Automotive News 

The BMW iNEXT Gives Back to the Future

From the makers of the automobile with the slogan, “The Ultimate Driving Machine,” comes the announcement of the iNEXT, BMW’s replacement of the plugged-in 7-Series, slated for a 2021 release. The decision to shift brand focus from the conventional octane luxury driver to next generation electromobility, digital connectivity and intelligent design was “an emotional one,’” stated Harald Kruger, Chairman of the Board, at the 96th Annual General Meeting in Germany. He continued with, “It is always better to make a decision than to wait—and the purchase incentive will directly benefit…

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BMW i3 Review Test Drive Reviews 

Video: 2015 BMW i3 Review

BMW’s i3 is an electric city car that does away with one very important electric car feature: range anxiety. Today on the AutoNation New Car Test Drive we take a look at the BMW i3 with Range Extender. This is a city car with an advanced composite body, 170hp electric motor and a surprising array of features, including a gas motor that provides extra distance. As equipped, with the Mega World package, this BMW i3 runs $47,050 including destination (pricing may vary based on options and delivery fees). Visit AutoNation.com…

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BMW i Home Charging Automotive News 

CES 2015: BMW unveils solar charging system for electric i models

So you’re one of the lucky few that owns a BMW i8 or a BMW i3, the German automaker has unveiled its new i Home Charging Services, a solution that charges your electric and plug-in hybrid BMW models via solar power. “Using BMW i Home Charging Services, the vehicle is charged with homegenerated solar power whenever this is available” BMW said in a statement. “At other times, or if the household does not have a solar generating system, the vehicle is automatically charged at the cheapest off-peak rates.” BMW says…

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Automotive News 

Official: BMW working on wireless inductive charging for EVs and plug-in hybrids

BMW is officially developing and researching a new wireless inductive charging system for their plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, like the i3 and the i8, in attempts to make the lives of plug-in electric vehicle owners easier by ridding the charging experience of annoying wires. Planned to arrive later this year, the system is made up of a floor-mounted base plate while a lightweight charging coil sits at the bottom of the car. BMW will most likely have its technicians come and install the charge plate at the desired location of your residence,…

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Automotive News 

Report: 2015 BMW 7-Series to be industry leader in weight saving tech

A new report is in from German media outlet, Auto Motor und Sport, who discovered that the next-generation 7-Series will be an industry leader with weight-saving and complex material construction technology. BMW seems to have learned quite a bit from their recent projects, the i3 and i8, both of which use some of the most advanced engineering to date in terms of chassis construction. Such technology includes utilizing some of the most equally advanced materials available, like carbon fiber. That said, according to the recent report, BMW will applying their newly-found knowledge to the…

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