The BMW i8 Is The Gorgeous Beta Of A Car You'll Eventually Own

The BMW i8 packs the straight-line acceleration of a Porsche 911, three times the fuel economy, and a hybrid drivetrain into the intelligent architecture of my dreams. It's one of the few cars to go from show to street without being diluted like prohibition-era scotch. You'll probably never drive one. That's OK. » 5/09/14 2:00pm 5/09/14 2:00pm

The 2015 BMW i8 by the cold, hard numbers

If you want driving impressions of the BMW i8, we put Chris Harris on the job, and his words will be on R&T shortly. In the meantime, Jason Cammisa ripped off a full instrumented test of the i8, and his takeaway is that it's really goddamned quick for a hybrid backed up by a turbocharged inline-3, although there were… » 4/28/14 11:06am 4/28/14 11:06am

The BMW i8 Is Wonderful Because It Feels Like The Future

When I was a kid, I used to try and imagine what kind of cars we would drive in the far-flung future year of Two Thousand Fourteen. Would they fly? Would they hit unfathomable speeds with amazing new technology? Would they look just like concept cars? I love the BMW i8 because it delivers on that promise. » 4/18/14 9:00am 4/18/14 9:00am

How BMW's New Laser Headlights Will Work And Not Kill You

Ever since America escaped the tyranny of the round and rectangular sealed beams, there's been continuous and determined progress in the field of seeing at night with your car. We've gone from incandescents to halogens to HIDs to LEDs, and now, finally, we're going to have lasers. Like a pair of Death Stars at the… » 2/12/14 5:30pm 2/12/14 5:30pm