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BMW to introduce BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid at Detroit show

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Also part of the line-up at the BMW stand will be the new BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid, the BMW M550i xDrive, and the BMW 6 Series model range.

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GKN expands electric all-wheel drive program with BMW; eAxle for PHEV X1 in China

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GKN Driveline is expanding its global electric axle (eAxle) drive partnership with the BMW Group, supplying eAxle technology for a plug-in hybrid version of the BMW X1 for the Chinese market. The system is part of the same scalable family of eAxles used in the plug-in hybrid BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 225xe ( earlier post ).

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2014 BMW i8 Supercar: 0-62 in 4.9 Seconds, Top Speed 156 MPH

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Last week, we confidently predicted that we’d be hearing more about BMW’s first all-electric and plug-in hybrid production cars -- the i3 electric minicar and i8 plug-in supercar -- as we neared the BMW-sponsored 2012 Olympics. For the past few weeks, most of the news we’ve heard has centered around the 2014 BMW i3.

BMW X5 eDrive Concept SUV

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The latest automaker to get into the plug-in hybrid game is BMW. BMW X5 eDrive Concept SUV The post BMW X5 eDrive Concept SUV appeared first on.

BMW boosts battery capacity of MY2017 i3 to 33 kWh with higher energy density Li-ion cells; up to 114 miles combined cycle range

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BMW range testing was under everyday conditions in city environment, 68° F, heating/air-conditioning, preheating, COMFORT driving mode. The 7.4

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BMW Motorrad’s electric C evolution

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BMW Motorrad is launching its battery-electric C evolution maxi scooter. The C evolution. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.) Click to enlarge.

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BMW introduces new Cruise e-Bike

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BMW of North America presented the new BMW Cruise e-Bike, ideal for commuters, built with a BOSCH Performance Line electric motor. Brie

BMW provides initial look at X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid prototype

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BMW X5 plug-in hybrid prototype at Efficient Dynamics Innovation Days 2014. BMW eDrive. Click to enlarge. Earlier post.) 22 miles).

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Carbon Core of next-gen BMW 7 Series helps reduce sedan’s weight by up to 130 kg; remote control parking

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At its heart is a body structure with a Carbon Core based on the transfer of technology from the development of the BMW i models. Carbon cores.

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More details on BMW’s i3; electric and connected

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Cutaway of the BMW i3. The i3 offers what BMW calls an optimum balance of weight, performance and range for urban mobility. Motor.

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BMW to showcase 4 production plug-in hybrids at IAA in Frankfurt; new 225xe

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BMW eDrive is the new drive system technology used in all the electrically powered vehicles from BMW i and the plug-in hybrid models from BMW.

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2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Specifications And Details Released

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With the global unveiling of the 2014 BMW i3 less than three weeks away, BMW has revealed a few more details on its radical new electric car. The motor will accelerate the car from 0 to 60 mph in "approximately 7

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BMW shows i Pedelec Concept e-bike

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The compact bicycle can be folded up quickly; the trunk of the BMW i3 Concept has room for two. BMW i Pedelec. Click to enlarge. Brief

BMW Brilliance unveils Zinoro 1E BEV at Guangzhou show

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BMW Brilliance, the China joint venture company formed by the BMW Group and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd., Top speed is 130 km/h (81 mph), which is electronically limited. BBA converted an existing BMW product (X1) to create the Zinoro 1E. Zinoro 1E. Charging of the battery takes around 7.5

2012 Tesla Model S Beats 2013 BMW M5 In Straight-Line Drag Race

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There’s no denying that electric cars have lots of torque from standstill, meaning they can out-accelerate most cars in the stop-light derby to 30 mph. Could a car like the 2012 Tesla [NASDAQ:TSLA] Model S Performance beat a BMW M5 in a 0-100 mph drag race, for example? But what happens beyond that?

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BMW upgrading 1 and 3 Series models with focus on fuel economy and emissions; BMW 114d to debut with 1.6L diesel

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BMW 114d. BMW is making a number of enhancements to its 1 and 3 Series in fall 2012. New entry model: The BMW 114d. and 4.3 and 4.8

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BMW Motorrad introducing new C evolution electric scooter; longer range with 94 Ah cells

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At the Paris Motor Show, BMW Motorrad will introduce the new version of the C evolution electric scooter. The new BMW C evolution - long range.

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BMW updates 7 Series; completely new powertrain for ActiveHybrid 7

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The new BMW ActiveHybrid 7. The new 2013 7 Series arrives in US BMW center showrooms in late summer 2012, expect for the ActiveHybrid 7, which arrives in early fall. In this application, the engine is the same 315 hp (235 kW) version as in the new BMW 740Li and replaces the V8 engine previously used in the ActiveHybrid 7. Its 1.3

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New BMW 116d EfficientDynamics Edition will drop CO2 emissions to 99 g/km

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BMW 1 Series, Sport and Urban Line. 225 km/h (140 mph). 210 km/h (130 mph). 228 km/h (142 mph). 212 km/h (132 mph).

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Among BMW’s highlights at New York Show are new diesel X3, plug-in hybrid concept X5

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Making its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show 2014 will be the updated 2015 BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle, which will include the X3 xDrive28d, the first BMW Advanced Diesel X3 model for the US. The new X3 xDrive28d will feature BMW’s 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo diesel 4-cylinder engine. Earlier post.).

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BMW Group presents prototype of i8 plug-in hybrid; first use of new 3-cylinder engine

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Prototype BMW i8 at the track. The BMW i8 will make its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month and arrive in BMW showrooms in 2014.

