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
BMW i7 to debut alongside 7 Series PHEV

The world debut of the BMW i7 has been confirmed for April. We get a couple of teaser photos of the car, revealing the massive illuminated twin kidney grille and part of the tiered headlight layout. BMW says that the upper lighting elements are made of crystal and should give the car a distinct look. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
BMW i7 undergoes acoustic lab testing

The BMW i7 is inching closer to production and is now undergoing acoustics testing at the Research and Innovation Centre (FIZ) in Munich, Germany. BMW is aiming for a combination of driving pleasure and comfort that’s in a class of its own and keeping noise levels down is crucial to that. Near-production prototypes are being […]

by Stefan Ogbac
BMW iX, i4 comes with two years of free charging at Electrify America

BMW and Electrify America have announced an agreement that owners of the former’s battery-electric vehicles will get two years of complimentary 30-minute charging. The free charging period starts from the date of the vehicle’s purchase and will launch with the iX xDrive50, i4 eDrive40, and i4 M50 this coming March. This will give drivers of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Next-generation BMW X1, X2 to get PHEV and EV variants: Report

BMW is serious about electrification. From its lineup of plug-in hybrids, which includes the excellent X5 xDrive45e and the upcoming XM performance crossover to battery-electric vehicles like the iX and i4, the brand’s offerings are starting to broaden. The company has been open about its move toward sustainability and electrified vehicles, it confirmed last year […]

by Stefan Ogbac