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Upshall: Innovative on and off the ice with his new BMW i8

The BMW i8 makes no excuses about its next-level styling and technology. Conceived in BMW’s Munich-based skunkworks, we’ve been following the story of BMW’s rolling plug-in hybrid phenomenon for some time now and seeing the results of those efforts (on the street no less) has been satisfying. It was obvious that the hype for the new BMW i8 was mounting back in summer 2014, when the first i8 Concours Edition sold at auction for a staggering $825,000! Since then, deliveries of the standard model have started and one fortunate Florida…

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Official: The 2015 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition revealed ahead of Pebble Beach

To commemorate the BMW i8’s arrival, the Munich-based automaker revealed a special edition dedicated to the famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Naturally, the model is called the 2015 BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition. Headed for an arrival at, you guessed it, Pebble Beach in California, the special i8 is one of the first i8’s to set foot on North American soil, though it isn’t the first. It’s treated in a special matte-grey exterior with a bespoke brown leather upholstery, as well as other special appointments. Should the government also approve…

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Video: Watch BMW highlight some of the wicked tech on the new i8

B MW released a new promotional video that highlights some of the technology involved with the i8’s advanced lightweight construction. As part of their Efficient Dynamics branding, the technologies started being researched nearly ten years ago and have thus finally made it into production in the i8, allowing for one of the most dynamic and efficient cars to ever come from the Munich-based automaker. The key to this technology in simpler terms: weight reduction and savings. For instance, the BMW i8 weighs a fairly low 3,284lbs, despite having heavy hybrid…

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Official: BMW confirms worldly debuts of 4-Series Coupe and i8 at LA this year

Attending this year’s 2013 Los Angeles International Auto Show? Well, BMW has some new models to show off to the eyes of the public, some of which will be featured for the first time in person. The biggest worldly debuts highlighted for this year’s exhibition is the all-new 4-Series convertible, the i8 super hybrid, the X4 Concept, and the recently updated 5-Series GranTurismo. The 2014 BMW 4-Series follows in the footsteps of the last generation 3-Series coupe and convertible, just with a different name. The i8 is the mid-engined plug-in…

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