New 2017 BMW i8 Release Date and Info

Although virtually unchanged from last year, the new 2017 BMW i8 still represents a new generation of sports car with its ultra-dynamic, low-slung silhouette, elegant sporty lines and an innovative design features. It carefully merges BMW’s traditional hallmark features with contemporary design elements resulting in the creation of a progressive aesthetics that communicate the innovative premium character, efficiency, and performance attributes of the plug-in hybrid sports car. We’re happy to report that both its release date and price details are out, read on to know the details.

2017 BMW i8 exterior, silver color, alloy wheels

But before getting down to the basics, we think it’d be judicious to name some of the changes that are in store for shoppers of the 2017 BMW i8. The price, for one, remains unchanged from last year’s $141,695. Changes include a new bright red exterior paint color provided via the BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition package. Other changes albeit subtle include floor mats with red and black leather stitching, and NESO seats with embossed headrests, gray seatbelts, and red highlights. Other than these changes, the BMW i8 remains the same as last year.

2017 BMW i8 exterior, rear view, tailpipe

The BMW i8 comes with killer exterior styling cues that are sure to attract crowds of gawkers, which may obscure the importance of its advanced structure and plug-in hybrid powertrain. Its design signals pure driving pleasure, efficiency, safety, and lightness – stand out qualities that it shares with the BMW i3. The key to this versatility BMW may say is courtesy of the innovative LifeDrive architecture. This is the platform that allows it to showcase hallmark BMW efficiency, lightweight design, and driving dynamics.

2017 BMW i8 front view, white color, grille and headlights

The interior of the 2017 BMW i8 combines more recognizable switches and components with ultra-modern lines. The material quality, as should be expected from a vehicle costing that much, is exemplary. The seats are lightweight and cleverly contoured to provide a comfortable seating for most occupants. High-tech gadgetry are available in plenty both in standard or option form. The options may however balloon the sticker price significantly.

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Rivals here are few but exceptional, and buyers may prefer one over the other based entirely on their preferences than capability. The two rivals are the Tesla Model S and the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid. The 2017 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is focused, fast, and offers an exceptionally sporty character. It is a great option for a buyer who can afford the $106,950 sticker price it comes with as it offers a scintillating acceleration, athletic handling, a multitude of variations and options, and impeccable refinement and interior quality.

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For shoppers on a budget, the 2016 Tesla Model S may be a better option considering its MSRP pricing starts from only $85,700. Details about the Model S are a bit scanty at the moment, but one this is guaranteed: it’s a design masterpiece.

2017 BMW i8 Release Date & Price

Pricing for the BMW i8 starts from $141,695 including the destination charge. Leasing will be available. Its release date should be expected sometime in spring 2017.

2017 BMW i8 release date

2017 BMW i8 Exterior

The new 2017 i8 is stunningly beautiful yet original. It is a stand out everywhere one goes and people will most likely assume you’re some kind of awesome celebrity. Drive one, and you’ll be swamped by a barrage of questions and selfie-taking onlookers. The classic coupe design, aerodynamic cues, paint work, and the wing doors, are the main features of attractiveness that first catch the eye.

2017 BMW i8 front angle, grille and headlights

Some of the standard exterior features include LED exterior lighting, 20-inch wheels, automatic headlight washers, automatic wipers and headlights, and auto-dimming mirrors. Also available albeit as an option are the Laserlight headlights.

2017 BMW i8 rear view,, taillights and tailpipe

2017 BMW i8 Interior

Entering the BMW i8 needs some well calculated moves once you’ve swung the scissor doors up and away. Once you’re done with the choreography moves and you are seated on the comfortable and supportive seats, you’ll immediately notice the cool ambience that first strikes you. The cockpit design is multi-tiered and layered and makes use of naturally treated leather and recycled materials for panel surfaces and upholstery.

2017 BMW i8 interior, dashboard, steering wheel and lcd screen

Space shouldn’t be an issue even for taller drivers, in fact they might have much to spare. The center stack is driver-centric. Various mode and shifter switches are close by, as well, and with each selection is a different gauge layout and background color.

