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The U.S. alternative-energy passenger vehicle market has been growing steadily since the first couple of hybrids were launched in 1999 and for 2014 things are really heating up. While petroleum remains by far America’s motive power of choice, the move away from pure gasoline is well underway, and the alternative vehicle count will increase by […]

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BMW will be celebrating a few North American premieres in Los Angeles, including for the i8 plug-in hybrid. The new BMW 4 Series Convertible will make its world debut and the BMW i8, BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and BMW Concept X4 will make their North American auto show debuts at the 2013 Los Angeles […]

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BMW says it’s considering an increase of assembly line capacity for its pending i3 electric car due to strong initial European demand – and each car will reportedly be immediately profitable. The electric cars will go on sale in the U.S., China and Japan in the first half of next year, but in Germany sales […]

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A month before the event, the Los Angeles Auto Show announced a strong showing for green vehicles. The show’s organizers confirmed that LA will host 22 world debuts, making for a total of 56 vehicle debuts overall, to be unveiled in front of a global audience, November 19, 20 and 21, 2013. Fuel and emission […]

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We learned form the Frankfurt show that both the BMW i3 and BMW i8 will come equipped with the latest Harman Kardon audio and NBT infotainment system. The BMW i3 will be equipped with 12 high-performance loudspeakers: five 26mm metal-matrix dome tweeters, five 100mm ALumaprene midrange speakers and two 6x9” woofers. The BMW i8, on […]

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BMW’s new i brand presented a prototype of its second production vehicle, the BMW i8, at a driving event at the BMW Group’s Miramas test track in France. In BMW’s words, the i brand is synonymous with visionary mobility concepts and a new definition of premium quality that is strongly focused on sustainability. Following the […]

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BMW ConnectedDrive will now be, in the US, offered as standard throughout the BMW range for the 2014 model year. The technology will also include a range of features tailored specifically to BMW i. BMW Assist has been available since 2009 and is now included in nearly every BMW sold in the US. For the […]

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