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    Official: BMW invests in carbon fiber for use beyond i and M models
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    The immense amount of resources BMW has poured into its i brand program hasn't stopped, and recent developments indicate it's likely to pay off for BMW and BMW buyers outside the i brand. The i8 has already sold out its first year run, the i3 racked up 10,000 orders before it even went on sale ...

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    Official: BMW i creates high-design solar charging carport
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    With the first deliveries of the i3 under way, and the recent i8 press launch, the marketing push in the US for the BMW electric sub-brand has begun. These i vehicles are supposed to have a completely different feel from the rest of the brand's lineup. To complement their earth-friendly ethos, ...

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    Official: BMW i3 configurator is so advanced it's replaced trim levels
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    BMW's electric i3 is slowly marching its way to dealers. It might not be happening quite fast enough for customers, though. For you anxious individuals, head over to the BMW consumer website and build your ideal i3 in the new configurator. Before we talk about all the stuff this build tool can ...

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    Official: Candidates short-listed for 2014 European Car of the Year [w/poll]
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    Every year, an array of European car magazines get together to name their Car of the Year. The jury is made up of editors from Italy's Auto magazine, UK's Autocar, Spain's Autopista, Holland's Autovisie, France's L'Automobile, Germany's Stern and Sweden's Vi Bilägare. Together they identify ...

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    Report: BMW planning to stretch i3 into i5 family hauler?
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    If you're sweet on the new BMW i3 but wish it had more space to carry people and stuff, we've got good news for you. According to Autocar, BMW is planning on stretching the platform that underpins the i3 to create a new model, expected to be called i5. The stretch job would add an extra four ...

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    Official: BMW i3 misses top Euro safety rating [w/videos]
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    The Euro NCAP just tested a recent batch of new cars including the 2014 BMW i3, and the EV Bimmer scored less-than-perfect results. Though not horrible, BMW's all-electric/range-extended i3 was given a four-star (out of five possible) crash rating due to concerns with front-occupant whiplash and ...

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    Report: BMW: i8 sold out, i3 records 10k orders
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    Just in case anyone was wondering how plug-in BMW cars would be received, the answer is apparently "quite well." After speaking with BMW's global sales chief last week at the LA Auto Show, Reuters has learned that the plug-in hybrid i8 sports coupe is already sold out for its first year on the ...

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    First Drive: 2014 BMW i3
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    We can only imagine the challenges BMW is going to have explaining the i3 electric vehicle to the world. It's got a new powertain (all-electric, with optional range extender), a new production method (carbon fiber reinforced plastic!), a new brand (the 'i' line) and a new vehicle type (it's a ...

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    Report: BMW ponders increase in i3 production capacity on early demand
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    The 2014 BMW i3 is not slated to hit US showrooms until the second quarter of next year, but the response BMW has received for the all-electric hatchback has been positive enough that the automaker is already considering boosting production capacity. Bloomberg Businessweek reports that more than ...

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    Official: Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards honors GM Super Cruise, BMW i3
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    Our friends at Popular Mechanics have announced the winners of their 2013 Breakthrough Awards, which honor innovations and new technologies in a variety of fields, ranging from medicine to electronics to space travel. Among the winners were a pair of automakers. The BMW i3 was named one of PM's ...

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    Official: BMW i Collection puts upscale treehugging in the palm of your hand
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    If BMW's new i sub-brand sounds more like it belongs to consumer electronics than it does to automobiles, that's probably no mistake. After all, electric vehicles bridge the gap between conventional automobile and electronic gadget – just ask our compatriots over at Engadget that report on ...

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    Report: BMW says M and i do not go together
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    There's word from top BMW executives that the automaker won't be mixing its i division with its M division, Car Advice reports. M division, which takes regular BMWs and makes them into formidable performance cars, and i division, which makes unique BMWs focused on fuel efficiency and ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #345
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    Sebastian Blanco from AutoblogGreen, BMW i8 and i3, Tesla earnings, cheap EV leases Episode #345 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Jeff Ross are joined by Sebastian Blanco, editor-in-chief of AutoblogGreen. Topics include the BMW i8 and i3, Tesla earnings, and cheap EV ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #345 goes LIVE at 10PM Eastern!
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    We're almost ready to record Episode #345 of the Autoblog Podcast! We're joined tonight by Sebastian Blanco, editor of Autoblog Green. Check out the topics below, add your own to the Q&A and join us live via UStream, as well. Keep reading for our embedded UStream player, and thanks for ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #345 LIVE!
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    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #345 tonight, joined by Autoblog Green's Sebastian Blanco. Sebastian will bring us up to speed on topics around fuel efficiency, reduced environmental impact and sustainability. You can drop us your questions and comments via our Q&A module below, and ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #343
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    George Kennedy from Boldride.com, BMW i3, NACTOY long list, Bentley SUV Episode #343 of the Autoblog podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth and Steven Ewing are joined by George Kennedy, Autoblog alum and Editor-in-Chief of Boldride.com. Topics include the unveiling of the BMW i3, the 2014 ...

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    Official: BMW i3 gets official worldwide [UPDATE, w/video]
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    Even though we recently drove a near-production version of the BMW i3, the car still wore light exterior and interior camouflage. Today, BMW took off that little bit of camo and made a big announcement: The i3 will go on sale in the US for $41,350 in the second quarter of 2014. That does not ...

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    Report: BMW web sales plan opposed by German dealers
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    Tesla isn't the only manufacturer that is facing a backlash over its plans to sell cars directly to customers. BMW is under fire from its German dealerships over its desire to sell its cars via the internet. BMW has plans to sell the new i3 through the World Wide Web, while a "Mobile Sales ...

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    Official: BMW i3 to start at $41,350*
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    With a week to go before the global debut of the BMW i3, BMW has announced pricing for its first-ever production electric vehicle. The all-electric version of the i3 goes on sale in the second quarter of next year with a starting price of $41,350 (*not including $925 for destination nor any ...

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    First Drive: 2014 BMW i3
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    A Purer Than Ever Sort Of Driving Pleasure This all started back in 2007 when the megacity urbanization trend hit full stride and BMW began brainstorming the 2020 future of mobility. The product was thus originally called the BMW MegaCity vehicle. Then the 'i' division of BMW was officially born ...

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