2017 BMW i8 interior, leather seats and steering wheel

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.2 in. (110.2 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 4.9 in. (184.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 4.5 in. (76.5 in.)
Passenger volume: F: 55 ft³ R: 26 ft³
Cargo volume: 4.7 ft³
Curb weight: 3394 lb
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 3.6 sec
MPG: 28/29 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Crystal White Pearl Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent, Crystal White Pearl Metallic w/Frozen Grey Accent, Ionic Silver Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent, Protonic Blue Metallic w/Frozen Grey Accent, Sophisto Grey Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent and Sophisto Grey Metallic w/Frozen Grey Accent
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Available Trims

Two trims are offered: Giga World and Mega World. The 2017 BMW i8S review is offered elsewhere on our blog, as is the BMW i8 Spyder Convertible.

2017 BMW i8 auto show, alloy wheels and headlights

Engine Specs

The BMW i8 2017 employs a 1.5L turbocharged three-cylinder engine, and an electric motor and a battery pack to offer a combined output rated at 357 horsepower and 420 lbs. ft. of torque. 0-60 mph takes 4.5 seconds, while top speed is put at 155 mph.

2017 BMW i8 engine

EPA rates the i8 for both electric and gas operation at 76 MPGe.

Safety

2017 BMW i8 interior, steering wheel, dashboard, gear shift knob and lcd screen

Standard systems include front side- and side curtain airbags, traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, an around-view camera, automatic crash notification, parking sensors, BMW Assist emergency communications, and stolen vehicle recovery. Government conducted crash impact assessment yielded a five out five star rating for overall crash safety.

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2017 BMW i8 spy shots

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2017 BMW 7 Series – New Model Info 

2017 BMW 7 Series Release Date, News and Specs – The new BMW 7 Series for 2017 aims to re-establish itself through some rafts of updates and new add-ons including but not limited to a standard adaptive air suspension system that aides control and comfort, impeccably refined engines, a standard long-wheelbase model that now offers plenty of backseat space, and a feature and tech galore. Rumors have it that the vehicle’s release date is set for next year’s July.

2017 BMW 7 Series side angle, exterior, alloy wheels

BMW was just improving an already successful car that offered lots of convenience and entertainment features some of which are some of the best in its class. However, some of its rivals have been catching up and have now matched those features or come in a competitive price than the 7 Series sedan.

2017 BMW 7 Series side angle, white color, headlights and alloy wheels

To keep up with the onslaught, the BMW 7 Series for 2017 has been reinvented and comes with new features and upgrades such as improved backseat space, camera-based predictive program and an upgraded suspension system.

2017 BMW 7 Series rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Interior wise, while the previous vehicle had a conservative look, the new one comes with plenty of latest technology. Of course, the dashboard comes with the usual BMW touch but some additional styling tidbits have been added including an illuminating light during both ingress and egress. Once inside, a calming LED light welcomes you.

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One thing that the 7 Series seems to perennially suffer from is the lack of a powertrain option. Otherwise, everything else is laudable and we highly recommend it for anyone shopping in its segment.  Some of its bogeys include the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, 2017 Porsche Panamera, and 2017 Jaguar XJ. Also, the Audi A8 for 2017 is equally competitive as the rest.

Available Trims – BMW 7 Series

740i and 750i are the only trim models provided for the new BMW 7 Series for 2017.

Exterior Review & Interior Changes – 2017 BMW 7 Series

the 710i trim comes standard with an adaptive air suspension, run flat 18” wheels, power folding heated side mirrors, power-closing doors, a 10-way power-adjustable front heated seats, adjustable electronic steering wheel, rear and front parking sensors, automatic high-beams, LED headlights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, climate control (four-zone), adjustable air  suspension, driver memory settings, power-closing doors, and foglights.

