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Hybrid vehicles don’t have to be fuel sippers, they can be performance vehicles, as well. And, BMW is banking on that assertion, as comments made by vice president for engineering Dirk Hacker suggest. BMW Blog reports that Hacker told AutoExpress this: “We will look at electrification – I think it could be inevitable – but […]

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We all know that BMW is working on an i5 electric car, but is it also preparing a sportier i2 or i4 coupe? A design filing has been posted on Europe’s OHIM system that was originally filed on April 14, 2015 and registered May 11, but details have been kept under wraps until today’s publishing. […]

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BMW is rumored to be planning an all-electric i6 sedan that would go on sale some time in 2020. According to Automobile, the i6 would join the i3 and i8 in BMW’s i-series electric lineup, and would be similar in size to the existing BMW 3-series (pictured). The publication said the i6 would come with […]

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BMW and Nissan have teamed up to deploy dual fast chargers across the U.S. to benefit all electric vehicle drivers. A total of 120 dual-port 50-kW DC fast-charging stations have been installed across 19 states, helping support longer distance EV travel for Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 owners. Those fast chargers are now available in […]

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The production BMW i8 Spyder is expected to debut sometime next year. According to a recent report from German newspaper Handelsblatt, BMW CEO Harald Krüger has confirmed that the convertible variant of the i8 will debut in production form relatively soon. Expect the production model to be nearly identical to the concept that bowed over […]

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With Nissan increasing its Leaf battery size, Chevrolet announcing its 200-mile range Bolt due late next year, BMW has said it will increase range for its i3. Both the pure battery electric i3 and the range-extended i3 REx are receiving tweaks that UK publication Autocar says will boost range from 100 “real-world” miles to 124 […]

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Karma Automotive and BMW have joined together under a new agreement, where BMW will supply some parts for Karma’s upcoming plug-in vehicle. Karma Automotive is working to launch its first model late next year. The plug-in hybrid, tentatively named the Elux, is expected to emerge with high-end accoutrements and a price tag near $115,000. The […]

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This week BMW introduced two new plug-in hybrids to the U.S., one a 3-Series sedan, another a 5-Series SUV that is being positioned loosely as a potential Tesla Model X alternative. The sedan is the 330e Plug-In Hybrid, and it will begin appearing at U.S. dealers next spring. This 248-horsepower PHEV is promised to deliver […]

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BMW hasn’t commented on a mysterious car shown in Chinese patent office renderings, but after speculation has already swirled, sources are now saying the sleek coupe is a plug-in hybrid design thesis with tech expected to find its way into future i-Series cars. Previous conjecture had it that the car might be a fuel cell […]

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Certain global automakers are said to be anxiously awaiting a pending report that sources say will out them as diesel emission cheaters – and in cases they have been more sophisticated than already exposed Volkswagen. According to the Daily Kanban, the tightly knit auto industry has heard rumblings for a while now that cheating in […]

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