BMW 3 Series Hybrid Coming, 5 Series Hybrid Due Out Next Year

BMW 3 Series Hybrid Coming, 5 Series Hybrid Due Out Next Year
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BMW is planning to introduce its 5 Series ActiveHybrid next year and deliver a 3 Series hybrid after that. BMW chief Norbert Reithofer told company shareholders yesterday in Munich that, “As early as next year, the new BMW 5-series will also be available as a full hybrid. And we are anticipating the hybridisation of further… Continue Reading...

Report: 80 Percent of BMW 1 Series Drivers Think Their Car is Front-Wheel Drive

Report: 80 Percent of BMW 1 Series Drivers Think Their Car is Front-Wheel Drive
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They don’t call BMW the “ultimate driving machine” for nothing. Or do they? According to a new statistic released by BMW, the company’s rear-drive performance philosophy might not be all that important to buyers. Or at least buyers of the entry-level 1 Series. In a recent conference call, BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer said that 80… Continue Reading...

New Front-Wheel Drive BMWs Coming Says CEO

New Front-Wheel Drive BMWs Coming Says CEO
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So far we have heard several reports of a new front-drive model from BMW, but now comes confirmation from BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer. “There will be front-wheel-drive BMWs in the smaller vehicle classes in the future,” said Reithofer during a press conference about the German automaker’s finances. The architecture will actually be both front-drive and… Continue Reading...

Report: BMW Planning New Front-Drive Model On Next MINI Cooper Platform

Report: BMW Planning New Front-Drive Model On Next MINI Cooper Platform
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BMW will produce a new front-drive model that will slot in underneath the 1 Series in the company’s lineup. According to a report by AutoCar, the news comes direct from BMW chairman Norbert Reithofe. This new BMW will share its architecture with a the next generation MINI Cooper and will be separate from the upcoming… Continue Reading...

BMW’s Electric City Car to Launch in U.S. in 2012

BMW’s Electric City Car to Launch in U.S. in 2012
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BMW will bring a small electric vehicle to market in the United States by 2012 according to BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer. The car will be a small (very-small) three door, four-seater hatchback. In fact, it’s so tiny that it will not only fit under the 1 Series and the MINI Cooper, it will slot in… Continue Reading...