BMW i8 - For the pseudo-environmentalist billionaire in every one of us
I was thoroughly underwhelmed by BMW's latest concept on show at the Auckland Museum today.
It has similar hybrid technology but a lower all-electric range than a Chevrolet Volt, yet it costs $270,000 USD more.
Or think of it as an all-electric Tesla Roadster, but with less range, less power, less acceleration, less style, less reliability - but with higher emissions, and at twice the price.
The styling is a personal thing, but I found it too weird to gain mass-acceptance. Perhaps thankfully, the finished product will look completely different.
Still, God only knows what market this car is aimed at. Even so, by 2014 (when this vehicle is ready for production) the competition will have soared ahead with more practical, long-range all-electric vehicles.
For example, the Tesla Model S is a visual masterpiece with an all electric range of 300 miles (482 kilometres) - and full-scale production starts in August 2012.
You'd better think fast BMW.
A look at BMW's Vision EfficientDynamics
• High-performance concept study with BMW ActiveHybrid technology
visualising the dynamic performance typical of a BMW against the backdrop
of future demands in sustained mobility. BMW Vision EfficientDynamics as a
symbol for the future of Sheer Driving Pleasure in harmony with
• Development aim: The performance of a BMW M Car and a highly emotional
character combined with the fuel economy and emission management of a
modern small car in the premium class. As a result, this unique sports car
offers the most consistent rendition of the BMW EfficientDynamics
• Innovative approach in the context of BMW EfficientDynamics: The
exceedingly good balance of CO2 emission management and driving pleasure
results from a revolutionary vehicle concept developed all in one from the
ground up, achieving a new level of efficiency combined with a unique
driving experience. The overall result goes far beyond the sum total of the
individual features and components in this concept car.
• BMW Vision EfficientDynamics offers a realistic impression of the
unique potential of BMW ActiveHybrid technology and the great innovative
thrust of BMW EfficientDynamics.
• Offering a full-hybrid concept, the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics
concept car is powered by a three-cylinder turbodiesel and two electric motors. Overall
system output is 262 kW/356 hp, maximum torque 800 Newton-metres/590 lb-ft.
All-wheel drive featuring an electric motor on both the front and rear
• Anticipated performance: Acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h in
4.8 seconds, top speed 250 km/h (155 mph) (electronically limited) , fuel
consumption in the EU test cycle 3.76 litres/100 km (equal to 75.1 mph
imp), CO2 emissions 99 grams/kilometre.
• As a plug-in hybrid, BMW Vision EfficientDynamics is able to cover the
entire fuel consumption drive cycle under electric power alone. Taking the
sources of energy used for generating the electric power consumed into
account (EU electricity mix), this reduces the CO2 emission rating to just
50 grams per kilometre.
• Electric power is generated without the slightest increase in fuel
consumption through a particularly efficient concept of Brake Energy
Regeneration. Energy is stored in 98 lithium polymer cells. The car is able
to cover a distance of approximately 50 km/31 miles in the electric mode
• Aerodynamics developed with know-how from Formula 1. CX drag
coefficient optimised to just 0.22. Forward-looking energy management uses
the maximum potential available in each case to minimise fuel consumption.
• Technology-oriented body design as a clear expression of consistent
lightweight technology and aerodynamic quality. Design language typical of
the brand, setting clear signals in terms of sporting performance and
• The 2+2-seater concept combines dynamic performance and supreme
efficiency with an enhanced level of all-round function. BMW Vision
EfficientDynamics symbolises BMWs commitment to offer an unprecedented
driving experience for up to four occupants.
• BMW Vision EfficientDynamics comes with gullwing doors opening up to
the side. Innovative, weight-optimised door kinematics makes entering the
car at both front and rear convenient and very easy.
• The interior of this unique 2+2-seater intentionally demonstrates the
very latest in modern technology. At the same time the use of natural
materials underlines BMWs strategy of sustainability borne out through this
• The roof and door inserts made of polycarbonate glass automatically
become darker as a function of incoming light.
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BMW i8 from Mission Impossible 4
BMW's Manuel Sattig treats Global News consumer reporter Sean O'Shea to a
first-hand look at the auto maker's i8 concept vehicle - the same model
featured in Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol starring Tom Cruise.
