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At the close of media days at the Paris Motor Show last Friday, BMW confirmed an earlier Friday report by Bloomberg News that it would produce battery electric versions of its popular X3 crossover SUV and Mini models. Automotive News is reporting that BMW’s Chief Executive Officer, Harald Krueger, told Bloomberg that the electric Mini […]

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BMW’s i3 battery-electric sedan and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car have served as a pathway for the German car company’s plan that all future i brand vehicles will become all-electric models. Company engineers are working on the next electric car sedan with a pure electric drivetrain, called Project i20. Also known internally as iNext, the […]

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BMW has put out official word on the next i-Series model it will be rolling out, a roadster convertible built on the i8 for a 2018 launch. Harald Kruger, chairman of the board of management at BMW AG, confirmed during a press conference in Munich this week in Munich that the i8 roadster has been […]

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BMW is the world’s largest luxury automaker, and it order to stay that way, the company has a plan that involves more electrified vehicles and faster delivery of autonomous-driving tech. More SUVs and more variants of existing vehicles are also part of the plan, which was outlined by BMW CEO Harald Krueger in a strategy […]

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Last month BMW’s i-Series models crossed a cumulative global 50,000 unit sale milestone. Comprised at this point of the i3 and i8, the two plug-in i-Series sub-brand cars were launched in Germany in September 2013 and June 2014 respectively and have since spread globally. While BMW did not provide a precise breakdown for their January […]

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Last week a top BMW executive said the German automaker is beginning to conceptualize its next i-series model and projects its release some time after 2020. According to an Automotive News Europe interview with the R&D chief Klaus Froehlich, the gestational process is just getting started. “We are still in the strategic research phase where […]

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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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Top Gear magazine has chosen the BMW i8 as its global Car of the Year 2014. The plug-in hybrid performance vehicle beat off some stiff competition from a host of other premium and luxury manufacturers to win the overall award, stated the magazine’s management. The editorial team of Top Gear commended the BMW i8 for […]

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BMW says it will soon show its 3-Series plug-in hybrid as the first of its core brand models to receive the PHEV treatment. The 3-Series will be shown soon in Miramas, France, and utilizes lessons learned from BMW’s new i-Series which has created a flexible technology the automaker says can be “rapidly deployed” on cars […]

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BMW’s new i-series is boosting BMW’s global image, and in the U.S. the automaker intends to boost availability. The company has sold 3,104 i3s from May-September in the U.S. this year, and the i8 sold nine when launched in August, 58 in September, and it is sold out at BMW dealers through to 2015 showing […]

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