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Lambo Huracan Owner Loves His New BMW i8


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Money can’t buy you love but they sure as hell can buy you a lot of cool toys to play with.
We don’t know if Bimmerpost member DoctaM3 has found true love (we hope he has) but his garage features two of today’s most talked-bout supercars.

Tester Concludes That BMW i8 is (Nearly) Ideal for City Driving


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All the BMW i8 reviews we’ve seen so far have praised it for its ability to launch itself off the line very quickly, its in-gear punch and the way it looks. They also all penalized it for not being the sharpest thing to drive, coming nowhere near the Porsche 911 in terms of frisky apex hugging.

BMW Reportedly Working on i8-Based Performance Model


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The first BMW project that ex-Ferrari chief engineer Roberto Fedeli will reportedly work on is a hotter version of the i8. Reportedly dubbed i8s, the model is expected to have over 500 hp. It will still be a hybrid, but possibly draw its internal combustion power from either a 2.0-liter or even a 3.0-liter turbo.

Want a BMW i8 Now? Greedy eBay Sellers Mark Up Prices from $60,000 to Over $116,000!


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BMW's new i8 hybrid sports car is very hot commodity these days; just look at what eBay sellers are demanding for their allocations.

Manhart Piques Our Curiosity with New BMW i8 Tune


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We're waiting for the day that someone will shoehorn the M3's straight-six or better yet, the older M5's V10 behind the i8's passenger compartment.

German Tuner Gives BMW i8 an iTRON Makeover


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It only exists in digital form right now, but German Special Customs (GSC) plans to release its new BMW i8 styling kit under the iTRON name in the very near future.

BMW i8 vs Ford Mustang EcoBoost: Which Fakes its Engine Sounds Better?


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BMW's i8 and Ford's new 4-Cylinder Mustang EcoBoost are as different as a glass of Pinot Grigio and a pint of beer, but they do have at least one thing in common.

BMW i8 Drag Raced Against 2015 Corvette Stingray


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Did anyone ask if the BMW i8 could beat a 2015 Corvette Stingray in a straight-line duel? Probably not, but now that we mention it, right…

Place Your Bets: BMW i8 Drag Races Porsche 911 Carrera S


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We’ve seen many BMW i8 reviews so far, but no one thought about a drag race between the Bavarian firm’s most sophisticated model and a conventional sports car.

BMW i8 Has MT Asking Whether "i" is the "M" of the Future


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The BMW i8 may be an environmentally-friendly hybrid, but in essence it remains a sports car, despite the fact that it has a completely different powertrain than conventional performance cars.

Want a Hollow, Non-Working BMW i8 Display Car for Your Living Room?


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A BMW dealer from Westmont, Illinois, is selling a BMW i8 display car that has no engine, no interior or to put it simply, it's hollow underneath its shell.

This Special BMW i8 Sold For $825,000 At Pebble Beach


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Maybe it was Jay Leno's presence driving the bid up, but someone paid six times the retail price for a new BMW i8 this weekend.

The car was sold Saturday night during during Gooding & Company’s annual Pebble Beach Auctions, presented by both Leno and BMW North America CEO Ludwig Willisch. It fetched $825,000, up substantially from the $135,700 sticker price of an i8. BMW says it's a record price for an i8 sold at auction, although how many i8s have actually been auctioned off yet, anyway?

The very expensive i8 is a one-off from the BMW Individual collection, painted in Frozen Gray paint with brown leather interior and a set of matching Louis Vuitton carbon fiber luggage.

Also at Pebble Beach this weekend, BMW delivered a few of the first i8s to customers at a private event. Those customers include racing chief Roger Penske and auto dealer Rick Hendrick, as well as a bunch of CEOs and tech people.

For everyone else, the i8 goes on sale this fall at BMW dealerships, but expect a wait for one.

By Zac Estrada

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New Photos of BMW's One-Off BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition


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BMW has built a one-off i8 model called Concours d’Elegance Edition for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Road Test of BMW i8 Concludes it’s a "Sexy, Superhuman Hybrid and Porsche 911 Eater"


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The first thing that strikes you about the BMW i8 is the way it looks. It’s really the kind of car you expect at any second to transform into a humanoid-like robot and shoot laser beams. In fact, the laser emitters are on display even when it’s not transformed, neatly hidden at the back of the car, used as rear lights.

BMW Makes a One-Off i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition for US


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With such high demand and so few cars made, there's no question that the i8 will remain a rare sight on the roads, but if you really want to impress your friends at the next Bimmer gathering, BMW made a one-off i8 named the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Edition.

German Media Churns out Rumor of Possible BMW i9 Model in the Works


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BMW is rumored to be mulling a beefier plug-in hybrid supercar to slot above the i8. The information comes via AMS magazine, but it’s devoid of any concrete facts and figures, merely suggesting and hinting at possible outcomes for its development, nothing with absolute certainty.

Review Praises BMW i8 for Being Good Value, Calls it a Mini-LaFerrari


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There’s no denying the BMW i8 is an impressive technical achievement, not necessarily because it has all the tech that it has, but especially because it seamlessly integrates it into an otherwise usual driving experience.

2015 BMW i8 Options Pricing: How Expensive and Bizarre Does it Get?


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BMW USA has announced the full pricing breakdown of the brand’s most anticipated new model, the i8 sports car. The company previously announced a base price of $135,700 (£79,000; €99,000). Destination and Handling is an additional $950 (£550; €695), for a grand total of $136,650 (£80,000; €100,000).

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.

BMW Delivers First i8 Plug-In Hybrids to German Customers, Beats Audi in Laser Light Race


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The first BMW i8s were handed over to customers last Thursday during a ceremony held at the BMW Welt in Munich. The first eight owners from Germany were presented with the keys to their new cars by Roland Krüger, Head of Sales and Marketing Germany for the BMW Group, and Helmut Schramm, Head of Production Electric Vehicles at Plant Leipzig.