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37 min ago |

Drive Electric Week designed to spark interest in plug-in and hybrid vehicles

Today starts National Drive Electric Week , the event designed to promote electric and hybrid vehicles. Six different Colorado venues will host test-drives and expos, allowing drivers to see the latest in hybrid and plug-in technology.


Related Topix: Cadillac, Coupe, Cadillac ELR, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet Volt, Hybrid, Hatchback, Chevrolet, Ford C-Max Energi, Wagon, Ford, Nissan Leaf, Nissan, Porsche, Porsche Panamera, Sedan, BMW i3

4 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Jaguar XE eyes 3-series

Nope, Jaguar's all-new XE saloon is rear-wheel drive to properly take on the BMW 3-series, Lexus IS and Mercedes-Benz C-class. The XE becomes the third and smallest four-door Jag, sitting below the XF and XJ fighters.


Related Topix: Jaguar, Convertible, Jaguar XE, Sedan, Coupe, Jaguar XJ-Series, Jaguar XJ, Jaguar XF, Lexus Is, Lexus, BMW 335i

8 hrs ago | Digital Trends

BMW's Formula E i8 may be a 'connected car,' but it sure looks slippery in this video

How is tech company Qualcomm illustrating the future of the connected car? By drifting a wirelessly charged BMW i8 around a racetrack, of course. In August, we reported that Qualcomm was testing wireless charging technology for electric vehicles like the BMW i8 and i3.


Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8, BMW i3, Hatchback, World News, China, Autos

10 hrs ago | Door Reminder

Personal luxury: 2014 BMW 4 Series ConvertiblePersonal luxury: 2014...

Personal luxury: 2014 BMW 4 Series Convertible Vehicle embodies very essence of dynamics and aesthetic appeal in premium segment Check out this story on Launched as the latest generation of BMW's sporty mid-size Convertible, the new 4 Series Convertible embodies the very essence of dynamics and aesthetic appeal in the premium segment. The "4" in its title headlines this new product line for the Convertible and emphasizes not only its stand-out design, but represents something more than its BMW 3 Series cousins - 3+1, if you will.


Related Topix: Coupe, Convertible, BMW 4 Series, BMW 3 Series, Wagon, Hybrid, Hatchback, Sedan, BMW 6 Series, BMW M, Autos

12 hrs ago | Autoblog

EVO takes flight in BMW's sultry i8

Electric cars and hybrids are here to stay, much to the apparent dismay of some auto enthusiasts, but that doesn't mean they have to represent the death of enjoyable driving. Granted, the initial run of hybrids in the US like the Honda Insight and Toyota Prius weren't exactly tailor-made for aggressive folks behind the wheel, but things are clearly changing.


Related Topix: BMW i8, Coupe, Honda Insight, Hybrid, Honda, Hatchback, Toyota Prius, Toyota, Sedan, Audi, Audi A3 e-tron, Autos

13 hrs ago | Jalopnik

The Best 5 BMW E39 ///M5s For Sale On The East Coast

It's 5am on a fine Monday morning, time to raise your hands in the air and count those digits. Unless you are some kind of polydactyly freak, like Anne Boleyn or Antonio "El Pulpo " Alfonseca , you will see a magic number, which in the world of BMW's M-cars, means only one thing: speed.


Related Topix: BMW M5, Sedan, Newville, PA, Autos

13 hrs ago | GreenCarReports

Why Electric Car Owners Don't Want Gasoline Loaners From Their Dealers

It's often said by electric-car owners and advocates that once you start driving electric, you never want to go back. Now it appears that at least a handful of car dealers are learning that the principle extends even to loaner cars from the dealership.


Related Topix: Auto Dealers, BMW 3 Series, Coupe, Wagon, Hybrid, BMW i3, Convertible, Hatchback, Sedan, Tesla Model S

18 hrs ago | INAUTONEWS

[VIDEO] See the BMW i8 safety car drift

The BMW i8 safety car has been taken out for a hot lap which includes some drifting in order to prove that the wireless charging technology is working under all conditions. BMW fanatics out there, gather around, grab a chair, open a bag of chips, plug in your headphones and click the play button because if you were wondering what to do with a "green" sports car from the Bavarian based automaker, the answer is in the video posted below.


Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8, BMW i3, Hatchback, Headphones

20 hrs ago | INAUTONEWS

BMW M4 CSL Vision Concept rendered

A new rendering with the BMW M4 has recently hit the web and it is hinting towards a lightweight version of the model. BMW fans are still waiting for a true CSL version of the new M3 or M4 but it seems that the German based automaker is not planning such a model, for the moment at least.


