Rather like the Queen, BMW has several birthdays (and German blood). The initials stand for 'Bayerische Motoren Werke GmbH,' which in turn translates as 'Bavarian Engine Works Company.'Its roots begin in 1913, and a company called Rapp-Motorenwerke that made aircraft
Well, color us interested. BMW reckons the drive technology in its upcoming i4 electric four-door coupe will set "new standards in terms of power density, efficiency, and range in locally emissions-free driving."And thus, ladies and gentlemen, we have confirmation
This ‘Ultimate Sophisto’ special edition will be one of the last i8s we’ll see
This, ladies and gentlemen, is the BMW i8 Ultimate Sophisto Edition-and it makes us really very sad indeed.Now, it doesn't make us sad because it's a shameless example of slapping a different paint job on a car and
“It’s not just about electric cars, but pushing technologies, and in new directions”
BMW's cutting-edge i brand arrived in a blaze of glory with the futuristic i3 and i8 back in 2014. But that was five years ago, and so far, nothing has come along to update them aside from concepts, including the
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
How does it fare against newer, more affordable EVs?
Another new i3?Yup, another. In its brief life, the i3 has had an improved battery, a facelift, and a warmed-over 's' version. And now, both the normal i3 and the i3s get a bigger-capacity battery again.How big?BMW
Is it just a show car?Squint beyond the concept-car flourishes and you'll see that this is the autonomous, electric BMW crossover for the road ahead. The production version, BMW says, will happen in 2021.They're calling this "your
Is it just a show car?Squint beyond the concept-car flourishes, and this is the autonomous, electric BMW crossover for the road ahead. The production version, BMW says, will happen in 2021.They're calling this "your favorite space". A bit
Remember the excitement when whichever phone brand it was introduced the cable-free, wireless charging pad for the future of mobiles? Just place it on top of the magic disc of electricity and boom, back to 100% in no time, ready to
BMW has never made any secret that it wants to be a trailblazer and a leader when it comes to electric cars. In 2013, when other manufacturers were agonizing over whether to introduce a hybrid or two, it launched the all-singing,
Beyond the driving experience that makes even a trip to the grocery store a pleasurable treat, BMW has been making a name in the area of innovative design. Its i series--namely, the i3 and i8 electric vehicles--have been taking the
From 2015 onward, Shell will be BMW's recommended global supplier for aftermarket engine oils for its vehicle brands--BMW, BMW i, BMW M, Mini and BMW Motorrad.The collaboration means that Shell will produce and supply BMW's branded engine oils,
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
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
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
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
Integrating smartphone technology with vehicles seems to be a growing trend for the near future. Following Hyundai\'s announcement that it will allow the owners of its next-generation Genesis sedan to connect with their cars via wearable devices like Google Glass,
BMW\'s Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) racing drivers recently dropped by the carmaker\'s Leipzig plant in Germany and were given a guided tour of the production facility that produces BMW\'s i3 all-electric and i8 hybrid vehicles.However, besides giving
In August 2011, BMW unveiled its i concept cars, specifically the i3 and the i8, which the German carmaker said it planned to make commercially available in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Well, it seems BMW is right on schedule: It has released
While BMW is busy developing its i sub-brand of environment-friendly premium vehicles, the German carmaker has already tapped the services of solar module provider Solarwatt GmbH to create a \"combined rooftop and carport photovoltaic solution\" for future BMW i customers.