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CarAdvice podcast 81: Direct from the Los Angeles Motor Show!

In this special edition, CarAdvice goes to the 2017 Los Angeles motor show. Paul Maric, Alborz Fallah and Trent Nikolic chat about the BMW i8 Roadster, Jaguar Land Rover's latest products, and the refreshed Mazda 6 getting a turbo petrol engine. Also, specs and details about the all-new Jeep Wrangler have been released, with an electrified version coming in 2020...

2018 BMW i8 Roadster unveiled alongside coupe update

  The long-awaited BMW i8 Roadster has been unveiled overnight, alongside an updated i8 Coupe at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show. The much-discussed Roadster features an electric folding soft-top, stored in a space-saving vertical position. It can be raised or lowered in 15 seconds, and is operable at speeds up to 50km/h...

2018 BMW i8 Roadster teased in new video

The upcoming BMW i8 Roadster has been teased again this week, ahead of its expected reveal at the Los Angeles motor show later this month. In a new video posted online, the (incomplete) i8 Roadster can be seen facing vigorous testing during the production process, hinting at the long process BMW has undertaken to make the drop-top as rigid and durable as its coupe sibling...

2018 BMW i8 roadster teased again ahead of LA debut - UPDATE

UPDATE: CarAdvice now understands that the i8 roadster is expected to be unveiled at the LA motor show in November, contrary to previous reports that indicated the plug-in hybrid drop-top would be revealed at September's Frankfurt motor show...

BMW i8 Protonic models confirmed for Australia

Just a handful of BMW i8 Protonic special edition models will be sold in Australia, at a cost of $303,300 plus on-road costs. The Protonic versions of the BMW i8 will be sold in extremely limited numbers. Only five will be available in Frozen Black (available to order now) while a single version in Frozen Yellow will be arrive in November...

BMW confirms Formula E racing project

BMW Motorsport has announced its plans for a potential team entry into the fifth season of the all-electric Formula E championship. Currently in its third season, the FIA Formula E championship has already seen the likes of Citroen, Jaguar and Renault make manufacturer's entries, with BMW the latest major automaker to join the electric racing series...

BMW i8 roadster spied again

The upcoming BMW i8 roadster has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing on the snowy roads of Sweden. For the first time we get a proper look at the drop-top hybrid performance coupe, though the likeness to the coupe doesn't present any major surprises despite the heavy disguise...

BMW i8 roadster spied for the first time

A prototype for the BMW i8 roadster has been spied for the first time undergoing testing in Europe, giving us a first look at the drop-top hybrid sports car. While the vehicle is covered in swirly black-and-white camouflage, the open-top sports car in the images is easily distinguishable as an i8, while the lack of a metal roof is fairly obvious as well...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Audi S7 Sportback, BMW i8 to boost police profile

If you dig your cars and you've always thought of joining the police force, now's the time, as a brand-new Audi S7 Sportback and BMW i8 have just been added to the New South Wales Police fleet. With Lake Illawarra Local Area Command taking care of the $180,716 Audi S7 Sportback, the $298,955 BMW i8 has been hand-delivered to Rose Bay Local Area Command...

2018 BMW i8 roadster confirmed by CEO

The BMW i8 roadster has been confirmed by BMW's CEO, Harald Krueger, and will join the company's global lineup in 2018. According to Automotive News Europe, Krueger reportedly announced the timing of the i8 convertible at a press conference held in Santa Monica, California early last week. At this year's CES, Krueger confirmed that the i8 roadster had been given the green light for production...