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. BMW’s collection of bicycles is designed to reflect the main characteristics of BMW vehicle design.

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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.

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BMW Active Hybrid e-bike with significant power boost

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BMW has introduced the new Active Hybrid e-bike featuring a significant power boost. The rider can adjust the degree of pedal assistance with ease via the new display; four different power modes (from ECO (+50%) to TURBO (+275%)) can be selected up to a maximum 25 km/h (16 mph).

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

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BMW will stage the world premiere of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan and the US premiere of the BMW Concept X2 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January in Detroit. BMW ConnectedDrive will be showcasing a selection of new services. BMW eDrive.

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BMW to premiere new i3 and i3s EVs at IAA

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BMW will introduce the latest BMW i3—including the first BMW i3s sport model—at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in September 2017; pricing will be announced closer to market launch. new BMW i3s (left) and i3 (right).

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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. of peak torque propels the BMW 530e iPerformance Sedan from 0 to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds and the BMW 530e xDrive iPerformance Sedan in 5.8

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BMW to showcase 5 electric vehicles at LA show; world debut of new vehicle

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The BMW Group will showcase five electric vehicles at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show including the North American premieres of the BMW i Vision Dynamics, MINI Electric Concept, BMW i3s, and a World Premiere vehicle that will be shown during the BMW Group press conference on Wednesday, 29 November. Earlier this month, BMW reported that electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles now account for 5.5% of total BMW Group sales in the US.

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2011 BMW ActiveHybrid X6

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And the SUV can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 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. > View a BMW video of the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 h ere.

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BMW introduces iPerformance designation, starting with three 7-Series plug-ins

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At the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, BMW will officially introduce the new iPerformance model designation, which will be given to all BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles starting in July 2016, as a visible indicator of the transfer of technology from BMW i to the BMW core brand.

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BMW wins overall International Engine of Year 2015 for hybrid drive system in i8 PHEV

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BMW took top honors at the latest International Engine of the Year Awards , with the 1.5-liter, three-cylinder hybrid drive unit in the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid being declared the overall winner—as well as picking up two class wins—edging out Ford’s 1.0L

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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. Featuring a new generation of batteries with a cell capacity of 94 Ah, as used in the current BMW i3, the C evolution has significantly extended its range for one of its variants.

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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. This enables the C evolution to achieve a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph, electronically limited) and gives it better acceleration than some maxi scooters powered by engines with displacements of 600 cc or more.

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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). The BMW 330e will accelerate from 0–60 mph in approximately 6.1 seconds while the BMW 340i xDrive model takes just 4.6

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New BMW 218i Coupe to offer new 3-cylinder gasoline engine

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New BMW 3-cylinder turbo gasoline engine for the 218i. With the market launch of the new BMW 218i Coupe, BMW will offer a new a three-cylinder gasoline engine from the BMW Group’s latest engine family ( earlier post ) for the first time in the compact model.

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BMW X5 eDrive Concept SUV

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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.

2017 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance PHEV going on sale in US starting at $89,100

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The 2017 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) is in production and will arrive at US dealerships in August starting at $89,100 plus $995 Destination and Handling. The BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance dashes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 BMW 360° Electric Lifestyle.

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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. From left to right: Jürgen Maidl, Head of Logistics at BMW Group, Kurt J.F. Top speed is 40 km/h (25 mph).

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

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BMW is using the upcoming IAA in Frankfurt to showcase four production BMW brand plug-in hybrid models from different vehicle segments—one newly announced. Also sharing the stand will be a newly announced plug-in hybrid from the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, the BMW 225xe.

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BMW unveils Gen7 5 Series; more efficient gasoline and diesel units; plug-in hybrid 530e in 2017

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BMW has unveiled the seventh generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan, which will go on-sale in markets around the world in February 2017. The 5 Series has been a major hit for BMW, selling 7.6 The BMW 530e PHEV will arrive in March 2017. Top speed is 237 km/h (147 mph).

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BMW rolls out new strategy, focusing on further advances in e-mobility and automated driving; Project i 2.0

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BMW has revealed initial details of its new strategy, “Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT”. The BMW Group sees digitalization as an opportunity to make mobile life simpler, safer and more convenient, thereby capturing new customer groups.

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BMW introducing a 7 Series diesel model in US

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BMW 7 Series Long Wheel Base. BMW will introduce the diesel-engined BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan in the US. The new model will feature BMW’s 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo diesel engine in the long-wheelbase 7 Series body and will include xDrive, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system.

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BMW i8 customer demand exceeding planned production; improved fuel consumption

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Series production of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) begins in April, with delivery of the first customer cars to start in June 2014, beginning with the main European markets. BMW had originally anticipated combined test-cycle fuel consumption of 2.5 BMW i8.

