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BMW announces research and development for wireless inductive charging system

BMW officially announced to be working on a new wireless inductive charging system for their plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, like the i3 and the i8. The system is planned to arrive later this year and will consist of a floor-mounted base plate with a lightweight charging coil that sits at the bottom of the […]

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BMW delivers the first i8s in Germany

BMW has officially delivered the first production i8s to its respective customers over in Europe, beating Audi at their game against laser-headlights. As a refresher, it’s powered by a 1.5L TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery. The plug-in hybrid powertrain is good for a total output of 362hp, allowing the car to […]

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BMW i3 REx Monroney

BMW i3 REx receives its official EPA fuel economy estimates

While BMW and the EPA have yet to officially release the fuel economy figures for the all-new BMW i3, AutoBlog recently stumbled on the latest and official window sticker for the i3. In said window sticker–or Moroney, if you want to call it–the 2015 BMW i3 REx, denoting the equipped range extender, is capable of up […]

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Report: BMW to hold off on expanding i brand to assess future demands

A new report is in from Reuters by way of AutomotiveNews, who learned that BMW will be holding off on future i models for now until they can better understand whether demand will exist for future models. Following the release of the i3 city car and the i8 sports hybrid, rumors indicated that BMW was adamant about […]

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Report: This BMW i8 prototype crash could be the first documented incident with the model

Anyone who’s been in such a situation knows how humiliating it can be. But crashing an automobile is never fun, especially if it isn’t yours. But sometimes, it inevitably happens to the best of us—even us automotive journalist lot. Though to make us feel better through the idea that it can even happen to the […]

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Report: An SUV is not in the future for BMW i

Many have been wondering how far BMW is going to take their new i brand following the launch of their new i3 city car and i8 sports hybrid. And recently, Australia’s CarAdvice.com recently spoke with BMW’s i3 project manager, Roland Kowalski, regarding plans for future models. As of now, an SUV had been rumored, though […]

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Report: BMW considers an i5 after profound initial i-brand success

BMW is apparently having so much success with their new i-brand that sales for their i3 city car have been ramped up to meet the extra demand. But furthermore, a larger i5 crossover is also in the works for production, according to WhatCar. After speaking with a “senior BMW source,” BMW is thoroughly convinced of […]

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Report: BMW to keep i and M sub-brands separate from each other

BMW’s highly anticipated and revolutionary i-branded alternatively propelled automobiles, the i3 and i8 are officially out after several years in the making. And one of the major concerns about BMW’s rather sacrilegious product campaigns was whether or not the new i-brand would affect and dilute the Roundel’s infamous reputation for making the Ultimate Driving Machines. […]

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Report: More details on 2014 BMW i8 come out as it nears production, to be sold strictly as PHEV

While it may seem BMW has been teasing their i8 and i3 electric cars for years, CAR Magazine of the United Kingdom recently added to the frenzy after reporting that BMW is several steps closer to finalizing the 2014 i8 electric supercar. That said, the publication reportedly learned about the production specifications of the 2013 […]

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BMW i3 Winter Testing Official

BMW releases photos of its i3 city car undergoing winter testing via Facebook

BMW recently had decided to build more anticipation for their latest sustainable mobility model, the up and coming BMW i3 city car. No additional details were shared, other than the fact that BMW is still testing its i3 car, as can be seen in the shared photos of the i3 motoring about on a winter […]

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