Articles about BMW I8

Which do you think has the best chance against the all-new 911?
Not that it’ll ever see active duty...
Unfortunately, the Polizei-spec BMW i8 you see here isn't going into active service with Germany's finest. It's the work of tuner AC Schnitzer, and rather than pursuing baddies down the Autobahn, its purpose is to promote a national
As a driving tool, it is sublime
The BMW i8 looks amazingly radical. Minimal-drag shape-work for efficiency is artfully combined with flourishes of crowd-pleasing flamboyance. Even four years after it launched, the i8 remains spectacularly different to anything else out there. A junior supercar, stuffed with
Nothing but the most lavish for "Money"
In case you haven't heard, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is coming to town. "Money" is set to descend upon Manila following trips to several other countries in Asia. It seems the boxing champ is making the most out of his retirement, though
And it gets a power upgrade
BMW has-at last-shown off the i8 Roadster. Its development has been lengthy and its teaser campaign a bit drawn out, but finally the production version is here. It's been unveiled at the LA Auto Show, and while its styling
Will it be as pretty as the concept?
At least year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, BMW told us that it needed to build the i8 Spyder concept "as soon as possible." As soon as possible, it turns out, is 2018.Yup, these are the first photos
BMW tuner AC Schnitzer has, with much fanfare and many exclamation marks, revealed racing-driver Markus Oestreich lapped the Nürburgring in 8 minutes, 19.8 seconds in an i8 modified with its lowered suspension, lightweight alloy wheels, and aero kit.That'
From McLaren to Honda
Our automotive world has a symbiotic relationship with Thailand. Most of our cars are made and shipped from there. So when the Bangkok International Motor Show rolls around each year, we pay close attention to the cool cars on display. Then we
Bring it in already
There was no shortage of eye-catching metal at the latest Philippine International Motor Show. Yet despite being a few meters away from the stunning Toyota FT-1 and the sexy Lexus LC500h, BMW Philippines' centerpiece more than held its own.The
This might take some getting used to
You're about to switch lanes. To be extra careful, you glance at your side-view mirrors to ensure that there are no cars coming from the rear. But wait, something is different here: Instead of seeing the reflection of what's
No need to do it yourself
Autonomous driving, drones and the BMW i8 are three hot techy things of 2015. So as the year draws to a close, here's something slightly mad that combines all three. Meet the Rinspeed Etos.Swiss tuner Rinspeed is, of course, no
Hotel in China gets hybrid supercar
For most hotels, maintaining a fleet of vehicles to service their various clientele is a given. If it's a luxury hotel, this fleet is usually made up of some of the finest marques in the business. The popular Peninsula chain, for
See the complete list of winners
For three straight years, Ford's brilliant 1.0-liter EcoBoost motor reigned as International Engine of the Year. But BMW, no stranger to winning awards for its great engines, eclipsed Ford's mighty mill by a few points this year. In
For Consumer Electronics Show
From developing laser-light technology for the i8 hybrid sports car, BMW is now presenting at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas an update to the system, which, integrated with assistance systems and vehicle sensors, "can be used to implement
For how much?
Remember the one-off BMW i8 that we mentioned last week, which was going to be auctioned off at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance? You know, the one that came with exclusive Louis Vuitton luggage? Yes, that one.Well, it sold
Comes with exclusive Louis Vuitton luggage
BMW will be auctioning a one-off model of the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car to mark the vehicle's arrival in the United States.The BMW i8 Concours d'Elegance Edition will go on the auction block to be hosted
Weather-proof EV charging
With the all-electric BMW i3 and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car now on sale, the German carmaker is now looking to produce wireless inductive charging for its i cars and the high-voltage batteries of its future plug-in hybrid
Delivery to major markets starts this month
BMW has started the delivery of its i8 plug-in hybrid supercar, with the first eight units going to customers in the carmaker's home country of Germany."In November of last year, we welcomed the first i3 customers here at BMW
Starring the gorgeous i8
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First carmaker to use it on production cars as well
In 2011, BMW announced that it was working on laser-light technology for its vehicles' headlights, particularly for the i8 hybrid. Well, nearly three years later and the German carmaker has revealed a world-first at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife 24-hour race
Would you trust a car that takes corners by itself?
Several years ago, we attended a BMW driving event in Europe in which the German carmaker had us try a self-driving sedan around a racetrack. Even then, the system already felt seamless and we were very much impressed by it. Never
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