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BMW Decides its New iX3 Electric SUV is Not Coming to the U.S. as Planned

BMW Decides its New iX3 Electric SUV is Not Coming to the U.S. as Planned

German automaker BMW has decided not to sell the electric iX3 model in the U.S. The electric SUV was supposed to reach U.S. dealer showrooms sometime this year.

FutureCar Staff 2020-03-09 15:55 PT

BMW Reveals its Fully-Electric 530 HP Concept i4 Sedan, the First of Many New Electrified Models

BMW Reveals its Fully-Electric 530 HP Concept i4 Sedan, the First of Many New Electrified Models

The fully-electric BMW Concept i4 was unveiled in a “virtual world premier” in Munich on Tuesday. The i4 one of the most anticipated new electric models from any automaker and will be available in 2021.

Eric Walz2020-03-03 10:30 PT

BMW Invests $25 Million in Silicon Valley-based Software Motor Company

BMW Invests $25 Million in Silicon Valley-based Software Motor Company

BMW i Ventures, the EUR 500 million venture capital fund of German automaker BMW, announced today a $25 million investment in Silicon Valley-based Software Motor Company (SMC). The company is developing technology to create the “world’s most efficient electric motor.”

Eric Walz2020-01-22 15:45 PT

BMW Upcoming iX2 Electric Crossover Spied for the First Time

BMW Upcoming iX2 Electric Crossover Spied for the First Time

a prototype of BMW's upcoming iX2 Electric Crossover was spied for the first time in Sweden.

Manish Kharinta2019-12-15 13:30 PT

BMW Announces its Vehicles Will Support Android Auto in Mid-2020

BMW Announces its Vehicles Will Support Android Auto in Mid-2020

German BMW announced that starting next year its vehicles will come with Android Auto wireless support, so drivers won’t need to sync their smartphones or plug in a USB cable each time they get into their vehicle. BMW said that Android Auto wireless support will be available in its vehicle lineup beginning in mid-2020.

FutureCar Staff 2019-12-11 10:45 PT

BMW Showcases Upcoming i4, Claims 373 Miles of Range

BMW Showcases Upcoming i4, Claims 373 Miles of Range

After years of teasing the i4 all-electric sedan, BMW finally confirmed some information on its EV that will compete with the Tesla Model S and Model 3.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-11-24 16:00 PT

BMW Announces its Next-Gen Digital Key Technology

BMW Announces its Next-Gen Digital Key Technology

BMW announced today an update to its digital key technology that the automaker plans to introduce by the end of the year. BMW’s updated Digital Key will be enhanced by the ultra-wideband (UWB)-based release 3.0. This will offer maximum anti-theft protection and enable precise localization between the device and the vehicle.

FutureCar Staff 2019-11-12 11:10 PT

BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in Cartica AI

BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in Cartica AI

BMW i Ventures announced today an investment in Cartica AI, a leading automotive visual intelligence platform developing next-generation AI capabilities for the automotive industry that harnesses the computational resources of an average car.

Eric Walz2019-09-03 13:30 PT

Rumor Mill: The BMW M140e Hatchback to Feature a 400 HP Electrified Powertrain

Rumor Mill: The BMW M140e Hatchback to Feature a 400 HP Electrified Powertrain

There are rumors surfacing of an electrified hot-hatchback dubbed the “BMW M140e.” What makes this electric hatchback just as exciting as other offerings from BMW is that the M140e is expected to churn out 400 horsepower.

Manish Kharinta2019-08-13 09:00 PT

Quick Comparison: Long Range Tesla Model X vs. the BMW X5 50i

Quick Comparison: Long Range Tesla Model X vs. the BMW X5 50i

A quick comparison of the long-range version of Tesla Model X SUV and the BMW X5 50i.

Manish Kharinta2019-08-11 11:18 PT

BMW Brings its Wireless EV Charging Pilot to the U.S. for the 530e Plug-in Hybrid

BMW Brings its Wireless EV Charging Pilot to the U.S. for the 530e Plug-in Hybrid

BMW announced it’s launching its inductive charging pilot program for the hybrid 530e sedan in the U.S. The inductive EV charging technology allows the 530e plug-in hybrid sedan to be charged without cables.

