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CAR 20 Most Wanted of 2014: BMW i8

Rated 4 out of 54

the CAR editorial team, 12 December 2013 15:00

There's no more exciting way to start our top 20 most wanted countdown than with a BMW supercar. This is no petrol-powered M1 successor three decades late, but a sexy hybrid capable of a 4.5sec 0-62mph sprint, or a fairy-tale 114mpg. The i8 started life as a finger-in-the-air 2009 concept; in 2014, the mid-engined 2+2-seater goes on sale with its layout ...

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CAR 20 Most Wanted of 2014: BMW i8

Rated 4 out of 54

the CAR editorial team, 12 December 2013 15:00

There's no more exciting way to start our top 20 most wanted countdown than with a BMW supercar. This is no petrol-powered M1 successor three decades late, but a sexy hybrid capable of a 4.5sec 0-62mph sprint, or a fairy-tale 114mpg. The i8 started life as a finger-in-the-air 2009 concept; in 2014, the mid-engined 2+2-seater goes on sale with its layout ...

BMW M4 coupe (2014) first official pictures

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Damion Smy, 11 December 2013 12:00

June 21 2014 is the day the new BMW M4 goes on sale, yet BMW has released full details for the production version of its new hero ahead of its Detroit show debut in January. In case you missed it, the M4 is the new name for the two-door M3, and the flagship M version is more powerful, faster and ...

BMW M3 saloon (2014) first official pictures

Rated 4 out of 54

Ollie Kew, 11 December 2013 12:00

This is the new BMW M3 saloon. It’s lighter, more powerful and more fuel-efficient than the old V8-powered M3 – and BMW claims it’s even sharper to drive. Read on for CAR’s definitive M3 deep-dive. BMW’s 2014 M3: the headline stats The new M3’s twin-turbo straight six displaces 2979cc, and develops 425bhp and 406lb ft. While horsepower is only up ...

BMW i3 Concept Coupe (2012) first official pictures

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Tim Pollard, 28 November 2013 14:30

BMW i3 Concept Coupe (2012) first official pictures

BMW 2-series (2013) first official pictures

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Ollie Kew, 25 October 2013 11:00

This is BMW’s new entry-level coupe: the 2-series. Yes, like the 4-series replacing the 3-series coupe, BMW has opted for an even number to set its sporty model apart from the regular 1-series hatchback. It’s on UK sale from March 2014, priced from around £25,000. BMW 2-series: the styling The same styling recipe used for the 4-series has been duplicated ...

BMW 4-series Convertible (2013) first official pictures

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Ollie Kew, 13 October 2013 20:30

This is the new BMW 4-series Convertible, which goes on UK sale in early 2014 priced from £36,675. Although it's got a new name, the 4-series Convertible deviates little from the recipe of its predecessor, the 3-series Convertible. It's still a two-door, four-seater set-up, and the roof is a three-piece folding hard-top contraption. What is new about the BMW 4-series ...

Why the BMW M4 is better than the M3 V8 (2013)

Rated 3 out of 53

Ben Barry, 25 September 2013 09:10

It’s no exaggeration to say that the turbocharged engine in the upcoming BMW M3 (saloon) and M4 (coupe) models is one of the most important engines ever produced by BMW’s M Division. No, it’s not the first turbo lump the performance off-shoot has built – you'll probably know we’ve already had the X5/X6M mutants plus the brilliant 1M and M5 ...

BMW i3 ‘virtual test drive’ app (2013) CAR review

Rated 1.5 out of 51.5

Ollie Kew, 13 September 2013 14:00

Though we’ve seen new the BMW i3 in full production trim, and had a ride in the carbonfibre electric city car, there’s still a short wait before anyone can get behind the wheel of a showroom-spec example in the UK – or is there? BMW has launched a smartphone and tablet app – ‘BMW i3: Become Electric’, which it claims ...

CAR scoop: BMW and Toyota's joint sports car plot

Rated 3 out of 53

Georg Kacher, 13 September 2013 09:00

BMW is buddying up with Toyota on an all-new sports car platform, set to underpin the replacements for the Z4, 6-series and GT86. The unlikely collaboration stems from an alliance that began in 2011, where BMW and Toyota agreed to co-develop next-generation lithium ion batteries, and for Toyota to use BMW’s fourpot diesels in its European cars. An engineering team is ...

BMW i8 (2013) at Frankfurt motor show

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Ben Pulman, 10 September 2013 08:00

This is the new BMW i8, unveiled this morning at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show. It’s BMW second ‘i’ model (after the i3 city car) and thanks to lightweight carbonfibre construction and a new downsized turbocharged engine, the new i8 is a sports car that offers the performance of an M3 and over 100mpg. The supercar of the future? >> ...

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