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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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 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.

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 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 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 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. At BMW’s Efficient Dynamics Innovation Days 2014 in Germany, the company provided the first opportunities for test-driving the BMW X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid (PHEV) prototype ( earlier post ). BMW eDrive.

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

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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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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BMW presented an initial selection of technology highlights for the next generation of the BMW 7 Series model range featuring developments in lightweight design, driving dynamics, comfort, intelligent connectivity and operation. PreDrive BMW 7 Series camouflaged.

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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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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 The i3 battery-electric five-door hatchback''s 125-kilowatt (170-horsepower) electric motor can generate peak torque of 184 lb-ft.

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.

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. unveiled the Zinoro 1E battery-electric vehicle (BEV) at the Guangzhou Auto Show.

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? Automobile Magazine’s Ezra Dyer

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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. The economical BMW 114d will make its debut, and for the first time, the intelligent four-wheel drive system BMW xDrive will be available for the BMW 1 Series. The BMW 316i Sedan.

BMW updates 7 Series; completely new powertrain for ActiveHybrid 7

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The new BMW ActiveHybrid 7. BMW is updating its flagship BMW 7 Series for 2013 with significant powertrain upgrades in the 740i/Li and 750i/Li models—including BMW’s 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission; and xDrive, BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system, now available for the 740Li—as well as a completely new powertrain for the ActiveHybrid 7. 367 lb-ft (498 N·m), the new BMW ActiveHybrid 7 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in about 5.5

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

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BMW 1 Series, Sport and Urban Line. BMW is equipping its second-generation 1 Series with gasoline and diesel engines all of which feature new BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. 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. BMW is also using the show to present the latest version of what it sees as the logical next step towards reducing fuel consumption and emissions in the sports activity vehicle SAV segment: the plug-in hybrid BMW Concept X5 eDrive.

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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.


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.

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

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During a driving event at the Miramas proving grounds in southern France, BMW presented future drive technologies, including the prototype of a BMW 2 Series Active Tourer with plug-in hybrid drive. BMW is collaborating with Toyota on fuel cell systems.

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. The new engine is applied in the BMW M550d xDrive Sedan, BMW M550d xDrive Touring, BMW X5 M50d and BMW X6 M50d.

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. The information has also helped to inform UK policy-making decisions and other EV market stakeholders, BMW said. mph (20 km/h).

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

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.


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. With its LifeDrive architecture ( earlier post ) featuring a carbon passenger cell, the BMW i3 Concept combines an extremely low weight of 1,250 kilograms with optimal interior space and the highest crash safety levels. The i8 (left) and i3 Concepts. Click to enlarge.

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. 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. GKN is launching electric all-wheel drive technology on a global vehicle platform.

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).

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. With a suite of EfficientDynamics technologies, the new BMW X3 sDrive18d emits 135g/km of CO 2 , and has a combined fuel consumption of 46 mpg US (5.1L/100km) mpg, making it the cleanest and most fuel-efficient model in the X3 range. seconds on its way to a top speed of 121 mph (195 km/h).


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.

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. Within the framework of project i, the BMW Group is carrying out research and development work on the development of electrically powered vehicles. 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. An ECO PRO Mode to further increase the range of the BMW ActiveE can be selected whereby the drive configuration and comfort functions are modified to use less energy and facilitate a more efficient driving style.

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. The parallel hybrid system consists of a 160 kW (215 hp) BMW TwinPower Turbo engine and an electrical motor with a maximum output of 70 kW. The prototype plug-in is part of the BMW Group’s electromobility strategy for China.

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

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A123 Systems is providing Li-ion battery cells for the new BMW ActiveHybrid 3 ( earlier post ) and ActiveHybrid 5 ( earlier post ) models to be shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week. BMW is doing the Li-ion pack work itself.)

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. BMW of North America is introducing the new TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine (N20) to the X3 xDrive28i; the new engine replaces the outgoing inline 6-cylinder engine (N52) as the next step in BMW’s EfficientDynamics strategy.

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. Drivers of the BMW ActiveE will be able to recharge their electric vehicle at any ChargePoint Network-enabled electric vehicle charging station in the US. The BMW ActiveE is the BMW Group’s next step towards a mass-produced electric vehicle.

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

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

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In a simultaneous—and video linked—unveil in New York, London and Beijing, BMW introduced the production version of its i3 battery-electric vehicle on Monday. The BMW Group has planned and developed this battery to last for the full life of the vehicle.