BMW Group plans Additive Manufacturing Campus

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The BMW Group will invest more than €10 million in a new Additive Manufacturing Campus. Our new Additive Manufacturing Campus will concentrate the full spectrum of the BMW Group’s 3D printing expertise at a single location. Metal 3D printed part for the new BMW i8 Roadster.

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BMW considers extending MINI-E leases

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The MINI-E program is going well enough that BMW is considering allowing leases extensions, Richard Steinberg the program manager said at CARB's ZEV Technology Symposium today. Tags: BMW bmw mini e

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All-electric BMW i4 to be production version of i Vision Dynamics concept

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So when the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept emerged onto the auto-show circuit last fall, it seemed obvious it previewed a future production model. Geneva Motor Show Future Cars Geneva Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW i BMW i4Very few automakers these days build concept cars just for fun, and only occasionally are they pure styling concepts intended to showcase future design language.

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BMW Group Leipzig plant launches series production of the BMW i8 Roadster PHEV

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The BMW Group Leipzig plant has started series production of the BMW i8 Roadster, unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show ( earlier post ). It will be launched parallel to the enhanced version of the BMW i8 Coupé. The new BMW i8 Coupe offers combined fuel consumption of 1.9

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BMW, Brilliance Auto expanding China JV; all-electric iX3 planned for export outside China

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The BMW Group and its partner Brilliance Automotive Group Holdings signed a long-term framework agreement to further expand their joint venture BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA). The all-electric BMW iX3, produced by BBA from 2020, will find customers around the world.

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BMW takes REVENGE

Revenge of the Electric Car

Among the panelists sat Richard Steinberg of BMW, where he leads battery electric vehicle programs in the US markets, including the MINI E and BMW ActiveE programs. “BMW ActiveE?&#

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2017 BMW i3 preview

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The 2017 BMW i3 represents the first significant update of BMW's electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. Battery capacity rises 50 percent, from 22 to 33 kilowatt hours, and BMW says. Preview plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 RExback in May 2014. This mid-cycle refresh includes several updates, most notably a much larger battery pack and a corresponding increase in its EPA-rated range.

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More than 250,000 electrified BMW Group vehicles on the roads; BMW Group electrified sales up 52% in April

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Combined sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles were up 52% in April (9,831), bringing the total number of electrified BMW Group cars sold to over 250,000, said Pieter Nota, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Sales and Brand BMW. In the first four months of the year, BMW Group Electrified sales totalled 36,692 units, up 41.7% of all BMW Group sales are electrified, while in the US it’s 7.3%.

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BMW Group plants stepping up activities in balancing-power market to contribute to grid stability

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The energy control stations at BMW Group Plants Dingolfing and Landshut are stepping up their activities in the balancing-power market in Germany. Joachim Kolling, head of BMW Energy Services. We refer to it as the BMW power pool. BMW Group Plant Dingolfing.

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BMW Group sells more than 1M vehicles in first 5 months of 2018; 4.7% electrified; electrified sales up 41%

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The BMW Group sold more than a million vehicles worldwide (1,003,573 / +1.6%) in the first five months of 2018—the Group’s best Jan-May performance to date. Of the total, sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles accounted for 46,849 units—an increase of 41.0%

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BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept previews all-electric four-door sedan

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If concept cars are meant to grab attention, then the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept—an all-electric sedan that debuted Tuesday at the Frankfurt motor show—may have fulfilled its mission.

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2018 BMW i3 preview (including battery rumors)

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This year's updated BMW i3 electric car is only just arriving at U.S. But already some details of the 2018 BMW i3 have leaked out, in the form of spy photos and further rumors about more battery capacity yet. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 REx battery capacitydealerships after a battery-capacity boost that gives it longer range.

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New Buick, BMW PHEVs for China

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Earlier in March, BMW-Brilliance introduced the new BMW X1 xDrive 25Le. This is the third new energy vehicle developed by the joint-venture, BMW Brilliance Ltd in less than four years time. BMW Brilliance has built a high voltage battery assembly line in Shenyang.

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BMW iX3 to be built in China, exported worldwide

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BMW has announced it will build its next electric car, the iX3 SUV, in China just as a trade war heats up between the U.S. On Monday, BMW announced that it will expand its Chinese partnership with Brilliance, known as BMW Brilliance Automotive or BBA, to build 520,000 BMWs a year and China involving cars-and in particular, electric cars.

