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BMW reveals X5 plug-in hybrid prototype in testing

BMW officially announced to offer an X5 plug-in hybrid, after confirming the research and development testing with current prototypes. The model was first teased with the Concept X5 eDrive, featuring a TwinPower Turbo four-banger gas engine mated to an electric motor with BMW’s latest xDrive all-wheel drive system. Working in tandem together, 0-62 mph happens […]

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Report: Cadillac to unleash their full range of cars in Europe

Cadillac’s presence in Europe ten years ago was tentative, more recently, it’s been timid, but now, the American luxury brand plans a tumultuous presence across the pond. Why? Quite a few folk have bought their cars recently. Cadillac announced at Geneva that they will be offering everything from the ATS to the Escalade though the […]

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Report: Lineup wide-EVs for Volkswagen, New Phaeton

Despite the chilling reception makers such as Fisker have gotten with their EVs, VW is fully convinced that the marque should offer optional plug in hybrid powertrains throughout their entire range. Anticipating breakthroughs in the EV industry as early as 2016, Heinz-Jacob Neusser, Development Chief at VW recently suggested in an interview with Autocar at […]

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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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2014 NAIAS: Allroad Shooting Brake Concept attracts attention

Audi released its latest foray into politically correct cars with this, the Allroad Shooting Brake plug in hybrid. Perhaps most striking for its layout, the lifted 3-door is not the first in a trend of lifted three door concepts such as the Volvo XC concept coupe. Allegedly highly functional for recreational sports, the concept seems […]

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Report: General Motors in the works with a new compact EV, to have a 200-mile range

During an exclusive interview with GM’s current CEO, Dan Akerson, amidst the appointment of the American auto giant’s new leader, Mary Barra, Akerson disclosed that General Motors is in the works with a new compact EV. Details were kept to a minimum, but the new model was described to offer a range of around 200 […]

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Report: Next generation Mitsubishi Lancer Evo to be powered by two-electric motors and diesel hybrid

Some new reports are in surrounding the supposed successor to the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, which has been up in the air for quite some time as Mitsubishi juggles around possibilities. Now, word from MotorTrend is that the next-generation Lancer Evolution could get plug-in hybrid technology. After speaking with supposed sources, the new Evo will be […]

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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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BMW confirms worldly debuts of the i8, X4 Concept, 4-Series Convertible at LA

BMW confirmed to be bringing some new models for the world to see at this year’s Los Angeles International Auto Show. The biggest debuts highlighted for this year’s showcase is the all-new 4-Series convertible, the i8 super hybrid, the X4 Concept, and the recently updated 5-Series GranTurismo. The 2014 BMW 4-Series is obviously the spiritual […]

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Report: BMW to produce X5 eDrive, probably due in 2015 or 2016

BMW will apparently proceed with producing a production version of their X5 eDrive Concept, which is essentially an X5 with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. After speaking with BMW’s head of production for large vehicles, Peter Wolf, Australia’s Motoring.com learned the X5 eDrive will be sold, most likely beginning in 2015 or 2016. BMW is in […]

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