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BMW iX3 - First all-electric X model

BMW is expanding its range of vehicles with electrified drive to include the first electric X model. It is the entry into the all-electric SUV models. The motorization of the BMW X3 is now broadly based, from gasoline and diesel engines to plug-in hybrids and all-electric drives. Production takes place at the Chinese production site in Shenyang of the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture and is also produced there for global export.

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BMW and Daimler agree mobility joint venture

According to the press release, the BMW Group and Daimler AG are planning the next steps for their joint mobility company after approval by the competition authorities. The basis for this is the approval of the US competition authority, which has been available since Tuesday, December 18, 2018. All of the cartel authorities involved have given the go-ahead for the new joint venture, which is owned equally by the BMW Group and Daimler AG. For the joint venture, the personal freedom of customers in urban mobility in ... Continue reading "BMW and Daimler agree mobility joint venture

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BMW i Motorsport - Entry into Formula E.

The starting shot for BMW's entry into the fifth Formula E season was given in the "BMW World" in Munich with the presence of many international media representatives on September 14, 2018. It marks the start of a new era for BMW motorsport Team. Accompanied by a test car cycle with the current models of the BMW i3s and BMW i8 as well as a technology workshop, the presentation of the BMW iFE.18 was the focus of the media day. After the presentation of the key developers in the BMW Motorsport team, the ... Continue reading "BMW i Motorsport - Entry into Formula E.

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BMW i - market launch for wireless charging in the 530e iPerformance

According to its own information, the automobile manufacturer BMW has been offering a factory-integrated solution for inductive charging as a leasing option for the BMW 530e iPerformance since July. For Germany, the price according to the manufacturer of the vehicle-mounted CarPad is € 890 including VAT. The building-side GroundPad costs € 2.315, including a flat-rate installation fee. Production is scheduled to start in July 2018. Inductive charging station for the garage With inductive charging, an electric field ensures the wireless transmission of electricity. ... Continue reading "BMW i - market launch for wireless charging in the 530e iPerformance

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Practical test BMW X5i 40e

BMW is consistently pushing ahead with the expansion of the BMW i series. From the compact i 3 electric car to the large-volume premium models of the X series. The plug-in hybrid models from BMW form an important segment with regard to long-distance suitability and acceptance compared to the diesel models. We are testing the popular X5 model with the two motors that have been matched to one another. The global automobile manufacturers are banking on this trend for the German market. After initial skepticism, the first manufacturers are now even on the ... Continue reading "Practical test BMW X5i 40e

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Sales start of the BMW i8 Roadster and Coupé

It was already presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2017 - now it is on sale: the BMW i8 Roadster is now on the market together with the new edition of the BMW i8 Coupé. Both models are based on the LifeDrive vehicle architecture, which was specially designed for BMW-i automobiles. The drive module, which is made of aluminum, integrates the drive, high-voltage battery, chassis, crash and structural functions, while the passenger cell is made of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic. The further developed BMW eDrive technology drives both the new BMW ... Continue reading "Sales start of the BMW i8 Roadster and Coupé

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