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  • 2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

    You may have read stories lately that suggest the BMW i3 is the first luxury competition for the Tesla Model S electric car. It’s not. You may also have read that it’s the first range-extended car to go head to head with the Chevrolet Volt. It’s not. In building its first battery-electric vehicle, BMW has done precisely what it has been saying for three years it would do: build what may be the world’s best electric city car. The question is simply whether that’s relevant to a country where no head of household in recorded history has ever said, “Honey...

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    BMW Ponders Production Boost For i3 Electric Car After High European Demand

    High demand isn't something experienced by many automakers selling electric cars, but then BMW is a little different from many automakers. It's fair to say you could put its badge on pretty much anything and it would sell on reputation alone--but with the i3, its first full production electric...

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    What Do You Want To Know About The 2014 BMW i3 Electric Car?

    The 2014 BMW i3 electric car is one of the most radical new vehicles on the planet. And the innovation comes in many different facets of the car. There's its shape, which is tall and somewhat van-like--unusual for a BMW. Its styling introduces a new design language for BMW's 'i' series of plug-in...

  • 2014 BMW i3, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    2014 BMW i3 With Range Extender Priced At $46,125, Or $3,850 More

    Adding the small range-extending engine to the 2014 BMW i3 battery-electric minicar will increase the price by $3,950, the company announced this evening. The standard 2014 BMW i3 electric car starts at $42,275 including delivery, before any Federal, state, or local incentives. BMW had announced...

  • 2014 BMW i3 electric cars on the assembly line in Leipzig, Germany
    2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Production Begins Today In Germany

    Production of the 2014 BMW i3 is underway; it goes on sale in the United States early next year.

  • 2015 BMW i8, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    2015 BMW i8 Live Photo Gallery: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

    The production version of BMW's i8 plug-in hybrid sports car was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. Check out live images here.

  • 2015 BMW i8

    At this morning's Frankfurt Auto Show, the wraps finally came off the production version of the 2015 BMW i8, the plug-in hybrid coupe that's the high-performance counterpart to the 2014 BMW i3 electric urban car. Among other details, BMW announced U.S. pricing for the car, which will go on sale next spring. The BMW i8 will start at $135,925 including destination--or roughly three times the cost of the smaller i3 battery-electric car. Both cars have strong but light bodies made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) riding on an aluminum rolling platform that holds the running gear...

  • 2013 Ford C-Max Energi  -  Driven, June 2013
    C-Max Succeeds, Frankfurt Green Preview, Autonomous Cars: Today's Car News

    Today on Green Car Reports: We show you what's coming up in green cars at this week's Frankfurt Motor Show, Chevy thinks about plug-in pricing, and German luxury diesels are adding start-stop to save even more fuel. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We've updated our preview of the green cars...

  • 2014 BMW i3
    Are The BMW i3 And i8 Electric Cars Too Much Of A Stretch?

    The BMW i3 and i8 are both impressive technological exercises, but will anyone actually want to buy them?

  • 2014 Audi A6 TDI
    Latest Luxury Diesels From Mercedes, Audi, BMW Add Stop-Start

    Diesel engines and typical American-style commuting conditions are already a great match. Longer daily-driving distances get diesels up to their peak operating temperature—and hopefully out to higher highway speeds, where they return their best fuel economy. In low-speed stop-and-go driving...

  • Teaser for 2015 BMW i8
    BMW i8 Plug-In Sports Car Edges Closer With New Teaser Video

    One of the most exciting launches at this month's Frankfurt Auto Show will be BMW's new plug-in hybrid sports car, the i8. The German automaker has released a teaser video of the new car ahead of its official debut on September 10, where it'll join the existing i3 electric city car on BMW's...

  • 2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Connectivity, Navigation Highlights
    BMW i Genius: Artificial Intelligence Answers Electric Car Queries

    It takes customers a little while to get used to any new vehicle, but for new vehicles like the BMW i3 and upcoming BMW i8 sports car it could take a little longer than most. As electric vehicles, and uniquely-styled and equipped ones at that, there's plenty to learn. Just how do the cars work?...

