BMW Plug-In Vehicles Charge The Stage At 2014 LA Auto Show – i3, i8 & X5 eDrive PHEV

NOV 20 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 16

BMW i8 - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

BMW i8 – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

It’s clear to us that BMW is now one of the world’s strongest automotive supporters of plug-in vehicles.

Want proof?  Just check out the trio of plug-ins BMW brought to LA.

We can think of only one other automaker who had 3 or more plug-in vehicles on display, so BMW is at least making its case for becoming one of the strongest supporters of plug-in vehicles among major automakers.

Here we present the BMW i3, BMW i8 and BMW X5 eDrive PHEV.  The last of which were told will enter production April 2015.

BMW i8 - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

BMW i8 – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

BMW i8 - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

BMW i8 – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

BMW i8 - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

BMW i8 – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

BMW i3 - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

BMW i3 – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

BMW i3 - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

BMW i3 – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

BMW X5 PHEV - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

BMW X5 PHEV – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

BMW X5 PHEV - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

BMW X5 PHEV – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

BMW X5 PHEV - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

BMW X5 PHEV – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney

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16 Comments on "BMW Plug-In Vehicles Charge The Stage At 2014 LA Auto Show – i3, i8 & X5 eDrive PHEV"

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Schmeltz

Excellent pictures Tom!

Schmeltz

I’m loving that X5 PHEV. Super nice.

David Murray

This is the first i’ve heard of the X5. Is it a concept car, or something slated for production?

Spec9

That XDrive PHEV may be the plug-in car that dominates BMW’s plug-in line up. I think a lot of people are not ready for the smaller & unconventional aspects of the i3. (And the i8 is a niche halo car joke.)

alohart

I disagree with your i8 description. I suspect that much of its hybrid technology will be used in other vehicles. Its engine is already a Mini option.

Rob Stark

The i8 is a niche halo car joke.

The 3 cylinder was developed for the Mini not the i8 even though it debuted in the i8.

Because BMW is nowhere near as stupid as to debut a drivetrain in a mass production car then four years later debut it in a premium coupe at over twice the price.

Bill Howland

The chargers look pretty Neato too, if you have a spare wall to mount one on.

Mike I

You have to pay a lot of money for “Neato”.

Bill Howland

If you’ve spent $10,000 to ‘accessorize’ your garage with all BMW Bric-A-Brac, whats another $1100 for a 7200 watt docking station?

Its a Bimmer, still.

Darin Qualls

In the UK the government pays half the price for home charging docks. Plus, worth having just not to have to go to the gas station.