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 |  Sep 15 2013, 12:01 PM

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The 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show kicked off earlier this week, and AutoGuide was there reporting live with all the world’s hottest new debuts. Our most watched videos of the week are a good indication of what was catching everyone’s attention in Frankfurt, starting with the Ferrari 458 Speciale. Then of course, there was the production BMW i8 sports car and Jaguar‘s new C-X17 concept.

Watch our most popular videos of the week below.

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 |  Sep 14 2013, 1:02 PM

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Now that the production BMW i3 and i8 have been officially revealed, more details on the German automaker’s sub-brand are surfacing.

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 |  Sep 03 2013, 7:04 AM

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Images of the BMW i8 sports car have leaked ahead of the car’s official debut during the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. 

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 |  Aug 11 2013, 9:03 AM

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The BMW i8 will make its official production debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, but the car’s product manager believes the U.S. will be the largest market for the new plug-in hybrid sports car.

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 |  Aug 07 2013, 8:02 AM

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Now that the BMW i3 has become official, automotive enthusiasts are anxiously waiting to see if the German automaker can live up to its claims for its i8 plug-in hybrid coupe.

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 |  Jul 02 2013, 8:32 AM

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The BMW i8 Spyder, Ford Atlas pickup, and Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis concept vehicles have all received Concept Vehicle of the Year awards in their respective categories.

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 |  Apr 25 2013, 10:08 AM

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In partnership with SOLARWATT GmbH, BMW is offering buyers of the i3 and i8 EVs a carport fit with solar panels on the roof to help charge the brand’s electric vehicles. 

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 |  Apr 18 2013, 1:37 PM

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To fight the scourge of range anxiety, BMW will include the use of a gasoline powered car to buyers of its upcoming i3 EV, as well as other perks to draw buyers in the the showrooms. 

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 |  Apr 17 2013, 12:37 PM

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Spring is here and the Nurburgring is full of test cars, one of which is BMW’s i8 hybrid sports car.

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 |  Mar 08 2013, 11:28 AM

New spy photos of the upcoming BMW i8 have revealed new details about the production version of the German brand’s upcoming hybrid sports car. 

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 |  Dec 10 2012, 7:15 PM

BMW’s new halo car, the i8, ran past our spy photographers today looking the closest to its auto show-going counterparts to date.

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 |  Nov 27 2012, 12:40 PM

BMW is bringing a new coupe version of its i3 electric car to be shown off at the 2012 LA Auto Show, and the company has just released all the details. 

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 |  Nov 21 2012, 8:01 AM

An all-new BMW i Concept vehicle will be making its world debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show along with the North American debut of the BMW i8 Concept Roadster.

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 |  Nov 07 2012, 5:32 PM

The German automaker will focus next year on starting production for its i-Series according to a statement by Dr. BMW chairman Norbert Reithofer.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 12:30 PM

BMW’s i sub-brand is focused on sustainable mobility by offering purpose-built electric vehicles. The company has already revealed two amped-up concepts with the i3 and i8, but rumor has it another model is on the way.

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 |  Oct 09 2012, 8:31 AM

And Why They're Wrong


With an almost never ending list of myths and rumors, few vehicles are as misunderstood as the hybrid.

Almost every review or video posted on AutoGuide.com about a hybrid car has at least one reader comment about how the battery will deteriorate beyond repair, or that once you get a hybrid, you’re not a true driving enthusiast.

With so much misinformation about hybrid vehicles being spread around, we’ve decided to debunk six myths about gas-electric cars.

 |  Aug 07 2012, 9:01 AM

BMW’s new green sports car hasn’t been spotted since it was cold weather testing in Northern Europe over the winter, but now we have new spy photos of the car, up close and testing in the summer heat.

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 |  Jul 03 2012, 8:01 AM

It didn’t take long for rumors surrounding the future BMW-Toyota sports car to start flying.

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 |  Jun 19 2012, 2:45 PM

Future Hybrids


Even though they’ve been around for well over a decade now, hybrids still have that ‘new technology’ feel. Consumers continue to be apprehensive to hybrid technology and there’s plenty of misinformation surrounding it.

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 |  May 26 2012, 1:26 PM

It’s only been a few months since we last saw spy shots of the BMW i3 getting tested in the snow, so it would seem that the German automaker’s Project i is well on schedule.

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 |  May 03 2012, 2:02 PM

BMW is collaborating with the Technical University of Munich on an EV project called Visio.M, with plans to build an  efficient, safe, and inexpensive electric car that will be broadly marketable. 

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 |  May 02 2012, 9:31 AM

With sky-high gas prices on the horizon and increasingly strict emissions standards for car manufacturers to live up to, consumers are constantly looking for more options when it comes to fuel economy, and automakers are equally eager to deliver. For those reasons manufacturers are continuing to downsize engines. It was a tough sell for car buyers to accept four-cylinder engines instead of six-cylinders, but will they have an easier time accepting three-cylinder engines?

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 |  May 01 2012, 11:02 AM

10. Cadillac ELR


Sports cars have often set the bar in new automotive technology and trends. Things like dual-clutch transmissions and forced induction engines were practically engineered for the sole purpose of taking a sports car to the absolute edge of excitement and danger.

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 |  Apr 23 2012, 3:32 PM

The BMW i8 Spyder Concept made its Chinese debut today at the Beijing Auto Show, but more importantly the car was revealed wearing an eDrive badge, tipped by BMW as the designation for all of the brand’s upcoming electric and plug-in hybrid cars. 

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