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BMW shows off the new 5-Series GT eDrive and TwinPower Turbo models

BMW is on a roll with their new plans for fuel efficiency. Recently, Munich announced to be preparing plug-in hybrid variants for all of its core models. To sort of exhibit this, BMW revealed the new 5-Series GT. Although it’s not exactly new, it’s a 5-Series GT with BMW’s new plug-in hybrid eDrive powertrain. The […]

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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: Mercedes-Benz serious about hybridization, could reveal 10 new models by 2017

Mercedes-Benz is serious about their hybrid plans as Australia’s CarAdvice recently heard of 10 possible plug-in models from the Silver Arrow. So far, the latest plug-in model to come from Stuttgart is the S500 Plug-In Hybrid, but similarly equipped models could surface in great variety by 2017. According to Daimler AG’s Dr. Thomas Weber, the plan […]

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The 2015 Volvo XC90 is Sweden’s most powerful model ever

Finally! After one generation and twelve consecutive years of production and counting (Volvo will continue producing the first generation XC90 in China as the XC Classic), Sweden’s full-size seven-seater luxury crossover is here and ready to take the market by storm. Meet the 2015 Volvo XC90. Sporting a completely new look and an all-new backbone, Volvo’s Scalable […]

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Report: Another rumor points to BMW turbo four and supercapacitors for new Supra revival

Another rumor is out from Motoring.com, who claims that the new Toyota Supra successor is set to be revealed in the next few years. BMW and Toyota’s collaboration isn’t news, but everyone seems to be shooting speculation out of their arses, left and right, and this latest development is not much different. For this report, BMW […]

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Report: Audi has no intent to compete against BMW and Tesla in race for EVs

Audi doesn’t seem to be phased by BMW’s and Tesla’s growing battle to produce luxury EVs according to UK’s WhatCar. Instead, Audi still stands by their investments into plug-in hybrid technology since apparently their customers prefer that over normal EVs, according to Audi’s Rupert Stadler, who spoke with the magazine. After some market research, Stadler said […]

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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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Volvo confirms 2015 XC90 “T8″ plug-in hybrid with 400hp turbo-four

Volvo is preparing to unleash one of its most crucial and highly-anticipated models: the 2015 XC90 crossover, especially since the current and first generation model has been with us for over 10 years. Despite its age, it remains to be a top and popular choice among the crossover SUV crowd. But the new second generation […]

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Report: 2015 Mazda 2 may be getting a plug-in hybrid with a rotary engine

Australian media, Motoring.com, reports that Mazda may be making a plug-in hybrid out of the incoming Mazda 2 with an accompanying rotary engine. Mazda has yet to follow up with a new generation rotary following the RX-8 sports coupe and rumors have been floating around ever since about a successor with no official indication for the […]

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Report: Subaru planning a supposed SVX revival with hybrid six-cylinder boxer

Australian media, Motoring.com, reports that Subaru is apparently in the works with a possible SVX revival. The SVX was originally a two-door sports coupe built from 1991-1996 and was designed by Giugiaro. This could mean that the Japanese sports car wars are heating up again. Word is that the SVX could feature a shooting-brake design while […]

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