Take a journey through 50 years of BMW electric vehicles

This year, BMW is making a huge deal about the 50th anniversary of its M brand. While the motorsports arm of the brand is certainly due for a celebration, the automaker should also be celebrating the 50th birthday of its first electric vehicle, not to mention its other milestones in electrification. While the automaker offers […]

by Sami Haj-Assaad
Rapid-fire electric vehicle roundup: Five EVs tested, none disappoint

Every year, the Midwest Automotive Media Association (yep, that’s MAMA for short) hosts its popular Spring Rally at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The annual event gives automotive journalists a chance to get seat time in a wide range of vehicles from a host of automakers. This year, nearly 20 brands brought around 70 […]

by Craig Cole
The BMW iX1 is another piece of electric forbidden fruit

The third-generation BMW X1 lineup has officially debuted and as expected, there’s a range of electrified models. Plug-in hybrids will be offered but BMW didn’t provide any details on those powertrains. We suspect it’s the same one found in the 2 Series Active Tourer, which makes up to 326 hp. However, details were provided on […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2023 BMW iX M60 first drive review: Creamy Bavarian high performance

The folks and BMW M have made a living taking mainstream, premium Bimmers and turning them into excitable, energetic, and emotional rides. Now their attention turns to the electrified iX, which gets more power, speed, and a few extra tweaks to make the experience more enjoyable. Officially known as the 2023 BMW iX M60, this […]

by Sami Haj-Assaad
2023 BMW XM teaser previews the M division’s first plug-in hybrid system

The 2023 BMW XM has been teased ahead of its official debut and the spotlight has been put on the M division’s first plug-in hybrid powertrain. It takes a new V8 engine and couples it with an electric motor for a combined output of 644 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. BMW didn’t reveal the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2023 BMW 330e gets a nip, tuck, and new tech features

The facelifted BMW 3 Series has arrived and it gets a nip and tuck, and a host of new tech features. In typical BMW fashion, the changes for the mid-cycle refresh are subtle but this time, you won’t need to squint so hard to see the differences. Reshaped headlights, LED daytime running lights that now […]

by Stefan Ogbac
BMW iX1 undergoes final winter testing ahead of world debut

The final touches are being implemented to the next all-electric vehicle in the BMW lineup, the iX1. Slotting below the iX3, the brand’s entry-level crossover has just finished undergoing winter testing in Arjeplog, Sweden near the Arctic Circle. There, the vehicle was driven through snow-covered roads and specially prepared iced tracks alongside the plug-in hybrid […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2023 BMW i7 is the polarizing new all-electric flagship

The 2023 BMW i7 has finally debuted alongside the rest of the seventh generation 7 Series family. This marks the first time that BMW’s flagship full-size sedan gets a fully electric version and will be the third model in the i subbrand following the iX and i4. If you’re looking for a big luxurious four-door […]

by Stefan Ogbac
BMW i3 returns as a Chinese-market exclusive all-electric 3 Series

The BMW i3 has returned and if you don’t live in China, you’re out of luck because that’s the only market it will be sold in. Essentially an all-electric version of the current-generation 3 Series, the i3 has been tailored specifically for that market and is available exclusively in long-wheelbase configuration. Versus the standard 3 […]

by Stefan Ogbac
BMW is doubling down on BEVs and PHEVs for next-generation models: Report

BMW has been laser-focused on its electrification push with new battery-electric vehicles like the iX and i4. Alongside them are plug-in hybrid variants of its most popular models including its bestsellers, the X5, 3 Series, and 5 Series. The German automaker is poised to continue that offensive for its future vehicles. The folks over at […]

by Stefan Ogbac