BMW i8 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Occasionally a car arrives in our garage that is so different that we are not quite sure what to think of it. Of the several thousand cars we?ve driven in the last 25 years, the BMW i8 is one of the most unusual, but one of the most exciting. By…

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2014 NWAPA ?Run to the Sun? – Part 1

By Bill Schaffer Photos by Doug Berger Portland, Oregon ? If you?ve ever had a dream about getting to drive a whole bunch of really cool cars, one after another, you should have been with me a couple of weeks ago. Each year, one of the automotive writer?s groups I belong to, the Northwest Automotive…

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2014 BMW i8 Plug-in Electric Hybrid

?2014 BMW i8: The BMW Group?s first plug-in electric hybrid vehicle? Having been involved in the business of reviewing new vehicles for more than 23 years, I?ve seen and driven some pretty special vehicles ? many of them even awesome, and at every vehicle launch, the manufacturer of the vehicle being introduced invariably touts its…

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Hyundai HCD-14 Concept Takes Top Prize

Charlotte, NC — The Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis concept took the top prize in the annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards for 2013. The awards recognize vehicles most likely to shape the future of the automobile industry. More than two dozen jurors participated in a selection process choosing from a field of 23…

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BMW Concepts Shows New Sub-Brand

BMW is showing its vision of future transportation with two new electric powered concepts, the BMW i3 and i8.? Both cars will be part of a new BMW sub-brand that are planned for production in 2013 and 2014 respectively. ?We are marking another milestone in the history of the BMW Group. As Chairman of the…

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New BMW sub-brand: BMW i

BMW Electric and Hybrid Cars by 2013 BMW has announced the creation of a new sub-brand which it calls BMW i.? The brand is designed with the purpose of creating a sustainable, premium mobility system. In a first move, two models will be launched under the new sub-brand from 2013 ? the BMW i3 and…

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