• Tech

    BMW i8 Features Spectacular Laser Headlights (PHOTOS)

    Thought LED headlights were bright? Then this new laser tech is the next step.

    The new i8 hybrid from BMW is one of the first to feature the new technology, allowing for unprecedented brightness in the road ahead.

    The concept of having “daylight-like” illumination at night certainly sounds promising; but it also looks cool. BMW have stated “several high-performance diodes emit a strongly bundled beam via special lenses on to a fluorescent phosphorus substance inside the headlamp. This substance transforms the beam into an exceptionally bright white light that is ten times more intensive than conventional light sources.” Pretty sweet, huh.

    BMW haven’t announced how much this laser add-on will cost, but the car itself comes in at a nice $135,000. So, not exactly cheap. This technology will eventually spread to cheaper models and cars, but how many years down the line that will be is speculation at this point.

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  • Latest Release

    Lumma Design Draws Tuning Concepts for BMW i8 Coupe and i3 Hatch (PHOTOS)

    You didn’t think that BMW’s first i-series models, the i8 hybrid coupe and the electric i3 hatchback, would avoid the touch of the tuning industry, did you? While seen here in rendered concept form, Lumma Design’s CLR i8 and CLR i3 point to what we should expect in the near future once the cars begin to arrive in the hands of their new owners.

    For the 357hp (362PS) i8, the German tuner proposes a full carbon-fiber kit comprising a front spoiler, side skirts and rear bumper with diffuser along with a tailor-made sticker set with lime-green accents and matte-black, spider-style alloy wheels.

    The CLR i3?s appearance is modified with a front spoiler lip, a specially designed hood and side skirts, all of which are all made of high-strength and ultra-light carbon. It too gains a different set of rims.

    Lumma Design did not say if and when it will introduce these parts for the BMW models.

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  • Super Cars/ Videos

    BMW Explain I8 Design And Performance In New Videos

    BMW Explain I8 Design And Performance In New Videos

    BMW Explain I8 Design And Performance In New Videos
    The 2015 BMW i8 is arguably the most highly anticipated car for 2015 and while BMW have released a great deal about the ‘green’ supercar’, we now know even more detail on the i8s design and performance in newly released videos.

    The i8 has been built on innovation, with the german automaker creating a fuel efficient plug in hybrid supercar. This focus on innovation have raised slight concerns from consumers who fear that traditional quality and performance may be sacrificed. BMW have however, put minds at ease with two incredibly impressive videos that explain and demonstrate how the quality in design and performance will be ever present in the i8.

    Check the videos out below:

    BMW i8 in detail: DESIGN

    BMW i8 in detail: PERFORMANCE

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