2014 BMW i8 Review
What's New for 2014
The 2014 BMW i8 is an all-new model.
Based on the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car shown a few years
ago, the 2014 BMW i8 represents the German automaker's vision of a
high-performance plug-in hybrid. If this is what the future looks like,
sign us up. Zero to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds? A full charge in three hours
from a regular garage outlet? Approximately 95 mpg? Yes, please.
For the i8, BMW chops its classic 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine
formula in half. The i8 uses a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline three-cylinder
paired with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. The
three-cylinder drives the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic
transmission, while the electric motor powers the front wheels through a
The engine and electric motor combine for 362 horsepower, 420 pound-feet
of torque and all-wheel-drive performance, all integrated into a chassis
that is 10 pounds lighter and 1.5 inches longer than the 3 Series. The i8
also delivers stellar handling thanks to 50/50 weight distribution and a
low, centrally mounted battery pack, although standard 20-inch wheels seem
like a suspect choice for maximizing corner-to-corner performance.
BMW says the i8 can also travel 22 miles and reach a top speed of 75 mph on
electrons alone. Uncorked with the gasoline engine in the lead, it will
reach a top speed of 155 mph. Sounds like a pretty good future to us.
Lightweight construction helps bring lofty performance within reach,
notably an aluminum chassis, chemically hardened glass (similar to that
used in smartphones) and extensive use of carbon-fiber-reinforced panels
within the 2+2 passenger cabin. Those plus-2 rear seats are small, however,
smaller than even a Porsche 911's, and are best considered auxiliary
luggage space. Even settling into the front seats requires some practice
given its unique scissor-lift-style doors.
We drove a recent i8 prototype and found the i8's easy thrust in
all-electric mode a close match for the Tesla Model S. In its Sport mode
(there are also Comfort and Eco Pro settings), the i8 further awakens,
feeling light, agile and averse to body roll. The hybrid never quite
overwhelms with acceleration, but it also never feels winded, the electric
motor's torque nicely covering for the small turbo as the latter winds up to deliver its power
Whatever the i8 lacks in competitive performance, it won't lack for style.
Its low-slung profile is punctuated by standard U-shaped LED headlights.
You can even order the i8 with laser headlights where regulations allow
(sorry, U.S. shoppers). Inside, a multitiered and layered cockpit design
uses recycled materials and naturally treated leather for upholstery and
panel surfaces Like the smaller i3 electric car, the i8 will offer three
trim levels -- Mega, Giga and Tera -- all with varying degrees of sport and
The 2014 BMW i8 arrives in the spring and starts around $136,000. That's
well above its most obvious target, the Tesla Model S, and that kind of
money also buys a lot of Porsche 911. Performance aficionados won't likely
be swayed and may even look across the BMW lineup to the "M" cars. But for
the hybrid buyer seeking power, performance and efficiency through a lower
profile, the 2014 BMW i8 presents a unique choice.
Check back for more information on the 2014 BMW i8, including specs,
driving impressions and buying advice as it becomes available.
BMW 120d 5-Türer (F20): Kompakter Luxus
http://www.online-autowelt.de -- Der neue 1er F20 hat deutlich an Format
gewonnen. Nicht nur das er größer ausfällt als der Vorgänger: Der
Innenraum ist nun deutlich hochwertiger und die Ausstattung umfangreicher.
In dem hier gezeigten BMW 120d arbeitet ein Reihen-Vierzylinder
Diesel-Agregat mit 1995 ccm und 184 PS. Die maximale Geschwindigkeit wird
mit 228 km/h, der durchschnittliche Verbrauch mit 4,6 l/100km angegeben.
