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BMW and Toyota Motor Corporation Deepen Collaboration Combines comfort and functionality with dynamic performance and style: the BMW Concept Active Tourer BMW Group  Efficient Dynamics 1.5 liter TwinPower Turbo engine BMW and Green Mountain Energy Company Partner to Support Renewable Energy for DriveNow Program Video - The All-New 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 BMW i Born Electric Tour makes first stop in Rome BMW i8 Concept Spyder with eDrive Stitcher Smart Radio iPhone App for BMW Apps and MINI Connected Ready BMW 3 Series operates using advanced thermal management climate control  Recruitment process for BMW’s First All-Electric, High-Performance Vehicle
BMW and Toyota Motor Corporation Deepen Collaboration
BMW and Toyota Motor Corporation Deepen Collaboration
Written By: BMW Group USA

Fuel Cell System, Sports Vehicle, Lightweight Technology and Lithium-air Battery Collaboration to Commence...

Combines comfort and functionality with dynamic performance and style: the BMW Concept Active Tourer
Combines comfort and functionality with dynamic performance and style: the BMW Concept Active Tourer
Written By: BMW Group

With the new BMW Concept Active Tourer, BMW presents a vehicle at the 2012 Paris Motor Show which is the first in the premium compact segment to combine comfort and space ...

BMW Group  Efficient Dynamics 1.5 liter TwinPower Turbo engine
BMW Group Efficient Dynamics 1.5 liter TwinPower Turbo engine
Written By: BMW Group

The New BMW Group Efficient Dynamics engine family - technologies powering the future, new engine family with 1.5 liter BMW TwinPower Turbo engine....

BMW and Green Mountain Energy Company Partner to Support Renewable Energy for DriveNow Program
BMW and Green Mountain Energy Company Partner to Support Renewable Energy for DriveNow Program
Written By: BMW Group USA

New car sharing program available to San Francisco residents...

Video - The All-New 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3
Video - The All-New 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3
Written By: BMW Group

The quintessential sport sedan combines with cutting-edge hybrid technology for a new dimension to The Ultimate Driving Machine...

BMW i Born Electric Tour makes first stop in Rome
BMW i Born Electric Tour makes first stop in Rome
Written By: BMW Group USA

The Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome marked the starting point for the worldwide tour of BMW i ...

BMW i8 Concept Spyder with eDrive
BMW i8 Concept Spyder with eDrive
Written By: BMW Group

Under the banner of its sub-brand BMW i, the BMW Group is developing a range of purpose-built vehicle concepts and complementary mobility services which meet the changing needs ...

Stitcher Smart Radio iPhone App for BMW Apps and MINI Connected Ready
Stitcher Smart Radio iPhone App for BMW Apps and MINI Connected Ready
Written By: BMW Group USA

Stitcher Radio offers on-demand and personalized access to over 5,000 radio shows...

BMW 3 Series operates using advanced thermal management climate control
BMW 3 Series operates using advanced thermal management climate control
Written By: BMW Group USA

Increased interior comfort thanks to improved air quality, better fuel economy through intelligent control....

 Recruitment process for BMW’s First All-Electric, High-Performance Vehicle
Recruitment process for BMW’s First All-Electric, High-Performance Vehicle
Written By: BMW Group USA

Recruitment efforts officially get underway in seven U.S. markets to find 700 BMW “Electronauts” to join the 2012 ActiveE Field Trial, a collective mission to help define the future of mobility...

BMW Delivers First All-Electric ActiveE in the US
BMW Delivers First All-Electric ActiveE in the US
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW today delivered the first all-electric ActiveE in the US and began the next chapter in its electromobility strategy. Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO of BMW of North America presented the keys to a BMW ActiveE ...

BMW Head-Up Display precision technology as featured in a fighter jet
BMW Head-Up Display precision technology as featured in a fighter jet
Written By: BMW Group

This system was initially developed for aviation and is now making a decisive contribution towards driving safety....

