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BMW iNEXT Concept To Spearhead New Family Of Autonomous EVs 18
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Autonomous, BMW, BMW i, Electric Vehicles, Reports on 01 18th, 2018


Autonomous electric vehicles have fast become all the rage, and BMW's planning to get in on the action with a new concept. Not only that, but it wants to put it into production.
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BMW’s 2021 iNext Could Be Badged The i9 20
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Autonomous, BMW, BMW i, Electric Vehicles, Reports, Tech on 12 20th, 2017


BMW has been talking about its 2021 iNext for well over 18 months but so far failed to confirm what the production model will be called.

However, a recent press release issued by the company celebrating its EV sales success in 2017, confirms that BMW has secured the naming rights for BMW i1 to i9 and BMW iX1 to iX9, confirming recent reports.

Furthermore, the statement confirms that the iNext will act as the “brand’s new technology flagship.” Put two and two together and there’s a very real possibility the brand will affix the i9 name to the vehicle because of this. Alternatively, if the iNext turns out to be an SUV, it could be dubbed the iX9.

When the BMW iNext launches, it will establish the carmaker’s electro-mobility future and lead the way with Level 4 self-driving functions. Included in the iNext’s bespoke interior will be a host of advanced connectivity functions seen for the first time in a series-production model, BMW claims.

Powering the iNext will be an all-electric powertrain using the marque’s upcoming fifth-generation batteries. A range in excess of 400 miles (643 km) is on the cards.

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BMW i Vision Dynamics Concept Visits Tesla Model 3 County 30
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW Concepts, BMW i, concepts, Electric Vehicles, Galleries, LA Auto Show on 11 30th, 2017


By bringing the i Vision Dynamics concept to the 2017 LA Auto Show, BMW has given Tesla engineers a chance to take a closer look at a potential Model 3 rival.

Even though BMW has yet to officially confirm the production version of the i Vision Dynamics, it’s safe to say they have no choice but to throw their hat in the ring and offer a mass-production 4-door EV of their own.

What they have said about this concept is that it could accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in under four seconds, hit a top speed of over 124 mph (200 km/h) and offer a range of 373 miles (600 km).

Compare it to the Tesla Model 3 and despite these numbers being preliminary, you’d be hard pressed to call it inferior. Aesthetically though, you could make a case for the i Vision Dynamics looking, well, more dynamic than the Model 3 – but again, we’ll have to see how the concept’s design will evolve once it’s ready for production.

Overall, we hope to see this car on the road as soon as possible, if only to admire its slim LED headlights, faux yet imposing grille, and three-dimensional taillights.

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BMW Trademarks Selection Of i-Branded SUV Models 16
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW i, Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Reports, SUV on 11 16th, 2017


It appears as if BMW is planning a dramatic expansion of its i-Performance sub-brand, recently trademarking the names of no less than nine new vehicles.

According to recent applications, BMW has acquired trademarks for iX1, iX2, iX3, iX4, iX5, iX6, iX7, iX8, and iX9. This is the clearest indication yet than the carmaker intends on bringing its advanced hybrid technologies to its popular SUV models, Autocar reports.

However, it is worth noting that there’s very little chance BMW will ever release nine i-branded SUV models. In all probability, most of the names have been trademarked simply to ensure no other carmaker can use them. For example, BMW trademarked i1, i2, i3, i4, i5, i6, i7, i8, and i9 in 2010 but so far, only the i3 and i8 have been built.

Whatever the company is planning, we recently learned that all BMW electric, plug-in hybrid, and internal combustion engine powered models built from 2020 will share the same platform.

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Future Cars: BMW i5 Is i Vision Dynamics Concept Turned Into Electric Reality 14
Oct
Posted by Carscoop Carscoop in BMW, BMW Concepts, BMW i, BMW i5, concepts, Electric Vehicles, featured, Future Cars on 10 14th, 2017


In recent years, the electric car has become quite the darling of mainstream press, environmental groups and those addicted to instant monstrous torque.
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Future Cars: BMW i5 Is i Vision Dynamics Concept Turned Into Electric Reality 14
Oct
Posted by Carscoop Carscoop in BMW, BMW Concepts, BMW i, BMW i5, concepts, Electric Vehicles, featured, Future Cars on 10 14th, 2017


In recent years, the electric car has become quite the darling of mainstream press, environmental groups and those addicted to instant monstrous torque.
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BMW To Preview i5 With A Four-Door EV Concept At Frankfurt Motor Show 7
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in BMW, BMW i, BMW i5, Electric Vehicles, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, PHEV, Reports on 09 7th, 2017


The third model in the BMW i range, the long rumored i5 will be previewed with a four-door EV concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week.
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BMW iM2 Concept Points Towards A Sporty Electrified Future 30
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW Concepts, BMW i, concept, Electric Vehicles, Renderings on 07 30th, 2017


A car like this iM2 Concept might, according to its creator, bridge a gap within BMW's real-world lineup between the M2 and the i8, but its customers would be willing to sacrifice top speed for the sake of acceleration and fuel economy.
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Faraday Future Hires BMW i’s Head Ulrich Kranz As Chief Technology Officer 18
Jul
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in BMW, BMW i, Electric Vehicles, Faraday Future, Reports on 07 18th, 2017


Despite the well-documented troubles Faraday Future is in, they were still able to attract another high-profile executive, this time from BMW.
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BMW To Officially Join Formula E Championship From Next Year 11
Jul
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in BMW, BMW i, Formula E, Motorsport, Reports on 07 11th, 2017


BMW will enter the FIA Formula E championship as an official manufacturer, starting from season 2018-19.
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Has BMW Really Decided To Ditch The i5, Deeming It Too Expensive? 25
May
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW i, BMW i5, Electric Vehicles, Reports on 05 25th, 2017


BMW has allegedly canceled its plan to launch the i5 electric family car, as BMW Blog is reporting several sources have informed the publication the company has decided to pull the plug on the project.
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Pick Up A BMW i8 Straight From The Factory And Save $7k 8
May
Posted by Carscoops Staff in BMW, BMW i, BMW i8 on 05 8th, 2017


European delivery programs have to be one of the best-kept open secrets in the business. American customers can opt to from a number of manufacturers to pick up their new car direct from the factory and save enough to finance a European road trip and then some.
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Lapo, What Have You Done To The BMW i8 This Time? [44 Images] 5
Apr
Posted by Carscoops Staff in BMW, BMW Concepts, BMW i, BMW i3, BMW i8, concepts, Garage Italia Customs on 04 5th, 2017


Between its eclectic art cars and the polarizing work of Chris Bangle, BMW has proven itself no stranger to avant-garde design. Now it's tapped another eclectic talent to remake two of its EVs.
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All-Electric BMW M Cars Are ‘Unavoidable’, Exec Says 13
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW i, BMW M, Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Reports on 01 13th, 2017


BMW has been weighing in on the idea of adding a zero-emissions M car for quite some time, and now it seems that such a vehicle will indeed happen.
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BMW i Pilots Augmented Reality To Spec Out Cars 5
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW i, BMW i3, BMW i8, CES, Google, Reports, Tech on 01 5th, 2017


Prospective customers of the BMW i3 and i8 can now benefit from an advanced pilot programme being rolled out courtesy of a 3D augmented reality experience working with Tango, Google's smartphone augmented reality technology.
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