Articles about BMW

  • 2012 Detroit Auto Show electric vehicle preview

    Aside from the usual gas-guzzling 4x4s, pickups and turbo-charged sedans (sorry, saloons), January’s 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit will also be flooded with hybrids from the likes of BMW, Mercedes, Acura, Honda and Volkswagen. That’s all taking us in the right direction, but unless it comes with a plug, we’re not going to spend too much time dwelling on it here. We’ve prepared a little pre-show teaser of some of the EVs coming to Detroit to whet your appetite.
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    By Gavin Conway December 28, 2011 5:14 PM
  • BMW i8 Cruises into Mission Impossible movie

    We get early preview of BMW's futuristic plug-in hybrid in 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol'

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    By John Silcox December 16, 2011 5:50 PM
  • Eking out the miles in the BMW ActiveE

    On Saturday I was reunited with the BMW ActiveE. We’d had an all-too-brief, and ultimately dissatisfying encounter in Munich a couple of weeks back and to make sure I got a better feel for the car, BMW kindly invited me to get behind the wheel once more for the 2011 RAC Future Car Challenge.
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    By Will Dron November 9, 2011 9:21 AM
  • BMW ActiveE: we drive the electric 1 Series

    BMW has seen the future of motoring and it places plug-in vehicles front and centre. The company launched its 'BMW i' programme in July this year with a focus on sustainability, taking “a holistic approach with purpose-built vehicle concepts for electric mobility.” Basically, the idea is to be greener at every stage of the vehicle’s life, from design via production to dismantling and recycling, but not to lose a premium feel and driving pleasure. Sounds good to us.
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    By Will Dron October 30, 2011 9:51 AM
  • Bugs, buggies and bubble cars: micro-motoring 21st century-style

    Farah investigates the return of the tiny urban vehicle, historically epitomised by the ‘bubble car’ and the ill-fated Sinclair C5. Does this latest generation from the likes of Audi, VW, Renault and Vauxhall really have a future?
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    By Farah Alkhalisi September 13, 2011 9:43 AM