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    Translogic: Translogic 153: 2015 BMW i8
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    The 2015 BMW i8 is the second model in the Bavarian automaker's eco-friendly i-branded lineup. The i8's plug-in hybrid powertrain combines a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine with a 96-kilowatt electric motor to make 357 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. Together, this ...

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    Video: Gus Van Sant casts the BMW i8 in soft light
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    BMW has spent the better part of a century building its reputation with fossil-burning transportation, but now it's banking heavily on the success of its new i family of electric vehicles. In order to succeed, it will need to sell examples of the i3, but sell the idea with the i8. And in order to ...

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    Official: BMW invests in carbon fiber for use beyond i and M models
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    The immense amount of resources BMW has poured into its i brand program hasn't stopped, and recent developments indicate it's likely to pay off for BMW and BMW buyers outside the i brand. The i8 has already sold out its first year run, the i3 racked up 10,000 orders before it even went on sale ...

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    Official: BMW i creates high-design solar charging carport
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    With the first deliveries of the i3 under way, and the recent i8 press launch, the marketing push in the US for the BMW electric sub-brand has begun. These i vehicles are supposed to have a completely different feel from the rest of the brand's lineup. To complement their earth-friendly ethos, ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #378
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    Episode #378 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, Michael Harley and Chris McGraw talk about the news of Toyota moving to Texas, the BMW i8, Mark Fields as the next Ford CEO and rumors of a manual transmission and magnetorheological shocks for the Chevrolet SS. ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #378 LIVE!
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    After dealing with some technical difficulties last night, we're now set to record Autoblog Podcast #378 this evening. In case you missed it yesterday, check out the topics below, or drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast ...

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    First Drive: 2015 BMW i8 [w/video]
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    The most important thing to keep in mind while driving BMW's all-new i8 is that it's not a product of the company's vaunted M division. Sleek sports-coupe design, carbon-fiber construction and blistering acceleration may cause automotive enthusiasts to drool, but the i8 has not been ...

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    Video: Watch the BMW i8 get wrung out on the Ring
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    Been wondering where the heck the reviews of the all-new, plug-in-hybrid BMW i8 have been? After all, the car isn't exactly new, having debuted in concept form way back in September of 2009. In August of last year, we even tested a prototype of the new supercar. Despite that, though, we still ...

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    Video: BMW i8's three-cylinder sounds like it's shaping up quite nicely
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    We've run across some rather interesting news... or perhaps we should say interesting sounds. The folks from Bimmerpost have scrounged up a short video showing a preproduction BMW i8 running through a few gears in Sport mode at a quick pace, and if you were concerned that the somewhat ...

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    Video: BMW expounds on i8 design and performance in new videos
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    At this point, there isn't much we don't know about the 2015 BMW i8, so BMW is starting to focus its attention on reassuring consumers that the future of BMW won't abandon the past. In these two recently released videos, BMW answers questions prospective buyers might have about about the new ...

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    Rumormill: BMW i8 Spyder gets production nod
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    BMW could be poised to expand its i8 range, beyond the hardtop version of the plug-in hybrid supercar. A report from Bimmerpost is claiming that the i8 Spyder, which we showed you in concept form at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, will be heading to production. The website claims the open-roof ...

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    Report: Is the BMW i8 actually already sold out?
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    The other day we brought you a report from Reuters, which quoted BMW's global sales chief Ian Robertson as saying that the Bavarian automaker had already sold out the entire year's production run of its new i8. Impressive, sure, but perhaps not all that unusual for a groundbreaking new sportscar ...

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    Report: BMW: i8 sold out, i3 records 10k orders
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    Just in case anyone was wondering how plug-in BMW cars would be received, the answer is apparently "quite well." After speaking with BMW's global sales chief last week at the LA Auto Show, Reuters has learned that the plug-in hybrid i8 sports coupe is already sold out for its first year on the ...

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    Report: BMW mulled ten, eight, and six-cylinder engines for i8 before going hybrid
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    There's little doubt that the 2015 BMW i8 is one of the most radical and groundbreaking performance cars this industry has seen in a long time. From its unique carbon-intensive construction to its 1.5-liter, three-cylinder and electric motor plug-in powertrain to its concept-car appearance, the ...

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    Report: BMW says M and i do not go together
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    There's word from top BMW executives that the automaker won't be mixing its i division with its M division, Car Advice reports. M division, which takes regular BMWs and makes them into formidable performance cars, and i division, which makes unique BMWs focused on fuel efficiency and ...

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    Frankfurt: Editors' Choice: Top Five 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Debuts
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    By our story count, this year's Frankfurt Motor Show was one of the busiest auto shows on record. We brought you more than 70 reveals from the center of the action, and are still finding and compiling a lot of other content with Frankfurt-origins as well. With such a massive amount of raw data ...

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    Frankfurt: 2015 BMW i8 offers you a fast ride to the future for $135,700* [w/video]
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    BMW's long-form teasing and rollout of its incredibly cool i8 has put us in a unique position to report from its world debut here in Frankfurt. Typically, an auto show debut marks just the start of the information dump about a new vehicle. The i8, however, is a car that we've already driven and ...

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    Official: BMW i8 fully revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut [UPDATE]
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    It may be early in the morning here in the US, but in Germany, the first day of the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show is in full swing. BMW took advantage of the early start and showed off its long-awaited i8 plug-in hybrid sportscar, a two-plus-two, swan-wing-doored coupe, to the Frankfurt crowd. We ...

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    Teased: BMW i8 official images leak ahead of Frankfurt [w/video]
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    The new BMW i8 plug-in electric supercar isn't set to make its official debut until September 10, when it will glide onto the Frankfurt Motor Show stage amidst a sea of flash photography. Of course, that isn't so true in today's world, where debuts are always preceded (often carefully) by ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #345
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    Sebastian Blanco from AutoblogGreen, BMW i8 and i3, Tesla earnings, cheap EV leases Episode #345 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Jeff Ross are joined by Sebastian Blanco, editor-in-chief of AutoblogGreen. Topics include the BMW i8 and i3, Tesla earnings, and cheap EV ...

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