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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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BMW X6 ActiveHybrid Arrives

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BMW set out to build the fastest, most powerful, best driving hybrid vehicle in the world. Scheduled to be available next year, the 2010 BMW Active Hybrid X6 is in a relatively new category called the &# Sports Activity Coupe&# or SAC for short. seconds with a top speed of 130 mph.

BMW launching longer range i3 at Paris Show; 94 Ah cells for up to 124 miles real-world range; retrofit program

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BMW will launch its longer range BMW i3 at the Paris Motor Show. The 125 kW/170 hp hybrid synchronous electric motor accelerates the BMW i3 (94 Ah) from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.3 seconds, making this BMW i3 the sportiest and, with electricity consumption of 12.6

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More details on BMW’s i3; electric and connected

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Cutaway of the BMW i3. Also playing their part are the driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive and 360° ELECTRIC designed specifically for the BMW i3. The key elements here are the LifeDrive architecture and BMW eDrive technology.

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BMW starts series production of electric scooters in Berlin

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BMW’s plant in Berlin has begun series production of the battery-electric BMW C evolution maxi-scooter. The Li-ion storage modules are the same as those in the BMW i3, which will be supplied from the BMW plant in Dingolfing.

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BMW introduces 2 Series Gran Tourer; up to 60 mpg US

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BMW has introduced the new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer, a premium compact model. Five three- and four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines will be available from market launch of the new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer, all featuring the latest BMW TwinPower Turbo technology.

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BMW announces second-generation X1; fuel consumption reduced up to 17%

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BMW announced the all-new BMW X1 Sports Activity Vehicle. The second-generation BMW X1 (fuel consumption NEDC combined: 6.4–4.1 Its pulling power enables acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.5 The new BMW X1 xDrive20i sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.4

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BMW introduces X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance plug-in hybrid; China market only

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BMW unveiled the new BMW X1 xDrive25Le iPerformance plug-in hybrid at the Chengdu Motor Show 2016 as the latest addition to BMW’s family of new energy vehicles (NEVs) and the first plug-in hybrid in the compact luxury SUV segment.

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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. The plug-in hybrid concept is the second variant of the 2+2-seater BMW i8 Concept.

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BMW prices 330e iPerformance PHEV in US starting at $44,695; 14 miles AER

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BMW is bringing its new 330e iPerformance plug-in hybrid ( earlier post ) to US dealers this summer starting at $44,695 including Destination and Handling. seconds and reach a top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h). BMW iPerformance. BMW Efficiency and Dynamics.

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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. BMW i presented a prototype of its second production vehicle, the i8 ( earlier post ), at a driving event at the BMW Group’s Miramas test track in France. inches (1,293 mm), the BMW i8 has the proportions of a sports car.

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BMW reveals 3 Series Plug-in hybrid prototype with 117.5 mpg; next-gen Power eDrive: 2x current capacity, electric AWD

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BMW 3 Series Plug-in hybrid prototype. BMW has unveiled a 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype. mph), and has a driving range of approximately 35 kilometers (22 miles). The BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype also features a special hybrid-adapted Proactive Driving Assistant.

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New entry-level diesel for BMW 5 Series; 4-cylinder 518d

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BMW has added the 518d to its new 5-Series line-up as a new entry-level diesel variant. The four-cylinder diesel with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and 105 kW/143 hp can be ordered for both the new BMW 5 Series Sedan and the new BMW 5 Series Touring (but not in the US, where BMW is launching the 535d, earlier post ). The BMW 518d Sedan records fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 4.5

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BMW launches new 4 Series with 1 diesel, two gasoline engines; Air Curtains and Air Breather

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BMW 4 Series Coupe. BMW is unveiling the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupe, previewed as a concept last December. All the engines use the latest BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and deliver output ranging from 135 kW/184 hp to 225 kW/306 hp. BMW 420d Coupe. BMW 428i Coupe.

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BMW introduces 6th generation 7 Series; new 740e plug-in hybrid; remote control parking

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BMW has introduced the new generation (6 th ) of its top-end 7 Series, featuring technology innovations in the areas of lightweight design, powertrains, chassis, operating systems, and intelligent connectivity. BMW EfficientLightweight. : Plug-in hybrid BMW 740e.

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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 will offer a new model range of its i3 compact electric car, and from the 2017 model year will be offering a new version with more than 50% increased battery capacity. The motor propels the BMW i3 from 0 to 60 mph in just over 7 seconds. The BMW i3 (94 Ah) now features a 2.4

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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. Researchers have equipped a BMW 5 sedan with intelligent software as well as vision assistance and environment detection systems.

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