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    Report: Is BMW's i project causing a stock slide?

    More electric car sales? Good. More stock sales? Bad. That's one theory behind BMW and its stock taking a hit of almost five percent earlier this week after the company forecast lower fourth-quarter earnings largely on its stepped-up investment in electric vehicles like its i3. While the reasons ...

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    Official: BMW i3 starts production in Germany using local wind power, US carbon fiber

    The time has come for BMW to stop talking about the i3 electric city car - something that it has been doing for quite a while - and start building. That's what happened today at the company's plant in Leipzig, Germany, and the event was powered, in part, by wind turbines. There's a lot that's ...

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    Video: BMW confirms production i3 will be revealed July 29

    BMW is apparently planning to market its first-ever mass-produced electric vehicle with a commercial that looks an awful lot like a Gap ad. The German automaker is trying to appeal to the fashion-model set with a new 53-second video that announces the July 29 unveiling of its upcoming i3 ...

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    Report: BMW will sell first cars online, and they're electric

    How do you get more bang for your buck when selling plug-in vehicles? BMW thinks the answer is blowing in the Internet. For the first time ever, BMW will sell some of its cars online – and it turns out that it's the electric cars that prompted the change. BMW's i brand vehicles, which ...

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    Report: BMW, Toyota mulling expansive partnership for fuel-efficient vehicles

    In December of 2011, BMW and Toyota signed an agreement to collaborate on lithium-ion battery development, and the deal included a provision where BMW would small-displacement diesel engines for Toyota products sold in Europe. It was brought up at the time that the partnership could expand ...

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    Beijing: BMW i8 Spyder takes to the stage bearing eDrive name

    BMW has created the BMW i sub-brand for its upcoming production plug-in models, which currently include three concepts: the i3, i8 and the i8 Spyder. After keeping that third model away from our eager cameras at the New York Auto Show, BMW finally showed off the i8 Spyder Concept in the metal at ...

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    Official: BMW i8 Spyder pops the top on future mobility

    BMW i, the sub-brand within BMW with its eye towards the future of mobility, has unveiled its third concept, the i8 Spyder. Based on the i8 coupe that debuted last year alongside the i3 city car, the i8 Spyder is at once an obvious followup, but also appears to be a couple of steps closer to the ...

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    Official: BMW ActiveE enrollment process now open in test markets

    It isn't every day that BMW offers an electric vehicle, but the ActiveE is just that. The German luxury car maker is now accepting applications for 700 ActiveE "Electronauts" in the test markets of Boston, Hartford, New York, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco. The hand-raisers ...

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    Spy Shots: Is this BMW 7 Series an electric i sedan mule?

    Look at the BMW i line-up. You've got the all-electric i3 on the low end and the hybrid flagship i8 on the high end. What's missing? Lots. So when our intrepid spy shooters caught this oddly modified 7 Series with ActiveHybrid badging, the wheels of speculation began spinning. Ignore for a ...

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    Rumormill: BMW i4 and i5 in the works?

    BMW i8 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Might we soon see an expansion to BMW's recently unveiled i sub-brand soon after the i3 and i8 go on sale? Word is that two new models will join the i line-up: the i4, a compact coupe, and the i5, a sporty, family-oriented four-door. Both ...

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    Featured: Behind i: BMW's vision for the future of mobility

    It's not everyday that an automaker launches a new marque, let alone a disruptive vision of the future. But BMW did just that last week in Frankfurt with the unveiling of its new i sub-brand. However, the story behind BMW i isn't limited to the i3 city car and i8 plug-in hybrid concepts. It's a ...

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    Followup: Uncovering more details on BMW's i3 and i8 [w/videos]

    We've just wrapped up a series of workshops in Germany about all things BMW i, but before we drop our "Behind i" feature on you next week, we wanted to give you a few tasty morsels to chew on while you're pursuing our massive gallery of the all-new i3 and i8 concepts. If you haven't read our ...

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    Official: Official: BMW i3 and i8 revealed [UPDATED w/video]

    We've just touched down in Frankfurt to get all the details on BMW's new electric cars, but before we get into the nitty-gritty of BMW i, its philosophy and the engineering behind it, here's a brief introduction to the first two models, the i3 and i8. Officially, the two artfully greenhoused cars ...

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    BMW i designer Benoit Jacob discusses future mobility solutions

    At a panel discussion Sunday evening at WantedDesign, an international design exhibition held in Manhattan that occurred alongside the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, Benoit Jacob opined that, "after over a century of car design, it may be time for a bit of a rebirth." Jacob is the ...

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    BMW i3 priced at $35K with 160-mile range?

    The electric vehicle market continues to grow, and BMW is going to be a major part of that expansion. The 1 Series-based Active E will be arriving soon, with a per-month lease rate of $499 and $2,250 due at signing. Following the release of the Active E, the BMW i3 will head to market sometime ...

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    BMW i Ventures sets up headquarters in NYC

    BMW is making some progress on the launch of its i Ventures spin-off. The company has named BMW financial services chief executive officer Edward Robinson as its president and announced plans to open a global headquarters "incubator laboratory" in New York City. Established in February of 2011, ...

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    BMW considering range extender for future electric vehicles

    BMW i – Click above for high-res image gallery
    During this week's Innovation Day presentation in Munich, BMW's head of electrical components, Dr. Christian Schmidt, revealed that the automaker is considering adding a range extending engine to its future electric vehicles. BMW has ...

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    Spy Shots: BMW i8 spotted winter testing

    BMW i8 Spy Shots - Click above for high-res image gallery
    BMW doesn't seem to be too engaged in trying to hide what the company's new i8 supercar will look like when it arrives – in fact, it's been so kind as to leave the label on one of its prototypes. Our keen-eyed spy photographers ...

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    BMW i8 plug-in hybrid lands role in next Mission Impossible film

    BMW EfficientDynamics i8 supercar in Abu Dhabi
    The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics, which is now officially called the i8, has reportedly landed a role in the upcoming Mission Impossible: The Ghost Protocol flick. Earlier this month, the i8 was spotted on stage in Vancouver, British Columbia, ...

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    Report: BMW i won't be limited to EVs; diesels, hybrids, motorcycles all possible

    If you're still trying to work your mind around how the new BMW i brand fits with the company's ultimate driving machine mantra, Autocar may have the piece of the puzzle that you're missing. According to reports, the German automaker is currently planning to flesh out the fledgling marque with a ...


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