New Cars Are Shedding Pounds in the Name of Efficiency and Performance

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New Cars Are Shedding Pounds in the Name of Efficiency and Performance
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From in-car technology to turbocharging, there is perhaps no other trend that’s fundamentally changing new cars more than the move to dramatically reduce the weight of modern vehicles. Continue Reading...

BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Revealed

BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Revealed
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BMW claims it is the cleanest 5-Series ever and out performs its closest rivals by 10 percent when it comes to mpg. The 520d EfficientDynamics sedan achieves 62.8 mpg and emits 119g/km of CO2 emissions.  The car still uses the 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine which produces 184-hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. The 520d can accelerate to 62… Continue Reading...

BMW Teases Secret Efficient Dynamics 6 Series at DontBlogAboutThis.com

BMW Teases Secret Efficient Dynamics 6 Series at DontBlogAboutThis.com
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BMW has let slip news of a “secret” website cleverly named to get our attention: DontBlogAboutThis.com. The site includes four teaser photos and two videos showing a version of the current 6 Series (or the body of one anyway), featuring flared fenders, aerodynamic wheels and ultra-skinny 195 tires. And it didn’t exactly take a photoshop… Continue Reading...

BMW Z Spyder Stradale Rumored as Successor to Z8

BMW Z Spyder Stradale Rumored as Successor to Z8
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BMW insider SCOTT26, posting on E90Post.com has dropped another juicy rumor on us: a successor to the Z8. Known internally as the Z Spyder Stradale the car is rumored to be the pet-project of BMW boss Norbert Reithofer. The name Spyder Stradale comes from a special version of the BMW 328 MM dating from the… Continue Reading...

Detroit 2010: BMW Concept Active E Presented at Detroit Auto Show

Detroit 2010: BMW Concept Active E Presented at Detroit Auto Show
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BMW introduced its 1-Series Coupe-based Active E electric vehicle at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Powered by newly developed lithium-ion batteries, the Active E has a claimed power output of 170 hp with 184.4 ft-lb. of torque. As per BMW tradition, the Active E is rear-wheel drive, testing an early version of… Continue Reading...

Detroit Preview: BMW Concept ActiveE

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Detroit Preview: BMW Concept ActiveE
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***See AutoGuide’s LIVE 2010 Detroit Auto Show Coverage Here*** BMW will introduce a new electric concept model based on the 1 Series Coupe at the Detroit Auto Show. The BMW Concept ActiveE will follow the MINI E as the second stage of BMW’s electric vehicle development program. BMW has begun development of a trial fleet… Continue Reading...

Report: BMW’s Wild Turbo-Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Concept Car Headed to LA Auto Show

Report: BMW’s Wild Turbo-Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Concept Car Headed to LA Auto Show
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Along with a hybrid 7 Series and a hybrid X6, BMW will use the LA Auto Show as the venue to introduce North America to its Vision EfficientDynamics Concept. Built as a show-piece to display BMW’s fuel-efficiency expertise, the Vision ED Concept is also a true BMW, offering impressive fuel economy while not sacrificing performance…. Continue Reading...

Spied: Possible BMW M3 CSL Model Caught on Nürburgring

Spied: Possible BMW M3 CSL Model Caught on Nürburgring
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A rather unique looking M3 has been spotted on the Nürburgring and the photos seem to suggest that BMW is prepping a CSL model. BMW execs have denied a light weight and even more performance-oriented M3 is on the way, but with the recovering economy, the demand for such a car and the fact that… Continue Reading...

Report: BMW to Bring Back M1 Exotic Based On Wild Frankfurt Concept Car

Report: BMW to Bring Back M1 Exotic Based On Wild Frankfurt Concept Car
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BMW will resurrect the M1, basing the new exotic car on the Vision EfficientDynamics Concept, which debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The car will hit the market in 2012 says the U.K.’s AutoExpress, keeping much of the concept car’s green technologies, while offering performance to rival the Audi R8. The car will be geared… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics gets 57.4 mpg

Frankfurt Preview: BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics gets 57.4 mpg
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BMW is unveiling a high-mileage Efficient Dynamics Edition 320d sedan at the Frankfurt Auto Show with a claimed fuel mileage of 57.36 mpg with CO2 emissions rating of 109 g/km. Helping the 320d reach such figures are the fitted wheels and a lowered body, reducing the drag coefficient to 0.26. Parasitic losses are reduced by… Continue Reading...

Report: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept is a 356hp Plug-in Hybrid Turbo-Diesel

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Report: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept is a 356hp Plug-in Hybrid Turbo-Diesel
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BMW has kept the world guessing about a concept car that would epitomize the company’s corporate Efficient Dynamics philosophy and now it is here. The new car is mean-looking 2+2 sports car that uses both a turbo-diesel three-cylinder engine as well as two electric motors in a full plug-in hybrid layout. BMW says the goal… Continue Reading...

Spy Photos: Mystery BMW Partialy Revealed Ahead of Frankfurt Auto Show Debut

Spy Photos: Mystery BMW Partialy Revealed Ahead of Frankfurt Auto Show Debut
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These are the photos BMW doesn’t want you to see and thanks to the folks at Bimmerpost we have them to share. What exactly we are looking at is still a mystery, but the consensus seems to be that whatever it is, it looks amazing. There are two strong possibilities for the vehicle, the first… Continue Reading...

Report: BMW to Debut Green Sports Car Concept at Frankfurt Auto Show

Report: BMW to Debut Green Sports Car Concept at Frankfurt Auto Show
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What’s the best way to get people to stop talking about how much of a failure you were in Formula One? Why, announce that you’re building an environmentally responsible sports car, of course! That seems to be the public relations campaign being waged by BMW today as BMW board member Dr Klaus Draeger reportedly told… Continue Reading...

2011 BMW M5 Spied Out Testing

2011 BMW M5 Spied Out Testing
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The folks over at Carscoop have just snagged these photos of what appears to be the 2011 BMW M5 out testing. Code-named the F10, there are a few hints that lead to the speculation that this is in fact the M5 and not a standard 5 series. The real give-away, however, are the four exhaust… Continue Reading...

BMW to Expand 1 Series Lineup Significantly With 13 Different Versions Including Roadsters and SUVs

BMW to Expand 1 Series Lineup Significantly With 13 Different Versions Including Roadsters and SUVs
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According to a rather detailed post on BMW 1 Series forum 1addicts, BMW is aiming to significantly expand the future 1 Series lineup as a part of the company’s Efficient Dynamics approach. Using a new versatile modular architecture, BMW will be able to build 12 and possibly even 13 different vehicles based on the new… Continue Reading...

Future BMW 1-Series and 3-Series to Get Turbocharged 3-Cylinder and 4-Cylinder Engines

Future BMW 1-Series and 3-Series to Get Turbocharged 3-Cylinder and 4-Cylinder Engines
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BMW has made it clear that it is working hard to deliver performance as well as fuel economy, doing away with larger displacement motors wherever possible and introducing turbocharged smaller-displacement powerplants that produce as much (or more) power. While BMW has been able to give impressive performance to sporty models like the 135 and 335… Continue Reading...