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Diesel redux: 2018 BMW 540d sedan certified for US sale (but will it matter?)

Diesel redux: 2018 BMW 540d sedan certified for US sale (but will it matter?)

BMW has announced it will resurrect the diesel 5 Series sport sedan, in the form of a 540d model, one year after the introduction of a thoroughly updated 5 Series. The company says the diesel edition will list for $62,995, including destination, once it arrives at dealerships in February. According... read more

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2017 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car     [photo: Chris Neff]

2017 BMW i3 REx: drive review of range-extended electric car

When the history of modern electric cars is written, the BMW i3 will likely go down as something of an anomaly. Its carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell, aluminum... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW i3 and i3s

BMW i3 electric car sales stopped, future recall announced for specific safety concern (updated)

An obscure safety issue has led to a halt in sales of the BMW i3 electric car until further notice. The German maker announced a recall for every single i3 sold in the United... read more December 3, 2017 by


 
2019 BMW i8 Roadster, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show

2019 BMW i8: larger battery, more range, and new Roadster

BMW is breathing some fresh air into its three-year-old alternative flagship to improve performance, increase range, and add some style. Revealed at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto... read more November 30, 2017 by


 
Nissan IMx concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Who will sell the first affordable AWD electric SUV? Poll results

Of our eight Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy award winners since 2011, five have been compact five-door hatchbacks. It's a good, sensible format, by far the most popular... read more November 14, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW X3 prototype

BMW to debut electric-car concept at LA show; electric Mini makes U.S. debut

BMW will use media days at the Los Angeles auto show, which begin on November 29, to unveil a new electric car that's never before been seen. The electric model that will... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW battery-sourcing ethics highlight cobalt-mining issue for electric cars

Electric cars provide a zero-emission driving experience, but one of the most important raw materials for their batteries—cobalt—has a supply chain that needs... read more November 9, 2017 by


 
Ionity multi-brand European charging network

BMW, Mercedes, Ford, VW, Audi launch Ionity high-power fast charging across Europe

A group of automakers in Europe announced on Friday they will launch "Ionity," a network of high-power fast-charging stations to build out the continent's infrastructure for... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW, Mercedes invest in 'flexible car ownership' startup Fair

How would you know that the standard model for individuals buying new cars is dying? Sure, you could point to car sharing services like Car2go or Zipcar. Or you might point... read more October 30, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW i3, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Who sold 10,000 plug-in vehicles last month? (Not Tesla, Nissan, or Chevy)

When consumers think of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, most likely conjure thoughts of Tesla, or perhaps Nissan with its Leaf and Chevrolet with its Volt and Bolt... read more October 24, 2017 by


 
BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show    [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Which (non-Tesla) maker will sell most electric luxury cars by 2020? Poll results

Yes, yes, yes, we know: our readers and Twitter followers are largely very strong supporters of, and believers in, Tesla and its electric cars. Our challenge for last week's... read more October 4, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW i3 and 2014 Tesla Model S   [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Will Tesla steamroller German luxury makers? Perhaps not

It has become an article of faith among some Tesla fans and owners that the company will inevitably rise to compete with and ultimately defeat the titans of the global auto... read more September 29, 2017 by


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

BMW i3 electric car quirk: no AM radio offered, but why? (update)

The BMW i3 electric car is a tour de force of advanced engineering--and it was the most energy-efficient car sold in the U.S. in 2014 and 2015. Its body shell is made of... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW 530e iPerformance wireless charging

BMW, Mercedes to offer wireless-charging options for plug-in hybrids next year

Every one of the modern electric cars on the market for almost seven years requires plugging in a cord to recharge the battery using grid electricity. Inserting the cord into... read more September 28, 2017 by


 
BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show    [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Which maker will sell most electric luxury cars by 2020? Take our Twitter poll

It has taken several years for European luxury makers to sort out what to do about the unexpected arrival of Tesla and its electric cars into a market they've dominated for... read more September 26, 2017 by


 
BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show    [photo: Tom Moloughney]

BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept previews all-electric four-door sedan

If concept cars are meant to grab attention, then the BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept—an all-electric sedan that debuted Tuesday at the Frankfurt motor show—may... read more September 12, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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