BMW i8

Jaguar Land Rover & BMW teaming up to co-develop electric drive units

Jun 05, 2019

Jaguar Land Rover and BMW have confirmed they are teaming up to co-develop next-generation electric drive units (EDU), as part of a joint investment in research and development of electric vehicles. Described as a “strategic...

2018 BMW i8 Roadster & Coupe LCI update now on sale in Australia

Jul 19, 2018

If you’re after a crowd-stopping, fast and very fuel efficient sports car you might be interested to hear BMW Australia is introducing the new i8 Roadster, while also applying some LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) updates...

BMW 7 & 8 Series model lines get bespoke black-and-white logo

Sep 11, 2017

BMW is grouping together its most elite vehicles into a sub-brand, identified by a black and white interpretation of BMW’s Bavarian-coloured logo. Cars to be included in this exclusive branding are the BMW 7 Series,...

BMW i8 Protonic special editions announced in Australia

Aug 10, 2017

A special edition BMW i8 has been announced called the Protonic. And a limited number have been locked in for Australia. These bring a range of unique trimming and cosmetic changes to the already awe-inspiring...

BMW i8 Roadster on sale in 2018, teaser released (video)

Jul 03, 2017

BMW has confirmed the new i8 Roadster is coming soon, releasing a short preview video onto Facebook to build anticipation. The BMW i8 is the flagship model in the ‘i’ range, and up until now...

AC Schnitzer shows ‘ACS8’ upgrades for BMW i8

Mar 02, 2017

German tuning firm AC Schnitzer has added some visual flair to the i8 hybrid supercar, calling it the ACS8, which will be showcased at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The Schnitzer-ised i8 features 25mm of...

BMW i8 driver stops traffic, frustrated commuter smashes windscreen with bat

Nov 29, 2016

A frustrated commuter in New York City has taken justice into his own hands and smashed the windscreen of a BMW i8 with a baseball bat. The i8 in question, covered in a gold vinyl...

BMW i8 police car added to NSW promo fleet

Nov 08, 2016

The NSW Rose Bay police squad has announced it has taken delivery of a BMW i8 to help out on duty around the Sydney city area. The announcement was made yesterday, with superintendent Bradley Hodder...

BMW i5 to arrive in 2021, after i8 spyder – report

Nov 03, 2016

BMW is planning on creating an all-new i5 SUV for release in 2021, following the introduction of the i8 Roadster in 2018, a report has revealed. We reported several months ago that BMW’s ‘i’ team...

BMW ‘i5’ to be fully electric, as with next i8 – report

Aug 15, 2016

BMW is working away on a new EV project thought to be called the i5, with replacements for the i3 and i8 coming shortly after as the manufacturer ramps up its EV presence. Automobile Magazine...

Fully electric BMW i8 in the pipeline – report

Jun 27, 2016

BMW’s i-division is said to be working on a prototype i8 which ditches the 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine in favour of a larger battery pack to become a pure EV supercar. According to Autocar, the...

2016 International Engine of the Year Award winners announced

Jun 02, 2016

Cue the drumroll, the annual 2016 International Engine of the Year award winners have been revealed, with Ferrari snatching the crown from BMW and dominating the awards. That’s right, despite environmental and regulatory pressures, the...