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BMW built bobseld goes racing for the first time

by Tim Jones on January 18, 2013 at 05:32:04 PM

BMW of North America, the Official Mobility Partner of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), announced that the U.S. Men’s Bobsled Team will race the BMW two-man bobsled for the first time at the FIBT World Cup in Igls, Austria Saturday, Jan. 19. Developed in collaboration with the USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation (USBSF), BMW applied its world-class design and engineering expertise to redesign the...

The History Behind BMW's Electro-Mobility - Electric Know How since 1969

by Tim Jones on September 21, 2012 at 12:28:11 PM

The electric dream began back in 1969, with an electrified BMW 1602 - a vehicle that was used during the 1972 Olympics in Munich. Over the last 40 years, the BMW Group has continually examined means of putting that dream into wider practice. A variety of prototypes and test set-ups have all provided invaluable experience. One such trial was with the BMW E1, an experimental vehicle which, as early as 1991, displayed many of the...

BMW i3, i8 and Mini Rocketman Concepts Win Green Design Awards

by Tim Jones on July 09, 2012 at 05:40:01 PM

A trio of BMW Group concept cars ***8211; the BMW i8 Concept, BMW i3 Concept and MINI Rocketman Concept ***8211; have been presented with the 2012 Green GOOD DESIGNTM Award for sustainable product design. This is the first time a BMW Group product has been among the winners of the annual Green GOOD DESIGNTM Award, which was launched in 2009 as a special off-shoot of the GOOD DESIGNTM Award. The...

See What Some ELECTRONAUTS Have to Say About Their BMW

by Tim Jones on June 30, 2012 at 04:53:29 PM
See What Some ELECTRONAUTS Have to Say About Their BMW

The BMW ActiveE drivers, our BMW Electronauts, have officially begun their journeys into the future of mobility. Now, with the launch of the "Electronauts" series, BMW i gives you a firsthand look into the BMW ActiveE Field Trial and the EV lifestyle. You'll meet a group of ActiveE drivers and hear stories about how going electric has changed their lives.

BMW X1 Sweeps Up International Awards and Sells Over 300,000 World Wide

A further chapter has been added to the success story of the BMW X models. In a matter of two-and-a-half years, the BMW X1 has notched up worldwide sales of more than 300,000 units. Since its market launch in autumn 2009, the first ***8211; and for a long time only ***8211; vehicle of its kind in the premium compact segment has conquered a steadily expanding fan base and scooped up a host of awards. The tremendous...

BMW scored a series of awards and praises in the UK. Taking home New Car Honors, Manufacturing awards and Best Executive Car showing that BMW continues to be the class leader. Auto Express New Car Honors 2012 The new BMW 3 Series Saloon scooped the award for Best Compact Executive Car, for the fourth consecutive year at the Auto Express New Car Honors 2012. Praised for its dynamic prowess, efficient engines and high quality interior the BMW 3 Series Saloon remains the car of choice in the...

New 4-Cylinder N20 Motor Wins a Spot on Ward's 10 Best Engine List!

by Mark Jurista on December 09, 2011 at 04:38:49 PM
New 4-Cylinder N20 Motor Wins a Spot on Ward's 10 Best Engine List!

BMW announced today that the F30 328i's N20 2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder motor has joined the repeat winner 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline-6 (N55) -- making both motors in the next generation 3 series top 10 motors.

BMW to Partner with Coulomb Technologies in Boston

by Tim Jones on July 22, 2011 at 02:56:02 PM
BMW to Partner with Coulomb Technologies in Boston

BMW of North America announced jointly with Coulomb Technologies, Inc. that drivers of the forthcoming BMW ActiveE all-electric vehicle will be able to take advantage of the expansion of the ChargePoint® Network into the Boston Metro. More than 150 charging stations for EVs are now being installed in the State through Coulomb’s $37 million ChargePoint America Department of Energy program. The charging stations...

BMW Vision EfficientDynamics in Paramount "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"

BMW is pleased to announce their participation in the upcoming Paramount Pictures release "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" as the film's main automotive partner. High performance with fewer emissions is the name of the game: One of the BMW vehicles provided for Tom Cruise´s next film is the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car. It has been recognized as having the most sophisticated technology and the...

Sub Brand BMW i3 Spied Winter Testing

by Tim Jones on March 08, 2011 at 04:32:25 PM
Sub Brand BMW i3 Spied Winter Testing

BMW took its new sub brand "BMW i" test mules out in Sweden for cold weather testing. The BMW i3 is the baby BMW of the 'i' brand. Designed for "mega city" (cities with 10M+ populations) dwellers and is 100% battery powered unlike the hybrid i8. It looks like an elongated smart car to me and there is something distinctly animal like about the 'face' of the car. What animal does it look like? I just can't place...

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