Using an advanced plug-in hybrid drivetrain and carbon fiber construction, the BMW i8 looks like the start of a new era for automobiles.
At the 2013 Frankfurt auto show BMW showed off the production plug-in hybrid i8 model, a vehicle using carbon fiber construction that may lead the way for the industry.
A closer look at the topless two seater that will be revealed at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show.
At the 2011 Frankfurt auto show, BMW points at the next generation of vehicles that look toward efficiency more than luxury.
A closer look at the BMW i8, the auto manufacturer's upcoming plug-in hybrid performance car.
BMW will introduce a two-seater topless version of the i8 at the Beijing motor show later this month.
The BMW i8 demonstrates a new hybrid system for the German carmaker. It uses an electric motor in front and a gas engine at the rear axle, giving the car very fast acceleration, impressive fuel economy, and usable range.
BMW points at the next generation of vehicles that look toward efficiency more than luxury.
Heads up, posh hippies. BMW's dipped its toes into the world of ethically sourced, sustainably powered motoring with the advent of a new 'i' sub brand.
Electric cars are criticised for their limited range and slow recharge times, but we're willing to forgive those foibles when they come in a package that looks as good as the BMW i8.