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BMW i8 Faces Off Against Porsche 911 GTS


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With its comparably skinny low-rolling resistance tires, the BMW i8 cannot keep up with a Porsche 911 GTS on track, but it’s not bad at it, and a more potent version with some tweaks could change the situation considerably.

With the BMW i8, Dubai Cops Can be Both Green and Fast


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Dubai’s roster of sporty police cars is undoubtedly becoming a tourist attraction in itself, as people flock to have their picture taken next to them as they gleam in the glass of two year-old skyscrapers. This time they not only went for fast and sporty, but decided that green is a way to go too, so they bought a BMW i8.

BMW i8 Wears a Yellow Suit with Red Accents


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BMW's decision to restrict the i8 hybrid's color palette to just four options (white, silver, blue and grey), isn't really sitting well with their Abu Dhabi-based distributor.

Ever Seen a Lime Green BMW i8 Before?


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We haven't seen one, which is why this new lime green-colored i8 parked on the dealership floor of BMW Abu Dhabi immediately caught our eye.

Someone Paid BMW $100,000 Over i8's MSRP!


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When you're sick of waiting for your very own electric supercar, you may start doing silly things such as pay a lot more than you should just so the dealer can put your car at the top of their priority list.

Overview of BMW's Model Upgrades Coming This Spring


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BMW is starting yet another strong year, looking to boost sales even further and to surpass the 1,811,719 units sold in 2014.

BMW i8 Takes on BMW M4 on Castle Combe Circuit


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You probably remember the drag race between the BMW i8 and M4 that the former model won under some special circumstances (the M4 was fitted with the slower 6sp manual).

Top Gear Season 22 Teases Australia Challenge And More Ahead Of January 25 Air Date


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The Patagonia Special made a thrilling mark to the return of the latest season of Top Gear. However, it was only the appetizer before the main course: Top Gear Season 22 Episode 1 airs Sunday, January 25.

BMW i8 Takes on M4 in Much Anticipated Drag Race


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As far as their M division is concerned, the M3 and M4 are the fastest cars that come out of BMW factories. We've always wondered how they stack up next to their hybrid sports car, the i8 and now we have our answer.

Meet the Man Who Got the First BMW i8 in the World


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Dirk Schulz is not your average BMW customer – he was one of the first to get a Z1 roadster and the very first owner of an i8 plug-in hybrid sports car.

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.

BMW Recalls i8 for Risk of Fire


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Some i8 owners will soon be receiving a recall notice from BMW which has discovered a potential fire risk present in some of the cars manufactured so far.

We don’t know if an actual fire prompted the manufacturer to issue the recall of the 223 cars it believes to be affected, but whenever fire is even a possibility, things need to be addressed as soon as possible.

The BMW i8 is Top Gear’s 2014 Car of the Year


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The i8 a sports car alright and, at the same time, it’s a whole different kind of sports car: less adrenaline-inducing perhaps, yet extremely capable and eco-friendly. Thus it won Top Gear’s 2014 Car of the Year award, fencing off some stiff competition.

BMW Wants to Slash i8 Waiting List, But Still Keep it a Low-Volume Model


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Supply and demand: when the latter outweighs the former, you know you have a winner in your hands. BMW’s i8 is a prime example, with a waiting list that stretches up to 18 months.

BMW Reportedly Readying 500hp i8s to Celebrate Centenary in 2016


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In two years, BMW will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Any way you slice it, that’s a very important milestone and the Munich-based automaker plans to unveil a special model as a gift to itself.

BMW i8 Meets Spiritual Precursor, the M1 on Track


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The i8 may be a smartphone on wheels in order to appeal to modern buyers, but it’s BMW’s only mid-engined production car since the M1 – it’s a historic model.

The latter was not very popular in its day, and judging by the positive impression it leaves in the video below (plus its attractive Italian-inspired looks), we wonder why that was – the modern i8 has no such problems and there’s a two-year waiting list for one.

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.