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The BMW Event 2015 Races Into Homestead-Miami Speedway

While Mercedes-Benz and Lexus might have a strong presence in the Florida market, BMW sales are among the highest in the state as well. With nearly 300,000 BMW title registrations in Florida, Homestead-Miami Speedway served as the perfect venue for the first annual ‘The BMW Event’ exclusively for the German luxury brand. Dedicated strictly to the Munich-based automaker, a group of BMW enthusiasts worked tirelessly with event promoters and title sponsor Active Autowerke to make The BMW Event the largest of its kind in the South East region. While West Coast BMW owners…

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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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Official: BMW working on wireless inductive charging for EVs and plug-in hybrids

BMW is officially developing and researching a new wireless inductive charging system for their plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, like the i3 and the i8, in attempts to make the lives of plug-in electric vehicle owners easier by ridding the charging experience of annoying wires. Planned to arrive later this year, the system is made up of a floor-mounted base plate while a lightweight charging coil sits at the bottom of the car. BMW will most likely have its technicians come and install the charge plate at the desired location of your residence,…

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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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