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 Friday 9:00am

The BMW i8's Three-Cylinder Sounds Like A Ferocious Demon

Worried that the BMW i8, BMW's new flagship hybrid sports car with a three-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor would sound like a misfiring Smart Car attached to a sparking dentist's drill? Worry no more, because it sounds like a savage Bavarian brute. » 3/25/14 1:40pm 3/25/14 1:40pm

Why BMW Wants To Sell You Their Glorious Carbon Fiber Wheel

What has been developed for the electric i sub-brand is now on the edge of becoming an option for regular BMWs too. EU bureaucracy is the biggest obstacle standing between you and carbon fiber wheels, but not for long. BMW needs to make some of its investment back. » 2/24/14 2:45pm 2/24/14 2:45pm

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

This Is The First BMW i8 Crash

The BMW i8 isn't even on sale yet and people are already having accidents in them. A BMW test driver was traveling at "excessive speed" in a preproduction version of the hybrid tourer in Germany, crashing into a highway median. » 1/20/14 10:40am 1/20/14 10:40am

The BMW i8 Hybrid Sports Car Will Cost $135,925

The BMW i3 is a nice, pleasant little city car that sounds perfectly fine for people looking for something a little more premium than a Prius. But the 95 mpg, lightning quick BMW i8? That's the one you want. And ownership will put you out $135,925. » 9/10/13 2:16pm 9/10/13 2:16pm

Four Just-Unveiled Cars That Are Better Than Any New iPhone

Nothing Apple showed today can lap a track at high speed, help reduce our dependence on foreign oil, or cause an entire street full of people to turn their heads and gawk. Here are four new cars more impressive and any silly new iPhone. » 9/10/13 12:01pm 9/10/13 12:01pm

The BMW i8 Interior Stayed Pretty Close To The Concept

It's always disappointing when concept cars get watered down as they hit production, but it's even worse with their interiors. Tons of space-age cockpits become boring and sedated when they turn into real cars. Not so with the BMW i8 hybrid sports car, apparently. » 9/03/13 9:40am 9/03/13 9:40am

BMW Is Going to Use Gorilla Glass in the BMW i8

After leaving most car enthusiasts wondering what's next when it introduced the all electric BMW i3, BMW released some details about the upcoming plug-in hybrid i8. At a test track showing off the sports car, BMW revealed that the i8 will be the first car to use Gorilla Glass for its windows. » 8/08/13 2:58pm 8/08/13 2:58pm

The BMW i8 Sports Car Will Do 95 MPG, 0-60 MPH In Under 4.5 Seconds

The BMW i3 electric city car uses some fascinating new technology, but early reviews have said its sporting credentials aren't quite up to snuff. BMW says that won't be the case with their upcoming BMW i8 sports car. Here's the glorious powertrain along with some new specs. » 8/07/13 10:00am 8/07/13 10:00am

Show Us The Best Electric Sports Cars Out There

Performance cars with electronic help are already here. The fantastic Porsche 918 is almost ready, BMW has put through its i8 diesel-electric supercar some ice almost a year ago, and with Ferrari's Enzo replacement (whatever they will call it), plus the "97%" ready McLaren P1 also using KERS, there is no question that… » 1/07/13 3:00pm 1/07/13 3:00pm