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BMW testing hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for X5

BMW has announced that it has begun testing near-production hydrogen fuel cell powertrains in Europe as part of its i Hydrogen NEXT program. This evaluates the effectiveness of hydrogen powertrains, model-specific chassis technologies, and vehicle electronic systems under real-life conditions. In BMW’s case, the X5 will be used as the test bed to see what […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/16/2021
2022 BMW iX xDrive50 electric crossover has up to 516 hp and starts under $85,000 in the U.S.

The U.S.-spec 2022 BMW iX has been announced with a starting price of $84,195. That’s for the iX xDrive50, which can travel up to 300 miles per charge and generate 516 hp and 564 lb-ft of torque. Like the i4 sedan, the iX can charge at a peak rate of 200 kW using a level […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/2/2021
2022 BMW i4 electric sedan can travel up to 300 miles and starts under $60,000

The 2022 BMW i4 has been officially revealed and it will come in two flavors including the first battery-electric vehicle to wear an M badge. Thanks to the battery mounted under the floor, the i4’s center of gravity is 1.4- to 2.1 inches lower than the 3 Series depending on the version. In terms of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
6/2/2021
2022 BMW iX and i4 to make North American debut on June 1

The 2022 BMW iX and i4 will finally make their way across the pond and debut on June 1. Both cars will be shown at The Grove in Los Angeles, CA where they will be part of a new brand experience called Space by BMW. This is a new two-story gallery-type showcase with BMW, Mini, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/23/2021
Refreshed BMW iX3 caught testing with M Performance bits

The BMW iX3 is about to get a refresh and prototypes have been spotted running around Germany. Some of the key changes are mostly cosmetic but it appears they’re telling a completely different story. Why? Because the changes hint that a new powertrain option may be on the horizon. Looking closely at the iX3 prototype […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/12/2021
BMW accelerates battery development, solid state batteries to arrive by 2030

BMW has announced that it has pushed forward its electrification plans by ramping up battery technology development. Part of this is so that the upcoming Neue Klasse range can benefit from the new cells, which aim to prioritize performance and sustainability. “With the Neue Klasse, we will make a big leap in technology in electric […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/23/2021
All-electric BMW 5 Series, 7 Series, and X1 are coming

The iX and i4 aren’t the only all-electric BMW models coming. At its 2021 Media Day Conference, the German brand has announced the full extent of its electrification offensive. By 2023, BMW plans to have an EV for 90 percent of the segment that it competes in. “We are consciously adopting a broad approach with […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/17/2021
BMW debuts electric 2022 BMW i4 sports sedan

The production 2022 BMW i4 has been unveiled and it looks similar to the upcoming 4 Series Gran Coupe. That means the all-electric four-door sedan sports a swoopy, coupe-like roofline, giving the car a long, lean look. Key design cues include blue exterior accents, aerodynamic-looking alloy wheels, and a massive kidney grille that’s partially closed. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/17/2021
BMW debuts 2022 iX models, provides preliminary U.S. pricing on xDrive50 model

BMW has announced more information on its upcoming iX all-electric crossover. One of the highlights is the manufacturing process because the 2022 iX will be produced sustainably. That means the factory building the car will be powered by renewable energy. Material components are all recycled and take into consideration people’s allergies by placing bits with […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/17/2021
BMW’s iDrive 8 interface is now your in-car digital assistant

BMW has revealed the latest version of its iDrive multimedia interface that will first debut on the iX and i4 battery-electric vehicles. Called iDrive 8, the system has been optimized for speech andtouch screenn controls. Building on the digital assistant function that first appeared on iDrive 7, the system now understands natural language and will […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/15/2021