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BMW shows future drive technoliges; 2 Series PHEV prototype, direct water injection in 3-cyl. engine, and fuel cell eDrive

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This application of BMW eDrive technologies features the first PHEV system with a front/transverse-mounted. Earlier post.). Earlier post.)

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BMW introduces new 6-cylinder in-line diesel with 3 turbochargers for new M Performance models

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BMW has introduced a new range of M Performance Automobiles featuring a new 6-cylinder in-line diesel developed exclusively for those applications.

BMW Group releases results of UK-supported EV trial

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The BMW Group released the data from the MINI E field trial in the UK. The early findings have already informed the development of the 2011 BMW ActiveE car, a four-seat car based on the BMW 1 Series Coupe, but the biggest beneficiary will be the BMW i3, the first purpose-built EV from the BMW Group, set for launch in 2013.

BMW will launch plug-in hybrid version of refreshed 3 Series in 2016: BMW 330e

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As part of its introduction of the lifecycle freshening for all 3 Series Sedans and Sports Wagons, BMW announced that it will launch the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid in 2016. The BMW 330e will be powered by a plug-in hybrid drive system with a combined output of around 250 hp (186 kW) and 310 lb-ft (420 N·m) (preliminary).

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BMW i8 customer demand exceeding planned production; improved fuel consumption

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With the BMW eDrive in plug-in hybrid configuration, the i8 combines a 0–100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of 4.4 BMW i8.

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BMW unveils i3 BEV and i8 PHEV Concepts

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BMW unveiled the i3 and i8 Concepts in Frankfurt, providing a look at first electrically powered production cars from the new BMW i sub-brand, due to be launched as the BMW i3 in 2013 and the i8 in 2014. If the BMW i3 is run on electricity from renewable sources, the figures improve by well over 50%. Click to enlarge.

BMW unveils third i concept model: i8 Concept Spyder plug-in hybrid

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BMW i8 Concept Spyder. Like the i8 coupé concept, the BMW i8 Concept Spyder with eDrive is a plug-in hybrid. Click to enlarge.

GKN launches new e-axle all-wheel drive technology on global C-segment vehicle platform with BMW

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The first application is the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV. mph) and for an all-wheel drive (AWD) mode that accelerates considerably faster than conventional mechanical AWD systems. It launched the world’s first two-speed eAxle in the plug-in hybrid BMW i8 and also supplies the eAxle on the Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine PHEV program.

BMW and SCHERM put 40t battery-electric truck into service for material transport in 1-year pilot

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The BMW Group and the SCHERM group have put a 40-ton electric truck for material transport into service on public roads in a one-year pilot.

BMW introducing rear-wheel drive X3 with 2.0L diesel

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BMW is offering the first rear-wheel-drive model in the X3 range in select markets, the new BMW X3 sDrive18d. Peak torque of 360 N·m (266 lb-ft) develops between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm, resulting in the BMW X3 sDrive18d accelerating from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 9.9 Brief

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BMW developing advanced automated driver assistance systems

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Engineers at BMW Group Research and Technology are developing advanced automated driver assistance systems for the highway. Click to enlarge.

BMW ActiveE available for leasing in US in Fall 2011

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BMW ActiveE. The BMW ActiveE is the BMW Group’s next step towards a mass-produced electric vehicle. Click to enlarge.

BMW to premiere ActiveE EV at Geneva Show

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BMW will stage the world premiere of the BMW ActiveE at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Based on the current BMW 1 Series Coupé, the BMW ActiveE is the second electric test vehicle to be created by the BMW Group. Top speed is electronically limited to 90 mph (145 km/h). Earlier post.). ft.), Brief

BMW Brilliance Automotive presents prototype plug-in hybrid sedan based on 5 Series; targeted for China market in 2013

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The BMW Brilliance plug-in hybrid concept. BMW Group and its Chinese joint venture partner Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd. have presented a concept plug-in hybrid sedan based on the long wheelbase version of the BMW 5 Series Sedan. This also applies to field testing of the BMW ActiveE. Click to enlarge.

BMW pricing new 530e plug-in hybrid starting at $51,400

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During its press conference at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, BMW announced that the new BMW 530e plug-in hybrid iPerformance ( earlier post ) will be available starting at $51,400; the all-wheel drive BMW 530e xDrive iPerformance Sedan will start at $53,700, plus $995 Destination and Handling. seconds.

A123 Systems supplying Li-ion batteries for new BMW ActiveHybrid 3 and ActiveHybrid 5 models

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BMW is doing the Li-ion pack work itself.) A123 Systems had earlier said that it was involved in BMW production programs. Earlier post.).

BMW applies N20 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo with Auto Start/Stop to the X3; ECO PRO mode

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BMW 4-cylinder gasoline engine with TwinPower Turbo. The BMW X3 xDrive28i accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 Click to enlarge.

BMW to partner with Coulomb Technologies in Boston; Coulomb offering new cloud-based service plans, new dual-port charging stations

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BMW of North America and Coulomb Technologies announced that drivers of the BMW ActiveE all-electric vehicle ( earlier post ) will be able to take advantage of the expansion of the ChargePoint Network into the Boston Metro area. The BMW ActiveE is the BMW Group’s next step towards a mass-produced electric vehicle.

BMW unveils the production i3 in New York, London and Beijing; efficiency, dynamics and a supporting ecosystem of services

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The BMW i3 uses the BMW eDrive rear-wheel drive powertrain previously found on the BMW ActiveE (but the i3 is significantly lighter).