Showing posts in the category of BMW i3

Budii Concept is Rinspeed's Redesigned BMW i3 [w/Video]


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The Budii is what you get if you give prolific Swiss designer and founder of Rinspeed, Frank M. Rinderknecht, the opportunity to reimagine the BMW i3.

Stylish BMW i3 Spot Illustrates its Assistance Services


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You know what? The BMW i3 is a stylish car. It's small, it's meant to be driven mostly in the city, not quite a long distance cruiser, but historically it's already a very important car.

This is BMW's i3 Super Bowl XLIX TV Spot


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After a four-year absence, BMW returns to the Big Game with a TV ad for its i3 electric hatch titled "Newfangled Idea" that will air during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1, 2015.

BMW Demonstrates the i3's Self-Parking and Collision Avoidance Systems


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BMW has really been on a roll lately, showing the world a multitude of new technologies at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. These include an i3 concept featuring self-parking and a very complex collision avoidance system.

BMW Makes An i3 That Can Park Itself In A Parking Structure


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Driving up level after level in a multi-story parking structure could be a thing the past thanks to technology BMW is showing off at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show.

BMW’s New CEO Heralds Arrival of "New Era"


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Set to become one of the world’s youngest automaker bosses (in May of 2015), 49 year-old Harald Krueger, has a lot in store for when he takes over the reins at BMW.

He will take veteran CEO Norbert Rethofer’s place at the helm and according to Bloomberg, he will bring forth a “new era” for the manufacturer.

Rinspeed Previews BMW i3-Based Budii Autonomous Concept


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Swiss design company Rinspeed has released the first sketches of its project for the 2015 Geneva Auto Show, the Budii concept car.

BMW i3 Wins the Green Car of the Year 2015 Award


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A year after its launch in November 2013, the BMW i3 has already sold more than 12,000 units, which makes it the third best-selling all-electric model today. In fact, BMW concedes that demand exceeds even its own expectations.

The BMW i3 Portrayed as a Cheaper Premium EV


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Electric vehicles are still far from being mainstream, although the situation seems to be changing and picking up pace in that sense. You can now even buy premium EVs, like the familiar Tesla Model S, but if that’s too expensive and you still want something to show off to your friends, the BMW i3 is a cheaper option.

BMW i3 Stands No Chance Against Suzuki Swift Sport on Track


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The BMW i3 may have more power than a Suzuki Swift Sport (168 hp vs 135 hp), but it proved no match for it around a track when AutoExpress pitted the two against one another.

Parody Shows What Range Anxiety Feels Like in a BMW i3 vs Lexus CT


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Comedy website Funny or Die has released a five-minute video which pokes fun at the BMW i3’s limited driving range compared to what a Lexus CT200h hybrid has to offer.

BMW's Baby i3 EV Puts on a New Set of Alloy Shoes


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What's the easiest and most painless way to either improve or customize your ride's look?

Tuned BMW i3 EVO Looks the Part [91 Photos]


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Unless we've missed something, in which case you should go ahead and tell us, this is the first tuned BMW i3 we've seen in real life and not on paper.

Yes, The BMW i3 Can Handle A Race Track


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Thought the electric BMW i3 was far from the ultimate driving machine? Well, it's rear-wheel drive and it's on a track. This looks fun.

Watch a BMW i3 Park Itself With no Human Inside


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First appearing almost a decade ago in a less complicated variant, self-parking systems have almost started to become mainstream as optional extras on many of today's cars, from premium models to econoboxes.

BMW Working on Wireless Charging Technology for i3 and i8


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Inductive charging of electric vehicles appears to be the way of the future, and BMW wants to be a part of it. The German luxury car manufacturer announced it is developing systems for inductive charging of high-voltage batteries of both BMW i cars and future plug-in models.

James May Says he will Buy a BMW i3


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James May’s taste in cars is quite odd and you can’t really predict what he’d buy next. Before he bought his Fiat Panda, you wouldn’t have thought about him getting one of those, did you? Well now, he’s said to be looking at a BMW i3, specifically the more sensible range extender model (REx).

BMW i3 REx (Range Extender) Gets Officially EPA Rated


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The range extender (or REx) version of the BMW i3 is obviously the sensible choice if you want one, since without the 600cc motorbike engine charging the battery, the pure electric one can only travel for around for a manufacturer claimed 81 miles or 129 km.

Bostonian University Professor Takes Delivery of First Ever BMW i3 in the US


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This past Friday was a momentous day for Charles Rabie from Boston, as he became the first to take delivery of a US-bound BMW i3. A professor at Tufts University, Rabie was previously part of BMW’s ActivE program, so his car is one of the special Electronaut edition vehicles specially reserved who took part in the program (some 700 households in total).

BMW Invites People to Test-Drive the i3, Films their Reactions


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BMW thought the best online advertising campaign for the i3 electric vehicle would be to record the genuine reactions of people test driving the car. The carmaker invited 45 teams (107 people in total) to test-drive a BMW i3 in Berlin, London and Madrid and filmed them during the drive.