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    Official: BMW ActiveHybrid 5 priced from $61,845*

    The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is only a few months from hitting dealer floors, which makes this as good a time as any to release pricing. The ActiveHybrid 5 will start at $61,845, *including a $895 destination and handling charge. That's about $8,000 more than the 535i, but the extra coin will go ...

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    Report: Toyota, BMW may build green cars together

    Toyota and BMW have reportedly begun discussions on swapping their signature green technologies. The Japanese automaker would open up its hybrid tech to BMW, while the Germans would provide diesel engines for Toyotas. This is a little different than the recent memorandum of understanding ...

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    2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 Series should offer around 36 mpg

    As part of the big unveiling of the new BMW 3 Series today came word of the new ActiveHybrid 3, which is scheduled to bow next fall. You can get the full details on the 3 over on Autoblog, but here's the skinny on the gas-electric version. The freshly designed ActiveHybrid 3 sports sedan will be ...

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    Official: BMW ActiveHybrid 5 coming to the U.S. next spring

    The BMW ActiveHybrid 6 may be dead, but the new ActiveHybrid 5 Series is getting ready to take its place. BMW today announced that the full hybrid based on the 535i Sedan will be coming to U.S. dealers starting next March. With a promised ability to go 37 miles per hour when running on battery ...

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    BMW, PSA Peugeot Citroen to develop hybrid components for FWD vehicles

    2010 BMW 135i – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're well aware that BMW plans to introduce several compact, front-wheel-drive models in the U.S. within the next few years. We also know that BMW and PSA Peugeot Citroen have been cooperating on engine development for several years, ...

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    $100K BMW ActiveHybrid 7 qualifies for laughably small $900 credit

    2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you've got $103,125 to dish out for a brand-spankin new 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7, then chances are quite high that you don't really care about getting $900 back on your purchase. Just in case you do, though, you should know ...

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    Report: BMW hydrogen-electric hybrid drivetrain could see use in Mini lineup

    Not too long ago we learned that BMW was secretly working on a hydrogen hybrid powertrain. Then, just days ago, we brought spy shots of the real deal caught in action. Yep, that's a modified front-wheel drive 1 Series pictured sporting both hydrogen and electric components. Now there's even more ...

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    Report: 2013 BMW Vision EfficientDynamics supercar moving toward production

    BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to Inside Line, which is quoting an unnamed "senior BMW authority out of Munich," the German automaker will indeed build a production version of the Vision EfficientDynamics concept that debuted last ...

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    Report: BMW working on twin-engine hybrid powertrain

    BMW is knee-deep in hybrid technology these days, having both mild hybrids and sophisticated full two-mode drivetrains in production. Apparently, there's work underway on a radical twin-engine system as well, proof of which can be seen by perusing this patent application. digg_url = ...

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    FIA President Jean Todt to push forward with the greening of F1

    Says Jean Todt, newly-appointed president of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), "I am convinced that we absolutely must reflect the environment with new technologies." With that statement, it would appear that at least some of the direction of former FIA president ...

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    At Witz' End: Detroit Auto Show: Reality Check - Part II

    In my first column reality checking the Detroit Auto Show, some of you questioned my assertion that even Toyota's relatively high-volume hybrids are probably not profitable. Of course, Toyota has lowered the costs of its Hybrid Synergy Drive components over many years and hundreds of thousands of ...

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    BMW to focus on green tech, not supercars

    Click to view the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept in hi-res The automotive industry seems to be heading in two diametrically opposed directions: developing fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly cars on the one hand, and a seemingly never-ending race for more horsepower on the other. While ...

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    BMW considering KERS for M Division?

    Although BMW's Formula 1 team has had its fair share of troubles getting the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) to work properly, those minor setbacks may not be enough to stop the Bavarian automaker from using a similar system for its line of high performance M Division vehicles. The ...

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    Stop-start Minis coming in to Europe in September

    Click the photo for a high-res gallery of the new Mini Cooper DThere has been talk of making Minis more green with a diesel option in the US recently. In unrelated news, we told you about the Smart ForTwo (among other cars) with a stop-start "micro-hybrid." In the fine tradition of unrelated things ...

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    BMW's Christoph Huss says hydrogen is still the long-term answer

    When Margo Oge, director of the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality, mentioned that ethanol production is way past the governments mandates, this article says that Cristoph Huss, BMW senior vice president for science and traffic policy, shook his head. He suggests that BMW still sees ...

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    BMW Group is "most efficient" at using resources among German companies

    The car most drivers associate with being green is a hybrid, and BMW doesn't offer any of those (and they probably won't any time soon). Still, that doesn't mean BMW isn't a green company, as a study done by the Berlin Institute for Future Studies and Technology Evaluation (IZT) found. IZT ...

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    No BMW hybrids unless they can beat diesels

    Even though BMW has been working on a joint development program with General Motors and DaimlerChrysler for the two-mode hybrid system for a couple of years now, it looks like the system may never actually get installed in a BMW vehicle. BMW has been a diesel proponent for many years and will soon ...

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    New BMW M3 V8 engine features Brake Energy Regeneration

    The engines in sports cars aren't built for fuel efficiency or low emissions, they're built for speed and power. It's always nice when these seemingly mutually exclusive design criteria align, but typically you're not going to see too much written about sports car V8 engines on AutoblogGreen. One ...

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    BMW will use the Bosch start-stop system on updated 1-series

    Starting this month Robert Bosch GmbH will begin supplying a new start-stop system to BMW for installation on the updated 1-series. BMW will be selling a variety of efficiency enhancing technologies under the brand EfficientDynamics, that will be standard on the 1-series and include the start-stop ...


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