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Lease, own or sell back your BMW i3 with 'OwnersChoice with Flex' plan

by Tim Jones on February 25, 2014 at 04:45:00 PM
Lease, own or sell back your BMW i3 with 'OwnersChoice with Flex' plan

With the launch of the BMW i3, the brand’s first premium electric vehicle, BMW Group Financial Services becomes one of the first in the industry to create a financial solution to ownership that provides eligible customers with the options to lower their monthly payment and return the vehicle at the end of their contract term. The financing product called ‘OwnersChoice with Flex,’ provides eligible BMW i3 customers the option to increase their final OwnerChoice balloon payment due at the end of their contract term by up to $7,500. This increased final balloon payment reduces the amount of the customer’s required monthly payment. Eligible buyers of a new i3 may also be able to receive a Federal EV Income Tax Credit. Customers should consult with tax professionals to determine if they qualify for the tax credit as eligibility is complicated and subject to change.

BMW i3 a finalist in World Green Car and Car Design of the Year

by Tim Jones on February 11, 2014 at 11:34:00 AM

The countdown has begun for the 2014 World Car Awards (WCAs) ceremony to be hosted by the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) and Bridgestone Corporation on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Winners of the 2014 World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year will all be declared at th

Bimmerfest BMW i3 Test Drive

by Tim Jones on December 03, 2013 at 05:39:00 PM
Bimmerfest BMW i3 Test Drive

Bimmerfest had the opportunity to drive the i3 on a winding 40 mile loop through LA, up the iconic Mulholland drive and then to the LA convention center where the i3s would be available for public test drives during the LA Auto Show. Read on to see what we thought of BMW's first EV.

On location in New York City with the BMW i3

by Tim Jones on July 30, 2013 at 05:46:00 PM
On location in New York City with the BMW i3

BMW has started a mobility revolution with the launch of the electric i3. A premium, compact, zero emissions, vehicle built from an industry first combination of of carbon fiber, thermoplastics and aluminum.

The i3 is propelled in traditional BMW fashion from the rear wheels. A BMW design and built electric motor sits directly over the rear axles and produced 170 horsepower with 184 lb-ft of torque available from 0 RPMs.

BMW i3 vs Tesla Model S - Electric car market heats up

by Tim Jones on July 25, 2013 at 12:56:00 PM

The BMW i3 is stacked up against the Tesla Model S in 8 categories. How will the newest EV to enter the market stand up against what so far as been an unstoppable Tesla?

The cars are dramatically different but BMW and Tesla are aiming to be the premium brand in the heating up EV market. Who is going to take home the sales crown?

BMW and GM collaborate on EV fast charging stations

by Tim Jones on June 11, 2013 at 01:12:00 PM

Teams from both companies worked jointly to roll out Combo DC Fast Charge infrastructure in the coming months. The first vehicles to offer the new Combo DC Fast Charge connector will be the BMW i3 and the Chevrolet Spark EV.

40 Years of BMW Electric Vehicles

by Tim Jones on December 11, 2012 at 05:28:56 PM
40 Years of BMW Electric Vehicles

Starting in 1969, BMW constructed two experimental vehicles on the basis of the BMW 02 Series with the aim of investigating the suitability of an electric drive unit for practical driving When the first production version of the BMW i3 rolls off the assembly line in Leipzig in late 2013, it will mark the provisional culmination of 40 years of development work at BMW.

BMW Debuts the i3 Concept Coupe

by Tim Jones on November 27, 2012 at 09:55:00 PM
BMW Debuts the i3 Concept Coupe

he world premiere of the BMW i3 Concept Coupe sees the BMW Group unveil a particularly nimble and emotive version of its concept for sustainable premium-class motoring with zero local emissions.


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