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AutoGuide.com has named the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid as its 2015 Reader’s Choice Green Car of the Year. What makes this car the standout, and not some other choice? Our sister site AutoGuide observes the newly launched car blends style, technology and capable performance in one lightweight, uber-cool, package hitting a sweet spot of qualities […]

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GKN has produced for BMW’s i8 hybrid sports car the industry’s first two-speed eAxle. “GKN’s customers aren’t just looking to make their next car more efficient; they want to create new driving experiences,” said GKN Automotive CEO Andrew Reynolds-Smith. “Our expertise in driveline efficiency, torque vectoring and electric drive systems is enabling automakers to connect […]

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If anyone still wonders whether BMW’s 357-horsepower i8 plug-in hybrid has the high-performance goods, Formula E put on a video promo showing the car being pitched sideways and spun around at speed. The $137,000 BMW is equipped with FIA-required safety car gear but otherwise mainly stock. It doesn’t look too easy to flip, and China […]

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Sebastien Buemi of e.dams-Renault set the fastest time on the FIA Formula E Championship final day of pre-season testing at Donington Park. This last round of testing was held ahead of the opening round of the all-electric in Beijing on September 13. The Swiss driver set a lap of 1:31.792 seconds to top the timesheets […]

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The BMW i8 has been one of the most anticipated performance cars in years, both for its faithful concept-to-production design and its radical hybrid-electric powertrain that strikes an excellent balance between conservation and outright performance. Power comes from a radical turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder and a pair of electric motors to deliver a combined 357 horsepower […]

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If a German report is correct, BMW will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2016 with an i9 supercar merging elements of the i8 plug-in hybrid and evoking the memory of the legendary M1. The super i8 could just as well be an “i10” but that name was already taken by Hyundai. To eclipse the i8, […]

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With its current range of models and engines, BMW has won six mentions in the 2014 “Green Mobility Trophy” awards presented by the German automobile magazine Auto Zeitung. Based on a reader survey, the awards were won by the Munich automobile manufacturer in six out of a total of seven categories. Three of these class […]

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If BMW’s symbolism is to be taken as implied, perhaps the maker of the “Ultimate [sustainable] Driving Machines” wants to take i8 customers to a new “world” of experience. Whether that’s reading into things too much, or not, the automaker has just announced options pricing. Instead of an a la carte menu over the base […]

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BMW had fun electrifying golfers with its BMW i8. Before they got down to business on day one of the BMW International Open on Thursday, four of the 156-strong field at the only European Tour event in Germany were in action in front of the camera for a one-off video at Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof. […]

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BMW is launching an app dedicated to monitoring the charging of its new i EV lineup. The German automaker said its Smart Charging App makes it possible for BMW i customers to automatically identify the best rates and times for charging their electric vehicles at home. The app was developed by the BMW Group and […]

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