BMW

BMW i3, i8 Might Die A Slow Death

BMW i3 (i3s), i8 and the latest i8 Roadster could end their lives without next-generation replacements, according to media reports. The German manufacturer launched its BMW i subbrand as dedicated plug-in models, unlike many other carmakers who preferred conversions of existing models. Then, BMW began to develop tons of plug-in…

21 hours ago by Mark Kane 32

2019 BMW 7 Series To Get 390 HP Plug-In Hybrid Variant

Look for a digital instrument panel inside, too. BMW will reportedly give the 740e plug-in hybrid a big powertrain update for the 2019 model year that will possibly prompt a name change to the 745e. A more powerful electric motor and higher capacity batteries will mean a higher output and a longer…

5 days ago by Chris Bruce 16

BMW Batteries Have 15-Year Life In EVs

BMW’s head of battery development, Andreas Raith, interviewed by the CarAdvice, says that lithium-ion batteries in all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars are designed for “15 years and beyond.” There is nothing to worry about as BMW took a conservative approach to achieve 70% of battery capacity after 15 years. The…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 39

BMW i8 Roadster/Coupe Promo Video Is Dark, Weird, Bubbly

The i8 Roadster wouldn’t have looked too out of place in Blade Runner. In a new video, BMW highlights the role that the i8 range occupies in the automotive landscape, and it’s clearly not the world of today. The holographic screens and augmented reality on display in this clip look straight out of…

2 weeks ago by Chris Bruce 9

BMW Plug-In Electric Car Sales Up 31.2% In 2017

BMW Group closes the year 2017 in the U.S. with its second best monthly result of plug-in electric car sales – 2,792 (up 59%) and up 31.2% for the year. Plug-ins accounted for 7.2% of all BMW and MINI sales in December. For the full year, BMW increased deliveries by…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 12