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MINI Countryman E plug-in hybrid revealed

Almost immediately following its announcement of the autonomous and electric MINI Vision NEXT 100 Concept, we’ve learned that the Oxford-based brand will be developing a hybridized variant of its next-generation Countryman. MINI has previously tried its…

Would an electrified BMW M3 be a good idea?

We all know that automakers are in a bit of a struggle to keep emissions down and fuel economy up, as government regulations across the globe are getting stricter every day. The polar bears are…

BMW R&D Chief: “In 50 years, most of us will drive electric vehicles”

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Next BMW i8 will still be a hybrid

There’s been a growing number of people who feel that the BMW i8 is a bit of a poser in the EV world because of its hybrid powertrain and that it isn’t a full Battery-Electric…

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BMW M3: Journey to Transformation

The current F80 BMW M3 underwent a massive change from the norm for the M3 family line. Instead of featuring a high-revving naturally aspirated engine, the F80 M3 sacrilegiously switched to turbocharging with, not one,…

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BMW Developing New Electric Drive Platform

According to Klaus Fröhlich, member of the board of development management, BMW is working on two plug-in electrified powertrains. “In the future there will be a variety of drive systems for different requirements,” said Fröhlich…