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BMW Board Member Says the Automaker Intends to Cut Production Costs 25% by 2025

BMW Board Member Says the Automaker Intends to Cut Production Costs 25% by 2025

German automaker BMW intends to slash production costs per vehicle by 25% over the next four years in order to become more competitive with Tesla, Daimler and Volkswagen. Automakers like BMW are finding themselves in a tough spot of maintaining their profit margins producing gas-powered vehicles while simultaneously investing billions to develop new electric models.

FutureCar Staff 2021-06-21 13:30 PT

BMW Releases Pricing, Specs for 2022 i4 and iX EVs

BMW Releases Pricing, Specs for 2022 i4 and iX EVs

BMW’s finally ready to provide some specifications and figures for the U.S.-bound versions of the i4 sedan and iX SUV. Pricing for the i4 will start at $56,395, while the iX will cost $84,195.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-06-07 07:30 PT

Starting Today, BMW is Rolling Out an Over-the-Air Software Update for 1.3 Million Vehicles

Starting Today, BMW is Rolling Out an Over-the-Air Software Update for 1.3 Million Vehicles

​Automaker BMW is rolling out a Remote Software Upgrade for over 1 million vehicles equipped with BMW’s Operating System 7 starting today. The over-the-air software updates will begin with BMW vehicles in Germany. The BMW Remote Software Upgrade will update vehicles equipped with BMW Operating System 7 to Version 21-03.

Eric Walz2021-06-01 11:00 PT

BMW’s New X5 Plug-in Hybrid Will Ride on Sustainable Tires Made From FSC-Certified Natural Rubber & Rayon

BMW’s New X5 Plug-in Hybrid Will Ride on Sustainable Tires Made From FSC-Certified Natural Rubber & Rayon

The BMW Group is the first automotive manufacturer worldwide to equip its cars with tires using certified sustainable natural rubber and rayon, which is a wood-based material used to strengthen the tires. Rayon is made from wood pulp and is typically used in clothing. Beginning in August, BMW will source 22-inch sustainable tires exclusively from Pirelli. They will be offered on the 2022 BMW X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid (PHEV).

Eric Walz2021-05-19 14:15 PT

BMW Isn’t Done Developing Internal-Combustion Engines, But EVs Are Still Coming

BMW Isn’t Done Developing Internal-Combustion Engines, But EVs Are Still Coming

Unlike a few other German automakers, BMW claims it’s not done with the internal combustion engine yet, but will still focus on coming out with electrified vehicles.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-03-27 16:30 PT

BMW Unveils the Fully-Electric i4 Sedan at its Annual Press Conference in Munich

BMW Unveils the Fully-Electric i4 Sedan at its Annual Press Conference in Munich

One of the most talked about new electric vehicles is BMW's i4 sedan, which the automaker officially revealed on Wednesday at the company's annual press conference in Munich. Although BMW shared a concept version of the i4 a year ago and recent spy shots were widely shared online, today marks the first time that BMW shared official photos of the electric sedan.

Eric Walz2021-03-17 10:00 PT

BMW Announces Construction of a New 67,000 Square-foot Training Center at its Factory in South Carolina

BMW Announces Construction of a New 67,000 Square-foot Training Center at its Factory in South Carolina

BMW announced plans for a new 67,000 square foot training facility that will train future employees for high tech roles at the automaker's Spartanburg, South Carolina factory. The facility is BMW’s largest global plant by volume and builds the X-Series lineup of SUVs for export around the world.

FutureCar Staff 2021-02-22 16:50 PT

BMW’s ‘Digital Key Plus’ With Ultra-Wideband Technology is Coming to the Electric iX SUV

BMW’s ‘Digital Key Plus’ With Ultra-Wideband Technology is Coming to the Electric iX SUV

Automaker BMW announced that its new Digital Key Plus, which uses ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, will launch with the upcoming BMW iX​ for the Apple iPhone. It replaces the common RFID key fob for the vehicle. Apple’s U1 chip also supports ultra-wideband positioning, so the BMW iX and iPhone have the ability to determine each other's precise location once they are in close proximity.

FutureCar Staff 2021-01-13 17:15 PT

BMW is Exporting its China-Made iX3 Electric SUV to 39 Countries

BMW is Exporting its China-Made iX3 Electric SUV to 39 Countries

German automaker BMW is now exporting its China-built iX3 electric SUV to countries around the world. The iX3 is being built by Brilliance BMW, the automaker’s joint venture with Chinese vehicle manufacturer Brilliance Auto, which was launched in March 2003. The first China-made iX3s were shipped on Nov. 11 from the Port of Dalian to 39 countries and districts, most of which are in Europe.

FutureCar Staff 2020-11-13 12:55 PT

BMW Unveils the Electric iX SUV - New Competition For Tesla

BMW Unveils the Electric iX SUV - New Competition For Tesla

German automaker BMW also has big plans to build electric vehicles, which is no secret. On Wednesday, the automaker revealed its new fully-electric iX SUV aimed at luring buyers away from Tesla. The electric iX will enter a fast-growing field of new battery-powered SUVs from Audi, Ford Motor Co, General Motors and others.

FutureCar Staff 2020-11-12 15:00 PT

The BMW iX3 Enters Production Featuring the Automaker's Next-Gen Electric Powertrain

The BMW iX3 Enters Production Featuring the Automaker's Next-Gen Electric Powertrain

German automaker BMW has begun production of its highly anticipated iX3 fully-electric SUV in China. The battery-powered offering will be the first BMW model to feature the company’s next-generation all-electric drivetrain.

Manish Kharinta2020-10-12 16:30 PT

BMW to Equip Vehicles With Tactical Sensing Software in 2021 With a New Partnership

BMW to Equip Vehicles With Tactical Sensing Software in 2021 With a New Partnership

German automaker BMW has signed a commercial agreement with Israel-based tactile data and sensing company Tactile Mobility. As part of the partnership, BMW will equip its vehicles with software technology from Tactical Mobility beginning in 2021. The collaboration is one of the first commercial integrations of tactile sensing technology and data by a major automaker.

Eric Walz2020-09-15 18:45 PT

BMW to Double its EV Battery Production in China, Opens a New High-Voltage Battery Center

BMW to Double its EV Battery Production in China, Opens a New High-Voltage Battery Center

German automaker BMW is increasing its battery production capacity in China to meet the growing demand for its partial and fully-electric vehicles, as the automaker gears up to build new fully electric models. The BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture has expanded its battery factory in Tiexi with the establishment of a new “High-Voltage Battery Center.”

Eric Walz2020-09-14 12:20 PT

BMW’s Upcoming Hydrogen SUV to Have 374 HP, Be Refilled in 3 Minutes

BMW’s Upcoming Hydrogen SUV to Have 374 HP, Be Refilled in 3 Minutes

Electric vehicles aren’t the only thing that BMW’s working on, as the German brand recently released a few details on its upcoming hydrogen-powered SUV.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-04-04 05:00 PT

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

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