2017 BMW 7 Series side angle, alloy wheels

Technology features include HD and satellite radio, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 10.2” central display, a 12.3” digital gauge cluster, onboard-internet with Wi-Fi hotspot capability, a rearview camera, wireless phone charging, 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and the iDrive infotainment system.

The 750i xDrive adds a heads-up display, upgraded leather upholstery, unique LED headlights, 19” wheels, a power rear-window sunshade, and 20-way multicontour front power seats.

2017 BMW 7 Series leather seats, gear shift knob, steering wheel

Optional features provided for the 740i trim include adjustable dampers, heated front and rear seats, driver-selectable driver views, frontal collision mitigation system, speed limit info, lane-departure warning system, and blind-spot monitoring.

The Interior Design, M Sport, Cold Weather, and Executive packages optionally available for the 750i trim come bundled with massaging front seats, a sportier theme, a heated armrest, 19” wheels, wood-trimmed seatbelt covers, synthetic suede-headliner, a sport exhaust, power adjustable ventilated rear seats, an aero body kit, and custom materials and accents.

2017 BMW 7 Series steering wheel, lcd screen, ashboard

Stand-alone options available for the two trims include a remote control parking capability, a night-vision camera system, a larger dual-pane sunroof, remote control parking capability, Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound audio system, a handful of selectable colors, an upgraded key fob, a leather steering wheel, a cabin perfume diffuser, and 20” wheels.

2017 BMW 7 Series interior, back seats

You could also view the video of the 2017 BMW 7 Series which details almost every update to expect before it officially goes for sale sometime next year.

2017 BMW 7 Series Engine Specs

The rear wheel drive BMW 740i for 2017 comes equipped with a 3.0L turbocharged inline-6 engine good for 330 lbs. of torque and 320 horsepower. The output is transmitted to the 2WD system via the eight-speed automatic transmission system. EPA economy ratings for the engine are 29/21/24 mpg on the highway/city/combined.

2017 BMW 7 Series engine

The 750i, on the other hand, comes fitted with a turbocharged 4.4L V8 engine rated at 480 lbs. of torque and 445 horsepower. This output is routed to all the wheels via the eight-speed automatic transmission system. Its EPA fuel economy ratings stand at 25/16/19 mpg on the highway/city/combined.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 10 ft. 6.4 in. (126.4 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 2.2 in. (206.2 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.8 in. (74.8 in.)
Cargo volume: 18.2 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4225 lbs
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 4.3 Seconds
MPG: 21/29 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Cashmere Silver Metallic, Dark Graphite Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Jatoba Brown Metallic, Jet Black…

2017 BMW 7 Series Price & Release Date

According to rumors on the internet, it is alleged that the 2017 BMW 7 Series will probably make it to U.S dealerships in July 2017. An MSRP starting from $81,300 is what you’ll need to own one of the 7 Series sedans.

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2017 BMW 4 Series Release Date, Review and Specs

Among BMW’s newest nameplates is the 2017 4 Series. The BMW 4 Series was introduced three years ago as a replacement for the previous-generation 3 Series Coupe. Surprisingly, even with three years in the rivalry-infested murky waters of the luxury sport segment, the BMW 4 Series is yet to get any revised interior and exterior features and which we have no problem with by the way. However, we’re happy to report the model will now be getting some mid-cycle refreshments for the new model year. More news including the release date, price, and changes to the exterior and interior are covered below in this review. So keep reading.

2017 BMW 4 Series front view, grille and headlights

The news of the mild exterior facelifts came from our trusted spy photographers who caught the 2017 BMW 4 Series undergoing testing in Europe. And as is often the norm with German brands, an exterior update almost equals an interior update as well.

2017 BMW 4 Series rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Shoppers looking for a luxury sport coupe or convertible will arguably find the BMW 4 Series to be an appealing option thanks to its powerful yet efficient engines, dynamic handling, spacious seating, and upscale interior. Once you’re behind the wheels of the 4 Series it doesn’t take one long to understand why the model has been the consensus favorite among luxury convertibles and coupes. Relative to its 3 Series predecessor, you might have heard some noise about the 4 Series diminished “feel.” While there’s some truth to that, the truth of the matter is that no other competitor within and without its class that can rival its top-notch technology and luxury, and engaging driving demeanor.