2014 BMW i8 - DRIVING
World premiere for the BMW i8, the second model from new brand BMW i.
First plug-in hybrid vehicle from the BMW Group and world's most
forward-looking sports car; revolutionary interpretation of BMW's hallmark
driving pleasure; groundbreaking premium character clearly defined in terms
Plug-in hybrid system developed and produced by the BMW Group represents
the latest development stage of Efficient Dynamics; debut for
three-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower turbo technology, displacement: 1.5 litres,
output: 170 kW/231 hp, maximum torque: 320 Nm (236 lb-ft); power sent
to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox; model-specific hybrid
synchronous electric motor, output: 96 kW/131 hp, maximum torque: 250 Nm
(184 lb-ft); power channelled through the front wheels via a two-stage
automatic transmission; lithium-ion high-voltage battery with liquid
cooling and usable capacity of 5 kWh.
Combination of BMW TwinPower turbo and
BMW eDrive technology plus intelligent energy management produce system
output of 266 kW/362 hp (max. torque: 570 Nm / 420 lb-ft) and give the
BMW i8 the performance characteristics of a pure-bred sports car (0 --
100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.4 seconds) combined with fuel economy and
emissions figures more familiar from a small car (EU fuel consumption:
2.5 litres per 100 km / 113 mpg imp); "glued-to-the-road" AWD driving
experience with torque distribution geared towards optimised dynamics.
Driving Experience Control switch and eDrive button allow driver to choose
from five driving modes; range of up to 35 kilometres (22 miles) on
electric power alone and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph); COMFORT mode
offers optimum balance between dynamics and efficiency; combined range in
everyday conditions: over 500 kilometres (310 miles); SPORT mode with
ultra-intense Boost function
provided by the electric motor; ECO PRO mode can be used in both
all-electric mode and hybrid mode.
Sophisticated chassis technology featuring a double-wishbone front axle and
a five-link rear axle; Electric Power Steering; Dynamic Damper Control
comes as standard; 20-inch light-alloy wheels are standard, carbon wheels
Emotion-led visual impression based around established BMW i design
language; classical sports car proportions and fresh interpretation of BMW
design features; doors open upwards like wings; clean lines, plus surface
design (external and internal) based on the layering principle; full-LED
headlights as standard, innovative laser headlights -- unique worldwide --
available as an option.
Intelligent lightweight construction with elements including a CFRP
passenger cell, doors with a CFRP-aluminium structure, an instrument panel
with magnesium support, an aluminium chassis and a partition between the
passenger compartment and boot made from thin glass; comprehensive safety
concept and an ultra-torsionally stiff passenger cell.
Extensive standard equipment includes the Navigation system Professional
with proactive drive system for all-electric driving, fully-digital
instrument display, BMW iDrive with freestanding Control Display and
leather sports seats; choice of four exterior paint finishes and four
interior equipment variants.
Wide range of BMW ConnectedDrive features: Park Distance Control, cruise
control system with braking function, rain sensor and Intelligent Emergency
Call function as standard; optional driver assistance package with High
Beam Assistant, a rear view camera, Surround View, Speed Limit Info
including No Passing Info display, and Collision Warning with pedestrian
recognition and braking function; also available are the Head-Up Display,
BMW Online Entertainment, Concierge Services, Real Time Traffic
Information and mobility services developed specifically for BMW i, e.g.
intermodal route guidance.
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2012 BMW 328 Hommage Concept - WORLD DEBUT
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To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the original Bmw 328 classic of the
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Mercedes-Benz TV: Torie test drives the new E-Class with Intelligent Drive
Fuel consumption (combined): 10.5-4.11 l/100 km;
CO2 emissions (combined): 246-107 g/km*
In Barcelona, one of Europe's most beautiful cities, the MB reporter,
Torie, puts an equally beautiful car to the test: The new E-Class. During
the safety trial, Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive has the opportunity to
demonstrate its capabilities -- live and up close. Hold onto your seats!
Product may vary after press date on 20.02.2013.
