The BMW 7-Series to Feature HD Live Maps From HERE Technologies for Hands-Free Highway Driving in North America at Speeds up to 80 MPH
BMW will soon launch its first vehicle in North America that supports SAE Level-2+ automated driving at speeds of up to 80mph /130 km/h. To support hands-free driving on highways in the U.S. and Canada, BMW’s flagship sedan will feature cloud-based, live HD maps from HERE Technologies.
Eric Walz2023-01-03 09:15 PT
BMW to Test a New Battery in the iX Electric SUV Developed By Michigan Startup Our Next Energy Inc. That Can Deliver 600 Miles of Range
Automaker BMW will test out a new battery designed by Novi, Michigan-based EV battery startup Our Next Energy Inc. (“ONE”) that could deliver up to 600 miles of range on a full charge. ONE's advanced battery is dubbed the “Gemini”. It reduces lithium content by 20%, graphite by 60% and minimizes the use of nickel and cobalt. The Gemini battery also includes a proprietary energy management system.
Eric Walz2022-10-30 10:18 PT
BMW Expands i4 Lineup With the Affordable eDrive35
The introduction of the new i4 eDrive35 gives BMW a more affordable all-electric sedan for shoppers to explore.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-09-12 07:00 PT
BMW iVentures Announces Lead Investment in Mangrove Lithium, a Company Developing ‘Green Lithium’ Refining Technology
BMW iVentures, the Silicon Valley-based venture capital arm of automaker BMW that invests in companies developing advanced technologies for the auto industry, announced today a lead investment in the Series A-1 financing round of Mangrove Lithium, a Vancouver BC based company producing battery-grade lithium hydroxide and carbonate for electric vehicle batteries in a more sustainable way.
FutureCar Staff 2022-06-23 15:15 PT
BMW Looking to Launch a New Modular EV Platform by 2025
The German luxury brand may be late and behind others, but it’s looking to catch up quickly with its own dedicated platform for electric vehicles called Neue Klasse.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-06-20 15:00 PT
BMW’s Latest Vehicle OS Features ‘Learning Navigation’ With Real-Time, Predictive Routing Capabilities From Mapping Company HERE Technologies
What if vehicle navigation systems were smarter, learning an individual's driving style to improve and personalize the driving experience? BMW’s latest vehicle operating system delivers this with a feature called “Learning Navigation” that’s being powered by technology from mapping company HERE Technologies.
Eric Walz2022-06-01 09:15 PT
BMW Unveils the Seventh Generation of its Flagship 7-Series Sedan, Including the First-Ever All-Electric Version
The premium electric sedan market once dominated by Tesla's Model S just became a bit more competitive as BMW has officially launched the seventh generation of its flagship 7-Series sedan. For the first time ever, a fully-electric version is being offered with an EPA estimated range of over 310 miles. The electric sedan is poised to become a serious competitor to Tesla’s Model S, Porsche, Taycan, Mercedes-Benz EQS and the Lucid Air sedan.
FutureCar Staff 2022-05-27 09:30 PT
BMW Revives i3 Moniker With an All-Electric 3-Series Sedan for China
BMW has brought back the i3 sedan in the form of the i3 eDrive35L, which will only be available in China starting later this May with 327 miles of range on China’s test cycle.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-05-09 07:15 PT
BMW of North America Reports its Q1 Sales in the U.S. — 57% of the Vehicles Sold Were X-Series SUVs Built in South Carolina
BMW reported Q1 sales on Friday, Despite the supply chain challenges and pandemic related shutdowns hampering auto production, the auto industry, the automaker posted a 3.2% jump in sales compared to Q1 2021. BMW’s X Series vehicles sold especially well, accounting for 57% of BMW’s U.S. sales in the first quarter of this year.
FutureCar Staff 2022-05-08 15:35 PT
BMW Shares the First Details of the Electric i7 Sedan Ahead of its Official Debut Next Month
Luxury automaker BMW has shared the first details of its upcoming electric i7 sedan, which is an electric version of BMW’s flagship 7-Series sedan. The details of the battery-powered sedan were presented at BMW Group’s Annual Conference in Munich by Frank Weber, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG for Development. The new all-electric i7 will be officially revealed next month and represents the future of the BMW brand.
FutureCar Staff 2022-04-22 10:00 PT
BMW to Pay $4.2 Billion to Take Control of its Chinese Joint Venture
Automaker BMW is paying 3.7 billion euros (US$4.2 billion) to raise its stake in its joint venture with Chinese automaker Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd. The joint venture was founded in 2003 and produces BMW vehicles with internal combustion engines and electric vehicles for the China market.
Eric Walz2022-03-20 10:30 PT
BMW is Offering New EV Customers 2 Years of Free Charging From Electrify America
Automaker BMW announced a new partnership with EV charging provider Electrify America to provide two years of complimentary charging sessions at more than 3,000 charging locations across the U.S. to buyers of BMW’s new electric vehicles. The free EV charging program will launch with the sale of BMW’s all-new iX xDrive50, BMW i4 eDrive40 and BMW i4 M50.
Eric Walz2022-03-13 10:00 PT
The World’s Largest BMW Plant By Volume in South Carolina Produces a Record Number of Vehicles in 2021, Including Plug-in Hybrids
BMW Manufacturing facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina set a new production record for last year, assembling a total of 433,810 BMW X vehicles. The record number represents a 20% increase from 2020. BMW also said it produced a record number of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in 2021, with about 70,000 units shipped from its factory in Spartanburg. More than half of the BMW vehicles built at the plant were delivered to customers in the U.S. market.
FutureCar Staff 2022-02-25 08:15 PT
BMW Unveils iX M60 With 610 Horsepower, 280 Miles of Range
The high-performance SUV adds another dimension to the iX, bringing blistering performance that can get the iX M60 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-02-15 07:15 PT
BMW Unveils a 31-inch, 8K Display That Turns the Backseat Into a Movie Theater
At CES this week, automaker BMW unveiled a backseat Theater Screen, which the automaker says will set new standards in the area of in-car entertainment. The 31-inch panoramic Theater Screen, which lowers from the headliner, offers rear passengers an entertainment experience that’s comparable to a movie experience, according to BMW.
FutureCar Staff 2022-02-12 12:30 PT
BMW Group Invests in California Startup Lilac Solutions to Sustainably Source Lithium for Electric Vehicle Batteries
BMW Group is investing in an innovative lithium extraction process developed by U.S. startup Lilac Solutions. Lilac Solutions has developed and patented an ion exchange technology that will significantly improve efficiency, costs and sustainability by extracting lithium from brine resources, which are natural deposits of salt water.
Eric Walz2021-11-12 10:25 PT
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 2021-07-28 13:30 PT
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 Patel2021-07-14 07:30 PT
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 Walz2021-07-08 11:00 PT
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 Walz2021-06-25 14:15 PT
Researchers at South Korea's Chung-Ang University Develop a ‘Meta-Reinforcement' Machine Learning Algorithm for Traffic Lights to Improve Vehicle Throughput
Eric WalzDec 22, 2022 2:30 PM PT
Zeekr's New 009 Electric Passenger Van is the World's First EV to Feature CATL's Advanced ‘Qilin' Battery With a Range of 510 Miles
Eric WalzDec 19, 2022 1:45 PM PT
Hyundai Gets Serious About Electric Performance Cars, Shows off Two Concepts
Vineeth Joel PatelDec 17, 2022 6:15 AM PT