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2 hrs ago | LA Daily News

Another blow: BMW silences AM on its i3 model

AM radio - America's oldest broadcasting service - was dealt another blow by automaker BMW when the company decided to leave AM totally out of the car stereo that comes in the new all electric BMW i3.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Times of Oman

BMW i8 arrives in Oman

Muscat: With its ultra-dynamic proportions, elegantly sporty lines, low-slung silhouette and futuristic design features, BMW's i8 plug-in hybrid sports car is expected to cause a sensation on the roads when it goes on sale across Oman this month.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8, BMW, Hatchback, Oman, World News, Middle East

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Plastics News

Germany's Aunde set to acquire Fehrer

German automotive supplier Aunde Group has signed a deal to acquire local car parts manufacturer F.S. Fehrer Automotive GmbH.

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Plastics News

BMW closes the carbon fiber loop

BMW's extensive use of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic in its i-series vehicles has prompted the development of ways to recycle unused material.

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Related Topix: Hatchback, BMW, Coupe, BMW i8, World News, Germany, Moses Lake, WA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Me and my car: Kathryn Wilson

What do you drive? I am driving the new 3 series Gran Turismo. We used the 3 Series BMWs as our wedding cars earlier this year and the bridal party were excited to be arriving in style.

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Related Topix: BMW 3 Series, BMW, Coupe, Wagon, Hybrid, Hatchback, Convertible, Sedan, Wedding, BMW i8

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Green Car Congress

Mitsubishi Rayon acquires majority of carbon fiber reinforced...

Mitsubishi Rayon Co. recently executed a share sales and purchase agreement by which it will acquire 51% of Wethje Holding GmbH , a German company engaged in manufacturing of carbon fiber reinforced plastics parts for automobile applications, from Wethje parent Cross Industries AG.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Sierra Club Compass

BMW i3: A Subtle and Sublime Revolution

The BMW i3 made its debut in U.S. markets in May. The best way to describe the car is that it's radically different.

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News10.net

The Top 10 cars for city dwellers

The Top 10 cars for city dwellers Cars.com rates the 10 best cars for city drivers.

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Related Topix: Best of 2007, Wagon, Kia Soul, Kia, Honda, Hatchback, Honda Fit, Toyota, Toyota Prius c, BMW, Scion xB, Scion, Opinion

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Radio Magazine

NAB Asks BMW to Reconsider AM Radio

NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith has written a letter to BMW, asking the automaker to reconsider a recent decision to remove AM radio from its new BMW i3 vehicles.

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Korea Herald

GS Caltex, U.S. carmaker discuss carbon fiber deal

GS Caltex, South Korea's second-largest oil refiner, said Wednesday that it was in talks with a U.S.-based electric car maker to supply its precompounded carbon long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic, or CLFT, which has been gaining rapid popularity as a substitute for steel.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

INAUTONEWS

BMW i8 is sold out in the United Kingdom

The impressive BMW i8 has seen an unexpected success across the United Kingdom as the model in question has been already sold out.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

Inhabitat

BMW Announces Wireless Inductive Charging System for the i3 and i8 Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles are the future of personal transportation - but hooking your car up to a cable every time you stop can be a drag.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8, Hatchback, BMW

USA Today

Top 10 cars for city dwellers

From squeezing between a Dumpster and a wall to holding your breath as a bus swerves hard aport past your bumper, cities can be an automotive minefield.

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Related Topix: Best of 2007, Wagon, Kia Soul, Kia, Honda, Hatchback, Honda Fit, Toyota, Toyota Prius c, BMW, Scion xB, Scion, Autos

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Autoblog

Official: Prius out, ELR in with changing HOV landscape

The changes show us how the green car landscape is changing. Standard hybrids like the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight are now relegated back to the normal traffic lanes while most any car with a plug has been given the green light to cruise around Phoenix in HOV style.

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Related Topix: Toyota Prius, Coupe, Hybrid, Hatchback, Toyota, Sedan, Cadillac, Cadillac ELR, Honda Insight, Honda, BMW, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet, Fisker Karma

Sys-Con Media

BMW Group Records Best Sales Ever in July

Sales of BMW Group vehicles achieved a new high for the month of July with a total of 163,959 vehicles delivered worldwide, an increase of 7.6% over the same month last year .

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

Kent Online

Gravesend mum gets given BMW to test by Nick Clegg

A mother-of-two who was made redundant turned her pastime of blogging into a career that earns her money and even got her a top of the range car from deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

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US News & World Report

Tesla and Other Electric Vehicles Should Look to Smartphone Business Model

When politicians speak of weaning ourselves off gas, they frame their plans across decades.

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GreenCarReports

BMW i3, i8 Electric-Car Tech To Let 2016 BMW 7-Series Shed 400 Pounds

To do this, BMW will dip into lessons learned from its i3 electric car and i8 plug-in hybrid sports car programs, and use a selection of advanced and lightweight materials to slim down its flagship.

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Related Topix: BMW 7 Series, Sedan, BMW, Hatchback, Coupe, BMW i8, BMW 740i, BMW 535i, Jaguar XJ-Series, Jaguar, Convertible

Forbes.com

BMW Profit Growth May Be Exhausted, While China Probe Clouds Future

BMW's latest financial results excited most investors, again, but there are some who wonder if, just maybe, the leading German luxury car maker's growing profitability might be peaking out.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8, Hatchback, BMW X5, SUV, BMW X4, BMW, Autos

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Automotive News

Tough European CO2 targets will help keep region's fuel-efficiency lead

BMW aims to improve its fleet fuel economy with cars such as the i8. The plug-in hybrid supercar can achieve 357hp from its 1.5-liter gasoline engine and electric motor, but has CO2 emissions as low as 49g/km.

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Related Topix: Coupe, BMW i8, BMW, Hatchback, Alternative Energy, Energy, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Golf, Auto Dealers, Mazda 3, Mazda, Sedan

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