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GM Developing Tesla-Fighting 200-Mile EV For $30,000

September 17th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

350 Horsepower Alpina D3 Diesel Bimmer Could Debut Soon

August 15th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

2014 BMW 328d Rated At 32/45 MPG

August 1st, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

Next Tesla Sedan To Get Crossover Version

June 7th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

Tesla Aims For $40,000, 200-Mile Jesus EV

May 30th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

BMW And Its 40 Year History Of Electric Vehicles

December 12th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

BMW Developing 3-Cylinder Engine For U.S. Vehicles

October 1st, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

Tesla’s Next Car: An Electric BMW 3-Series Fighter

July 20th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

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

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