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BMW Allegedly Looking To Target Tesla Model S With i5/i7 Saloon


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It's rumor mill time! And this time, it's about BMW expanding its 'i' range with 2018-bound Tesla Model S rivaling Plug-in Hybrid saloon - with a potential Frankfurt concept coming in September.

BMW Group Sales Up 7% For January 2015


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After delivering more than 2 million cars in 2014, the BMW Group is still on a roll with 142,154 cars sold in the first month of the new year.

Stylish BMW i3 Spot Illustrates its Assistance Services


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You know what? The BMW i3 is a stylish car. It's small, it's meant to be driven mostly in the city, not quite a long distance cruiser, but historically it's already a very important car.

BMW M Division Not Quite Ready To Take Electric Path


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If you're going for building a hypercar nowadays, you better make sure it's a hybrid, just like the McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari or the Porsche 918 Spyder. As for sports cars, it's a whole different story.

Future BMW 3-Series Could Help Start EV Revolution


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BMW is getting ready to re-engineer the way they build cars, focusing on developing all-wheel drive plug-in hybrids and possibly electric vehicles for their entire range in the future.

BMW Group Confident of Increased Sales in 2015


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The BMW Group had a great year. In fact, 2014 was their fourth consecutive year in which they registered record sales, and they look forward to seeing further sales growth in 2015.

BMW Reveals Home Solar Charging Solution for Electric i Models


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For those owners of BMW i models (currently only the i3 or i8) will now be able to charge their car using solar power via an official system. Intuitively called BMW i Home Charging Services, it features a big solar panel, supporting structure and charger.

BMW i Series Tech to Spread to Core Models, PHEV 3-Series Shown First


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The “i” sub-brand, which currently consists of the i3 city car and the i8 sports coupe, and its eDrive powertrains are but the first step in the electrification of all core-brand models of the BMW Group.

Yes, The BMW i3 Can Handle A Race Track


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Thought the electric BMW i3 was far from the ultimate driving machine? Well, it's rear-wheel drive and it's on a track. This looks fun.

New Photos of BMW's One-Off BMW i8 Concours d’Elegance Edition


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BMW has built a one-off i8 model called Concours d’Elegance Edition for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

German Media Churns out Rumor of Possible BMW i9 Model in the Works


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BMW is rumored to be mulling a beefier plug-in hybrid supercar to slot above the i8. The information comes via AMS magazine, but it’s devoid of any concrete facts and figures, merely suggesting and hinting at possible outcomes for its development, nothing with absolute certainty.

BMW to Expand Use of Carbon Fiber and Green Tech in Non-i Models Too


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BMW is very proud of the carbon construction techniques (showcased via this cool bobsled too), and it currently uses CFRP (carbon fiber-reinforced plastic) to create the backbones and hard shells of the i3 and i8 eco cars.

BMW Tickles Our Taste Buds with Individual 4-Series Gran Coupe


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For a long time, BMW chose to keep its Individual customizing program under a cloud of mystery (at least to your typical buyer), but not so much anymore, as the Bavarians are more actively promoting it.

BMW i8 is the First Production Car to Offer Laser Headlights [w/Video]


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Starting this autumn, BMW will be the first carmaker worldwide to offer a production vehicle equipped with laser headlights. Available as an optional extra on the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car, the laser headlamps offer a high beam range of up to 600 meters (1,968 feet), doubling the high beam range of the LED headlights offered as standard on the i8.

BMW Won’t Launch New i Model before the Market Asks for it


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A BMW top executive said the carmaker will not add a third model to its BMW i lineup until it has a better idea of demand for the existent i3 and i8 models. BMW has invested so far an estimated €2 billion ($2.7 billion) into its electrified range of vehicles and says it has more than 11,000 orders for the i3 hatchback since its November launch.

Lumma Design Draws Tuning Concepts for BMW i8 Coupe and i3 Hatch


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You didn't think that BMW's first i-series models, the i8 hybrid coupe and the electric i3 hatchback, would avoid the touch of the tuning industry, did you? While seen here in rendered concept form, Lumma Design's CLR i8 and CLR i3 point to what we should expect in the near future once the cars begin to arrive in the hands of their new owners.

BMW North American President Says i3 EV is Better than Tesla Model S


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While the relationship between Tesla and Mercedes-Benz is close and directed towards broadening cooperation (and giving the Americans indicator stalks, buttons), the Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of electric vehicles is not in the friends list of too many others…

First Recorded BMW i8 Crash Occurs on the Autobahn


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A pre-production version of BMW's futuristic i8 hybrid sports coupe had an unfortunate encounter with the guardrails on the German Autobahn recently. Reports originating from Germany state that, a 30-year old BMW engineer was behind the wheel of the 362 PS (357hp) sports car when it crashed.

BMW i Range Will Not Get SUV, Says Report


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BMW’s i range currently consists of just two models: the city-oriented i3 and the much sportier profiled i8, and the manufacturer has trademarked all names from i1 to i9, with the stated intention to use all of them. However, as CarAdvice of Australia reports, none of those badges will adorn the tailgate of an SUV, as it has been deemed unfit for the profile of the green sub-brand, and thus one won't be made.

AutoExpress Reviews BMW i3, Says It's a Really Desirable EV


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There has been a lot of hype about the BMW i3 lately, and for good reason. It’s BMW’s first series production electric car as well as the smallest model it makes with the blue and white roundel logo. Furthermore, it has a carbon fiber body and it kicks off the BMW i sub-brand. So what’s it like to drive?