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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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The BMW Event 2015 Races Into Homestead-Miami Speedway

While Mercedes-Benz and Lexus might have a strong presence in the Florida market, BMW sales are among the highest in the state as well. With nearly 300,000 BMW title registrations in Florida, Homestead-Miami Speedway served as the perfect venue for the first annual ‘The BMW Event’ exclusively for the German luxury brand. Dedicated strictly to the Munich-based automaker, a group of BMW enthusiasts worked tirelessly with event promoters and title sponsor Active Autowerke to make The BMW Event the largest of its kind in the South East region. While West Coast BMW owners…

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Our 5 Favorite Fuel-Efficient Cars to Celebrate Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, an annual event celebrated on April 22 to bring light around the support for environmental awareness. The automotive industry has come a long way in supporting the development of fuel-efficient vehicles including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, all the way to fully-electric vehicles. Here at AutoNation, we are proud to sell some of the most fuel-efficient cars that have high fuel-economy figures and low emissions. To celebrate Earth Day, we decided to take a look at our 5 favorite fuel-efficient cars. Let’s have a look. 2015 BMW i8:…

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Automotive News Test Drive Reviews 

Upshall: Innovative on and off the ice with his new BMW i8

The BMW i8 makes no excuses about its next-level styling and technology. Conceived in BMW’s Munich-based skunkworks, we’ve been following the story of BMW’s rolling plug-in hybrid phenomenon for some time now and seeing the results of those efforts (on the street no less) has been satisfying. It was obvious that the hype for the new BMW i8 was mounting back in summer 2014, when the first i8 Concours Edition sold at auction for a staggering $825,000! Since then, deliveries of the standard model have started and one fortunate Florida…

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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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