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BMW Active Hybrid e-bike has 62 mile range and gobs of torque

BMW Active Hybrid e-bike has 62 mile range and gobs of torque

BMW has announced the latest ride that fits into its BMW Bike Collection. The bicycle is called the BMW Active Hybrid e-bike and it uses an advanced Brose electric motor that supplements the pedal power of the rider for less effort on long commutes. That electric motor has an output of 250W and 90 Nm of torque.

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BMW designed a special saddle just for e-bikes

BMW designed a special saddle just for e-bikes

BMW may be best known for its four-wheeled vehicles, but the company has been pushing a different kind of hybrid in recent years: e-bikes. The latest addition to the BMW Lifestyle brand is the BMW Active Hybrid e-bike, a new version of the electrically-assisted bicycle that adds power and finesses the design.

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2018 Kia Stinger Starts at $32,795 with 255hp turbo four

2018 Kia Stinger Starts at $32,795 with 255hp turbo four

For many car fans the only interesting thing that Kia has rolled out in recent memory has been the Stinger sedan. That car can be had in base four-door Stinger flavor packing in a 255hp turbo four cylinder engine or in Stinger GT form. The Stinger GT is the version interesting to enthusiasts as it packs in a 3.3L twin-turbo V6 engine making 365hp.

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BMW will put Amazon Alexa in its vehicles starting next year

BMW will put Amazon Alexa in its vehicles starting next year

BMW has teamed up with Amazon to integrate Alexa into its vehicles, enabling drivers to use the digital assistant for playing music, getting directions, and more. Alexa will be arriving in both BMW and MINI vehicles sometime around next summer, marking the latest expansion for Amazon's popular assistant. Of course, no separate app will be needed to use the in-car Alexa.

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BMW talks wireless charging for its EVs

BMW talks wireless charging for its EVs

We can all agree that one of the most annoying things about keeping modern gadgets topped off is having to mess with wires. This is one reason why smartphone makers like Apple are integrating wireless charging into their devices. The recently released iPhone 8 smartphone has wireless charging capability for instance. Perhaps even more annoying than plugging in gadgets is the need to plug in cars for EV drivers.

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BMW i Vision Dynamics offers four-door Gran Coupe style with 373 mile range

BMW i Vision Dynamics offers four-door Gran Coupe style with 373 mile range

BMW has rolled out a new electric vehicle concept at IAA Cars 2017 in Germany. The car is called the BMW i Vision Dynamics and is a four-door Gran Coupe that is what BMW calls the future of electric mobility. The car has a driving range of 373 miles per charge, a top speed of over 120 mph, and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds.

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BMW X7 Concept revealed ahead of Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW X7 Concept revealed ahead of Frankfurt Auto Show

The 2017 Frankfurt International Auto Show is only a few days away now, but BMW has decided to pull the curtain back a bit early on its largest SUV yet: the Concept X7 iPerformance. The upcoming crossover will top the German carmaker's existing X5 SUV by offering three-row seating, as well launching as a plug-in hybrid model. BMW has been busy with its concepts lately, with the X7 coming after the recent 8 Series and Z4 reveals.

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BMW takes on Tesla Model 3/S and commits to 12 BEVs by 2025

BMW takes on Tesla Model 3/S and commits to 12 BEVs by 2025

In an intimate gathering in Munich this morning, BMW’s CEO and Chairman of the board of management of BMW AG, Harald Kruger shared with journalists that “by 2025, we will offer 25 electrified vehicles." Twelve of those will be fully-electric, Kruger confirmed. By the time these new battery-electric vehicles (BEV) come to market, the automaker says, range anxiety will be a thing of the past because owners can expect to have a range of up to 700 kilometers or 435-440 miles.

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2017 BMW i3 vs i3 with Range Extender Review

2017 BMW i3 vs i3 with Range Extender Review

BMW's 2017 i3 is actually two very different cars: this is actually a review of two i3 models, not one. The entry-level car is all-electric, with a 170 HP motor packing 184 lb-ft of torque and, new for 2017, a 33 kWh li-ion battery. On top of that, though, you can have the BMW i3 with Range Extender, which adds a 2-cylinder gas engine.

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Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept is for the track and street

Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept is for the track and street

There are several cars on the market today that are designed specifically for driving on the streets and driving at the race track, one that comes directly to mind is the Shelby GT350. Mini is showing off its own version of a street/track car and it is a very good looking car called the Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept.

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BMW Z4 Concept design interview: deceptively simple lines

BMW Z4 Concept design interview: deceptively simple lines

We’ve definitely seen our fair share of concept car designs, ranging from mundane to the almost improbable. The BMW Z4 Concept, which was teased in renders just a week ago, seemed to dance between those two extremes, with a design that is both ahead of its time yet still completely doable. And when BMW finally revealed the real thing, it took us a few moments to pick up our jaws from the floor. Fortunately for us, we got the chance to sit down with Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW’s head of global design and the man behind the Z4, to pick his mind about the thinking that went into such a breathtaking design.

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BMW X4 family including M40i and M40d spied sans camo

BMW X4 family including M40i and M40d spied sans camo

A car hauler full of several versions of the BMW X4 has been spied somewhere near the BMW factory in South Carolina. The hauler was full of pre-production prototypes and while one of them appears to have been wearing mild camo on the front bumper, all of the others X4s on the hauler were completely bare.

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