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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, commonly referred to as BMW, is a German multinational which produces luxury vehicles and motorcycles.

The new BMW X2 xDrive25e plug-in hybrid (PHEV) combines sportiness with an electric range of up to 57 kilometres

BMW X2 xDrive25e

BMW X2 xDrive25e

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The X2 uses a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine producing 125bhp and 220Nm of torque. This is joined by an electric motor developing 95bhp and 165Nm of torque, which is powered by a 10kWh battery pack. Total powertrain output is 217bhp with 365Nm of torque.

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The 2021 BMW 5 Series gets a face lift and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) options

Three Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) BMW 5 Series models »

BMW 530e

BMW 530e

» BMW 530e Sedan (BMW 530e xDrive Sedan):
Four-cylinder in-line petrol engine, plug-in hybrid system with synchronous electric motor, eight-speed Steptronic transmission, (BMW xDrive).
Combustion engine:
Capacity: 1,998 cc, output: 135 kW/184 hp at 5,000 – 6,500 rpm,
max. torque: 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) at 1,350 – 4,000 rpm.
Electric motor: Output: 80 kW/109 hp, max. torque: 265 Nm (195 lb-ft).
Combined system output: 215 kW/292 hp, max. combined torque: 420 Nm (310 lb-ft).
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 5.9 seconds (5.9 seconds),
top speed: 235 km/h [146 mph] (235 km/h [143 mph]),
top speed (electric): 140 km/h [87 mph] (140 km/h [87 mph]).
Electric range: 62 – 67 km (56 – 58 km).
Fuel consumption, combined: 1.8 – 1.7 l/100 km [156.9 – 166.2 mpg imp] (2.1 – 2.0 l/100 km [134.5 – 141.2 mpg imp]),
electric power consumption, combined: 14.8 – 13.7 kWh/100 km
(16.4 – 15.9 kWh/100 km),
CO2 emissions from fuel, combined: 42 – 39 g/km (49 – 46 g/km),
exhaust standard: Euro 6d.

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BMW eDrive Zone technology to be standard in all plug-in hybrid models in the BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, and 7 Series, as well as the X5

BMW Series 5

BMW Series 5

The BMW eDrive Zone function triggers an automatic switch to purely electric operating mode as soon as the vehicle enters selected urban areas such as urban low-emission zones.

The digital service uses geo-fencing technology via GPS to identify designated areas. eDrive zones of this kind are currently designated in some 80 cities throughout Europe. When the service is activated, each available eDrive Zone on the navigation map is graphically highlighted in the Control Display: a message appears to inform the driver that the vehicle will automatically switch to electric driving mode as soon as it enters an eDrive Zone.

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More 2021 BMW iX3 EV images leaded, possibly out of China

2021 BMW iX3

Dan Mihalascu / Carscoops »

After what we gather to be official press shots in Europe, the production 2021 BMW iX3 electric SUV has been been caught with its covers down in China where it will be produced by Brilliance-BMW. Other than the different wheels and the oddly placed BMW logo on the center cap, which is either some protective wrap or digitally placed by whoever took the pics, it looks the same as the Euro model.

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Pistons vs Electrons » Which is quicker around a race track, a Porsche Taycan Turbo S or a BMW M8 Gran Coupé?

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German auto magazine Auto Bild Sportscars compares the 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo S to the BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupé.

Can the Porsche beat the BMW despite its 400 kg (880 lbs) weight disadvantage?

In terms of power they match each other » Both deliver 625 hp to the wheels. (The Porsche Taycan has 761 hp available during launch control.)

You can get the full comparison-test in the June 2020 issue of Auto Bild Sportscars.

BMW boss Oliver Zipse has warned that demand for new cars in Europe is likely to be impacted for the remainder of 2020, but added the BMW Group remains committed to investing in battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell technology

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Zipse added that the BMW Group remains committed to investing more than €30 billion (£25bn) in research and development by 2025, including for battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell technology.

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2021 BMW iX3 EV surfaces on Instagram, without camouflage

An unannounced car driving on public streets, draped in camouflage, is a marketing scheme intended to attract attention. It’s not as cheap and offensive as twice smashing a side window with a large rock during is public launch, but many in the media are happy to play along as it generates interest and excitement and helps to sell magazines and ads.

This unannounced BMW iX3 EV is dressed in white, with blue accents. Classy.

Carrie Hampel / electrive »

On Instagram, two photos of the BMW iX3 have appeared that show the electric SUV in the series version without camouflage. The differences between these images and the study shown so far are minimal.

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Looking back at the discontinued hybrid BMW i8

Alistair Charlton / Forbes »

The BMW i8 was not only the first BMW I even drove. It was also the first sports car, the first hybrid, the first to be constructed even partially from carbon fiber, and of course the first car with vertically-hinged doors I’d ever driven. Not only did all of that make for a pretty desirable recipe, but I was just 25 years old and it was only the second car I’d ever borrowed to review as a journalist.

Even if BMW’s quirky hybrid with a six-figure price tag and the three-cylinder engine from a Mini had been a total failure, it would for that list of personal firsts always be one to remember.


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