BMW i3 Wins Both 2014 World Car Design and World Green Car of the Year Awards

The Car of the Year Awards have just been announced at the 2014 NYIAS and the BMW i3 has won both the World Car Design of the Year and the World Green Car of the Year awards! The i3 beat out the following cars for World Car Design of the Year: Cadil...

The Car of the Year Awards have just been announced at the 2014 NYIAS and the BMW i3 has won both the World Car Design of the Year and the World Green Car of the Year awards! The i3 beat out the following cars for World Car Design of the Year: Cadillac CTS, Citroen C4 Picasso, Mazda3, Lexus IS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Volkswagen XL1 And it bested the following cars for World Green Car of the Year: Audi A3 Sportback e-tron , BMW i3, Honda Accord Hybrid, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Volkswagen XL1 These awards come on the heels of news that BMW recently increased production of the i3 electric city car 43 percent to meet demand that has exceeded the company’s initial expectations. Winning these two prestigious awards should only increase demand even more.

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Video: The New BMW M4 DTM is Ready for the Season

It is all change for the reigning DTM manufacturers’ champions as for 2014 the brand new BMW M4 DTM will take the place of the successful BMW M3 DTM. The 2013 car went out on a high as, when Timo Glock won the final race of the season, this wa...

It is all change for the reigning DTM manufacturers’ champions as for 2014 the brand new BMW M4 DTM will take the place of the successful BMW M3 DTM. The 2013 car went out on a high as, when Timo Glock won the final race of the season, this was the 51st victory of the BMW M3 in the prestigious touring car series. Add to that the fact that Marco Wittmann was the Rookie of the Year, Augusto Farfus was second in the drivers’ title race and BMW, with five wins, was on the top step of the podium more than either of its competitors, and it is obvious it was a good year for BMW Motorsport in the DTM. While for the third year after its comeback to the series BMW will be fielding four teams — BMW Team MTEK, BMW Team RBM, BMW Team RMG and BMW Team Schnitzer — there have been a couple of changes to its driver line-up. Farfus, Joey Hand, Bruno Spengler and Martin Tomczyk will be there for a third season each, while Glock and Wittmann a second, but Maxime Martin, who is being elevated from test and development driver, and António Félix da Costa will be making their DTM debuts .

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Fully Uncovered BMW Individual Frozen Red M4 Convertible

Have a first look at the BMW M4 Convertible in Individual Frozen Red. ...

Have a first look at the BMW M4 Convertible in Individual Frozen Red.

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BMW i3 wins Green Car Of The Year and Car Design Of The Year

At the 2014 New York Auto Show, the new BMW i3 was crowned as the Green Car Of The Year and the Car Design Of The Year. Accepting the award on behalf of the company was Domagoj Dukec, BMW’s Head of Exterior Design. The BMW i3 is an uncompromisi...

At the 2014 New York Auto Show, the new BMW i3 was crowned as the Green Car Of The Year and the Car Design Of The Year. Accepting the award on behalf of the company was Domagoj Dukec, BMW’s Head of Exterior Design. The BMW i3 is an uncompromisingly sustainable vehicle designed for the urban environment. Featuring all-electric drive and purpose-built to meet the requirements of sustainable, zero-emission driving, it embodies an intelligent mode of transport for major cities. The car is a well-resolved all-round concept, with every detail optimised to fulfil its intended purpose – something the inspirational and forward-looking design of the BMW i3 renders tangible in many of its facets. Translating values such as lightness, safety and efficiency into both the exterior and the interior design, this electric vehicle is an authentic visual representation of its innovative technology.

BMW i3 wins Green Car Of The Year and Car Design Of The Year

The i3′s electric drive-train generates output of 125 kW/170 hp and peak torque of 250 Newton meters, which is immediately available from a standing start. The BMW i3 sprints from 0 to 60 km/h in 3.7 seconds and from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds. Its top speed is limited to 150 km/h for efficiency reasons. The base price of the 2014 BMW i3 starts at $41,350 and those looking for the i3 REx (Range Extender) will have to shell out $45,200. Destination and Handling fee is set at $925.   The article BMW i3 wins Green Car Of The Year and Car Design Of The Year appeared first on BMW BLOG

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2014 NYIAS: BMW X5 eDrive comes to New York City

The first X5 hybrid comes to the 2014 New York Auto Show. Running in eDrive mode, the BMW X5 eDrive powers all four wheels up to 20 miles and at speeds up to 75 mph. Motivating the X5 eDrive is a 95 hp electric motor and a four cylinder motor. The se...

