New 2017 BMW i8 – Release Date, Specs & Info

What Can We Get From This Hybrid?

The newest 2017 BMW i8 returns for the next year with quick charge times, exceptional performance, futuristic design, exceptional fuel economy, and plenty of technologies that help redefine what a hybrid can be. The BMW i8 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017, at least according to various rumors within the industry circles.

There is no doubt that BMW knows a thing or two about building cars with exceptional performance and handsome looks. This aspect has been taken a notch higher for the 2017 release, judging by the stunning eco-friendly technology that has now been infused to the new i8.

2017 BMW i8 side angle, black color, exterior, alloy wheels

Acceleration And Range

BMW says the new 2017 BMW i8 only takes 4.3 seconds to go from 0-60 mph, and it now boasts of a combined range of about 330 miles while running on both gasoline and electric power. The all-electric range remains unaltered at 15 miles. What the i8 is implying in a nutshell, is that it can fit perfectly in just about any combination of driving demands.

2017 BMW i8 spy shots, front view

Engine Summary

When it comes to output figures, BMW says the synergy between the lithium-ion battery pack and electric motor with the turbocharged 1.5L inline three-cylinder engine cranks up a total output of 357 hp. despite such a formidable output, the fuel economy stands at a whopping 30 mpg.

Visual Style

As already mentioned above, BMW is the kind of brand that knows a thing or two about styling and interior fittings. Well, for 2017, BMW has provided the new i8 with ample styling flourishes and technologies. To start off, the vehicle, just as before, returns with its low, sleek body styling and distinct scissor-lift doors that certainly offer a guarantee of grand entrances whenever you go.

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Although the vehicle falls short of backseat space – who’s complaining anyway! – You’ll hardly find any other flaws in its interior. The high-tech gauges and dynamic contours highlight its overall vibe. Surfaces are upholstered using leather and recycled materials.

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Is It For You

In overall, the new 2017 BMW i8 is certainly the dream car for anyone looking for a sexy two-door vehicle that offers admirable efficiency and sizzling performance with a flare of green credentials. Other performance cars to check out include the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid and Tesla Model S.

2017 BMW i8 Exterior Pictures & Interior Accessories

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Gadgets and Accessories

Equipment offered include a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, rearview auto-dimming mirrors, an adjustable suspension system, driver and passenger memory settings, automatic headlights, automatic dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, LED running lights and headlights, automatic wipers, a heads-up display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and keyless entry and ignition.

Others include BMW apps, an eight-inch central display interface, a USB port, an eleven-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, perforated leather upholstery, special interior trim, unique leather upholstery, turbine-style wheels, special interior trim, and a navigation system.

What About Safety?

Some of the safety technologies offered by the i8 include traction and stability control, antilock brakes, parking sensors, stolen vehicle recovery, front side airbags, around-view cameras, and BMW Assist emergency communications.

2017 BMW i8 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

All that strength, BMW i8 has is created by an electric motor and a 7.1 kW lithium-ion battery pack paired with an in-line three-cylinder 1.5 L turbocharged engine. Together, they generate a whopping 357 horsepower and 420 lbs. ft. of torque.

The 2017 BMW i8’s top speed is rated at 155 mph, at least according to BMW. As already mentioned, the new model can achieve a 0-60 mph in just under 4.3 seconds.

When we come to the fuel economy ratings, EPA rates the 2017 BMW i8 at 76 MPGe, and 28 mpg when the gas engine comes to play. For more details on EPA rates, click here.

2017 BMW i8 engine

At home, you only require a time of about 3.5 hours to fully recharge a depleted battery pack through a 120-V garage power outlet. Upgrading to the 240-V power source helps bring the power down to 1.5 hours.

2017 BMW i8 Release Date & Price

2017 BMW i8 Release date

According to our sources, the new model should be expected to go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017 (soon we’ll have more precise info on the release date), though this can be debated as BMW is yet to offer a conclusive date. As for the 2017 BMW i8 price, the same sources quote a starting MSRP of $140,700. It will also be offered on lease.

The 2017 BMW i8 Spyder review is offered separately.