Related Topix: Coupe, Convertible, BMW M4, BMW M3, Hatchback, Sedan

22 hrs ago | Korea Herald

New Mercedes C-Class nears perfection

Despite its almost unrivaled luxury styling and interior, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has long been considered less fun to drive compared to its potent rival, the BMW 3 Series. But the all-new C-Class, equipped with enhanced driving agility, no longer appears content to play the role of a low-key luxury cruiser.


Related Topix: Coupe, Wagon, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Hatchback, Convertible, Mercedes-Benz, Sedan, BMW 3 Series, Hybrid

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Bangkok Post

NX beats Harrier

Luxury brands are not always in comfortable positions even though they can get away by pricing their cars higher than those offered by mass-market nameplates. Take Lexus as an example.


Related Topix: Coupe, Toyota Prius, Hybrid, Hatchback, Toyota, Sedan, Wagon, Toyota Camry, BMW X3, SUV, Volvo XC60, Volvo


SPIED + VIDEO! BMW's Upcoming M2 SEEN and HEARD Lapping The...

SPIED + VIDEO! BMW's Upcoming M2 SEEN and HEARD Lapping The Nurburgring - ANY Suggestions To Make It BETTER Than The 1M? The car was brilliant, end-to-end. I will say that the all-new M3 and M4 with a standard transmission is a hair better; however, if you make the mistake of outfitting either with a dual-clutch box you're missing out in a big way.


Related Topix: Coupe, BMW 2 Series, Convertible, Autos


Car Wars! Drag Race Edition: BMW i8 vs. Porsche 911 Carrera S

Although it seems silly to put a hybrid vehicle on the grid, you have to remember that BMW is marketing this as a sports car that happens to be efficient. So, what happens when you put it head-to-head with what can be considered one of the greatest sports cars of all time? Let's find out.


Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8, Autos

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

The 2015 Kia Soul EV vs. 4 New Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicle consumers don't have a ton of options. In many ways, talk about EV adoption and a shift to greener cars has been theoretical.


Related Topix: Kia Soul EV, Wagon, Kia, Tesla Model S, Sedan, BMW i3, Hatchback, Nissan Leaf, Nissan


Video Overload! BMW Drops Not One Or Two Clips Of The All-New BMW...

Although sometimes we catch flak for posting SO many videos and images of all-new vehicles, we know the effort is appreciated by many. There's good reason for this: buying an all-new vehicle is a serious investment.


Related Topix: Coupe, BMW 2 Series, Convertible, BMW 4 Series, Autos

Evesham Journal

Electric car enthusiasts meet in Malvern to encourage green motoring

ELECTRIC cars and their future potential will be on the agenda when a Malvern-based group holds its inaugural meeting next weekend. The Malvern Hills Electric Automobile Association, or ElectrAA for short, is holding the meeting at Malvern Theatres and hopes to attract anyone with an interest in the alternative vehicles.


Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8

Automotive News

How automakers, suppliers are preparing for tougher emissions rules

Raising the temperature fast To help meet upcoming Tier 3 emissions standards, automakers and suppliers are devising ways to heat the catalytic converter faster. The sooner the component reaches operating temperature, the sooner it starts removing emissions.


Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Car Connection

Jaguar Xe, Mercedes Amg GT, Disco In Space: The Week In Reverse

Put away the rumors and illustrations--the 2017 Jaguar XE is now reality. The long-awaited BMW 3-Series fighter promises to be a true sport sedan in every sense, with rear-wheel drive, a lightweight aluminum body and initially, an exciting 340-horsepower supercharged V-6 engine.


Related Topix: Jaguar XE, Jaguar, Convertible, Sedan, BMW 3 Series, Coupe, Wagon, Hybrid, Hatchback, Cadillac, Cadillac SLS, Cadillac CTS, Land Rover, SUV, Land Rover Discovery Sport


Mercedes-Amg GT, Jaguar Xe, Ferrari Ceo Quits: The Week In Reverse

Ferrari's CEO Luca di Montezemolo resigns his position, the Mercedes-AMG GT was unveiled in Stuttgart, and the Jaguar XE hits the stage in the UK. It's The Week In Reverse, right here at Motor Authority.


Related Topix: Jaguar XE, Jaguar, Convertible, Sedan, Automakers, Fiat Spa, Coupe, BMW 2 Series, BMW 3 Series, Wagon, Hybrid, Hatchback, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Mercedes-Benz


2014 BMW M235i Luxury Coupe Review

Automotive evolution can be cruel, as the survival of the fittest doesn't necessarily guarantee that our nostalgic memories of yesteryear will be preserved in the pursuit of ever-widening profit margins and market share. Over the course of the past decade BMW has been willing to move away from the connected and direct sport-infused models of its past in favor of the cushy, and extremely popular luxury rides that now populate its showrooms.


Related Topix: Coupe, BMW 2 Series, Convertible, BMW M, Hatchback, BMW 1 Series, BMW 3 Series, Wagon, Hybrid, BMW M3, Sedan, BMW 4 Series


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