Zur Ausstattung zählen eine Rückfahrkamera, ein großes
Panorama-Glasdach, Klimaautomatik, Ledersitze mit Sitzheizung, das
Navigationssystem Professional, ein M-Sportfahrwerk, Xenonlicht und diverse
Ein Fahrzeug von BMW und MINI Riller & Schnauck Berlin, Teltow, Meißen
The all-new BMW i8 Full Review
With its fascinating holistic concept, the BMW i8 brings the vision of a
modern and sustainable sports car to life. The highly-emotional design
immediately makes it clear what qualities the BMW i8 has to offer. Dynamic
proportions show off its acceleration potential even when it's standing
still; and yet it doesn't rely on being a pure-blooded sports car. Its
aesthetics always follow a functional goal: for example, more aerodynamics
for maximum efficiency and absolute performance.
BMW 120d with ECU remap and Milltek Sport exhaust
This BMW 120d started with 176bhp and 371Nm. It was remapped by Shiftech in
Belgium (www.shiftech.be) and fitted with a Milltek Sport cat-back Exhaust (www.millteksport.com) to produce an
impressive 217bhp and 425Nm!
The Exhaust system also fits the BMW
123d and gives the car a much more aggressive petrol-like sound.
BMW 120d Urban Line - Czy warto przepłacać?
„Jedynka" jeździ tak, jak wygląda -- urosła i wydoroślała pod
każdym względem, a przy tym wciąż prowadzi się sportowo, z typową dla
BMW lekką podsterownością. Cieszy nas większa wszechstronność auta,
lepsze połączenie dynamiki i możliwości podróżowania nawet na bardzo
"Pulse (George Ellinas remix)" by George_Ellinas
is licensed under a Creative Commons license:
BMW 123d on the autobahn
123d driving on the autobahn on my way to work. Video uploaded mostly for
test reasons. Look for better videos from me.
The little box with my speed can be found here:
New BMW M4 Track Test Drive ★ LOVELY Sound ★
New BMW M4 Track Test Drive ★ LOVELY Sound ★ The high-revving
six-cylinder in-line engine with BMW M TwinPower turbo technology newly developed for the new BMW
M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe produces maximum output of approximately 430 hp.
Its peak torque soars far beyond 500 Newton metres (369 lb-ft),
outstripping the figures recorded by the outgoing BMW M3 by well over 30
per cent. And yet the engine also achieves a reduction in fuel consumption
and emissions of around 25 per cent. The weight of the cars has been
reduced to just under 1,500 kilograms, which helps to ensure outstanding
driving dynamics and exceptional efficiency.
The launch of the new BMW M3 Sedan and new BMW M4 Coupe sees BMW M GmbH
revealing an all-new interpretation of the high-performance sports car --
and carrying the BMW M philosophy over into the fifth generation of the M3.
More than 40,000 examples of the fourth-generation BMW M3 Coupe were built,
and now the BMW M4 Coupe is poised to continue this history of success. The
"M4" badge is a reference to the model series that provides the basis for
the new M model. And for the first time, the Coupe will be introduced at
the same time as the four-door variant, which logic dictates will be
christened the BMW M3.
"Four generations of the BMW M3 have blended motor sport genes and
uncompromised everyday usability within an emotionally rich overall
concept;" explains Dr Friedrich Nitschke, President BMW M GmbH. "The BMW M3
Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe represent an ongoing commitment to this philosophy.
The engine is the heart of every M model, and the example fitted in the two
new cars combines the virtues of a high-revving naturally aspirated unit
with the strengths of turbocharger
technology. An all-embracing lightweight design concept keeps the cars'
weight to just under 1,500 kilograms. The BMW M3 and BMW M4 take motor
sport technology from the track to the road, and thousands of laps of the
legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife -- the world's most demanding race
track -- have readied the new models for that transition. Meticulous and
passion-fuelled development work has underpinned the creation of two
high-performance sports cars that set new standards in terms of overall
concept, precision and agility."
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2012 BMW M5 INTERIOR
The new BMW M5 is a high-performance sports car whose dynamic potential is
geared to the demands of track use yet which also sets a new benchmark in
everyday driving with its touring comfort and innovative equipment
features. It also sets the pace in its class in terms of efficiency. The
car's history of success in a segment founded more than 25 years ago by the
original BMW M5 is set to continue in contemporary style.