2011 Frankfurt auto show: BMW i3 and i8 concepts

BMW points at the next generation of vehicles that look toward efficiency more than luxury.

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BMW's newest concept cars say one thing: dramatic change is coming.

BMW points at the next generation of vehicles that look toward efficiency more than luxury with these i3 and i8 concepts. The shapes are barely recognizable as BMW, and the power trains even less so. But for a company with its track record for technical innovation, we should expect nothing less.

(CNET's full coverage of the 2011 Frankfurt auto show)

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