The first X5 hybrid comes to the 2014 New York Auto Show. Running in eDrive mode, the BMW X5 eDrive powers all four wheels up to 20 miles and at speeds up to 75 mph. Motivating the X5 eDrive is a 95 hp electric motor and a four cylinder motor. The seamless transition between electric, combined electric-petrol and pure petrol is remarkably smooth. Pushing the accelerator farther down with more urgency, the N20 four-cylinder motor making 245 hp fires up and very quickly, yet, smoothly joins the acceleration party.

2014 NYIAS: BMW X5 eDrive comes to New York City

To manage battery capacity BMW has created three drive modes for the X5 eDrive, Intelligent Hybrid, Pure Electric, and Save Battery. It is the Save Battery mode that highlights how BMW expects the vehicle to be used. Going into Save Battery mode restricts the use of battery capacity – allowing for a reserve to complete a journey in pure electric mode inside a city core for example. BMW has yet to announce the price and availability of the BMW X5 eDrive.

2014 NYIAS: BMW X5 eDrive comes to New York City

2014 NYIAS: BMW X5 eDrive comes to New York City

2014 NYIAS: BMW X5 eDrive comes to New York City

2014 NYIAS: BMW X5 eDrive comes to New York City

2014 NYIAS: BMW X5 eDrive comes to New York City

2014 NYIAS: BMW X5 eDrive comes to New York City

2014 NYIAS: BMW X5 eDrive comes to New York City

2014 NYIAS: BMW X5 eDrive comes to New York City

2014 NYIAS: BMW X5 eDrive comes to New York City

2014 NYIAS: BMW X5 eDrive comes to New York City

2014 NYIAS: BMW X5 eDrive comes to New York City

2014 NYIAS: BMW X5 eDrive comes to New York City

2014 NYIAS: BMW X5 eDrive comes to New York City

The article 2014 NYIAS: BMW X5 eDrive comes to New York City appeared first on BMW BLOG

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2014 NYIAS: BMW X3 LCI Facelift

Making its New York Autoshow premiere is the X3 LCI, which was announced earlier this year ...

Making its New York Autoshow premiere is the X3 LCI, which was announced earlier this year

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2014 NYIAS: BMW i8 in Protonic Blue

Rounding out our day at the New York Autoshow is the always stunning BMW i8 painted in stunning Protonic Blue. Take care everyone! ...

Rounding out our day at the New York Autoshow is the always stunning BMW i8 painted in stunning Protonic Blue. Take care everyone!

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2014 NYIAS: BMW M4 (F82) in Black Sapphire Metallic

While we all wait anxiously for the BMW M3 and M4 to hit the showrooms, BMWUSA has been kind enough to indulge us with some additional colors to look at. The car is absolutly sinister is Black Sapphire Metallic! ...

While we all wait anxiously for the BMW M3 and M4 to hit the showrooms, BMWUSA has been kind enough to indulge us with some additional colors to look at. The car is absolutly sinister is Black Sapphire Metallic!

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2014 NYIAS: 2015 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe U.S. Debut

In truly awesome news, BMW is going to bring the Alpina 6-Series Gran Coupe to the USA, in the guise of the 2015 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe Just to recap the BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe is a monster 540-HP (540Lb-Ft Torque) 4.4L Twin Turbo V8 powe...

In truly awesome news, BMW is going to bring the Alpina 6-Series Gran Coupe to the USA, in the guise of the 2015 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe Just to recap the BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe is a monster 540-HP (540Lb-Ft Torque) 4.4L Twin Turbo V8 powered 6GC created by Alpina in close co-operation with BMW. Like the Alpina 7 Series, the 6GC will come to the USA as a top of the line configuration, which means xDrive and an 8-Speed automatic transmission, Alpina’s own Switch-Tronic system. The Alpina B6 also features Electronic Damping Control and Active Roll Stabilization technology, achieving a top speed of 198mph! The 2015 BMW ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe will go on sale in spring 2014 for $118,225, including $925 Destination & Handling

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2014 NYIAS: BMW M3 (F80) in Silverstone II

While we are all familiar with the upcoming M3, we haven’t really gotten too many looks at the F80 in colors aside from Yas Marina Blue and Austin Yellow. BMWUSA has given us the treat of the car in the sure to be popular Silverstone II. The 2...

While we are all familiar with the upcoming M3, we haven’t really gotten too many looks at the F80 in colors aside from Yas Marina Blue and Austin Yellow. BMWUSA has given us the treat of the car in the sure to be popular Silverstone II. The 2014 New York Autoshow lighting makes it look downright sinister.

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