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1 hr ago | INAUTONEWS

[Videos] Futuristic BMW i8 tech also available on "standard" models

BMW's i8 sports car is at the forefront of the company's technology prowess. It's performance rivals that of a supercar, the fuel consumption could be mistakenly thought to belong to a city car and the technology seems to come from a spacecraft.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW, BMW X3, SUV

2 hrs ago | Ludlow Advertiser

New BMW i8 is simply electric on the road

FACTS AT A GLANCE BMW i8, A 94,845 inc A 5,000 gov grant Engine: 1.5-litre petrol unit and electric motor producing a combined 357bhp and 420lb/ft of torque Transmission: Six-speed dual clutch gearbox driving the rear wheels.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW, BMW i3, Hatchback

Thu Aug 28, 2014

GreenCarReports

Main Path To Better Fuel Efficiency: Lighter Vehicles, Say Automakers

There are many routes to improving fuel efficiency in modern cars, but one route in particular seems to be resonating with automakers, automotive engineers and designers: Shedding weight.

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Related Topix: Land Rover Range Rover, Land Rover, SUV, Land, BMW 6 Series, BMW, Coupe, Hatchback, Convertible, BMW i3, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Golf

The Car Connection

Can't Afford A $135,000 BMW i8? You Can Still Enjoy Some Of Its High Tech Toys

Tech gadgets can be big selling tools for automakers . Unfortunately, many of the newest, glitziest gizmos are only available on new cars -- often, new, expensive cars.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW, Gadgets, BMW 3 Series, Wagon, Hybrid, Hatchback, Convertible, BMW 5 Series, Sedan, BMW X3, SUV

Car & Driver

What BMW Selleth, BMW Refuseth to Take Back: The Unsellable, Undrivable, Zero-Emission eBay BMW i8

Let's say someone were to offer to sell you a car a lot like the one you want, but with some key differences-this one doesn't have an engine or a transmission and is instead a fiberglass shell shaped to look like a real car.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW

Iol.co.za

Re-charging SA, one BMW i3 at a time

We all know the chicken-and-egg conundrum facing all battery-car makers: you can't sell high-powered electric cars unless the charging infrastructure is in place and you can't get anybody to provide infrastructure until the cars are there to use it.

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Related Topix: BMW i3, Hatchback, BMW, Coupe, Marketing

INAUTONEWS

[VIDEO] BMW i8 gets tested by Motor Trend

Jonny Lieberman from Motor Trend has recently went for a spin in the impressive BMW i8 and he tried to answer some pretty difficult questions.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW, BMW i3, Hatchback

Pocket-lint.co.uk

BMW 220d review

Great to drive, great combination of power and efficiency from the 2-litre diesel engine, spacious, good ergonomics and iDrive continues to impress Diesel engine is a little noisy, lacks some basic kit in this guise and needs speccing carefully, design and technology fail to wow - especially in a showroom setting BMW has gone to town on a host of ... (more)

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Related Topix: BMW, Coupe, BMW 2 Series, Convertible, BMW 3 Series, Wagon, Hybrid, Hatchback, Sedan, SUV, BMW i3, BMW X4, Audi TT, Audi

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Car and Driver

10 Green Cars that Don't Suck: Eco-Excellence at All Price Points

Mix pious intentions with dreary mechanical bits and then stir in some driving misery, and the result is a "green car."

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Related Topix: Marketing, BMW i3, Hatchback, BMW, Coupe, BMW M3, Convertible, Sedan, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Golf, Big Sur, CA

Silicon Alley Insider

Now You Can Get Futuristic Supercar Technology In Your Run-Of-The-Mill BMW

The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid is one of the most technologically advanced supercars on the market.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW, BMW X3, SUV

Eater

Adventures in Shilling: Watch Chef Thomas Keller in a Car Commercial

Here's chef Thomas Keller geeking out over the new BMW i8 at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance .

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Related Topix: Thomas Keller, Coupe, BMW

INAUTONEWS

Non-working BMW i8 display car is for sale

A non-working BMW i8 display car is currently looking for a new owner as the model in question is being offered for sale, for a price which can buy you a brand new compact car.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Bloomberg

BMW Joins Cadillac Wooing Silicon Valley to Combat Tesla

BMW scored a coup this month when former Apple Inc. executive Tony Fadell became one of the first U.S. owners of the new $136,000 i8 plug-in sports car.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW, Science / Technology, Apple, Startups, Jobs, Steve Jobs, Automakers, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG

Automobile Magazine

Watch the 2015 BMW i8 Hit the Track

Our 2014 Design of the Year , the BMW i8, is certainly an innovative car from a styling perspective, being one of the few production cars in recent memory to hew so closely to its wild concept car roots.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW, Jaguar F-Type, Jaguar, Convertible

Examiner.com

Auction action with a feel-good story from Pebble Beach

Stories from the Pebble Beach classic car weekend were pretty much dominated by accounts of millions of dollars spent on rare Ferraris and a Ford GT-40 roadster.

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Related Topix: Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Bullitt, BMW, Coupe, Buick, Wagon, Buick Estate

Ludlow Advertiser

New BMW i8 is simply electric on the road

FACTS AT A GLANCE BMW i8, A 94,845 inc A 5,000 gov grant Engine: 1.5-litre petrol unit and electric motor producing a combined 357bhp and 420lb/ft of torque Transmission: Six-speed dual clutch gearbox driving the rear wheels.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW, BMW i3, Hatchback

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Autoblog

Someone's willing to pay $16,000 for a hollow, non-working BMW i8

There is an unusual BMW i8 for sale on eBay right now. Unlike your average and by that we mean "working" i8, this one pretty much just sits there, looking pretty.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Digital Trends

Telecom company testing wireless EV charging on the track, predicts 2017 consumer debut

BMW and Daimler announced a cooperative effort to develop wireless electric vehicle charging technology in July, but similar charging methods are already in use, albeit in a place you might not expect.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i3, Hatchback, BMW, Autos

Fri Aug 22, 2014

MotorAuthority

BMW i8 Named Official Safety Car Of Formula E: Video

If you're going to launch a low-emissions motor sport like Formula E , you'll want to extend its ethos into off-track aspects of the series too.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW, BMW i3, Hatchback

Gizmag

BMW celebrates US launch of i8 sports plug-in with $825K one-off

BMW celebrated the US launch of its all-new i8 plug-in sports car in style this past weekend.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW, Auto Dealers, Retail, Penske, Gadgets

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