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Honda’s Revival – New 2017 Honda Civic – Release Date and Review

Returning to its true form with a spacious and technology filled interior, daring looks, turbocharged power, satisfying handling, safety technologies, advanced infotainment system, powerful and fuel-efficient turbocharged engine is none other than the 2017 Honda Civic. Its release date should be expected anytime in the first half of 2017.

Redesign Was Necessary

There is no point in denying the fact that the previous generation of the Civic that ran for five years got some dull early reviews and controversy characteristic for Honda, which eventually led to its overhaul in the second year. Although the Civic nameplate became more competitive, it is obvious that its appeal also declined. And therefore, it no-longer retained its compelling nature anymore particularly with its rivals going forward in lightning speed.

2017 Honda Civic silver color, side angle, alloy wheels

Something Changed In The Air…

However, for Honda fans, the new 2017 Honda Civic is profoundly improved and comes with several changes that should come as a relief. Its innovative spirit has been revived by its user-friendly touchscreen interface, mature cabin, and its neat sporty exterior.

Under the hood, the base engine generates a healthy 158 horsepower and returns an exceptional fuel economy rating of 40 mpg in the highway. For those looking for more speed, there is the turbocharged mill that generates a cool 174 horsepower and 162 pounds-ft. of torque.

Similar to the best Civics of the time long past, the newest Civic offers an appealing fun-to-drive character thanks to the sporty handling. Even at speed, you can hardy hear any wind, sound of tires, or road noise, and, unlike in previous models, its ride quality is very satisfying.

Quite often, we take Civic’s “spacious interior accommodations” with a dose of skepticism, however, the 2017 model walks the talk and some consumers might actually question the need for an Accord given the Civic offers so much interior space.

2017 Honda Civic side view, exterior, alloy wheels, taillights and tailpipe

Are There Any Other Trim Levels?

For those who don’t mind spending extra, the top-of-the-line Civic Touring offers Acura-grade refinement and premium materials. But even in its basic form, the new Civic still offers comfortable and laudable materials.

Are There Any Alternatives?

And if you consider the 2017 Honda Civic as an appealing car, there are other lots of great choices lined up for next year. They include the “A” rated Mazda 3 2017, Kia Forte for 2017, 2017 Ford Focus, and the Chevrolet Cruz.

What Are The 2017 Honda Civic Trims?

The five-passenger 2017 Honda Civic is offered in hatchback, sedan, and coupe body styles. The Civic Sedan is offered in EX-T, LX, Touring, EX, and EX-L trim levels. The Civic Coupe, on the other hand, is offered in EX-T, LX, EX-L, LX-P, and Touring trims.

What Are The Colors?

Exterior 2017 Honda Civic colors include Taffeta White, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Energy Green Pearl, Rallye Red, Crystal Black Pearl, and Aegean Blue Metallic.

2017 Honda Civic Review of Exterior & Interior Pictures

2017 Honda Civic steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard, gear shift knob

Standard accessories offered for the Civic LX include driver height adjustment, cruise control, LED taillights and running lights, sixteen-inch steel wheels, a USB port, a rearview camera, a six-speaker sound system, automatic dual-zone climate control, full power accessories, a five-inch central display, an expanded-view driver side mirror, automatic headlights, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and Pandora connectivity.

Tacking on keyless entry and ignition, a panoramic sunroof, upgraded cloth upholstery, and a HD and satellite radio, is the 2017 Honda Civic LX-P model.

Opting for the Civic EX sedan gets you the features above plus a seven-inch touchscreen interface, an eight-speaker audio system, smartphone app integration, a rearview camera, a rear-folding 60/40-split seatbacks, a trip computer, heated side mirrors, and sixteen-inch alloy wheels.

Other features offered for the rest of the trims will be known weeks leading to its release date.

What can I expect from 2017 Honda Civic Engine Specs?

A power output rated at 158 horsepower and 138 pounds-ft. of torque is generated by the four-cylinder 2.0L engine fitted under the hoods of both the LX and EX trim models. The front-wheel drive is standard across the lineup, as either the six-speed manual or a CVT.