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2017 BMW i3 REx: 97-mile electric range, lower efficiency for range-extended model

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The 2017 BMW i3 is the most significant update to the groundbreaking electric car since it went on sale in the U.S. However, until now, BMW had yet to release range estimates for. plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle BMW i REx range extender engine BMW i3 RExback in May 2014. Changes are headlined by a larger, 33-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack that increases range from 81 miles to 114 miles in the all-electric model.

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What’s up with the BMW MINI E?

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The BMW Mini E has hit the streets. In June about 500 cars were placed in consumer and fleet hands in Los Angeles and New York and New Jersey for what BMW calls a " field trial." Like all the automakers, BMW dabbled in concept electric cars over the years.

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2017 BMW 5 Series revealed in full

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BMW has unveiled the latest incarnation of its flagship 5 Series saloon. BMW 5 SeriesThe new model will be in showrooms from February next year, and it’s much mor.

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BMW to use new i3s traction control system in all future BMW and MINI models

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For the new i3s electric vehicle ( earlier post ), BMW not only the increased output of the motor but also developed an innovative traction control system adapted specifically to the instantaneous power deliver of the BMW eDrive system. BMW has now announced that it will use the new i3s traction control system in BMW and MINI models with front-, rear- and all-wheel drive. —Peter Langen, Head of Chassis Development at BMW.

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BMW Brilliance Automotive opens battery factory in Shenyang; 3rd battery factory in BMW Group production network

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the BMW Group opened a new “High-Voltage Battery Center” in Shenyang, China. The battery factory will supply the nearby Dadong plant, which is operated by the BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture and will produce the BMW 5 Series Plug-in Hybrid for the local market.

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BMW Group expands BMW i Ventures role with new €500M fund; widened scope of investment, greater independence

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The BMW Group is expanding the remit of its BMW i Ventures venture capital unit and creating a new fund of up to €500 million (US$531 million) over ten years to support it. BMW i Ventures keeps us close to trendsetters from all different fields and their innovations.

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BMW Group plans joint venture for MINI electric vehicles in China; LoI with Great Wall Motor

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The BMW Group is in advanced discussions to ramp up the global success of its MINI brand through a new joint venture in China. To this end, the BMW Group has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with the Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor.

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BMW Group and Great Wall Motor sign joint venture agreement for MINI electric vehicles in China

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The BMW Group and the Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor signed an agreement to produce MINI electric vehicles through a new 50:50 joint venture based in China. During an event for autonomous and connected driving attended by China’s Premier Li Keqiang and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, the BMW Group and Great Wall Motor committed to found a new joint venture, “Spotlight Automotive Limited”, for the development and production of electric vehicles in China.

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BMW crosses sales of 100,000 plug-in electric cars

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Almost exactly three years after the European launch of the i3 electric car in November 2013, BMW has reached a notable milestone in its electrification efforts. sales Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars BMW iThe German automaker says it has delivered 100,000 plug-in cars over the past three years. That figure encompasses both battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids. DON'T MISS: New 2017.

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BMW Brilliance Automotive expands battery factory in China

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Seven months after opening its battery factory in China ( earlier post ), the BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture has laid the foundation for a comprehensive expansion of the plant. At the “High-Voltage Battery Centre Phase II”, BBA will produce the new, more powerful batteries of the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology for the fully-electric BMW iX3. Starting in 2020, the BMW iX3 will be built at the neighboring BBA plant Dadong.

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2018 BMW i3 electric car range adds sportier i3s version

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While the 2018 BMW i3 will formally debut next week at the Frankfurt auto show, the company has released details ahead of time on the updates to the lineup of its compact electric car. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range-Extended Electric Vehicle REx range extender engine BMW i3 RExWhile battery range stays the same as last year, a new i3s model (for Sport) has been added, with revised suspension and a Sport mode added to its drive-mode.

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BMW unveiling Concept X7 iPerformance plug-in hybrid SUV at Frankfurt

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BMW is unveiling the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance plug-in hybrid electric vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The forthcoming BMW X7 forms part of the largest model offensive in the company’s history.

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Video review: BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

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Video review: BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

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2011 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

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To achieve that acceleration, this 2011 BMW uses a combination of a 400-hp 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with direct fuel injection and two electric motors. When it comes to performance, the hybrid borrows on the reputation of the gasoline-only BMW X6. BMW ActiveHybrid X6

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2019 BMW i5 crossover utility vehicle rendered from patent drawings

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With BMW having decided to offer not only plug-in hybrids across its range but also fully electric versions of its core models, its 'i' sub-brand is in a curious position. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW i5Is there a future for the high-tech vehicles designed for maximum efficiency when battery-electric powertrains are rolling into conventional cars as well? The answer to that.

