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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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BMW unveils first ever i3s with sporty style and more power

BMW unveils first ever i3s with sporty style and more power

MW has rolled out the latest version of the BMW i3 and the first ever BMW i3s sporty EV. The new i3 and i3s will make their world debuts at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt next month with pricing for the cars announced closer to launch. Both versions of the i3 can be equipped with that cool Range Extender motor to eliminate range anxiety for owners.

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BMW i8 Roadster crosses the Alps in latest teaser

BMW i8 Roadster crosses the Alps in latest teaser

We know that BMW is working on a roadster version of its i8 hybrid sports car and it has teased the vehicle a few times. The last teaser came back in July and at the time the car was clad in camo, but we could see a bit of detail. The car has the cool doors that the coupe version offers, in that teaser there were removable panels on the top.

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This is the 2018 BMW M5: Its AWD is super-clever

This is the 2018 BMW M5: Its AWD is super-clever

All hail the 2018 BMW M5, the sixth-generation of the iconic super-sedan, and the German automaker's most cunning yet. Sure, the 2018 M5 isn't short on power: its twin-turbo V8 is good for a heady 600 horsepower, along with 553 lb-ft. of torque, after all. No, what's really clever is BMW's specially-prepared all-wheel drive.

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600hp BMW M5 revealed in Need For Speed Payback

600hp BMW M5 revealed in Need For Speed Payback

The new BMW M5 may be one of the most hotly-anticipated cars of 2018, but it's debuting in an unusual place: Need For Speed Payback. Thanks to a promotion between the German automaker and Electronic Arts, the new sports sedan will be seen for the first time - as a playable car - in the upcoming game set to be released on November 10. Indeed, it'll be a much cheaper way of getting your hands on some serious horsepower.

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BMW Concept Z4 teases 2018 rear-wheel drive droptop

BMW Concept Z4 teases 2018 rear-wheel drive droptop

The car world may be going all-wheel drive, but BMW still has rear-wheel drive ambitions: welcome, then, the BMW Concept Z4. Previewing, as the name suggests, the third-generation Z4 that will replace the seven year old second-gen car, the droptop two-seater is being shown off for the first time at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017 this week. It's a chance to bring the sporty convertible bang up to date with BMW's current design language.

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5 things you need to know about the 2017 BMW 540i xDrive

5 things you need to know about the 2017 BMW 540i xDrive

A lot of what you'll read about BMW's newest 5 Series sedan will devote sizable column inches to lamenting the past - that is to say, the bygone era when BMW cared a little bit more about crossing the finish line first than coddling comfort. Those days are gone, however, as evidenced not just by the 2017 BMW 540i xDrive I drove for a week, but also when examining almost every other model in the automaker's Byzantine line-up.

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5 Things You Need To Know About The 2017 BMW X5 40e iPerformance SUV

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2017 BMW X5 40e iPerformance SUV

High performance SUVs are a niche in the family hauler segment, but those that also offer plug-in hybrid efficiency find themselves in an even more vanishingly small subset vehicles. The 2017 BMW X5 40e iPerformance is something of an eco-terrorist, a two-ton electrified conundrum that does its best to convince you it's on Team Gaia all while barely being able to conceal its hardcore Jones for sweet black crude.

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