BMW I4 Will Be a More Conventional Electric Car

BMW’s current electric cars are anything but pedestrian. The forthcoming i4 electric sedan will change that, however.

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BMW I3 Official Specs Announced

The BMW i3 production vehicle will be officially unveiled on July 29, but to hold everyone over, the German automaker has released some specifications on its first i-model electric car.

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BMW I3 to Arrive in January, Priced From About $34,500

With the production debut of the BMW i3 coming later this month, reports indicate that the car will start around $34,500 in the U.S., and that it will arrive next January.

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BMW I3 Has 100,000 People in Line for Test Drive

According to BMW, about 100,000 people around the world have reserved a spot to test drive the i3 electric vehicle.

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BMW i Series Production Will Start in 2013

The German automaker will focus next year on starting production for its i-Series according to a statement by Dr. BMW chairman Norbert Reithofer.

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BMW I3 Testing in the Heat- Spy Photos

BMW is still readying its i3 concept for public sale, despite rumors that the project would be discontinued, and our spy photographers grabbed some photos of the small electric car testing in the heat of southern Europe. 

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2012 BMW ActiveE Project Announced by Turner Motorsport – Video

One of the world’s best-known BMW specialists, Turner Motorsport has announced its latest undertaking: an ActiveE project car.

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BMW ActiveE Now Available For Lease

The BMW ActiveE, or electric 1-Series, is finally available for lease, though there aren’t many up for grabs.

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BMW To Debut Four New Models At Frankfurt Auto Show

The M5 and the M3 GTS, of course, will cause enthusiasts to salivate at an unhealthy, fluid-draining rate. But while the 1-Series will be redesigned for the first time since its debut in 2004—no insignificant debut at any other show—it’s the i3 electric car that will make the biggest impact at the show.
The i3, as leaked before, is BMW’s mass-produced electric car with a 160-mile range and a passenger cell made from carbon fiber. If anything, it’s BMW’s firing shot into the electric propulsion game, with much of the company’s reputation behind it.

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BMW I3 Electric City Car Starting At $35,000; 150-HP and 160-Mile Range

BMW‘s little urban runabout is almost ready for the limelight, and some tantalizing details have been released: when it goes on sale, uh, eventually, it will be priced at $35,000, or around the price of a 3-Series Coupe.

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Croatian Racer Turns 1986 BMW 3 Series Into a 900-HP Race Car [Video]

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Mate Rimac decided to follow that old saying, revolutionizing his 1986 BMW 3-Series after popping the motor during a track day in Croatia.

Instead of giving up on the car, or just shoving in another power plant, Rimac had a crazy idea: “I pulled the engine out of the car, looked at the empty space under the bonnet and wondered what to put in there,” he said. “And then it hit me. I’ll make an electric racecar.”

And what an electric racecar? Rimec’s creation boasts 900-hp.

It’s become a two-year project for Rimac and his company, VST Conversions, with the car being powered by 300 lithium-iron phosphate cells in a battery pack, providing a range of roughly 110 miles.

Helping churn out the 900-hp is a DC motor designed by VST with a possible top speed of 174 mph. Rimac has further plans on developing the car to become faster and lighter and has set a goal of developing a 1,088-hp electric supercar by 2012.

[Source: Wired]

Check out the video of the BMW after the break.

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