Unlike most models that get snazzier headlights and mirrors, however, the 2017 BMW i3 is getting something really useful: a 130 mile all-electric range.
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BMW’s experimental and forward-looking i sub-brand made up more than 6% of the brand’s total sales last month.
Executives revealed that satellite radio, heated seats, and DC fast charging will all be standard on the 2015 BMW i3, making it an even better competitor.
The BMW i3 has been a huge success for the German company, out-selling its rivals at Opel and Smart and far exceeding BMW’s pre-release sales projections.
It’s been five years since the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept debuted, eventually transforming into the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid.
A car that has seemingly be in development forever, the BMW i8 will eventually come to market as a plug-in hybrid with a hint of performance. But there were also rumors that the i8 could also get a gas-only drivetrain for serious horsepower enthusiasts. Those plans have been canned, and the BMW i8 will remain a clean performance car…for now.
Will the buying public care if their new BMWs are made in China? We’ll soon find out, since Taiwanese company Kymco will soon be supplying engines for BMW’s new line of i brand cars, starting with the i3. The ICE engines will add about 100 miles of range …
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.
Industries like retail electronics have adapted to the Internet smooth and effectively, allowing individual companies to sell the same goods at a significant discount. The auto industry, however, has not adapted nearly so well to the rise of the Internet. And while I doubt auto dealerships will disappear anytime soon, BMW will be attempting to sell electric vehicles through online outlets for less than they’d cost at a dealership. It’s a move that could have far-reaching consequences for the whole industry.
The Japanese Giant Toyota, and the Bavarian Beast known as BMW, could not be more different car companies. Toyota vehicles have the perception of stoic, no-frills, affordable reliability. BMW’s are brash, expensive, “look at me” cars driven mostly by those with an inflated sense of self-worth. In other words, this is the perfect alliance for both companies, who in an extension of a technology alliance announced in December, are teaming up on sports car and electric vehicle technology.
Are you there, God? It’s me, Jo. I know we don’t always see eye-to-eye on things, but I’d like to think that (in the main) we’re good. I still believe that, despite the fact that they don’t run 52 Formula 1 races each year and that whole thing with the French girl (which, really, I […]
Having already teased a couple of highly-efficient vehicles, the MegaCity EV and the Vision EfficientDynamics sports car, BMW has declared its intention to create the “i” sub-brand for these vehicles to occupy.