*The data do not relate to a specific vehicle and are not part of the
specification, but are merely for the purpose of comparing different
vehicle types. The figures are provided in accordance with the German
regulation "PKW EnVKV" and apply to the German market only.
ARCO - 3D Concept Car
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The BMW i8 price is expected to cost more than €100,000 (US$122,800 or
GB£78,000), according to BMW head of sales and marketing, Ian Robertson.
BMW i is a sub-brand of BMW which has been created to commercialize low
In February 2011 BMW announced that the new sub-brand for the
commercialization of the vehicles produced under Project i will be called
BMW i. The first two production models will be the battery electric BMW i3,
formerly known as the Mega City Vehicle, with a range of 150 kilometres (93
mi), and the plug-in hybrid BMW i8, which is the production version of the
BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics concept unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor
Show and has an all-electric range of 35 kilometres (22 mi). Production of
both BMW i8 plug-in electric cars is scheduled to start in Leipzig in 2013.
Concept versions of the i3 and BMW i8 were presented at the 2011 Frankfurt
Motor Show. In August 2011 BMW announced the BMW i5, a new midrange
model for its new electric car line. The i5 will use the same drivetrain as
the BMW i8 and is scheduled for 2016. The first BMW i store opened in
June 2012 at BMW's London Park Lane showroom. The carmaker premiered an
updated version of the BMW i3 concept electric car and unveiled its i
Pedelec electric bicycle concept.
The BMW i8, first introduced as the BMW Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics,
is a plug-in hybrid under development by BMW. The initial concept BMW i8
was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, and the BMW i8 concept
car destined for production was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor
Show. The BMW i8 has a 7.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which delivers
an all-electric range of 35 km (22 mi).
In 2010 BMW announced the mass production of the Concept Vision Efficient
Dynamics in Leipzig beginning in 2013 as the BMW i8. The BMW i8 is part
of BMW's "Project i" and will be marketed as a new brand, BMW i, sold
separately from BMW or Mini. The BMW i3 and the BMW i8 will be the first
models available from 2013. Other i models will follow.
The BMW i8 concept plug-in hybrid electric vehicle unveiled at the 2011
Frankfurt Motor Show has a 7.2 kWh (26 MJ) lithium-ion battery pack that
allows an all-electric range of 35 km (22 mi). Its top speed is
electronically limited to 250 km/h (160 mph) and is expected to go from 0
to 100 km/h (0 to 60 mph) in 4.6 seconds. Under normal driving conditions
the BMW i8 is expected to deliver 80 mpg-US (2.9 L/100 km; 96 mpg-imp)
under the European cycle. A full charge of the battery will take less than
2 hours using 220V.
The BMW i8 combines the electric drive system of the BMW i3, with a 96 kW
(129 hp) electric motor located in the front axle powering the front wheels
and at the rear is a turbocharged
1.5-liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine producing 164 kW (220 hp) and 300 N·m
(220 lbf·ft) of torque. The result BMW i8 is a combined output of 260 kW
(349 hp). All four wheels provide regenerative braking. The location of the
BMW i8 battery pack in the energy tunnel gives the BMW i8 a low centre of
gravity, enhancing its dynamics. Together with the positioning of the motor
and engine over the axles, the result is an optimum 50/50 weight
distribution for the BMW i8.
In July 2011 the BMW i8 won the 2012 North American Concept Vehicle of the
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Sustainable Mobility for Megacities
In megacities around the world, a need has arisen for a new kind of
sustainable personal mobility that works on many levels. It has to have
minimal environmental impact, both on the city's streets and on the planet
itself. It has to deliver an effortless, and comfortable driving
experience. And it has to intelligently integrate personal mobility within
the wider public transport system. The BMW i3 has been created from scratch
with all these needs in mind. Whatever questions the megacity may ask, this
electric car always has an intelligent, sustainable, beautifully designed
Advanced, lightweight construction
The BMW i3 integrates the newly-developed drive components into a
completely new vehicle architecture. Lightweight construction throughout
the car and innovative use of CFRP (Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic) offers
significant benefits to the customer and the environment.
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West Coast Customs Audi R8 - Chrome Paint, Clear Wheels CES 2011
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