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

Green Car Reports

Very few automakers these days build concept cars just for fun, and only occasionally are they pure styling concepts intended to showcase future design language. 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 i4

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BMW X5 eDrive Concept SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

The latest automaker to get into the plug-in hybrid game is BMW. While Munich’s efforts in the EV genre are becoming well known through their range of ‘I’ cars, the BMW X5 eDrive Concept is their first endeavor in the Plug-in Hybrid field. Concept Vehicles

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

Green Car Reports

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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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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BMW presents solar carport concept for i models

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The international media launch of the BMW i8 in Los Angeles will include the presentation of a solar carport concept developed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA for the use of renewable energy. BMW solar carport with i3.

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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 Motorrad unveils its VISION NEXT 100 concept; electric and connected, augmented reality visor

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Following the BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Vision Vehicles ( earlier post , earlier post ), the BMW Group has now revealed the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100. —Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design at BMW Motorrad. —Holger Hampf, Head of User Experience at the BMW Group.

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BMW to debut electric-car concept at LA show; electric Mini makes U.S. debut

Green Car Reports

BMW will use media days at the Los Angeles auto show, which begin on November 29, to unveil a new electric car that's never before been seen. Los Angeles Auto Show mini e plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW Mini EThe electric model that will debut in California wasn't otherwise specified in the German maker's announcement, which called it simply "a world premiere vehicle." It's entirely possible, however, that it.

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BMW teaser video of upcoming i8 Roadster

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BMW has released a teaser video for the upcoming i8 Roadster—the third member of its electrified i family, arriving in 2018.

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BMW shows i Pedelec Concept e-bike

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Coinciding with the opening of the first BMW i Store on London’s Park Lane, the BMW Group presented the new BMW i Pedelec (Pedal Electric Cycle) Concept—a custom-made complement to the BMW i3 Concept ( earlier post ). BMW i Pedelec.

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Tesla heads for China, BMW iNext concept, and Volvo ditches diesel: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

BMW has teased the self-driving and battery-electric iNext concept. The IIHS has rated Tesla's Autopilot system, while Tesla has taken the first steps to set up shop independently in China. Volvo says so-long to diesel engines. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. In the first tests of Tesla's Autopilot system and the IIHS has awarded the

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New BMW Concept makes fuel economy breakthrough

Green Cars News

The new BMW Concept M5, which will make its public debut at Auto Shanghai 2011, manages to reduce fuel consumption by at least 25 per cent. BMW Green cars Latest news BMW M Concept BMW M5 Concept new BMWThe vehicle features a new V8 with M twin turbo technology and boasts a significantly increased output level. Its engine is coupled with a seven-speed M double clutch transmission [.].

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BMW i Ventures makes strategic investment in DSP Concepts; voice user interfaces

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BMW i Ventures has made a strategic investment in DSP Concepts, Inc.—a Christian Noske, a partner at BMW i Ventures, has joined the Company’s Board of Directors. Realizing the need for faster development and more reliable voice recognition performance, DSP Concepts has developed a series of product offerings powered by its Audio Weaver audio processing software. Partners of DSP Concepts include Amlogic, Inc.,

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Dürr and BMW receive Surcar award for concept of smart paint shop

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At the Surcar 2017 conference on automotive body finishing in Cannes, Dürr and BMW received the award for technique for their concept of a smart paint shop and how to increase production efficiency by digitization. Dr. Hans Schumacher, Board Spokesman of Dürr Systems AG and Hermann Stoegmeier, Vice President Technology Surface at the BMW Group together presented a concept to combine the data from the car manufacturer and the supplier to analyze the processes in paint shops.

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BMW iNext concept previews electric sedan flagship to come in 2021

Green Car Reports

BMW will launch an all-electric flagship sedan in 2021 that will supplant its current top-of-the-line 7-Series range, it said yesterday. The model will be previewed by a concept called iNext, and is another addition to the increasingly-diverse BMW "i" lineup of plug-in cars. Future Cars plug-in cars BMW iThe iNext is viewed by analysts as a direct reaction to the success of.

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New Buick, BMW PHEVs for China

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Last year, Buick launched the all-new LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle and hosted the world premiere of the Velite Concept, which served as the template for future new energy vehicles under Buick’s strategy in China. Earlier in March, BMW-Brilliance introduced the new BMW X1 xDrive 25Le.

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Traction motor of BMW 225xe PHEV wins the Bavarian State Award for E-mobility / eCar TEC Award for cooling concept

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BMW has won the Bavarian State Award for E-mobility / eCar TEC Award for the innovative cooling concept used for the electric traction motor in the BMW 225xe plug-in hybrid. The BMW 225xe pairs a 100 kW/136 hp 1.5-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine with 65 kW electric traction motor and a 7.7 The traction motor of the BMW 225xe is cooled by air blown by a rotor-driven fan through channels in the rotor of the electric motor.

