Prototype BMW i7 electric flagship put through its paces in the snow

BMW has officially confirmed its all-electric flagship sedan by releasing photos of a camouflaged prototype undergoing cold-weather testing. Although most of the design cues are still hidden, the massive enclosed twin-kidney grille is there. The BMW i7’s design appears to be an evolution of the current 7 Series, which was the first to adopt thin […]

by Stefan Ogbac
BMW Concept XM is a polarizing glimpse of an upcoming performance SUV

The BMW Concept XM is a thinly veiled show car previewing a production high-performance crossover of the same name. This high-riding plug-in hybrid won’t change much in looks meaning you’ll get that giant illuminated twin-kidney grille along, thin LED headlights and taillights, and massive openings on the lower front fascia on the production version. BMW […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e review: Made for mass appeal

In the mid-size luxury crossover segment, electrification has become commonplace. For a while, your only choice was the Lexus RX but as more automakers move toward battery-electric vehicles, hybrids are emerging as the bridge technology. The 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e is the latest iteration of the pioneering crossover’s plug-in hybrid flavor. It’s packed with what’s […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Battery startup Our Next Energy gets investment from BMW i Ventures

BMW i Ventures, BMW’s venture capital firm, has announced that it has invested in the Michigan-based startup Our Next Energy (ONE). The startup aims to help develop lower-cost batteries that also give battery-electric vehiclesmore range. “Our Next Energy is working to fundamentally reinvent the battery while focusing on sustainability, safety, and cost; three key factors […]

by Stefan Ogbac
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer survives for another generation with electrified powertrains

Remember that odd duckling known as the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer? The tall, utilitarian hatchback? Yeah, that one. Well, a new generation just arrived and it still looks quirky, only this time you get it with BMW’s massive new grille and a host of electrified powertrain options. You’ll be able to choose everything from […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Hot or Cold: 2021 IAA Mobility Munich Motor Show reveal recap

During a pandemic, auto shows are lacking a lot of relevancy. In fact, we predicted their demise last year. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t happening at all, and the IAA Mobility show in Munich was the first chance in awhile for manufacturers to show of new and future products. IAA Mobility was filled […]

by Chad Kirchner
BMW Concept iX5 Hydrogen Protection VR6 is the first armored FCV

Armored BMW X5s are a common sight. They’re a staple for transporting VIPs, and heads of state across the globe so it’s no surprise that BMW decided to create a Concept iX5 Hydrogen with the same level of protection. This makes the fuel cell-powered prototype the first of its kind. Not only is the iX5 […]

by Stefan Ogbac
BMW i Vision Circular Concept blends sustainability with luxury

Sustainability is the key theme that BMW is showcasing at the 2021 Munich auto show. The brand’s i Vision Circular Concept is constructed with reusable or renewable materials. The BMW i Vision Circular Concept aims to prove that it is possible to make a vehicle that’s 100 percent recyclable. Besides using fully electric powertrains, BMW […]

by Stefan Ogbac
BMW i Vision Circular to debut at the 2021 Munich auto show

BMW will use its hometown auto show to show off a sustainable concept vehicle. Called the BMW i Vision Circular Concept, this car is a showcase of the brand’s ambitious claims to become a sustainable manufacturer of luxury vehicles. Four themes were used in designing the i Vision Circular Concept: Re: Think, Re: use, and […]

by Stefan Ogbac
BMW iX5 Hydrogen shows off brand’s first FCV powertrain

BMW will use the 2021 Munich auto show to introduce its first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle: the iX5 Hydrogen. Based closely on the X5 crossover, the BMW iX5 Hydrogen promises to offer the brand’s renowned driving dynamics in another sustainable powertrain. Although the fuel cell system is still currently under series development, BMW aims to […]

by Stefan Ogbac