The 2013 i8, BMW’s new hybrid sports coupe, was caught cold weather testing. Not much appears to have been lost in the translation from show car to production model.The i8 is one of two vehicles BMW has planned for its new green-minded “i” sub-brand. Lightweight materials—like carbon fiber and aluminum—will make up a big part of the i8’s structure. Exact power specifics have not been released, but BMW has promised that the performance of the i8 will be in keeping with that of the brand’s other sports models.

The 2013 i8, BMW’s new hybrid sports coupe, was caught cold weather testing. Not much appears to have been lost in the translation from show car to production model.

The i8 is one of two vehicles BMW has planned for its new green-minded “i” sub-brand. Lightweight materials—like carbon fiber and aluminum—will make up a big part of the i8’s structure. Exact power specifics have not been released, but BMW has promised that the performance of the i8 will be in keeping with that of the brand’s other sports models.

Assisted by sensors integrated into the headlights and taillights, a head-up display on the ConnectedDrive Concept can list information on the road ahead in a 3-dimensional format. BMW cites an example of providing a turn-out for the street ahead, but how cool would it be to pull up weather and road conditions ahead or visually see address numbers without taking your eyes off the road?

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At first glance, the physical design of the BMW Vision ConnectedDrive  Concept conveys innovation. The mood lighting that snakes through the  exterior and interior is fiber optic, and it pulses in reddish-orange,  green and blue light, depending on location.

At first glance, the physical design of the BMW Vision ConnectedDrive Concept conveys innovation. The mood lighting that snakes through the exterior and interior is fiber optic, and it pulses in reddish-orange, green and blue light, depending on location.

BMW - ultimate concept machines.
The BMW Vision ConnectedDrive concept delves into the multitude of possibilities that mobile networking and integrated technologies can have to improve the driver’s experience. Meaning? Really cool gadgets and stuff.

BMW - ultimate concept machines.

The BMW Vision ConnectedDrive concept delves into the multitude of possibilities that mobile networking and integrated technologies can have to improve the driver’s experience. Meaning? Really cool gadgets and stuff.

BMW has begun selling a new M Performance exhaust system for the M3 Coupe, Sedan and Convertible.

The new 2012 650i Convertible makes use of BMW’s terrific 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8, which sees action in everything from the 5 and 7 Series saloons to the X5/X6  behemoths. Engine thrust peaks at 402 bhp and 443 lb.-ft. of torque,  channeled through a new paddle-shift-equipped ZF 8-speed automatic. The  transmission shifts as quickly as expected, but are timed to coincide  (while in sport mode) with exhaust pulses to create a pleasant pop as  the car accelerates.

The new 2012 650i Convertible makes use of BMW’s terrific 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8, which sees action in everything from the 5 and 7 Series saloons to the X5/X6 behemoths. Engine thrust peaks at 402 bhp and 443 lb.-ft. of torque, channeled through a new paddle-shift-equipped ZF 8-speed automatic. The transmission shifts as quickly as expected, but are timed to coincide (while in sport mode) with exhaust pulses to create a pleasant pop as the car accelerates.

With the stages set and the players assembled, let the melee begin.

With the stages set and the players assembled, let the melee begin.

And who wouldn’t want this collection?

And who wouldn’t want this collection?

Making its Detroit debut, the 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe is just the latest M to lust after.

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Will the 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe be as impressive and exciting to drive as its inspiration, the E30 M3?

Will the 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe be as impressive and exciting to drive as its inspiration, the E30 M3?

LIVE from Detroit: The all-new 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe is the fastest compact object to come from Bavaria since the classic 1988 M3.

LIVE from Detroit: The all-new 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe is the fastest compact object to come from Bavaria since the classic 1988 M3.

BMW claims that new 650i Convertible will run to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds with both the manual transmission and the 8-speed automatic, and reach an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

BMW claims that new 650i Convertible will run to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds with both the manual transmission and the 8-speed automatic, and reach an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.

The new BMW 1 Series Coupe and Convertible will get a refresh for the 2012 model year. The new 135i will come with the N55 engine found in the 3 and 5 Series.

The new BMW 1 Series Coupe and Convertible will get a refresh for the 2012 model year. The new 135i will come with the N55 engine found in the 3 and 5 Series.

A last minute surprise entry in the 2011 Dakar Rally unveiled by X-Raid – a Mini All4Racing based off the X3 using a 315 bhp twin-turbo diesel engine. The Mini is slightly smaller than the X3, which the team reckons will make it more competitive.

A last minute surprise entry in the 2011 Dakar Rally unveiled by X-Raid – a Mini All4Racing based off the X3 using a 315 bhp twin-turbo diesel engine. The Mini is slightly smaller than the X3, which the team reckons will make it more competitive.

BMW says the lines projecting outward from the nose (and continuing  rearward) of the all-new 2012 BMW 650i Convertible take their cue from “the movement of waves sent out by the bow  of a motorboat piercing the water.” We can see that.

BMW says the lines projecting outward from the nose (and continuing rearward) of the all-new 2012 BMW 650i Convertible take their cue from “the movement of waves sent out by the bow of a motorboat piercing the water.” We can see that.