2017 BMW 4 Series coupe exterior, gront view, grille

The new model has a lot of style, just like its immediate predecessor and the 3 Series. Relative to the 3 Series however, it is wider and lower giving it a sleeker look. For 2017, the 4 Series’ appeal is burnished a bit in order to keep up with the Joneses of the segment. And although the full specs haven’t been released, it is unlikely that the new model will get any performance updates. That said, expect the least powerful vehicle to come equipped with a 240-horsepower – generating turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine and the most powerful with a 320-horsepower turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder engine.

2017 BMW 4 Series coupe 435i exterior

The segment isn’t however wanting of alternatives. While their impeccable performance and appointment is no-brainer, the 4 Series is undoubtedly a dominant force in this class. Rivals include the Ford Mustang GT, Infiniti Q60, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, and 2017 Audi A5.

2017 BMW 4 Series rear angle, taillights

2017 BMW 4 Series Release Date & Price

Pricing is expected to remain steady with very few exceptions. At the lowest end is the BMW 428i Coupe at $41,850, the BMW 428i SULEV Coupe at $41,850, the BMW 428i xDrive SULEV Coupe at $43,850, while the BMW 435i and the BMW 435i xDrive Coupe are the top-of-the-trim levels available with an MSRP starting from $48,150 and $50,150 respectively. Leasing will be an option.

2017 BMW 4 Series release date

2017 BMW 4 Series Exterior

The camouflage covers only the front and rear fascias, as is evident from the spy photos available. Given the side profiles don’t change, it’d be safe to assume that no significant changes can be expected. The overall shape of the headlights and bumper remain the same too. The lower apron nevertheless sports some changes, as do the lower grille, center of the bumper, and the foglights. The changes around back are minimal save for the taillights and the bumper that get updates graphics. Aside from the design changes, the color palette is also expected to feature several additions.

2017 BMW 4 Series front view, exterior, grille and headlights

2017 BMW 4 Series Interior

No teaser photos of the interior have been offered by BMW to this end. But if previous facelifts are any indication, then little or no changes should be expected. Upgrades to the upholstery and technologies should however be expected.

2017 BMW 4 Series steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard and gear shift knob

Available Trims

Two trims are expected, that is, if BMW doesn’t make any changes for the 2017 BMW 4 Series. The two trims are: BMW 428i, and BMW 435i. The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe review is offered elsewhere.

2017 BMW 435i badges

Engine Specs

Rumors are rife that the new BMW 4 Series will get an all-aluminum powerplant – a twin-turbocharged 3.0L sic-cylinder engine – that will offer 320 horsepower and 330 lbs. ft. of torque, and will act as the replacement for the existing 300-horsepower – generating 3.0L six-cylinder engine available for the BMW 435i model. The BMW 428i model is however expected to carry over unchanged with its four-cylinder 2.0L turbocharged engine that offers 240 ponies and 255 lbs. ft. of torque.

2017 BMW 4 Series engine

Specifications 2017 BMW 4 Series coupe

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.6 in. (110.6 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 2.6 in. (182.6 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.9 in. (71.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 90 ft³
Cargo volume: 16 ft³
Curb weight: 3781 lb
Top Speed: 127 mph
0-60: 4.5 sec
MPG: 23/35 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Estoril Blue Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Jet Black, Melbourne Red Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Safety

2017 BMW 4 Series interior, lcd screen

The list of driver-assist technologies to expect hasn’t been offered yet, however, standard technologies such as traction and stability control, antilock disc brakes, parking sensors, automatic braking, a lane-departure warning, blind-spot warning, a rearview camera, and a frontal-collision warning system, should be expected. The government crash testing report will be available on its release date.

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2017 BMW 4 Series spy photos

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