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2017 BMW i8 Review: A 21st Century Supercar

2017 BMW i8 Review: A 21st Century Supercar

Electric cars needn't be hair-shirts and eco-piety: they can be like the 2017 BMW i8, and attempt to combine the best qualities of gas and electricity in one. Flagship of the i Series, BMW's overtly outlandish push to embrace alternative powertrains, the i8 isn't just a striking coupe but a clever combination of traditional and modern. Not only that, it makes a surprising amount of practical sense, too.

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BMW, Ford, Daimler, and VW form Ionity for European EV charging network

BMW, Ford, Daimler, and VW form Ionity for European EV charging network

When it comes to the future of the electric car market and its growth, one of the biggest difficulties is the need for a wide range of charging stations that will support vehicles from different manufacturers. Well, four of the biggest automakers are now working together to form a solution — for Europe, at least. BMW, Daimler, Ford, and the Volkswagen Group have announced a joint partnership in Ionity, a venture that aims to build a huge network of fast chargers across Europe.

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BMW Z8 owned by Steve Jobs heads to auction

BMW Z8 owned by Steve Jobs heads to auction

There have been many auctions for items connected to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs since his passing in late 2011, including a number of early Apple computers, as well as various personal goods owned by the technology visionary. But the latest item could be one of the more sought after due to its existing status as a modern collectible. RM Sotheby's will soon be auctioning the 2000 BMW Z8 that was once owned and driven by Jobs.

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BMW’s battery graveyard gives EV cast-offs a second life

BMW’s battery graveyard gives EV cast-offs a second life

Electrified cars may be increasingly popular, but one of the big questions is what happens when the batteries aren't holding enough charge for use on the road? BMW is showing off one of its solutions, officially opening its battery storage farm at the grounds of BMW Plant Leipzig in Germany today. Inside the facility, a next-door neighbor to the plant where it produces EVs like the BMW i3, is the place where old electric car batteries go to retire.

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2018 BMW X2 breaks new design ground

2018 BMW X2 breaks new design ground

Is there room in your heart for a brand new crossover SUV? BMW sure hopes so, hence the 2018 BMW X2, a brand new model in the company's line-up, borrowing from the sportier "coupe-SUV" stylings of the largest X4 and X6. Expected to hit dealerships in Spring 2018, the good news is that there'll be an M Sport X package available.

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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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