Has the market for the BMW i8 changed?

A 2014 $147,000 Sophisto Grey BMW i8 sold for $140,000 at Barrett Jackson auction just held in Scottsdale, Arizona. Considering many dealers are asking substantially over sticker for the i8, this could mark a big shift in the market. The i8 that crossed the block at Barrett Jackson had 750 miles on the ODO and came… » 1/25/15 10:32pm Sunday 10:32pm

BMW i8 sold for $247,450

Ever since its introduction last summer, the BMW i8 quickly rose to the status of the most desired car on the market. BMW dealerships from around the country, and even from around the world, have put a premium price on the i8 hybrid sportscar, with some asking as much as $100,000 over the sticker price. » 1/12/15 12:25am 1/12/15 12:25am

Grandpa’s BMW – Enjoying “The Ultimate Driving Machine” at age 92

It was a conversation enjoyed over a glass of homemade wine, in a living room lit by long rays of sunshine. My Grandpa and I sat, talking mostly about women and how he met my Grandma. Almost mid-sentence Grandpa Dick – known to the local farmers' market as Richard Beitler – interrupted himself to change the subject.… » 1/05/15 12:21pm 1/05/15 12:21pm

Can the Cadillac ATS-V compete with BMW M3?

I recently wrote about the new Cadillac CTS-V being a serious contender to the BMW M5. The CTS-V seems hell-bent on taking the M5's crown, however it has the benefit of being a few years newer and Cadillac was able to use the current M5 as a benchmark. Also this will be the third generation of the CTS-V, so Cadillac… » 1/03/15 1:43pm 1/03/15 1:43pm

426 miles road trip in a BMW i3 REx

Perhaps the most discussed topic of the BMW i3 is the implementation of the range extender for the North American market. In an effort to have the vehicle qualify for the California Air Resource Board BMW set restrictions on how and when the range extender can turn on, effectively reducing the utility of the REx.… » 12/18/14 3:07pm 12/18/14 3:07pm

BMW high-tech keyfob will self-park the car

Almost a year ago, we published photos of the BMW i8 keyfob which was regarded as one of the most high-tech car keys on the market. At the time, BMW has refrained from giving more information on the keyfob, but we have learned at the time that besides the usual buttons for locking and unlocking, a high-res LCD display… » 11/28/14 6:24pm 11/28/14 6:24pm

G11 BMW 7 Series will have a new iDrive system with touch screen

The cat is out of the bag. For months, we have learned that the new G11 BMW 7 Series will deliver some of the most advanced technology ever developed by BMW. One of them, was a complete revamp of the iDrive system and how the driver interacts with it. » 11/25/14 11:39pm 11/25/14 11:39pm