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

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BMW i8 Concept Spyder. Following on the presentation of the BMW i3 Concept and BMW i8 Concept coupé at the Frankfurt show in 2011 ( earlier post ), the BMW Group has introduced a third i Model: the BMW i8 Concept Spyder.

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BMW reveals more details of i3 and i8 electric concepts

Green Cars News

There have been many dazzling electric car concepts over the years, few of which have come to light: which is why it’s so exciting to see the BMW i3 and BMW i8 Roadster up close in personal as they head towards production.

BMW marks 100th birthday with autonomous, zero-emission concept

Green Car Reports

BMW is now a century old. To celebrate, the brand has unveiled a concept car that emits nothing from its tailpipe and can drive itself. The automaker hasn't said just how the Vision Next 100 concept manages to go emission-free, but it did talk a lot about the car's exotic materials and construction. DON'T MISS: BMW's first electric car (video) For.

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

Green Car Reports

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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Mini Electric Concept revealed before Frankfurt auto show debut

Green Car Reports

The Mini Electric Concept is recognizable as the three-door hardtop version of the famous British small car, but numerous design. Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW Mini EWe've known since last July that an all-electric Mini Cooper will go into production in 2019. Now, we can see the first renderings of the car that will make its official debut at the Frankfurt auto show in two weeks.

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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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What’s up with the BMW MINI E?

Plugs and Cars

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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BMW to showcase AirTouch in Vision Car concept at CES

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At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, the BMW Group will present a Vision Car to demonstrate what the interior and the user interface of the future might look like, including AirTouch. One year ago, BMW presented gesture control at CES. This technology is available as BMW Gesture Control in the new BMW 7 Series.

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Faraday Future Concept, VW Budd-e, BMW i8 Convertible Concept: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

We have quite a bit of news from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Shows (CES) today, including electric-car concepts from Faraday Future, Volkswagen, and BMW. The all-electric Volkswagen Budd-e concept. Also, check back later in the day--because we'll have more information on a future electric car that we think readers will really be interested in. Today in Car News

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BMW Group introduces MINI and Rolls Royce centenary concepts; individual mobility based on megatrends and projections

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To mark its centenary year in 2016, the BMW Group is looking further ahead than usual with a series of Vision Vehicles designed to anticipate and respond to future mobility needs. At its Munich Centenary Event on 7 March, the automaker introduced the BMW VISION NEXT 100.

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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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BMW reveals i3 electric coupe car

Green Cars News

BMW has revealed a new coupe concept car based on its forthcoming i3 electric supermini on the opening day of the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new concept should help us gain a good idea of what we should expect from the hatchback version when it launches next year.

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BMW i features i8 Concept Roadster and BMW i3 at Manhattan stop on “Born Electric” World Tour

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At the Manhattan stop on its year-long “Born Electric” World Tour, BMW i featured the BMW i8 Concept Roadster—shown for the first time in North America—and the BMW i3 Concept. i3 Concept. i8 Concept Roadster. i8 Concept Roadster.

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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 Active Hybrid e-bike with significant power boost

Green Car Congress

BMW has introduced the new Active Hybrid e-bike featuring a significant power boost. The frame’s profile is accentuated by the familiar BMW “bullneck”, which exudes energy and forward-surging presence, and the Frozen Black and Arctic Silver paintwork.

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BMW reveals X5 plug-in hybrid concept

Green Cars News

BMW is to use the Frankfurt Motor Show to showcase its new plug-in hybrid drivetrain as fitted to its X5 SUV model. Using a four-cylinder engine with BMW TwinPower turbo technology with a 70kW, 95 hp[.].

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BMW plug-in hybrid Active Tourer concept for Paris debut

Green Cars News

More Paris news today as it is revealed that BMW is to take the covers off a new plug-in hybrid concept at the city’s forthcoming motor show. Using the same technology as featured in the i8 sports car, which is planned for launch in 2014, the new Concept Active Tourer is a small MPV-type vehicle [.]. BMW concept Paris Motor Show plug-in hybrid

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BMW introduces 4 Series Concept Coupé; Air Curtain and Air Breather for front wheel aero enhancements

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In Munich, BMW presented the BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe—a look ahead to the fourth generation of its sporty mid-range coupé, and successor to the current generation of the BMW 3 Series Coupé and Convertible. BMW Concept 4 Series Coupé.

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BMW i3 vs Chevy Bolt EV, hydrogen Hyundai concept, Tesla Model 3 secrets: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, Tesla is hugely expanding its Fremont assembly plant, but its real future may be concealed inside the Model 3 electric car, while Hyundai shows a hydrogen SUV concept and a BMW i3 owner tries out a Chevy Bolt EV. Our occasional author and BMW i3 REx owner Tom Moloughney spent a week and 800 miles with.

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