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BMW 2 Series Hybrid to power rear-wheels via electric motor

The hybrid variation of the new 2 series will debut in 2015.

As expected, they likewise verified that the 2 Series Active Tourer eDrive will be an a four-wheel drive vehicle. Power to the rear wheels will certainly be sent through an electrical motor establishing 102 horse power and 184 lb-ft of torque. According to sources, this application offers unique traction and weight circulation benefits, along with four-wheel torque vectoring.

At the front, the BMW 2 Series Active Hybrid Tourer will run a three-cylinder fuel engine – – most likely the new B38 variant with 136 hp.

BMW at first estimated 113mpg and 60g/km CO2 emissions, although these numbers may alter for the manufacturing automobile.

0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) is anticipated to come in under 8 seconds.

A lithium ion battery packs provides a zero-emissions EV range of up to 20 miles.

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BMW i3 Wins Green Vehicle of the Year

BMW i3 wins Green Automobile of the Year Award 2015. Numerous awards highlight the success of the BMW i3 in its first year on the marketplace.

November 21, 2014

Munich. With the Green Car of the Year Award 2015, the BMW i3 has included a more prize to an outstanding raft of honours in its very first year on the marketplace. It was chosen for this award, provided by Eco-friendly Vehicle Journal at the L.a Auto Show 2014, as the first devoted all-electric car in the premium section. This newest honour, which includes to a long tally of awards the BMW i3 has actually picked up over the previous months, is a further recommendation of this model s unique sustainable movement concept. More than 12,000 BMW i3s have already been sold considering that November 2013. The presence of a growing number of of these automobiles on the roadways of cities all over the world is clear evidence that it is now possible to successfully mate zero tailpipe emissions with premium-class driving enjoyment, and that this groundbreaking combination is here to stay. One year after its launch, the BMW i3 is currently the third best-selling all-electric vehicle on the market.

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BMW M4 spins around a vehicle driving on 2 wheels to enter Guinness World Records

The most donuts around a car driving on 2 wheels in one minute is 10 and was attained by Han Yue (China) and Zhang Shengjun (Chinese Taipei) driving a MINI three door hatch and a BMW M4 Coupe in Chongqing, China on 14 November 2014.

This may not be one of the most interesting world records ever seen, however nonetheless a fun one to view and to see how talented a few of those drives are.

It’s likewise fantastic to see the new BMW M4 in action, especially when doing some light drifting.

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BMW 740i Executive Edition Model for Japan

BMW Japan reveals a new restricted edition design. The BMW 740i Executive Edition Model is limited to 110 units and it is offered with 3 paint finishes: Alpine White, Mineral White Metallic and Black Sapphire.

The interior choices are Saddle Brown Light, Ivory White and Veneto Beige Dakota leather.

The BMW 740i Executive Edition Model includes the Direct Show, Park Assist, 360 electronic cameras, Active Cruise Control and a variety of ingenious motorist support systems.

In U.S. dollars, the limited edition 740i costs around $96,000.

Special devices contents:

● Comfort plan:

■ Front Convenience seat (backrest top angle, backrest width,

Sai support adjustment function, with Convenience headrest)

■ Front Ventilation Sheet

■ 4-zone automatic cooling

● parking support package:

■ Parking Assist

■ Top view + side view electronic camera

● 19-inch multi-spoke styling 235 alloy wheels:
(Front) 8.5 Jx19 wheels + 245/ 45R19 tire,
(Rear) 9.5 Jx19 wheels + 275/ 40R19 tire [run flat tires]

● ash grain anthracite Wood interior trim

● BMW Head-Up Display

● Multi-function sports leather steering wheel (with shift paddles)

Body color, seat color:

● Body color (less than 3 colors)

■ Mineral White

■ Black Sapphire

■ Alpine White III

● Dakota leather seat (less than 3 colors)

■ Saddle Brown Light

■ Ivory White

■ Veneto Beige

Optional equipment:

● electric glass sunroof

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Production of BMW i3 and M3/M4 to be delayed because of Carbon fiber shortage

Earlier this week, we revealed a prospective shortage of carbon fiber for the BMW i3 manufacturing due to the Asian tropical storm. Today, we have verification that some future BMW i3 owners are getting notices of a two weeks hold-up for their electric vehicles. BMW M3 and M4 owners are likewise reporting a couple of weeks delay for their high-performance vehicles due to the lack of carbon fiber roofs.

The typhoon has produced a delay on shipments from Asia to United States, and in this case, carbon fiber basic materials coming from plants in Japan. With no basic materials, the Moses Lake plant which produces carbon fiber for BMW needs to close down its heating systems. Restarting a heating system is said to take up to a week in some cases.

The cloth takes a trip to Landshut and/or Leipzig for processing/pressing into CFRP panels, thus the production shortage.

The hold-up doesn’t seem considerable at this point however we expect for more information in the next few days as the Supply & & Chain systems are being updated.

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Chris Harris test drives the BMW i8

Everyone’s preferred reporter, Chris Harris, goes to Lost Angeles to check drive the brand-new BMW i8.

BMW i8 uses a plug-in hybrid system including a turbocharged three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and BMW eDrive technology in the kind of an electric drive system.

In the back of the BMW i8, the B38 three-cylinder engine makes 231 hp and delivers its power solely to the rear wheels. At the front, an electrical motor is set up, which is powered by a lithium-ion battery in the middle of the vehicle. The system efficiency drives up to 362 horsepower.

Reporters are reporting 0 to 60 mph times of 3.8 seconds.

Let’s take a look.

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