BMW i3, i8 Caught in Chicago

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BMW unveiled the i3 and i8 last month, but today our staff arrived at Cars.com’s headquarters in Chicago to find messages from friends and contacts about a commercial being shot a few blocks away with some “odd”-looking BMWs.

Staff photographer Ian Merritt grabbed his gear and headed down to see what the hubbub was about. It turns out BMW did indeed ship its early prototypes for these two electric models to Chicago for a photo shoot. We love Chicago’s architecture as much as anyone, but it’s surprising that the company would go through the expense to put them on our streets just for a series of publicity shots.

Their pain is our gain. Check out the full gallery below.

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BMW i8, i3

BMW i8, i3

BMW i8, i3

BMW i8, i3

BMW i8, i3

BMW i8, i3

BMW i8, i3

BMW i8, i3

BMW i8, i3

BMW i8, i3

BMW i8, i3

BMW i8, i3

BMW i8, i3

BMW i8, i3

BMW i8, i3

BMW i8, i3

BMW i8, i3

BMW i8, i3

BMW i8, i3

Comments 

Nic

I've seen an Audi R8 and Kia Soul already.

arni

holy crap that i8 is HOT!!!

Matt C.

That i8 looked very uncomfortable to sit in. Did they let you guys ride/drive them at all?

Frank D

Both cars were out in front of the Hotel 71 on Wacker Dr this morning when we checked out. They were filming the i3 driving down Wacker and the i8 was under a tent.

it's really a hot car!

They were filming the i3 driving down Wacker and the i8 was under a tent.

Just one word for it... Awesome.!!!
when can we see this car at the Showrooms??

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