Dynamic, efficient and innovative: the new BMW ActiveHybrid 3
Dynamic, efficient and innovative: the new BMW ActiveHybrid 3
Written By: BMW Group

In autumn 2012 a sensational new model will join the BMW 3 Series. In the new ActiveHybrid 3 – the world’s first hybrid at the premium end of the sports sedan class – the innovative BMW ActiveHybrid powertrain technology ...

The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Full Hybrid Power comes to the 5 Series Sedan
The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Full Hybrid Power comes to the 5 Series Sedan
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW today announced the introduction of its newest hybrid, the BMW ActiveHybrid 5. Based on the BMW 535i Sedan, the ActiveHybrid 5 brings together BMW’s 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine...

2012 BMW M5 Engine, Transmission, and Drivetrain Technology
2012 BMW M5 Engine, Transmission, and Drivetrain Technology
Written By: BMW Group

BMW M high-performance engine: high-revving 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo package – consisting of Twin Scroll Twin Turbo technology, cross-bank exhaust manifold, High Precision Direct Petrol Injection and VALVETRONIC fully variable valve contro...

BMW EfficientDynamics looking for the next gram
BMW EfficientDynamics looking for the next gram
Written By: BMW Group USA

Even the most efficient internal combustion engine can only convert about one-third of the energy derived from fossil fuels into the mechanical kinetic energy needed to power a motor vehicle. ...

Video - BMW Group Presents Mobility of the Future with the i3 and i8
Video - BMW Group Presents Mobility of the Future with the i3 and i8
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW i is about the development of visionary vehicles and mobility services, inspiring design and a new understanding of premium that is strongly defined by sustainability. With BMW i the BMW Group is adopting an all-embracing approach...

2012 BMW 528i Receives Latest in EfficientDynamics Technologies New TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder
2012 BMW 528i Receives Latest in EfficientDynamics Technologies New TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder
Written By: BMW Group USA

Latest in EfficientDynamics Technologies New TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder, Auto Stop/start and xDrive AWD ensure that most popular 5 Series model set to become even more popular...

BMW M3 CRT Intelligent Lightweight Design Paves the Way for Even Higher Performance
BMW M3 CRT Intelligent Lightweight Design Paves the Way for Even Higher Performance
Written By: BMW Group USA

Carbon Racing Technology: BMW M GmbH factory produces a limited-edition high-performance sports car based on the BMW M3 Sedan – Innovative use of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic minimizes weight – Weight-to-power ratio: 3.5 kilograms per horsepower....

BMW Ranks 4th on EPA’s Top 20 Green Power Partners for On-Site Power Generation
BMW Ranks 4th on EPA’s Top 20 Green Power Partners for On-Site Power Generation
Written By: BMW Group

BMW South Carolina plant has increased its ranking to No. 4 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA's) Top 20 On-site Generation list of the largest green power users. In 2010, through BMW’s on-site landfill gas energy system, the company generated nearly 62 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) o...

BMW Furthers Commitment to Mobility in Urban Environments
BMW Furthers Commitment to Mobility in Urban Environments
Written By: BMW Group USA

Today BMW North America made three announcements in New York City to contribute to furthering sustainable mobility and recognizing the important role New York City plays as a proving ground in this area. ...

Auto Shanghai 2011: BMW Brilliance Automotive presents prototype of a plug-in hybrid sedan
Auto Shanghai 2011: BMW Brilliance Automotive presents prototype of a plug-in hybrid sedan
Written By: BMW Group USA

In the run-up to the international automobile trade show Auto Shanghai 2011, BMW Brilliance Automotive presents the concept of a premium-segment plug-in hybrid sedan. ...

Video - BMW new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder offers performance of a six
Video - BMW new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder offers performance of a six
Written By: BMW Group USA

The new 2.0-liter engine internal code name N20, combines the latest twin-scroll turbocharging technology, high-pressure direct-injection and BMW’s VALVETRONIC intake control. The result is a four cylinder engine that offers more power and torque than BMW’s naturally aspirated 3.0-liter inline six....

BMW at the 81st Geneva Motor Show 2011
BMW at the 81st Geneva Motor Show 2011
Written By: BMW Group USA

A multitude of unique new developments in the fields of drive systems and intelligent networking of the driver, the vehicle and the environment will be presented by BMW to the public at the Geneva Motor Show from 3rd to 13th of March 2011; all of these contributing to a steady, continuous increase i...

