Car sales overall weren’t as stellar as they’ve been in the United States last year. Yet predictably, the best-sellers were comprised largely of a group of trucks, SUVs and crossovers. No surprises there. The worst-sellers, tragically, were a smattering of fun enthusiast cars, small cars and phased-out models.
They’re finally here: the BMW i8 Roadster and the BMW i8 Coupe, both updated and hitting the market next year. They look pretty much like the current i8, which is to say, stunning. I expected no less.
Despite the prototypes spotted, despite the rumors, despite the promises, we still haven’t seen the BMW i8 Roadster in production form yet. That’s pretty weird! Many people thought it’d be at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year, and I just now realized it was not. The world needs a convertible with dihedral doors.
Here’s a phrase I haven’t heard in a couple years: BMW i8 Spyder. Or roadster. Or convertible. Whatever, you get the point—it’s a topless version of BMW’s gorgeous hybrid sports car. And it’s finally debuting at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, reportedly.
There’s a video making the rounds on Twitter today of two clowns partaking in a “photoshoot” on a busy Manhattan street with a BMW i8, blocking it all up to hell, when all of a sudden a “real old-school New Yorker” comes up and smashes their windshield with a bat. Don’t believe it. It’s fake as hell.
As we come off the holiday where we’re supposed to give thanks for things, let us be thankful for two cars that prove the future may not suck for enthusiasts after all.
Look at this. Look at this shit.
To the average person, a BMW i8 has a unique enough look on its own to get extra attention. But an i8 with a bunch of Pokémon on it—that’s getting into territory that requires the driver to either look good every day or get some dark window tent. You can’t escape the attention, or the smartphone cameras.
Yes, it’s a big day for speculative renders. But this one comes from patent drawings, and it may show where BMW is taking its electrified i-series next. Is this the BMW i5 sedan? Looks like it.
Well, here’s a fun rumor: BMW is apparently bringing out the big guns for electric vehicles. In addition to updating the i3 and working on a new project called the iNext, BMW might also make the i8 fully electric and very fast. Maybe.
The much-anticipated BMW i8 is a technological quantum leap forward in terms of design, engineering, and performance. But above all, it’s a car to get people excited about cars again. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the new ambassador of car culture.
Princess Al Hawi of Abu Dhabi has taken delivery of a bespoke BMW i8, and it almost completely wipes away the clean, technical look of the normal car with a bright red paint scheme and plenty of aftermarket parts.
The BMW i8 is a unique car from the future designed to work perfectly in the present. It might not have the all-electric range of a Tesla, but it drives like a sports car, looks like a supercar and offers the same comfort as a regular BMW. What do you need to know before you buy a BMW i8? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you…
BMW confirmed the i8 Roadster for 2018, plans to double the the i3's battery capacity for 2017 and announced plans to dominate the autonomous scene as well. They will also keep on working on hydrogen cars, while after 2020, we are getting a new electric model called the iNEXT—plus a bigger X7 SUV, finally.
BMW’s new Protonic Red Edition i8 looks much better in the flesh than on those flat factory photos. It’s super cool.
California Highway Patrol says a cement truck collided with a small pickup in Newport Beach, CA this morning causing carnage across multiple lanes. The cement truck crushed this BMW i8 electric sports car as it toppled to a halt.
Finally, here’s an i8 from BMW wearing a warm color. It will have to be faster than the silver ones, no question about it. It’s called Protonic Red, and that can’t be slow.
Buttons? Knobs? Voice commands? BMW’s trying to move past all that stuff when it comes to in-car controls via gesture control, which the German automaker has even debuted on the all-new 7-Series sedan. Now it takes all that to another level at CES with a BMW i8 concept. Also, it has no roof! Or doors!