Eric Walz2019-08-09 11:15 PT

BMW to Double EV Battery Production Capacity at its U.S. Assembly Plant

BMW to Double EV Battery Production Capacity at its U.S. Assembly Plant

​The BMW Group announced on Wednesday that it would double its production capacity for electric vehicle batteries at its U.S. plant in South Carolina as it ramps up manufacturing of plug-in hybrid vehicles, including the first ever X3 plug-in hybrid.

FutureCar Staff 2019-07-24 16:35 PT

BMW, Tencent to Open Computing Center in China For Self-Driving Cars

BMW, Tencent to Open Computing Center in China For Self-Driving Cars

German automaker BMW and Chinese internet technology giant Tencent Holdings are teaming up to launch a computing center in China that will help support self-driving cars in the world’s biggest auto market, the companies said on Friday.

Eric Walz2019-07-19 13:35 PT

BMW Unveils the Fully-Electric MINI Cooper With a Long List of Tech and Not Much Range

BMW Unveils the Fully-Electric MINI Cooper With a Long List of Tech and Not Much Range

BMW is the latest global automaker to unveil a fully-electric model as the auto industry continues its gradual transition to battery-powered cars. The automaker revealed today the fully-electric version of the iconic MINI Cooper. It was the world’s first look at the compact electric car.

Eric Walz2019-07-09 18:40 PT

BMW Installs 100 EV Charging Stations at U.S. National Parks

BMW Installs 100 EV Charging Stations at U.S. National Parks

Automaker BMW donated 100 electric vehicle charging stations in and near some of the country’s most popular national parks. BMW announced yesterday that more than 90 of the charging stations have been completed with the remainder set to open later this month.

Eric Walz2019-07-09 12:03 PT

BMW Vision M Next Concept Pictures Fun in the Future

BMW Vision M Next Concept Pictures Fun in the Future

Autonomous cars and plug-in hybrids are coming, but BMW still thinks options will exist for drivers that want to have some fun.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-06-30 11:00 PT

BMW's Hybrid cars to Switch to Electric-Only Mode in Polluted Cities

BMW's Hybrid cars to Switch to Electric-Only Mode in Polluted Cities

BMW’s new hybrid cars will automatically switch off their combustion engines in heavily polluted inner city areas and use pure electric driving mode as a way to cut vehicle emissions, the carmaker said on Tuesday.

FutureCar Staff 2019-06-25 07:00 PT

BMW Introduces ‘Smart Glasses’ to Assist Service Technicians at its U.S. Dealerships

BMW Introduces ‘Smart Glasses’ to Assist Service Technicians at its U.S. Dealerships

BMW unveiled an all-new Technical Information System, which when combined with a pair of augmented reality glasses, becomes an intuitive multimedia platform for advanced technical support.

Eric Walz2019-06-11 11:44 PT

BMW & Jaguar Land Rover to Work together on Next-Gen Electric Vehicle Technology

BMW & Jaguar Land Rover to Work together on Next-Gen Electric Vehicle Technology

The latest partnership in the automotive industry comes from BMW and Jaguar Land Rover. The two global automakers announced they will work together to develop electric vehicle drive units to supports the advancement of electrification technologies necessary to transition to autonomous driving, connectivity, electrification and services (ACES).

Eric Walz2019-06-05 19:03 PT

BMW Launching a Free Wireless EV Charging Pilot for Drivers of the 530e Plug-in Hybrid in California

BMW Launching a Free Wireless EV Charging Pilot for Drivers of the 530e Plug-in Hybrid in California

Drivers of the BMW 530e plug-in hybrid iPerformance sedan in California are being selected for a new free pilot program to test wireless EV charging at their homes. Wireless charging was first offered as an option on the BMW 530e iPerformance beginning in 2018.

Eric Walz2019-05-31 12:57 PT

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