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2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 Gets Updated Full Hybrid Powertrain

2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 Gets Updated Full Hybrid Powertrain

BMW's first-ever hybrid sedan, the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 launched for 2011, was an odd beast. Its mild-hybrid system paired a 455-horsepower 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 with a small electric motor, making it a bit faster than its conventional counterpart but only marginally more fuel-efficient. For 2013... read more

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BMW's London 2012 Olympic Games fleet

Five Green Rings: BMW's Electric, Hybrid, Diesels Olympic Fleet

Nobody envies the country that follows China in hosting the Olympic Games. With huge, spectacular and immaculately choreographed opening and closing ceremonies to compete... read more April 26, 2012 by  5


 
BMW X5 xDrive35d 10 Year Edition

BMW X5 xDrive35d Named 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

This morning, the BMW X5 xDrive35d was named the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year by the readers of The Diesel Driver magazine. The BMW beat the new Volkswagen Passat TDI, which... read more April 4, 2012 by  5


 
BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW's Electric Range Grows With 2015 BMW i8 Concept Spyder

Possibly the most exciting electric cars to appear over the next few years are from BMW. The German maker's electric i3 subcompact and i8 plug-in hybrid supercar have whetted... read more April 2, 2012 by  11


 
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BMW To Develop Future Lithium-Ion Batteries With Toyota

Lithium-ion battery cells are expensive, challenging, and time-consuming to develop. And they can be hard to get right, as the current woes of A123 Systems show. Even the... read more March 27, 2012 by  9


 
BMW diesels used to support the 2012 London Olympic Games

BMW's Low-Emissions Olympic Fleet Lands In London

London is making big claims that its Olympic games held this summer will be the greenest yet. To that end, it was announced last year that BMW would be supplying 4,000 of its... read more March 26, 2012 by 


 
BMW i8 Concept

2014 BMW i8 Supercar: 0-62 in 4.9 Seconds, Top Speed 156 MPH

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... read more March 26, 2012 by  13


 
BMW i3 and i8 preview, New York City, November 2011, photo by Tom Moloughney

BMW i3 Electric Car Spotted Winter Testing In Northern Europe

Last week, we were 90 miles north of the Arctic Circle, putting the Volvo C30 electric through its paces. But we weren’t the only people driving electric cars in the... read more March 21, 2012 by  11


 
2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7

BMW ActiveHybrid 7 Updated For 2013, Better MPG Expected

There are two different approaches to take when developing a hybrid. You can use the technology to make large improvements to the efficiency of a particular vehicle, or you... read more March 15, 2012 by 


 
A123 lithium-ion cells

Battery Maker A123 To Supply Cells For Tata Hybrid Buses

Lithium-ion cell maker A123 Systems announced today that it would supply complete battery packs to Tata Motors, the largest vehicle maker in India, to be used in hybrid... read more March 1, 2012 by 


 
BMW's i3 concept.

BMW Reminds Us i3, i8 Electric Cars Are Coming With New Video

BMW’s 2014 i8 plug-in hybrid sports car might have been spotted wearing standard-issue "carmoflague" while cold-weather testing in Sweden, but now the German automaker... read more February 27, 2012 by  1


 
2011 BMW 7-Series

BMW To Use Carbon Fiber In Next 7-Series Luxury Car

Not too long ago Mercedes-Benz announced they would be making a carbon-fiber derivative of the next E-Class sedan, and now BMW has also announced it will use the material in... read more February 23, 2012 by  1


 
2012 BMW 3-Series sedan

2012 BMW 3-Series: Saving Gas In A Sports Sedan

"The Ultimate Driving Machine" - It's one of the most well-known taglines of the motoring world, and each successful generation of BMW is designed to improve that driving... read more February 21, 2012 by  3


 
BMW 116d EfficientDynamics

Forbidden Fruit: 60 MPG BMW 1-Series Due At Geneva Show

When it comes to diesel cars, the choice in the U.S. is a little thin next to the selection of diesels on sale in Europe. After all, where else could you buy an example of... read more February 17, 2012 by 


 
2012 BMW ActiveE  -  Driven in Monterey, February 2012

BMW ActiveE Electric Car, Seen Through Nissan Leaf Driver's Eyes

The e-mail pitch from BMW said, "Electronauts Wanted". The goal was to get several hundred drivers to lease a new electric car, the BMW ActiveE, for two years to give BMW... read more February 14, 2012 by  5


 
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Concept

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


 
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