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Report: BMW retracts plan to reveal hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle at Detroit

BMW and BMW Blog report that Munich is retracting their plans to reveal a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle at Detroit next month for the 2015 North American International Auto Show. The Roundel didn’t disclose the reasons why, but according to press speculation, the BMW could be focusing more on their projects with Toyota. This doesn’t mean BMW’s […]

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Report: BMW sets its sites directly on Tesla with an i5 and i7

BMW isn’t taking kindly to Tesla Motors, especially since they’re working overtime to build a competing brand under their i lineup along with supporting infrastructure, like a network of fast EV chargers to combat Tesla Motors’ Supercharger network. Now, BMW wants to tighten their aim even more with a Tesla Model S and Model X […]

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BMW announces plans at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

The 2015 Detroit Auto Show is just next month and despite everyone being busy with all-things the holidays, that’s not stopping automakers from announcing their plans for North America’s largest automotive exposition. BMW has had a big year and continues their momentum with the impending arrival of several new models. One of the more prominent […]

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BMW to add plug-in variants to all of its core models

BMW’s gradual decline into automotive mainstream anonymity is here to stay and in a move that seems like another nail in the coffin of a such a storied history, Munich officially announced to be introducing a plug-in hybrid models on all of its core models in the near future. The first car to receive the […]

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Report: More details surface for sportier BMW i8S

BMW is rumored to be preparing a sportier version of the i8 and it’s supposedly called the i8S. And in a recent report, more details surfaced about this alleged i8S. According to CAR Magazine, the i8S is codenamed internally in BMW as Project M100, hinting at the fact that this could be the rumored mid-engined sports […]

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2014 LA Auto Show: The BMW i8 gets named to be AutoBlog’s 2014 Technology of the Year

The BMW i8 is undoubtedly making electric waves through the automotive sphere as of recent and amid the spotlight at the 2014 LA Auto Show, AutoBlog officially announced that the i8 just received their coveted Technology of the Year Award for 2014. Click here for more news on the BMW i8. The award was announced last […]

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Report: BMW working on i9 to celebrate company’s centenary

BMW has been known to be working on something special for the 2016 model year, which represents the automaker’s first 100-years in existence. Rumors were posted in the past about a successor to the legendary M1 supercar from the 1970s, the only mid-engined car ever built by Munich’s finest (Rumor One, Two, Three, and Four). All […]

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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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Report: BMW M officially says no to performance i8

Dutch media reports that BMW M is officially saying that they won’t get involved with i8, after speaking with “top officials.” Rumors and reports have been tossing the possibility of an M-ified i8, but there also have been counter reports from officials, who said that BMW M and BMW i are trying to stay separate, […]

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