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2011 BMW ActiveE

BMW Gets Electrified, But Am I? For over a year, I've been looking for a way to get into an electric vehicle, but my options have been decidedly limited. I'm either lacking the funds (Tesla Roadster) or the alternatives have lacked character (Mitsubishi i, Focus Electric). But now there's this: The 2011 BMW ActiveE. It's the next step for BMW in electrification – a bridge between the Mini E and the forthcoming i3 – that takes a standard 1 Series Coupe and adds a brace of batteries and electric motor to create a rear-wheel-drive sports coupe with a 100-mile range. Even... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
125 kW electric motor
Power:
168 HP / 184 LB-FT
Transmission:
Single-Speed
MSRP:
$2,250 down/$499 month
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    Geneva 2011: BMW ActiveE looking to become the Ultimate Electric Driving Machine
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    BMW showed us the ActiveE Concept back at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. Now the automaker is using the Geneva Motor Show floor to roll out the latest version of the electrified 1-Series. The BMW ActiveE, following in the footsteps of the Mini E before it, will begin rolling out to select markets in the fall of 2011. Mini utilized a fleet of 600 electric ...

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    BMW ActiveE
    Geneva 2011: BMW ActiveE looking to become the Ultimate Electric Driving Machine
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    BMW showed us the ActiveE Concept back at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. Now the automaker is using the Geneva Motor Show floor to roll out the latest version of its electrified 1-Series. The BMW ActiveE, following in the footsteps of the Mini E before it, will begin rolling out to select markets in the Fall of 2011. Mini utilized a fleet of 600 electric ...

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    BMW to unveil ActiveE at Geneva Motor Show [w/video] *UPDATE
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    BMW has chosen to officially premiere its ActiveE at the upcoming 2011 Geneva Motor Show. As you can see, this successor to the Mini E in the automaker's electrification program doesn't stray too far from the concept version that's been showing up at various events over the past year. In fact, it appears as if only the lower fascia has been ...

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    Mini E to be phased out in a year, Coupe goes on sale this fall
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    When asked about the arrival of the production Coupe and Roadster at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Mini Communication Manager Nathalie Bauters told us that the Mini Coupe "will go on sale in the fall, probably as a 2012 model year. The Roadster will come six months later as a 2012 or 2013 model." What won't ever make the retail playground is the Mini E. ...

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    BMW: Actually, we're planning on more than 200 ActiveE units for the U.S.
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    There was news last week that BMW's upcoming lease program for the BMW ActiveE concept, an all-electric 1 Series, would be limited to 200 units in the U.S. BMW would like everyone to know that final distribution numbers for the ActiveE program have not yet been decided, but that there will be at least twice that many here. BMW announced today that the ...

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    Detroit 2010: BMW ActiveE concept is all charged up and ready to go
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    At first glance, the BMW ActiveE concept is little more than a 1 Series with a questionable paint job. Seriously, the ActiveE looks like it's been sniffing blue paint. However, should you choose to look more closely, you will notice it's missing tailpipes. Also, someone ripped off the fuel-filler door. There's a blue light on the back of the antenna, ...

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    Thanks to a few eagle-eyed BMW fans with a handy penchant for tracking trademark filings, we may know the name of the upcoming and oft-spied Mini crossover: the Countryman. If this is indeed the case, the badge would go hand-in-hand with BMW's current naming convention for its Mini line, which includes the extended-length Clubman in addition to the ...

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