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Rumored i5, i7 Models Are Not Coming Soon

The CEO of BMW North America, Ludwig Willisch, says there will be plug-in hybrid versions of every new BMW model, but we will have to wait for any new i vehicles like the rumored i5 and i7.

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But Battery Improvements For New i3, i8 Models Coming

The next new vehicle to wear BMW's i prefix is not due until after 2020. In the meantime, we can expect battery updates for the i3 and i8 every three years.

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Following a complaint from Consumer Reports, BMW has issued a software upgrade to the range-extended i3 model that alerts the driver of a low state of charge that could affect the vehicle's acceleration.

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BMW is fighting a recent rumor from Germany claiming that the Bavarian automaker is working with Apple on the tech giant's car.

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Rinspeed has once again brought together a coalition of suppliers to create something unique for the Geneva Motor Show, this time based on the BMW i3 and packed with autonomous tech.

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BMW i3 Super Bowl Commercial

BMW dipped into the Today Show's archives for its Super Bowl ad, featuring a bewildered Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel and their impressions of the new i3.

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The price of the BMW i3 goes up by a total of $1,075 to account for more standard equipment and a slightly higher destination charge.

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Remember when no one understood the Internet? BMW does, and as it sees it, it's a similar story with its all-new i3.

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BMW and VW will work with ChargePoint to get more DC Fast Chargers up and ready on the East and West coasts of the US. More Level 2 chargers will be available, too.

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Lexus will run a 30-second spot for the NX during this year's Super Bowl, while BMW announces it will be showcasing the i3 in a 60-second spot. Four other carmakers have announced plans to join the party, down from 11 carmakers who advertised during last year's event.

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Tear-down expert Munro & Associates analyzes BMW i3 plug-in and finds enough there to call it the best-engineered car in decades. Since the Ford Model T, in fact.

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Globally, The German Automaker Sold 16,052 i3s and 1,741 i8s Last Year

Production and sales for BMW's plug-in i project vehicles are on the upswing, but overall numbers remain moderate. The German automaker sold 17,793 i3s and i8s in 2014.

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If you buy the Master- or OEM-level version of a detailed production and cost report on the BMW i3, prepared by engineering Munro & Associates, the firm will give you a 'free' i3.

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Connected Box Keeps An Eye On Lower Electricity Prices

At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, BMW has announced that its i Wallbox Pro will be available in 2016. The BEV recharging system can deliver both solar and electric-grid power at the same time to recharge a vehicle's batteries.

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The black art of reverse engineering is explored by Forbes, in this fascinating piece that tears down BMW's cutting-edge i3 electric car.

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Our Editors Reflect On Their Favorite Rides From 2014

As the year comes to a close, our editors are all taking time to reflect on the machinery that made 2014 so special, with one simple, open-ended question as the guide: "What's the best car you drove this year?"

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Automatic parking systems are something of a novelty, in their present form. Sure, modern parallel parking systems work well enough. And they're great if you lack the special awareness required to complete such a task. But frankly, how often is the average owner of such a system in a position to use it? Perpendicular parking systems, meanwhile, are basically an admission that you don't really deserve a driver's license.

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