AutoExpress reports that an all electric BMW 3 Series will debut by 2020 to compete head to head with the Tesla Model 3.
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Few conventional automakers have committed as many resources to plug-in vehicles as BMW has, launching not one but two electrified vehicles last year at opposite ends of the spectrum. For “economy” minded buyers, the BMW i3 offered both fully electric and range-extended versions to eliminate range anxiety, while the BMW i8 emphasized performance wrapped in […]
Originally posted on CleanTechnica For battery electric vehicles (BEV) to overcome the built-in advantages of vehicles rocking conventional internal combustion engines (ICE), many analysts point to battery costs as being the determining factor. But an article written for Seeking Alpha emphasizes that there may be another tipping point in the BEV vs. ICE battle, and […]
BMW is working on a ground-up reinvention of its entire product line that could see nearly all of its vehicles become plug-ins of one sort or another.
Plug-in cars are far from a fad, and the BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype not only has electric all-wheel drive, but also boasts of a 117 MPGe rating.
A new Cadillac convertible was recently shown off at a super-secret dealer meeting that outlined Cadillac’s new model launches over the next 5 years.
The BMW i8 is one of the most tech-laden vehicles the German automaker has ever built, and many of its features are coming to cheaper, “lesser” models.
According to insiders, sales of the Model S have convinced some at BMW that a competitor car, possibly called the BMW i5, has a lot of potential in a market created and dominated by Tesla.
Tesla’s incredible sales success has automakers the world wondering how to counter the Silicon Valley automaker, and General Motors could have the answer. GM is developing a 200-mile electric car with a targeted sales price of $30,000, right in the same sweet spot Elon Musk is aiming for. But who will launch first?
Americans are just starting to dip their toes into the diesel-powered car market again, but over in Europe oil-burners have been big business for decades. Whole tuning shops are dedicated to turning turbodiesels into torque monsters, and BMW specialist Alpina may be preparing a 350 horsepower, all-wheel drive BMW 335d.
The popularity of diesel engines in new cars is rising in America, though over in Germany driving diesels is a way of life. The BMW 328d is the latest diesel-powered sedan that Bimmer will offer to Americans, and it will also be the most efficient, boasting a 32 mpg city rating and an outstanding 45 mpg on the highway.
There has been a lot of talk and speculation regarding the as-yet-unnamed third-generation EV from Tesla Motors. According to Elon Musk, it will go at least 200-miles per charge and cost about half what the Tesla Model S does. Another tidbit Musk let leak out? Apparently there will be a small crossover version of this EV as well.
The Tesla Model S is many things; fast, good looking, and with the most range of any EV on the market right now. That said, it is still a $70,000 vehicle, placing it well beyond the price range of 99% of car buyers. But for Musk’s encore act, he is making affordability the primary goal, along with a real-world 200 mile range that will have even EV skeptics reconsidering their position…if he can actually make it happen.
We already knew that BMW would bring a diesel 3-series, the 328d, to the New York Auto Show. What we didn’t know is that in addition to an impressive amount of torque, this diesel Bimmer would be good for up to 45 mpg. Wowza.
While the BMW brand is better known for its luxury performance sedans than for its emissions-saving technologies, 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the first all-electric BMW. To celebrate, BMW has put out a brief primer on its EV efforts, starting way back in 1972 at the Munich Olympics.
Woe be the BMW fans. The brand that bills itself as the “Ultimate Driving Machine” seems to be losing a little bit of its luster these days. First there was the development of the front-wheel drive hybrid BMW Crosstourer concept, and now another bit of news to make Bimmer fans shudder.
BMW is developing a three-cylinder engine for sale in vehicles in the U.S. Some men just want to watch the world burn…
Unlike many other also-rans, Tesla Motors is succeeding where other electric car companies have failed. And by succeeding, we mean Tesla is actually selling cars, with the Model S sedan reportedly receiving over 10,000 $5,000 deposits to date. At $50,000 after tax credits though, the Model S is still well beyond what most people can afford. So what is Tesla planning to build next? From the sounds of it, an all-electric BMW 3-series rival.