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    Report: 2014 BMW i3, i8 sales strong enough to reach almost 17,800 last year
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    BMW makes its futuristic i brand vehicles – the i3 and i8 – at a plant in Leipzig, Germany. But the customers most willing to buy one of these plug-in cars live where the lightweight carbon fiber used in the body structure is made: North America. Speaking at the Detroit Auto Show a ...

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    Video: Bryant Gumbel and Katie Couric Super Bowl ad equates BMW i3 with the Internet
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    BMW fancies its new i3 electric car as something revolutionary – which, to be entirely honest, it is. But while we as automotive enthusiasts might know this, the general populous may not, which is why the German company is shelling out what is no doubt a substantial sum of money for a spot ...

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    Report: BMW i3 called 'most revolutionary car' since Ford Model T
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    The Ultimate Driving Machine, or at least one of them, may also be the Ultimate Engineering Success. Consultant Munro & Associates, which specializes in automotive tear-down analysis, pretty much said as much when taking an under-the-skin look at the BMW i3 plug-in. In short, the firm liked ...

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    Video: Lexus NX, BMW i3 to get 2015 Super Bowl commercials
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    At this point last year, we'd been getting news on automotive-focused Super Bowl commercials for more than two months. The teasers hadn't come out yet, but manufacturers lined up for the super-expensive spots were making their intentions known. This year? Almost nada, until this week. BMW has ...

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    Green: BMW solar roof helps i3 and i8 drivers even when sun isn't shining
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    Connected Box Keeps An Eye On Lower Electricity Prices At the Consumer Electronics Show, BMW has announced a release window for its i Wallbox Pro that unites domestic solar power and the electricity grid. The box itself was shown off during last year's i8 drives and it rests inside a solar ...

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    Teased: Rinspeed previews Budii concept ahead of Geneva show
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    Every year Frank Rinderknecht and his team at Rinspeed come to the Geneva Motor Show with another fantastical concept car, and next year's will be no exception. Though the show may still be several months away, the Swiss outfit is already giving us a glimpse of what to expect. Rinspeed's latest ...

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    Official: BMW to show car that can park itself in a multi-story garage at CES
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    Automatic parking systems are something of a novelty, in their present form. Sure, modern parallel parking systems work well enough. And they're great if you lack the special awareness required to complete such a task. But frankly, how often is the average owner of such a system in a position to ...

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    Official: Ward's announces 10 Best Engines 2015
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    Ward's Auto has named its 10 Best Engines for 2015, covering a range of powerplants from impressive and economic fuel-sippers to amazing and powerful fire-breathers. "We spend a lot of time reading the powertrain tea leaves throughout the auto industry, and we're proud that this year's list is a ...

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    Official: 2015 Green Car Of The Year finalists
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    The 2015 edition of the Green Car of the Year award is following right in the footsteps of previous years with a variety of alt-fuel powertrains making the just-announced finalists list. You've got your plug-in vehicle (the BMW i3), your compressed natural gas (the Chevy Impala Bi-Fuel), your ...

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    Report: Researchers halfway to cutting carbon fibre costs by 90%
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    Carbon fibre has been utilized for decades to build racecars, as a means to cut weight while maintaining strength. But until recently, the space-age material has been largely absent from the street on anything but supercars because of the expense to use it. Recently, BMW signaled a major shift in ...

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