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BMW Group 1st international automaker to obtain autonomous driving road test license in China; new R&D center in Beijing

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The BMW Group thus has become the first international auto maker to obtain the Autonomous Driving road test license in China, marking a big step on its path to Autonomous Driving. BMW Group implements its Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT worldwide, and continues to carry out the layout in “A.C.E.S.:

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BMW Spartanburg plant now largest manufacturing facility in the BMW Group production network

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On 23 June 1992, the BMW Group announced its decision to build its US plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Continuous expansion of the plant with extensive additions and the decision to build the successful BMW X models in Spartanburg have made the plant the largest manufacturing facility in the BMW Group production network within the space of 25 years. During the ceremony to mark the anniversary, the all-new BMW X3 rolled off the production line in Spartanburg.

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Enter BMW — with Carbon Fiber

Revenge of the Electric Car

2009 BMW Concept ActiveE. BMW MegaCity Urban Electric Car To Be Built of Carbon Fiber. BMW has not commented on the carbon footprint of transporting the materials across three continents and through five plants. BMW MegaCity Urban Electric Car To Be Built of Carbon Fiber. BMW will partner with composites expert SGL Group to construct a new plant in Moses Lake, Washington, that will manufacture lightweight carbon-fiber materials for auto industry applications.

BMW Digital Charging Service optimizes charging and integrates electric vehicles into the energy market

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BMW i is expanding its engagement in electric mobility with the new BMW Digital Charging Service (DCS)—an intelligent service for predictive, convenient, cost-effective and green power-optimized charging. The new service is part of BMW 360° ELECTRIC portfolio.

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Long-delayed BMW i8 Spyder plug-in hybrid due in 2018

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A convertible version of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe was teased as far back as the 2012 New York Auto Show, when the i8 Spyder concept first debuted. But while the i8 coupe went into production as a 2014 model, BMW has been unusually slow to approve a convertible version for production. BMW mentioned an i8 convertible during a March press. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars BMW i

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BMW debuts iX3 SUV electric car

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The iX3 SUV, revealed in Beijing today, brings BMW into the mainstream when it comes to electric cars. No longer will BMW electrics be specialized models that look like science experiments, made of space-age carbon fiber or riding on skinny tires for the ultimate efficiency. Instead, the company will revert to building electric versions of its

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BMW Group and Great Wall Motor sign joint venture agreement for MINI electric vehicles in China

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The BMW Group and the Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor signed an agreement to produce MINI electric vehicles through a new 50:50 joint venture based in China. During an event for autonomous and connected driving attended by China’s Premier Li Keqiang and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, the BMW Group and Great Wall Motor committed to found a new joint venture, “Spotlight Automotive Limited”, for the development and production of electric vehicles in China.

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BMW selects TTTech Auto as partner for developing highly automated driving functions

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BMW has selected TTTech Auto, a high-tech company specializing in leading safety software and hardware platforms for automated driving, as its development partner for level 3 and 4 automated driving functions.

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BMW plans to sell 100,000 plug-in cars in 2017, CEO says

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Among the established German luxury automakers, BMW has so far shown the greatest commitment to electric cars. BMW has also rapidly expanded the number of plug-in hybrids based on existing models in its. sales Plug-In Hybrids New car sales plug-in cars BMW iIt launched the "i" sub-brand dedicated to plug-in cars in 2013, and continues to sell the i3 electric city car and i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe.

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BMW launches BMW i ChargeForward pilot in SF Bay Area

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The BMW Group Technology Office, together with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), have launched an 18-month pilot of the BMW i ChargeForward Program in the San Francisco Bay Area. The program is now issuing calls to participating BMW i3 drivers in the Bay Area to request the interruption of the charging of their EVs for one hour. The study has two parts: (1) a managed charge pilot program involving BMW i3 owners; and (2) a battery second-life energy storage system.

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BMW unveils battery-electric Concept iX3 in Beijing; Gen 5 eDrive system; 249 miles WLTP

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The BMW Group is extending the reach of its all-electric mobility offering to the company’s core brands. The BMW Concept iX3— presented for the first time at the Auto China 2018 show in Beijing—offers a look ahead to the expansion of the model line-up in this area.

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