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BMW X5 xDrive35d Named 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

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 placed second, and the VW Golf TDI, which garnered third place. Altogether, 13 passenger cars and light trucks competed for... read more

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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  0


 
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  0


 
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  0


 
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


 
2012 BMW 3-Series sedan

Could BMW Drop Diesel For Hybrid In New 3-Series?: Report

The 2011 BMW 335d is quite a machine. With gasoline-rivalling power and performance and gasoline-shaming economy, it seems to offer the best of both worlds. That's only set... read more February 10, 2012 by  0


 
BMW ActiveE electric car

BMW Opens Registration For ActiveE Electric Car Leases

Want to boldly go where few have gone before? If so, you might just have what it takes to become an "Electronaut", BMW's term for the select few who'll be piloting the 2012... read more January 23, 2012 by  0


 
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  0


 
BMW ActiveE electric car

With 4,000 VIP BMWs, How Green Are London's Olympic Games?

Like a karaoke singer following a top rock band, London has its work cut out in hosting the 2012 Olympic games, following China's impressive 2008 games. The city won't have... read more January 3, 2012 by  3


 
2013 BMW i3 Electric Car Smartphone App

2013 BMW i3 Electric Car iPhone App Screenshots Teased: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

We’re less than a week away from the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and that means automakers are eagerly dropping hints about what we’ll... read more January 3, 2012 by  1


 
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