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BMW announced the new generation of its BMW X5 SUV will arrive in showrooms on November 16, 2013, including a new diesel version. The launch of this third generation X5 will include the diesel-powered BMW M50d M. Boasting what BMW qualifies as “the world’s most powerful inline-six diesel engine, suspension technology with hallmark M precision-tuning […]

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BMW is ready to cover all the bases by making its factories capable of producing all-electric, plug-in hybrid, and traditional internal combustion engine vehicles, all off the same assembly lines. The company has grand plans to electrify its vehicle offerings over the next decade, but its chief executive acknowledges there’s no way to accurately predict […]

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Following a similar projection by Daimler, BMW AG’s chief said it sees plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) making up from 15 to 25 percent its overall sales across the BMW and Mini brands within 10 years. “With more range and more infrastructure being available, you’ll see more electrified vehicles,” chief executive Harald Krueger said during a […]

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Volkswagen’s massive diesel scandal is affecting other automakers. BMW has confirmed that the automaker’s 2017 diesel lineup is being delayed due to extra scrutiny from federal agencies. “In light of recent events, agencies are taking longer to certify diesel models for the US,” said BMW spokesperson Hector Arellano-Belloc, “but there has been no indication that […]

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BMW is bringing four new plug-in hybrids to the Frankfurt auto show later this month, with each vehicle building on a different brand segment. These will add to BMW’s alternatively powered lineup, which includes the battery electric i3 and the i8 plug-in sports car. These are powered by BMW’s eDrive technology, which will also transfer […]

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Chevy’s  2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel was awarded top diesel car of the year and Chevrolet is the top diesel manufacturer of 2014. “The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, with a market-leading 46 mpg highway (5.11 L/ 100 km) is clearly setting the pace for diesel-powered cars in the United States,” said Jonathan Spira, editorial director of The […]

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BMW has announced the BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan will be the first diesel-powered 7 series coming stateside. This model will feature BMW’s 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo diesel engine in the long-wheelbase 7 Series body and will include xDrive, BMW’s all-wheel drive system. BMW said the 2014 BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan will carry a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail […]

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BMW and France’s PSA Peugeot Citroën issued a press release this week stating that the two companies, the longtime partners in engine development, would begin developing hybrid technologies together. Bloggers jumped to the conclusion that the move is a sign of strength and shows a renewed commitment about electric drive vehicles. They immediately started guessing […]

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> Subscribe to the HybridCars.com Market Dashboard Hybrid sales were up by 10 percent in September, compared to a year ago. But the total year-to-date numbers tell a more accurate picture. So far in 2010, automakers have sold 10 percent fewer gas-electric hybrids, in an overall auto market that has grown by about 10 percent. […]

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> Subscribe to the HybridCars.com Market Dashboard The U.S. auto market experienced its weakest August sales since 1983. Overall sales dropped by 21 percent compared to last August, when the Cash for Clunkers programs gave an all-too-brief boost to car sales. Sales of the Volkswagen Jetta TDI were up nearly 30 percent compared to a […]

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