2015 BMW i8 Hybrid: One of the few places you will see the exotic BMW i8 Hybrid sports car is at the 107th annual Chicago Auto Show, Feb.14-22, 2015. BMW touts the i8 as “Progress in Motion,” due to the highly emotional design, dynamic performance, and fuel efficiency and emissions figures worthy of a compact car. Groundbreaking eDrive plug-in hybrid technology combines the modified electric drive system from the BMW i3 producing 131horsepower at the front wheels, and a three-cylinder TwinPower turbo motor producing 231hp at the rear wheels. Working in tandem, they allow the two drive systems to display their respective talents, delivering drive performance of a true sports car, with an acceleration of 0-to-60 mph in 4.4 seconds, in a vehicle that is also capable of achieving up to an estimated 94 mpg. It can operate solely on electric power up to 22 miles, which means no driving tailpipe emissions to a maximum eDrive speed of 75 mph. Visually, the exterior includes sweeping lines, short front/rear overhangs, and flat silhouette lend the vehicle a striking appearance. Note the large, transparent greenhouse over the 2+2 cabin, and how the doors swing upwards like wings. Thanks to the dual drive systems, all four wheels of the BMW i8 Concept can be driven at the same time, similar to an all-wheel-drive vehicle. This solution combines the advantages of front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive to ensure the optimal dynamic drive configuration as required.

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Friday, November, 13, 2015

Ford Edge Night Out

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Tuesday, November, 10, 2015

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Saturday, November, 07, 2015

Truly Grand Opening!

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Tuesday, October, 20, 2015

Mazda Drive for Good Program Returns

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Monday, October, 19, 2015

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Tuesday, October, 13, 2015

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Friday, October, 09, 2015

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Friday, October, 09, 2015

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11/25/2015 9:30:18 AM

In light of #GivingTuesday approaching, if you're planning to donate to any of these 18 local charities this holiday season, consider purchasing a First Look for Charity ticket to get a first look of the nation's largest auto show amid opulence! Visit www.FirstLookforCharity.org for more details. #FLFC16

11/23/2015 10:10:45 AM

We asked you to cast your votes for the look of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, and the jury is in! The official poster this year will be #3

11/23/2015 8:03:04 AM

Starting today (through Jan. 4, 2016), Mazda will donate $150 to a local charity of your choice for every new car purchased or leased through its #MazdaDrive4Good program. Visit www.drivechicago.com to find a dealership near you. To learn more, visit: http://bit.ly/1XigobM

11/20/2015 9:30:03 PM

When do tickets go on sale online??? I know it says mid-November on the site...sorry if this has been answered

11/20/2015 8:28:06 AM

Flashback Friday! Did you know? Chicago’s Coliseum was home to the Chicago Auto Show from 1901-1935, where general admission for the public was just 50 cents per ticket

11/19/2015 8:28:03 AM

The struggle is no longer real now that Jaguar has invented a car key system that takes shape around your wrist. The 2017 F-Pace has created a wristband that is water and shockproof! The activity key will be ideal for adventurous consumers. #Jaguar #innovation

11/18/2015 5:16:18 PM

Cool concept from Scion, the C-HR. #LAAutoShow

11/18/2015 3:45:02 PM

Did you know? For every new Mazda sold or leased between Nov. 23, 2015, & Jan. 4, 2016, Mazda will donate $150 to a local charity of your choice. Find more details here: http://bit.ly/1XigobM

11/18/2015 11:56:19 AM

Follow us on Periscope to get a behind-the-scenes look at newly-debuted vehicles at the #LAAutoShow, some of which will be displayed in Chicago for the first time at #CAS16

11/18/2015 11:21:54 AM

Lincoln just debuted the MKX at the #LAAutoShow. This February, Chicagoans will have the chance to win the Black Label version at the First Look for Charity black-tie gala! #FLFC16


11/25/2015 10:05:18 AM

Donate now & get tickets 2 the First Look for Charity black-tie gala. #GivingTuesday #FLFC16 https://t.co/GikPbDYOGR https://t.co/hSLUTQKTlz

11/24/2015 11:53:17 PM

Chevy Parts Daily is out! https://t.co/IKYAq83ukg Stories via @ChiAutoShow

11/24/2015 9:17:39 PM

RT @AdvocateSherman: How can #cocktails and slick #cars enhance #cardiovascular services at Sherman Hospital? https://t.co/vXo2L40NNw @ChiA

11/24/2015 4:29:43 PM

Thanks for the recent follow @SoPlacers @ChiAutoShow @planificaevento Happy to connect :) have a great Tuesday. (by https://t.co/Q0gknK7mqK)

11/24/2015 3:34:02 PM

How can #cocktails and slick #cars enhance #cardiovascular services at Sherman Hospital? https://t.co/vXo2L40NNw @ChiAutoShow

11/24/2015 10:26:01 AM

See @ChiAutoShow GM Dave Sloan speak about #auto #enviro https://t.co/xGOoQfES4R RSVP: https://t.co/gbXuvcJJfE #GreenFleets #Fleets #Chicago

11/24/2015 6:25:56 AM

RT @camarodotcom: The Blackhawks Camaro at The Chicago Auto Show @ChiAutoShow @ChevyDrivesChi #camaro @chevrolet http://t.co/6qJzutUKrh

11/23/2015 11:20:20 AM

RT @ChiAutoShow: The votes are in! The official poster this year will be #3! #CAS16 https://t.co/XTlJlN94xN

11/23/2015 11:19:03 AM

The votes are in! The official poster this year will be #3! #CAS16 https://t.co/v9NbGM9m31

11/22/2015 3:20:16 PM

@ChiAutoShow It was held at the cow palace