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BMW is reportedly making a wild claim: a future all-electric version of the BMW i8 could be capable of producing 750 horsepower and incredible torque. The disclosure was found by BMW Blog in an article by Automobile Magazine on a future version of the i8 that may be released after 2020. A new i8 hitting […]

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BMW’s i division is hard at work building a secret prototype battery-powered i8 sports car which could result in the coupe discarding the plug-in hybrid powertrain and going fully electric in the future. According to sources speaking to British publication Autocar, the plan is the electric i8 will be based on the i division’s carbon […]

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A startup electric vehicle maker has recruited BMW i Series executives to move to China. Benoit Jacob, the designer of the BMW i8 sports car, has left the German automaker to join Future Mobility, an EV startup backed by large Chinese companies. Jacob will be joined at Future Mobility by Dirk Abendroth, who heads the […]

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The production BMW i8 Spyder is expected to debut sometime next year. According to a recent report from German newspaper Handelsblatt, BMW CEO Harald Krüger has confirmed that the convertible variant of the i8 will debut in production form relatively soon. Expect the production model to be nearly identical to the concept that bowed over […]

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BMW is moving forward with plans to develop a fuel cell car by 2020 that is suitable for production. According to Auto Express, a senior source with BMW confirmed the company is developing a fuel cell vehicle (FCV). The first rendering, however, isn’t likely to take the next step to production. “We will still be […]

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It’s been less than a year since BMW began delivering its high performance i8 plug-in hybrid to U.S. dealers, yet recent reports indicate the German carmaker is already developing a more powerful new version. Adding speed and horsepower are two goals for the next i8, according to AutoExpress. Citing un-named “insiders,” the website reported that […]

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BMW i’s ConnectedDrive technology will be available on the soon to be released Apple Watch. The BMW i Remote app can be used to remotely check and control functions of BMW i models such as the battery’s state of charge. BMW i said customers will be able to use its app from day one on […]

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The maker of the BMW i8 two-speed e-axle has been recognized once again for its work. GKN Automotive has been honored with a coveted Automotive News PACE award for its two-speed eAxle technology, found on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. The Automotive News PACE award is known around the world as the industry benchmark for […]

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BMW recently said the next i-series was only in the early stages of development – with deliveries set for 2020 – but a new report says consumers may see its appearance two years earlier. Rumors and snippets surrounding BMW’s i-series have generated plenty of speculation in recent weeks. A clearer image of the sedan may […]

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The BMW i8 won the title of 2015 World Green Car during the New York International Auto Show. This is the second year in a row the BMW i brand wins this award, having won it last year with the BMW i3. BMW’s BlueMotion technology won the very same award in 2010. For 2015, the […]

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