme of Efficient Dynamics Laser headlights produces 70% more light per watt, which means more energy can be used towards
Range and Performance.