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BMW i8 Sports Car Concept — Pictures, Info



BMW i8 Concept

BMW has revealed both its i3 and i8 eco-friendly cars, both part of the German carmaker’s new i Series sub-brand. Having just covered the i3, it’s only fare we did the same for the i8. We dubbed the i3 a little monster hatchback — the i8, in comparison, is a beast not from this world (for a vehicle of its kind, at least).

Unlike the i3, which is a full-electric car, the i8 will be a plug-in hybrid. It features a turbocharged, 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine that produces 220 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque. Combined with the same 170-hp electric motor found in the i3, it runs from 0-60 miles per hour in under five seconds (4.6 seconds, to be exact) and reaches an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph. Despite having the same electric motor as the i3, the i8 has an electric-only range of up to 20 miles on a full charge. Its fuel economy is estimated at three liters per 100 kilometers when driving like a softy and seven liters per 100 kilometers when driving aggressively.

The i8 has a perfect 50/50 weight distribution and has a layout that allows it to reap the advantages of both front-wheel and rear-wheel drive setups. In other words, it will provide sports car performance without sacrificing too much in the fuel-economy department.


Length/Height/Width L 4632mm, H 1280mm, W 1955mm
Wheelbase 2800mm
No. of seats 2 + (2)= 4 butts
Weight 1480kg
Power output 260kw/550 Nm System output
of which patrol engine: 164 kW/300 Nm
of which electric motor: 96 kW/250 Nm
Top Speed 250 km/h/ 155 mph governed
Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h or 62 mph in 4.6 seconds
80-120 km/h, / 50-75 mph in 4.0 seconds
Fuel consumption (EU cycle) 2.7 l/100km / 104 mph imp (66g CO2)
Electric range approx. 35 km / 20 miles
Battery charge time Standard: 1:45 h for 100% charge
Luggage compartment approx. 150 liters
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BMW M8 Gran Coupe Is A Super Sedan With 617 HP



2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition, front side

It can hit 60 mph in a supercar-like three seconds flat.

The BMW 8 Series family has welcomed its final two members, the M8 Gran Coupe and M8 Gran Coupe Competition.

What you are essentially getting with both models is a merger of the existing M8 and the 8 Series Gran Coupe — a super sedan that can go toe-to-toe with many supercars.

Despite offering nearly eight inches of additional rear shoulder room and more than seven inches of rear legroom, the two extra doors and stretched body make the M8 Gran Coupe just 185 pounds heavier than its two-door counterpart.

2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition, interior

Premium leather interior of the 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition.

Power comes from the lineup’s familiar 4.4-liter twin-turbo S63 V8, tuned to produce 600 horsepower for the standard edition and 617 ponies for the Competition trim. Torque is rated at 553 pound-feet regardless of variant.

The V8 is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, allowing the BMW M8 Gran Coupe to reach 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standstill in 3.1 seconds, while the M8 Gran Coupe Competition matches the M8 coupe’s 3.0 seconds.

Top speed is electronically-limited at 155 mph (249 km/h) but can be increased to 190 mph (306 km/h) with the M Driver’s Package.

BMW M8 Gran Coupe First Edition, side

BMW M8 Gran Coupe First Edition in Individual Green Metallic.

BMW has also announced the M8 Gran Coupe First Edition, a special build based on the Competition variant that pairs Individual Green Metallic paint and Goldbronze wheels and accents inspired by the M8 Gran Coupe concept vehicle.

It also gets unique 20-inch Forged M Star-Spoke wheels, while the interior features Ivory White/Tartufo Full Merino leather and a “First Edition 1/400” on the center console door.

Only 50 examples of the M8 Gran Coupe First Edition will be shipped to the U.S.

U.S. pricing for the 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe starts at $130,995 and at $143,995 for the M8 Gran Coupe Competition, both including destination fees.

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BMW Concept 4 Previews A Massive-Grille 4 Series



New BMW Concept 4

Its huge grille supposedly “embodies the aesthetic essence” of the BMW brand.

BMW used the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show to debut the BMW Concept 4, previewing the “new face” of the 4 Series.

The first thing that will catch your eye is its massive twin-kidney grille, which the German automaker describes as a “confident and classy” new take on the brand’s iconic grille. Look closer and you’ll notice that it is made of several small “number 4s” joined together.

“The kidney grille has always been a signature feature of BMW cars,” BMW design head Domagoj Dukec stated. “The BMW Concept 4 presents a confident and classy take on this iconic feature. At the same time, the BMW Concept 4 offers a look ahead to the expressive face of the 4 Series range.”

The design is said to be inspired by the 3.0 CSi, though the 1970s car had a much smaller grille than any modern BMW. Do you like it?

Massive grille aside, the BMW Concept 4 borrows many styling cues from the 3 Series and 8 Series and features classic sports car proportions. We’ll have to wait and see how all of this translates to the production 4 series.

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Here’s A BMW X7 Pickup Truck You Can’t Have



BMW X7 pickup truck

It’s not April 1, so no jokes here. This car is very real, but you can’t buy one.

BMW has transformed its biggest SUV into a pickup truck, and it’s pretty cool.

Developed by BMW Group vocational trainees in cooperation with the Concept Vehicle Construction and Model Technology divisions at BMW’s Munich plant, the BMW X7 Pickup is a one-off concept that can carry five passengers and an F 850 GS motorcycle. The roof panel, rear door skins, and tailgate are made from carbon fiber to minimize weight, trimming 440 pounds off the X7 SUV’s weight despite being a four inches longer.

The truck bed is finished in fine-polished wood finish, while a height-adjustable two-level air suspension makes it easier to get things into it.

There are no mechanical changes. Power is provided by a 3.0-liter straight-six engine that has been turbocharged to produce 340 horsepower, with an eight-speed automatic transmission driving the four wheels. BMW didn’t publish towing capacity, or revealed the effect the pickup conversion has on performance.

The BMW X7 truck concept looks production-ready and could be an interesting addition to the BMW lineup, but the German automaker stresses it has no plans to build it. What a shame.

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