  • BMW Concept X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid

    We often say that the biggest gains in fuel efficiency are to be made by the least efficient vehicles--and recently, several automakers seem to be taking that message to heart. Over the last few days, there seems to have been a constant stream of trucks, luxury sedans and SUVs all offering improved economy and lower emissions through various means. The latest to join this collection is the BMW Concept5 X5 eDrive, appearing at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month. Based on the BMW X5 SAV, the Concept5 eDrive uses a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. At its heart is a four-cylinder TwinPower turbocharged...

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    Recall: 2009-2010 BMW X5 Diesel Crossovers Fuel Heater Issue

    BMW has announced the recall of more than 1,500 2009-2010 BMW X5 diesel models to correct a fuel filter heater issue. The xDrive35d models, manufactured from June 13, 2009 through November 9, 2009, could be affected by an issue that causes the filter heater to remain on and overheat. The fuel...

  • 2014 BMW i3
    2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Roundup Of Driving Impressions

    For the last few weeks, only one electric car has displaced the Tesla Model S from the top of news stories--the 2014 BMW i3. That's an impressive feat considering Tesla's news-making abilities, but not without good reason: BMW has a reputation for pleasing driving enthusiasts and the badge-obsessed...

  • 2015 BMW i8
    BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car: More Details Emerge

    BMW has only just officially revealed its electric i3 city car, but already the German automaker seems ready to tease us with its i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. The company has released further details on the i8's plug-in drivetrain, with detailed images showing some of the i8's more intimate...

  • 2014 BMW i3
    BMW i3 Electric Car Coming, But BMW Believes In Fuel Cells Too

    All eyes have been on BMW over the past few weeks as it launched the 2014 i3 electric car, two years after the concept first debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. So where does BMW go from here? A wider range of electric cars, perhaps? Well, yes--with the BMW i8 sports car and mooted i5 on the...

  • 2014 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon (European spec)
    2014 BMW 328d Diesel Gas Mileage, Prices Revealed [Update]

    Want an indication of just how quickly gas mileage is improving? Consider the 2011 BMW 335d. BMW's last diesel 3-Series model achieved a respectable 36 mpg on the highway and an unimpressive 23 mpg city, for a combined 27 mpg figure. The 2014 BMW 328d's gas mileage figures have just been revealed...

  • 2014 BMW i3

    Electric or range-extended electric? It's a choice that normally means selecting between entirely different cars, but when the 2014 BMW i3 debuts in the U.S. next Spring customers will be able to choose both options in the same car. The range-extended option marks out the i3 as a competitor for Chevrolet's Volt, but unlike GM's product, the i3 'REx' will require you to make a few compromises on range and performance. That's because the 650cc maxi scooter-sourced, twin-cylinder gasoline range extender (quite a mouthful, so let's hope you don't have to explain it to people too often) is really...

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    2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Full Details And Images Released

    We won't see them in the States until early next year, but today the 2014 BMW i3 electric car was revealed in production form to the world at large. Some images had already leaked, and BMW had previously released some specifications and also information on the i3's connectivity and navigation...

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    2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Revealed In Leaked Images

    BMW's long-awaited i3 electric car and range-extended electric car aren't officially unveiled until next Monday--but leaked images finally reveal the production car's form. Unsurprisingly, the pictures of the production i3, spotted by Autocar, show a car that doesn't differ too greatly from the...

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    2014 BMW i3 Finally Priced in U.S: $42,275 Pre-Incentives

    With just a week to go before the production version of BMW's i3 electric car is revealed, the German automaker has announced pricing for the car. The 2014 BMW i3 has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $41,350, before BMW's $925 destination fee--for a starting price of $42,275. That's also...

  • BMW i3 Coupe concept
    2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Connectivity, Navigation Highlights

    We'll finally see an undisguised 2014 BMW i3 electric car in about two weeks. But, this week, BMW released not only a few technical specifications for the powertrain but also some details of the car's advanced connectivity and navigation systems. First, the car has its own cellular connection--as...

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    2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Specifications And Details Released

    With the global unveiling of the 2014 BMW i3 less than three weeks away, BMW has revealed a few more details on its radical new electric car. The i3 battery-electric five-door hatchback's 125-kilowatt (170-horsepower) electric motor can generate peak torque of 184 lb-ft. The motor will accelerate...

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