Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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BMW i8

As most of you know, BMW has been in the business of designing luxury vehicles for quite some time. Though they have come out with some incredibly iconic vehicles over the past few decades, nothing quite takes the cake like the i8. This member of the Project i electric vehicle fleet has been around since 2009 and has now evolved into one of the greatest electric vehicles on Earth. 

From Concept to Inception – a History of the BMW i8

The BMW i8 was first presented as a concept car at the International Motor Show back in 2009. It was a part of the Project i from BMW. Initially, it was a turbo-diesel concept car. The i8 that we know today wouldn’t actually hit roads until 2015, many years and “finalized versions” later. 

Innovations of the BMW i8

The 2019 BMW i8 comes in both hybrid electric and gas-powered systems with a two-door coupe version complementing the new roadster. Some of the top features of the i8 include a Roadster soft-top that is electrically operated, eDrive technology, a high-power charging system, and an 8.8-inch touch system with an upgradable Harmon Kardon speaker system.

The Evolution of the BMW i8

  • First Generation of the BMW i8 (2014-2018)

The first-generation BMW i8 looked a lot like the concept car that was put out in 2009. The body was made of carbon fiber and polymer materials that were developed by BMW specifically for the i3 and i8. It utilized a 1.5L turbocharged three-cylinder engine, sporting 231 horsepower. The electric unit uses 131 horsepower. 

  • Second Generation of the BMW i8 (2019-Present)

By the second generation, there were a few aesthetic changes, including the lights, rims, and available colors. The battery and electric system were completely revised for more reliability when the electric system was the only thing powering the car. The battery was updated too, allowing the vehicle to run up to 55 kilometers while running on all-electric.

The BMW i8 in the News

In recent BMW news, there are now speculations that BMW will be creating a Vision M model to complement the BMW i8. We can expect to see this vehicle roll around by 2023. See the future of BMW electric vehicles below!

Celebrity Endorsements of the BMW i8

With a car of this status, it comes as no surprise that there are tons of celebrity drivers out there repping it. Some of the top-tier celebrities include rapper Fetty Wap, singer Khalid, and NHL Florida Panthers player Scottie Upshall.

Best BMW i8 Groups

One of the best groups for BMW i8 owners and enthusiasts is the International BMW i8 Club. This worldwide platform allows members to connect and share their own enthusiasm for the i8. There is a massive online forum and exclusive events/meetups for i8 owners. 

The BMW i8 – a Modern Supercar

Though the i8 may look and feel like your typical supercar, it takes innovation a step further by adding the electric quality. If you’re looking for a car with exclusivity and curb appeal, there is no doubt that the BMW i8 is at the top of the game.

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