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Diesel Luxury Sedans: Audi, BMW, Mercedes Face Off, Mazda Still Missing

Diesel Luxury Sedans: Audi, BMW, Mercedes Face Off, Mazda Still Missing

While gasoline power units have seen incremental improvements over the last few decades, diesels seem to have shot up from relative obscurity straight to the big time. Sales still lag their gasoline counterparts but performance, refinement and driveability are all more than competitive, and economy... read more

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2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 First Drive Report

Earlier on this year, we asked you if the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 was really green, or not? Now we've had a chance to drive it. Combining a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo... read more May 30, 2012 by 


 
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Is The 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Really Green, Or Not?

Just ten years ago, cars like the 2002 Toyota Prius traded performance for unbelievably-high gas mileage, bringing the concept of eco-friendly gasoline electric hybrid cars... read more February 13, 2012 by  10


 
2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5: Pricing Announced At Detroit

BMW's ActiveHybrid 5 is the long-awaited hybrid version of the 5-Series mid-size sport sedan, and pricing details have finally been announced at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show... read more January 9, 2012 by 


 
2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5: Taking Hybrid Luxury To Next Level

Exit one BMW hybrid, enter another. Next March will see the U.S. launch of the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5, the second hybrid sedan in the Germany luxury-car maker's lineup. And... read more September 30, 2011 by 


 
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BMW Turns Heat Energy To Electricity To Boost Fuel Efficiency

To increase gas mileage, carmakers can use smaller engines that produce the same power from less fuel. But they can also work to recapture part of the 70 percent of fuel's... read more August 30, 2011 by  4


 
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BMW 5-Series Plug-In Hybrid Prototype: 2011 Shanghai Auto Show

BMW has taken the wraps off a new plug-in hybrid prototype based on its long-wheelbase 5-Series sedan, which it will be showcasing in just a few weeks at the 2011 Shanghai... read more April 7, 2011 by 


 
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BMW Looking To Boost MPGs With TwinPower Turbo Three-Cylinder Engines

Expect to see smaller engines for BMW’s future models, as high fuel prices and greater environmental concerns push automakers towards engines with lower displacements... read more March 22, 2011 by  1


 
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BMW Working On 5-Series Based Electric Car For China

Electric car development is quickly proving to be a worldwide effort, with companies and research institutes from across the globe and in varying industries and fields... read more February 8, 2011 by 


 
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BMW Looking To Curb Vehicle Weight With Increased Aluminum

Lightweight materials such as carbon fiberĀ are seen by many in the auto industry as one of the most effective ways of reducing vehicle weight and thus improving fuel economy... read more August 9, 2010 by  1


 
2011 BMW 5-Series (Euro spec)

BMW To Add Diesel 5-Series & Another Model, Maybe Diesel Four?

The list of cars offered to U.S. buyers in gasoline, diesel, and hybrid models is going to get longer. On the heels of its confirmation that the 2012 BMW 5-Series will be... read more May 20, 2010 by 


 
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Concept

BMW Hybrid 5-Series On Sale in 2011, Hybrid 3-Series To Follow

BMW's chief executive officer, Norbert Reithofer, has confirmed that the company's ActiveHybrid 5 sedan will go on sale as early as next year. Reithofer told shareholders... read more May 19, 2010 by 


 
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2010 Geneva Motor Show: New Green Production Cars

No, sadly, we're not at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, underway this week in Switzerland. But we've been keeping close tabs on the introductions via our colleagues throughout... read more March 2, 2010 by 


 
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Concept

Geneva Motor Show Preview: BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Concept

We've already seen two hybrids from BMW: the 2010 ActiveHybrid X6 "sport activity vehicle" and 2010 ActiveHybrid 7 full-size sedan. Now BMW's third hybrid model, which it has... read more February 26, 2010 by 


 
2011 BMW 5-Series

BMW ActiveHybrid 5, Its Third, To Launch at Geneva Motor Show

BMW is expected to unveil its third hybrid model at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show this March. It will be a mild-hybrid version of the all-new 2011 BMW 5-Series sedan line it has... read more January 22, 2010 by 


 
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More Hybrids On the Way From BMW, Including 1-Series

We've covered BMW's first two hybrid vehicles, just launched for the upcoming year: the 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 "sports activity coupe", the world's most powerful hybrid... read more November 20, 2009 by 


 
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