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BMW is moving forward with plans to develop a fuel cell car by 2020 that is suitable for production. According to Auto Express, a senior source with BMW confirmed the company is developing a fuel cell vehicle (FCV). The first rendering, however, isn’t likely to take the next step to production. “We will still be […]

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It’s been less than a year since BMW began delivering its high performance i8 plug-in hybrid to U.S. dealers, yet recent reports indicate the German carmaker is already developing a more powerful new version. Adding speed and horsepower are two goals for the next i8, according to AutoExpress. Citing un-named “insiders,” the website reported that […]

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BMW i’s ConnectedDrive technology will be available on the soon to be released Apple Watch. The BMW i Remote app can be used to remotely check and control functions of BMW i models such as the battery’s state of charge. BMW i said customers will be able to use its app from day one on […]

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The maker of the BMW i8 two-speed e-axle has been recognized once again for its work. GKN Automotive has been honored with a coveted Automotive News PACE award for its two-speed eAxle technology, found on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. The Automotive News PACE award is known around the world as the industry benchmark for […]

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BMW recently said the next i-series was only in the early stages of development – with deliveries set for 2020 – but a new report says consumers may see its appearance two years earlier. Rumors and snippets surrounding BMW’s i-series have generated plenty of speculation in recent weeks. A clearer image of the sedan may […]

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The BMW i8 won the title of 2015 World Green Car during the New York International Auto Show. This is the second year in a row the BMW i brand wins this award, having won it last year with the BMW i3. BMW’s BlueMotion technology won the very same award in 2010. For 2015, the […]

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Automakers have been cold-testing engineering firm GKN’s hybrid and eAWD systems. GKN demonstrated a range of new hybrid all-wheel drive, AWD Disconnect and torque vectoring technologies that, states GKN, will make future cars more intelligent, efficient and enjoyable to drive. These demonstrations have been held at the company’s Wintertest proving ground in Arjeplog, Sweden. Among […]

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The BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car picked up another award: 2015 UK Car of the Year. BMW’s plug-in hybrid also won the title of Performance Car of the Year. The jury of these UK Car of the Year Awards explained vehicles are judged by 27 of Britain’s automotive journalists. Each judge uses their expertise […]

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The BMW Group sold over two million vehicles in 2014, including 17,793 BMW i vehicles. 2014 was the best year ever for the BMW brand, said the company. Deliveries of BMW vehicles totaled 1,811,719, an increase of 9.5 percent on the previous year (1,655,138). Sales in December also achieved a new high, up 14.2 percent […]

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The Chevrolet Volt and BMW i8 are well-designed and fun to drive, according to a new comparison. The Australian-based CarAdvice.com tested both cars as part of sort of odd-ball match-up between electrified vehicles including the Toyota Prius, Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi Outlander. The review used a 2014 Volt, which is rebadged as the Holden Volt […]

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