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New electric bus runs 1,100 miles on a single charge
New electric bus runs 1,100 miles on a single charge

A Silicon Valley mass-transit vehicle builder claims it has set a world distance record for an electric vehicle on a single charge — with a 40 foot city bus. Proterra's Catalyst E2 max covered 1,102.2 miles at a testing facility in Indiana, a distance verified by an independent third party...Read More»

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BMW: Keys to be replaced by smartphone apps

The car key is set to follow in the path of the window crank, carburetor, and mother-in-law seat on the road to extinction. At least, that’s the word from BMW board member Ian Robertson, who told Reuters that the marque is considering using a smartphone app-based system to replace the...Read More»

2018 BMW i3 and i3s
BMW plans to produce a dozen different electric cars by 2025

By the middle of next decade, BMW, along with its MINI and Rolls-Royce subsidiaries, will produce 12 fully-electric, battery-powered vehicles. An additional 13 will be offered with hybrid versions of their drivetrains. That’s the promise from two of BMW’s board members, made in a...Read More»

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FCA joins BMW's self-driving car development group

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and BMW are teaming up to develop a platform for fully autonomous vehicles with the intent of using it in production vehicles by 2021, according to a joint statement by both companies. FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne, a longtime proponent of efficiency through mergers and...Read More»

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EU investigates whether Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, VW colluded on diesels

Many people assume that the upcoming movie about Volkswagen's Dieselgate fiasco will look a lot like Wall Street or The Insider: a tale of corporate greed run amok. If European investigators are proven right, though, the film could be more like The Matrix, because the plot is heading deeper and...Read More»

2018 BMW X3
Meet the new 2018 BMW X3, a lot like the old BMW X3

The next step for BMW’s X3 crossover looks a lot like the last step. On Monday, the automaker finally revealed the 2018 BMW X3 at its Spartanburg, South Carolina, facility where it is produced alongside the X4, X5, and X6. The new BMW X3 takes plenty of cues from the other crossover SUVs...Read More»

2017 BrandZ Top 100 Global Brands
Study: Top global brands include plenty of tech firms and no automakers

If you watch the news regularly, you often hear about companies merging--often after one of the companies has been bought for a very hefty sum. But what goes into determining the value of a company? It's not just a dull calculation of cash and physical assets, or even annual revenue. Part of a...Read More»

2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo
2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo: BMW's not-quite-a-wagon, rebooted

With its 2018 6-Series Gran Turismo, BMW has rebooted its not-quite-a-sedan, not-quite-a-wagon five-door hatchback. It's a model that was previously known as the 5-Series Gran Turismo, a tall hatchback that with above average room for humans and their cargo. While the outgoing 5-Series GT did so at...Read More»

2017 BMW 5-Series, IIHS crash test
IIHS names 2017 BMW 5-Series a Top Safety Pick+

BMW's latest mid-size sedan has received an excellent score for both its crashworthiness, its optional headlights, and its available collision-avoding technologies from the insurance industry-funded IIHS. The agency says that the 2017 BMW 5-Series sedan is a Top Safety Pick+ when it's fitted with...Read More»

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Are BMWs bursting into flames?

People who believe in spontaneous human combustion are used to getting weird looks when they explain their opinions to skeptics. Some BMW owners know just how they feel: a number of them claim that their cars have burst into flames in much the same way, for no apparent reason. The difference...Read More»

2013 BMW 6-Series Coupe Frozen Silver Edition
2018 BMW 6-Series Coupe axed

BMW has dropped the priciest luxury coupe from its lineup as a result of limited demand. The German automaker confirmed to Road & Track that its 6-Series Coupe will not return to its lineup for the 2018 model year, although the 6-Series Convertible and the four-door, coupe-esque 6-Series Gran...Read More»

2014 BMW X5 equipped with M Performance parts
2011-2014 BMW X5, X6 recalled over powertrain failure: 122,000 vehicles affected

This morning, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posted information concerning a recall of nearly 122,000 BMW four-wheel-drive utility vehicles from the 2011 to 2014 model years. The recall stems from a problem with the vehicles' powertrain--specifically, the front driveshaft's...Read More»

2017 BMW i3
2014-2017 BMW i3 hybrid recalled to fix fire hazard

BMW is recalling more than 19,000 i3 range-extended hybrids from the 2014 - 2017 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those vehicles may suffer from a design flaw that could result in a fire risk. The flaw in question involves the i3's fuel tank vent...Read More»

2012 BMW 5-Series
2011-2012 BMW 1-Series, 3-Series, 5-Series, 7-Series recalled for powertrain flaw

BMW has announced a recall of nearly 9,000 vehicles from the 2011 and 2012 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a key driveshaft component on those cars may be prone to break. The component in question is the rear driveshaft constant-velocity joint (aka the...Read More»

2018 BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe
What's New for 2017: BMW

BMW's bread-and-butter model has been thoroughly redesigned for 2017, which helps the brand chart a new course going forward. The 2017 BMW 5-Series launches first as the 530i and 540i, with a choice of 4- and 6-cylinder turbocharged engines—and, in a 5-Series first, there will no longer be a...Read More»

2018 BMW 4-Series, 4-Series Gran Coupe and 4-Series Convertible
2018 BMW 4-Series arrives with updated look, stiffer suspension

BMW has given us some details about what's to come for its 4-Series coupe, sloped-roof sedan and convertible lineup for 2018. While they may not look much different from the 2017s currently on dealer lots, the 2018s gain a stiffer suspension designed to improve the way they hustle down a curvy...Read More»

2018 BMW 530e iPerformance
2018 BMW 530e priced from $52,395

Opting for the plug-in hybrid version of BMW's new 5-Series will set buyers back an additional $1,200 over the gas-only variant. BMW announced today that the 530e iPerformance will sticker from $52,395, including a mandatory $995 destination charge. That's for the rear-wheel drive variant; the...Read More»

2017 BMW 5-Series
2017 BMW 5-Series priced from $52,195

BMW's all-new 2017 5-Series mid-size sedan will sticker for about $1,000 more than its predecessor, the German automaker announced today. The 5-Series is destined for showrooms just before Valentine's Day—so you've still got some time to save up if chocolates simply aren't going to be enough...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Volt
2017 BMW i3 vs 2017 Chevrolet Volt: Compare Cars

The BMW i3 and Chevy Volt both are small plug-in electric cars, but the two cars tackle the range-extended electric vehicle question in very different ways. The latest Chevrolet Volt is essentially a plug-in hybrid, but it's the only one on the market that drives entirely on electricity until the...Read More»

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