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BMW strategy gets green with future i8 Roadster, PHEV Mini

BMW is planning a self-driving EV called the iNext for the early 2020s.

BMW will produce an autonomous EV called the iNext early next decade, and it will grow its green vehicle lineup, too, including finally adding the i8 Roadster.

Report: BMW to launch two cars below 1 Series by 2014

According to Auto Motor und Sport, BMW will add two new small cars to slot below the current 1 Series by 2014. One of those vehicles has already been publicly confirmed by the automaker, the Megacity, an urban commuter BMW is developing as a dedicated electric car. The powertrain technology will be an evolution of what was shown a few weeks ago in the Sam Abuelsamid

Report: BMW to launch two cars below 1 series by 2014

According to Auto Motor und Sport, BMW will add two new small cars to slot below the current 1 Series by 2014. One of those vehicles has already been publicly confirmed by the automaker, the Megacity, an urban commuter BMW is developing as a dedicated electric car. The powertrain technology will be an evolution of what was shown a few weeks ago in the Sam Abuelsamid

BMW trademarks "Countryman" for Mini crossover name?

MINI Crossover Concept - Click above for a high-res image gallery

BMW trademarks "ActiveE" name for future electric car?

BMW Clever concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

BMW building more MINI Es for European testing

MINI E - click above for high-res image gallery

Spy Shots: Is this the face of the next Mini Cooper? Probably not.

Take a good look at the spy shot above. The car you see is obviously a MINI of some sort, though nobody seems quite sure what to make of it. There's a possibility that it's nothing more than a clay mock-up of a possible design direction that didn't make it into production, but it could also be some sort of early prototype for a future vehicle.

Spy Shots: Could this be the face of BMW's Project i?

Take a good look at the spy shot above. The car you see is obviously a MINI of some sort, though nobody seems quite sure what to make of it. There's certainly a possibility that it's nothing more than a clay mock-up of a possible design direction that didn't make it into production, but it could also be some sort of early prototype for a future vehicle.

BMW Project i fleshed out?

BMW has been making a big deal of its Project I, the aim of which is to launch a new series of fuel-sipping vehicles. We heard about a vehicle called the Megacity the other day, and that's reportedly going to be offered with a hybrid drivetrain. According to Autobild (via 4 Wheels News), there's another model in the pi

BMW Announces Megacity hybrid-electric vehicle

BMW Chairman Norbert Reithofer has reportedly confirmed a new eco-friendly machine called the Megacity Vehicle as part of the automaker's Project i. Beyond the name, details are sketchy. According to Reithofer, "Customers will have the choice between a fully electric drive and a high-efficiency combustion engine. Large-scale production could start in the first half of the next decade."

Bangle rumored to resign over Project i

Earlier this week, the automobile world was shocked with news that BMW Design Chief Chris Bangle was not only retiring from his duties at BMW, but leaving the auto realm entirely. Say what you want about the direction that Bangle took BMW styling, but there's no evidence that the automaker wanted

BMW may show two different electric concepts in 2009

Over at the BMW Blog, they have managed to get hold of a copy of what is believed to be BMW's 2009 product introduction roadmap. The Munich automaker will be introducing a wide array of new production vehicles next year including a new Z4 roadster and hybrid versions of both the new 7-series sedan and the X6 "whatever it is." Perhaps most interestingly, the roadmap indicates that two different electrically-dri

BMW launching Project i to develop city cars

BMW is taking the prospect of building city cars seriously with the launch of Project i. The new research and development unit of the Bavarian automaker is being established to look at alternative solutions for urban vehicles for use in metropolitan cores where access and emissions pose growing difficulties for conventional automobiles to operate