2017 Honda Civic interior, engine

More power rated at 174 horsepower and 162 pounds-ft. of torque is offered by the turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder engine offered for the EX-L, EX, and Touring trim models. 2017 Honda Civic 0-60 mph is rated at 6.7 seconds with a Civic Touring.

How Much Fuel Does It Spend?

When we come to the fuel economy, the turbocharged Civics should be expected to check in at 31/42/35 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 27/40/31 mpg for the manual-equipped Civic LX model.

When to Expect And How Much For The 2017 Honda Civic?

2017 Honda Civic Release date

Credible sources say the new Civic Sedan price starts from an MSRP of $18,640, and $19,050 for the Civic Coupe. They are expected to go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017, at least for the U.S.A market.

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Outsider’s Path To Greatness – 2017 Dacia Duster Rumors And A Review

Rumors of an all-new 2017 Dacia Duster have been flying around for quite some time now. Although we can’t authoritatively claim to know the specifics, rumor in town has it that it sports a new front fascia and interior design. See, the Duster has had quite a phenomenal growth in its class thanks to lots of value it offers for the money, availability of a four-wheel drive system, and a spacious interior and cargo volume. Its release date is rumored to occur sometime in the latter half of 2017.

2017 Dacia Duster release date


Once available, the new 2017 Dacia Duster is set to battle against the Skoda Yeti and  2017 Nissan Qashqai. One advantage the Skoda Yeti offers over the Duster is the powerful output the top-of-the-range model delivers. The 1.8 TSI engine generates a whopping 158 horsepower to the four wheels via the six-speed DCT system. As for pricing, the Duster arguably remains the “value for money” product in its segment.

The Nissan Qashqai, on the side, offers a significant upscale design quality than the Dacia. Although both are a product of the same company, Nissan offers tons of advanced specs and a well-built interior. But it is imperative to note that the Qashqai was not built to rival the Duster as the two serve two unique parts of the market.

Any News About The 2017 Dacia Duster Release Date Or A Price?

Pricing details are still missing in action, at least the last time we checked. However, pricing for the UK market should still be around $12,247 at current exchange rates. As you may already know, the Dacia Duster 2017 is exclusively offered for the European markets. But who knows maybe Renault is think of introducing it in the USA.

Its release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2017.

2017 Dacia Duster Exterior Details

According to teaser images from Renault, the new model will features an upgraded front end, adorned by chrome-plated housing and strips, a redesigned grille, new double-optic headlights, and a lowered set of air intakes. This is what David Durand, Head of Styling is rumored to have said, “The new 2017 Dacia Duster is getting even more appealing proportions and identity components. It will return with an even stronger character than before while retaining its roots.”

2017 Dacia Duster exterior, side view, alloy wheels

Heavy Redesign Of A 2017 Dacia Duster’s Interior

The interior, on the other hand, is also slated for a thorough redesign. The interior eschews family hatchback cues in favor of a functional SUV profile. Some of the changes to expect include a redesigned dashboard design, new roof bars’ design, new upholstery choices, new seat designs, and darker cabin colors. Also like before, the new model is expected to offer a comprehensive range of accessories meant to offer buyers lots of personalization possibilities.

Engine Specs Are Unchanged?

Facelifts to the engine department are highly unlikely. That said, we should expect it to be offered with two engines as before – a 1.6L petrol engine and a 1.5L diesel unit. The petrol engine delivers an outright performance but some find its revving rather wheezy especially at low revs. The other available mill is the 1.5L diesel engine that should be a favorite option for those who want to keep up with every day, main road traffic.

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Ride quality of the existing model was a tad bit old fashioned because the suspension was rather spongy and soft. Rumors allege the new model is designed to perfectly balance sportiness and comfort. If this is confirmed to be the case, then we should expect a forgiving ride quality able to smoothen out road imperfections effortlessly.

Safety Review

Also, in addition to the safety features that were offered previously – emergency brake assist, ABS anti-lock braking system, and a slew of passive active systems, the new model is also rumored to come with a slew of advanced safety features such as a blind spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, lane mitigation, hill assist, and pedestrian detection.

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2017 Dacia Duster exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

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