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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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    Report: BMW looking to fix i3 acceleration problem uncovered by Consumer Reports
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    The BMW i3 has been hailed in some quarters as the future of electric mobility, what with its innovative carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic body and commitment to sustainable materials wherever possible. The modernist little hatch is even available with a 650cc two-cylinder gas engine with 34 ...

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    Video: How to charge up your BMW i3 with a Honda
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    Behold a cheaper version of BMW's range extender for its i3 plug-in. And it's brought to you by ... Honda? Sort of, if you take the approach that Gadget Review took when it looked for an alternative to ponying up the $4,000 or so for the gas-powered i3 range extender that comes from the ...

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    First Drive: 2015 BMW i3 test drive reveals all you need to know
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    #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-18279{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-18279, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-18279{width:630px;height:444px;display:block;} It's been a few months since our first quick spin behind the wheel of the BMW i3. We ...

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    Official: BMW invests in carbon fibre for use beyond i and M models
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    The immense amount of resources BMW has poured into its i brand program hasn't stopped, and recent developments indicate it's likely to pay off for BMW and BMW buyers outside the i brand. The i8 has already sold out its first year run, the i8 racked up 10,000 orders before it even went on sale ...

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    Official: BMW i3 and i8 create high-design solar charging carport
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    With the first deliveries of the i3 under way, and the recent i8 press launch, the marketing push in North America for the BMW electric sub-brand has begun. These i vehicles are supposed to have a completely different feel from the rest of the brand's lineup. To complement their earth-friendly ...

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    Official: Candidates short-listed for 2014 European Car of the Year [w/poll]
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    Every year, an array of European car magazines get together to name their Car of the Year. The jury is made up of editors from Italy's Auto magazine, UK's Autocar, Spain's Autopista, Holland's Autovisie, France's L'Automobile, Germany's Stern and Sweden's Vi Bilägare. Together they identify ...

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    Report: BMW planning to stretch i3 into i5 family hauler?
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    If you're sweet on the new BMW i3 but wish it had more space to carry people and stuff, we've got good news for you. According to Autocar, BMW is planning on stretching the platform that underpins the i3 to create a new model, expected to be called i5. The stretch job would add an extra four ...

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    Report: BMW: i8 sold out, i3 records 10k orders
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    Just in case anyone was wondering how plug-in BMW cars would be received, the answer is apparently "quite well." After speaking with BMW's global sales chief last week at the LA Auto Show, Reuters has learned that the plug-in hybrid i8 sports coupe is already sold out for its first year on the ...

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    First Drive: 2014 BMW i3
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    It's been a few months since our first quick spin behind the wheel of the BMW i3. We can only imagine the challenges BMW is going to have explaining the i3 electric vehicle to the world. It's got a new powertain (all-electric, with optional range extender), a new production method (carbon fibre ...

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