BMW unveils dynamic new rival to the Tesla Model S

September 13, 2017 by  
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When the first models from the electric BMW i sub-brand arrived a few years ago, fans were hopeful they would rival the Tesla Model S. Instead, the BMW i3 and BMW i8 went after different buyers, while people wanting a sleek electric sedan were left with only the Model S as an option. Now it looks like BMW is finally getting ready to add a fully-electric four-door sedan to its portfolio with the debut of the BMW i Vision Dynamics concept. The BMW i Vision Dynamics is a low-slung four-door electric sedan concept that will slot in between the BMW i3 and BMW i8 in the automaker’s lineup. BMW hasn’t announced what the actual name will be, but it will not be called the rumored BMW i5. Related: BMW releases a sportier i3 electric car “With the i3 and i8 we have designed a revolutionary city car and a revolutionary sports car,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “And now the BMW i Vision Dynamics is combining electric mobility with the core values of BMW: dynamism and elegance. We are therefore demonstrating how the product range and the design language of BMW i can be evolved further into other concepts.” With its long wheelbase, flowing roofline and short overhangs, the BMW i Vision Dynamics is sportier than the i3 with a design that’s sure to appease Model S fans. With a driving range of 373 miles, a top speed over 120 mph and a 0-62 mph time of four seconds, the i Vision Dynamics shows enormous promise. BMW hasn’t announced when the production version will arrive, but it has confirmed that by 2025 it will offer 25 models with an electrified drive system – of which 12 will be fully-electric. + BMW Images @BMW

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After three long years the BMW i8 Spyder is finally about to become a reality

December 8, 2015 by  
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It’s been three long years since BMW unveiled the i8 Spyder concept, which is essentially an open top version of the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. Now BMW has announced the company is finally going to put the i8 Spyder into production. CEO Harald Krueger said it will arrive in the “near future.” Read the rest of After three long years the BMW i8 Spyder is finally about to become a reality

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German scientists design state-of-the-art floating home for Europe’s largest artificial lake district

December 8, 2015 by  
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This angular house combines two things we really love – floating architecture and self-sufficient design. FreiLichtHaus can produce its own water, electricity and heat and is currently being developed by scientists for the largest artificial lake district in Europe located in Germany. The project coordinators claim these state-of-the-art green homes can boost the regional economy and transform the lake district, which is currently poorly served by utilities. Read the rest of German scientists design state-of-the-art floating home for Europe’s largest artificial lake district

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BMW i3 Electric Vehicle Wins ‘World Green Car’ and ‘Design of the Year’ Awards at the 2014 New York Auto Show

April 17, 2014 by  
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The World Car of the Year Awards were given out today at the 2014 New York Auto Show , and the BMW i3 electric car was crowned the Green Car Of The Year and the Car Design Of The Year. The BMW i3 beat out the Audi A3 and the VW XL1 in the green car category, and the Mazda3 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the design category. Read the rest of BMW i3 Electric Vehicle Wins ‘World Green Car’ and ‘Design of the Year’ Awards at the 2014 New York Auto Show Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 new york auto show , BMW , BMW i , bmw i3 , electric car , electric motor , green car , green car of the year , green transportation , world car awards , world car design of the year

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BMW’s i8 Plug-in Hybrid Will be the First Production Car to Use Scratch-Resistant Gorilla Glass

August 8, 2013 by  
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BMW is going to unveil the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, but in the meantime the automaker has released the first batch of specs for the i8 , the flagship of its new i sub-brand. In addition to featuring a plug-in hybrid powertrain wrapped in a sexy sports car body, the i8 will be the first production vehicle to be equipped with Gorilla’s chemically hardened glass, which is scratch-resistant and lighter than conventional glass. Read the rest of BMW’s i8 Plug-in Hybrid Will be the First Production Car to Use Scratch-Resistant Gorilla Glass Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BMW , BMW electric vehicle , bmw hybrid , BMW i , bmw i8 , BMW plug-in hybrid , electric motor , gorilla glass , green car , green transportation , plug-in hybrid        

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