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2Translogic learns how BMW kept the London Olympics rolling

BMW was one of the biggest corporate supporters of the 2012 London Olympics, earning the right to be its official car sponsor. But it wasn't just ponying up a few dozen 7 Series for the IOC that got it this plum gig. BMW made a commitment to meet specific CO2 emissions targets for the vehicles it provided.

33BMW 7 Series Hybrid: 14% better efficiency = $10,700 more money

$10,000 here, $10,000 there and sooner or later, you're talking about real money.

50BMW ActiveHybrid 3 is an efficient use of 340 hp

We've learned to expect that hybrid vehicles will produce lower emissions and fuel-consumption scores than their standard gasoline-burning siblings. What we generally don't expect, however, is for that same hybrid to be quicker to 60 than its turbocharged brother or for it to make more overall horsepower.

53BMW ActiveHybrid 3 is an efficient use of 340 hp

We've learned to expect that hybrid vehicles will produce lower emissions and fuel-consumption scores than their standard gasoline-burning siblings. What we generally don't expect, however, is for that same hybrid to be quicker to 60 than its turbocharged brother or for it to make more overall horsepower.

29BMW nixing 335d in favor of new 3 Series Hybrid?

According to a number of reports, BMW has given up on diesel power for the 3 Series in the United States. Why would BMW turn its back on the torquey and efficient 335d? The reason is supposedly two-fold. It's no secret the automaker is bringing an ActiveHybrid 3 Series to market in the fall of this year. Given America's insatiable, if not illogical, thirst for hybrids, reason would have us believe BMW has switched sides in the diesel versus hybrid fight. Then there's the fact that the turbo four

99BMW nixing 335d in favor of new 3 Series Hybrid?

According to a number of reports, BMW has given up on diesel power for the 3 Series in the United States. Why would BMW turn its back on the torquey and efficient 335d? The reason is supposedly two-fold. It's no secret the automaker is bringing an ActiveHybrid 3 Series to market in the fall of this year. Given America's insatiable, if not illogical, thirst for hybrids, reason would have us believe BMW has switched sides in the diesel versus hybrid fight. Then there's the fact that the turbo four

452012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

BMW Finally Builds A Serious Full Hybrid

11BMW ActiveHybrid 5 priced from $61,845*

The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is only a few months from hitting dealer floors, which makes this as good a time as any to release pricing. The ActiveHybrid 5 will start at $61,845, *including a $895 destination and handling charge.

32BMW ActiveHybrid 5 priced from $61,845*

The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is only a few months from hitting dealer floors, which makes this as good a time as any to release pricing. The ActiveHybrid 5 will start at $61,845, *including a $895 destination and handling charge.

166Say 'goodbye' to these cars and trucks for the new year

As we prepare to flip our calendars from 2011 to 2012, it's time to say goodbye to a handful of vehicles that are being sent to the Great Parking Lot In The Sky before the 2012 model year completely takes hold. And while we're not exactly upset about having to bid farewell to things like the Mitsubishi Endeavor, Mazda Tribute or Chevrolet HHR, there are a few vehicles that we're truly going to miss.

132012 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 Series should offer around 36 mpg

As part of the big unveiling of the new BMW 3 Series today came word of the new ActiveHybrid 3, which is scheduled to bow next fall. You can get the full details on the 3 over on Autoblog, but here's the skinny on the gas-electric version.

28BMW reveals 335-horsepower ActiveHybrid 5 Series

As recent rumors suggested, BMW is, in fact, growing its hybrid offerings, though battery power may not be headed to the 3 Series just yet. The German automaker has just unveiled a new production ActiveHybrid 5. The vehicle is based on the 535i, and pairs the company's turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine with a 55-horsepower electric motor and an eight-speed automatic transmission. A lithium-ion battery pack provides electricity storage. All told, the system produces somewhere around 335 hor

3BMW ActiveHybrid 5 coming to the U.S. next spring

The BMW ActiveHybrid 6 may be dead, but the new ActiveHybrid 5 Series is getting ready to take its place. BMW today announced that the full hybrid based on the 535i Sedan will be coming to U.S. dealers starting next March. With a promised ability to go 37 miles per hour when running on battery power and the ability to go 0-60 in 5.7 seconds, this isn't your standard hybrid. BMW isn't saying what the mpg rating of the ActiveHybrid 5 will be, exactly, but does promise that it will offer "exception

17Next BMW 3-Series to get hybrid option?

It looks like BMW may be spreading its ActiveHybrid technology to the 3 Series line in the near future. Autobild is reporting that a battery-laden model will debut shortly after the 2012 3 Series arrives on dealer lots early next year. The report suggests that the company's forced-induction four-cylinder will also show up behind the headlights of the 3 Series in everything but the mighty 335i. The top-of-the-line 3 will continue to boast inline six-cylinder power for the conceivable future. Mean

11BMW X6 Active Hybrid gets axed

At $89,725, the BMW X6 Active Hybrid was certainly no bargain. The 480-horsepower, 575 pound-feet-of-torque mid-size luxury crossover was a powerful beast, but the CUV's lack of added of efficiency could well be the reason that buyers did not opt for the hybrid X6 over the more conventional inline six- and V8-powered versions.

39BMW X6 Active Hybrid cancelled with a quickness

According to BimmerFile, if you're on of the tens of people looking for the Ultimately Confused Driving Machine, you should act fast to pick one up at your local dealership. The 480-horsepower, 575 pound-feet-of-torque-producing mutant X6 Active Hybrid has reached the end of its confused life. The hybrid wagon is certainly powerful, but it's also heavy. In fact, it weighs 400 pounds more than the non-hybrid X6.

AddBMW to launch Activehybrid 5 in 2011 followed by 3 Series and Megacity

BMW Concept 5 Series Activehybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddSpy Shots: BMW X3 ActiveHybrid spotted testing?

Yet another prototype BMW X3 has been spotted out and about going through its final rounds of testing before it hits the streets later this year. While this most recent one didn't trigger any car bomb scares in Manhattan, it does have one feature that has led AutoExpress to speculate that this could be BMW's next hybrid model.

AddUCS updates its hybrid scorecard, praises Mercedes S400, slams BMW X6

2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

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