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BMW i3 Electric Car Quirk: No AM Radio--But Why?

BMW i3 Electric Car Quirk: No AM Radio--But Why?

The BMW i3 electric car is a tour de force of advanced engineering--and the most energy-efficient car sold in the U.S. this year. Its body shell is made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic, riding on an aluminum platform containing the lithium-ion battery, the electric motor, and the crash... read more

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BMW vehicles in production at the Spartanburg, South Carolina plant

BMW To Build All-Electric Tesla Model X Competitor Too, In U.S.: Report

The upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron electric crossover could become a direct competitor for the Tesla Model X, but both vehicles may soon have another all-electric German utility... read more June 12, 2015 by 


 
2016 BMW 740e xDrive

2016 BMW 740e Plug-In Hybrid: Fifth Electric Car From German Maker

The 2016 BMW 7-Series has now been announced, and among the dizzying array of models and trim packages is a plug-in hybrid version. That makes the awkwardly-named 2016 BMW... read more June 11, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW 740Ld xDrive, upstate New York, May 2015

2015 BMW 740Ld xDrive Diesel: Fuel Economy Review

For long road trips, there are few better ways to travel than in a large German luxury sedan with a diesel engine. We learned that lesson three years ago, when we tested a... read more June 2, 2015 by 


 
Stevens Creek BMW i Center, Santa Clara, California, May 2015 opening

First Standalone BMW Electric-Car Sales Facility Opens--In CA, Of Course

Electric cars are still a rarity in most of North America, and for that matter most of the world. But California, which has led automotive trends pretty much since the Second... read more May 26, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, test drive in greater Los Angeles area, Apr 2014

Sexy BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Falls To Sticker Price As Dealer Markups Wane

Any insanely alluring, attractive, enticing car will likely see dealer markups when it first goes on sale. Ask any potential buyer of a new Chevy Corvette or Dodge Hellcat... read more May 21, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW X5 xDrive50i

Why BMW Boosting Its V-8 Twin-Turbo's Fuel Efficiency Kills Batteries

Modern cars are asked to excel at many things, some of which are at cross purposes. The buying public demands vehicles that are sporty and luxurious, but regulations require... read more May 13, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

BMW i3 Tear-Down Videos Show Electric Car's Radical Design

Back in January, engineering firm Munro & Associates orchestrated a "tear-down" of a BMW i3 electric car at its facility near Detroit. The company--which specializes in... read more May 5, 2015 by 


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Why Nothing Competes With Tesla Today, Plug-In Hybrids Included

Two years ago, the launch of the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid produced the first ostensible large luxury plug-in sedan competitor to the Tesla Model S electric car. The... read more April 24, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW 5 Series

2015 BMW 535d Named 'Diesel Car Of The Year' By Diesel Driver Site

The automotive press gives out many, many awards each year, and BMW is certainly no stranger to receiving them. Enthusiast magazines have heaped praise on the company's cars... read more April 24, 2015 by 


 
2016 BMW 7-Series prototype

Next BMW 7-Series To Use 'Carbon Core' Based on i3 Electric Car Body

The BMW i3 electric car and i8 plug-in hybrid sport coupe are audacious examples of advanced technology in many ways. Not the least of it are body shells made of carbon-fiber... read more April 20, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW 4-Series 4-door Sedan 435i RWD Gran Coupe Grille

BMW i5 In 2018 To Have Very Electric Plug-In Hybrid: Why It's Important

Of the four prestige German auto brands, BMW is clearly the most aggressive in its plans for plug-in electric cars in various segments. Last year it launched the BMW i3... read more April 13, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 electric cars waiting at East Coast shipping port for distribution, May 2014

BMW Targets Twice As Many Electric-Car Sales This Year

Sales of the two BMW "i" plug-in electric models have been fairly good over the past year, and that's leading the company to reach for a more ambitious goal. BMW aims to... read more April 8, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW i8 construction at Leipzig plant

BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Coupe Production Will Double To Meet Demand

Given its attractive looks, it's not surprising that the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe has proven popular with buyers who can afford its six-figure price. While the partially... read more April 1, 2015 by 


 
'Diesel fuel only' caution on Audi Q7 TDI

Diesel Car Guide: Every 2015-2016 Car & Light Truck, With Specs: UPDATED

Diesel cars may keep a lower profile than hybrids or battery-electrics, but they're a good option for drivers looking to reliably save fuel. Many efficiency-focused gasoline... read more March 26, 2015 by 


 
1972 BMW 1602e

BMW Releases New Video On First Electric Car: 1972 BMW 1602e

Today's BMW i3 may be the first electric car available to the public in large quantities from the Bavarian brand, but it's certainly not BMW's first-ever electric vehicle... read more March 20, 2015 by 


 

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