Video - BMW ActiveE Electric Vehicle
Video - BMW ActiveE Electric Vehicle
Written By: BMW Group USA

The introduction of the BMW ActiveE marks the launch of the second phase of the BMW Group’s electro-mobility development strategy. Like the MINI E before it, the BMW ActiveE will be available for lease in select markets beginning in Fall 2011....

New BMW X1 xDrive28i’s reveals the latest  iteration of TwinPower Turbo technology
New BMW X1 xDrive28i’s reveals the latest iteration of TwinPower Turbo technology
Written By: BMW Group

BMW X1 model offers sporty power delivery of a kind that was previously confined to six-cylinder engines – but combines it with outstanding fuel consumption and emissions performance. It’s all down to the latest-generation 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, which sets new standards with its var...

New BMW Documentaries Franchise to Kick-Off Unique Project Dedicated to the Future of Mobility
New BMW Documentaries Franchise to Kick-Off Unique Project Dedicated to the Future of Mobility
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW of North America announced today a four-part documentary series entitled “Wherever You Want To Go: Four Films about the Future of Mobility”, which is intended to create a broader conversation about the future of mobility and to challenge existing consumer mindsets. ...

Video - BMW Manufacturing Introduces Hydrogen Fuel Cell Material Handling Equipment
Video - BMW Manufacturing Introduces Hydrogen Fuel Cell Material Handling Equipment
Written By: BMW Group USA

Company’s Commitment to Sustainability Also Focused on Facilities...

BMW Group supports new iPod Out feature for iPhone and iPod touch
BMW Group supports new iPod Out feature for iPhone and iPod touch
Written By: BMW Group USA

Next generation of vehicle integration for iPhone and iPod touch enables use of the latest iPod music features in BMW and MINI vehicles....

SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers Breaks Ground in Moses Lake, Washington
SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers Breaks Ground in Moses Lake, Washington
Written By: BMW Group USA

Automotive Carbon Fibers – a joint venture of the BMW Group and SGL Group – broke ground today on the new greenfield carbon fiber ...

BMW extends office functions to include incoming e-mail with voice output
BMW extends office functions to include incoming e-mail with voice output
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW ConnectedDrive enables innovative incorporation of BlackBerry smartphones via Bluetooth - an internationally unique function available for all BMW models from autumn 2010....

BMW xDrive on All Engine Variants of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and the BMW 740d
BMW xDrive on All Engine Variants of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo and the BMW 740d
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium cars, is consistently enlarging its wide range of all-wheel-drive models...

BMW Wins Three Telematics Update Awards
BMW Wins Three Telematics Update Awards
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW ConnectedDrive receives critical acclaim for enhancements to safety, convenience....

BMW ActiveHybrid 7 Qualifies for $900 Tax Credit
BMW ActiveHybrid 7 Qualifies for $900 Tax Credit
Written By: BMW Group USA

The Internal Revenue Service today certified that the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 qualifies for up to a $900 tax credit ...

BMW Acoustics — intelligent solutions for more efficiency, comfort and dynamics.
BMW Acoustics — intelligent solutions for more efficiency, comfort and dynamics.
Written By: BMW Group USA

In order to be able to drive comfortably and efficiently at the same time, the developers look for solutions in acoustic lightweight construction with acoustically effective components...

Video - BMW Group Olympic ambassador Katarina Witt's Instinct for Ice and Snow
Video - BMW Group Olympic ambassador Katarina Witt's Instinct for Ice and Snow
Written By: BMW Group USA

Sun, rain, ice and snow "at the push of a button" - all climate zones of the world in one building in northern Munich...

BMW Roadside Assistance Introduces Smartphone Application
BMW Roadside Assistance Introduces Smartphone Application
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW of North America, LLC today introduced a personalized smartphone application for its Roadside Assistance service in the United States. BMW Roadside ...

SGL Group and BMW Group: New Carbon Fiber Plant to be Built in Moses Lake, WA
SGL Group and BMW Group: New Carbon Fiber Plant to be Built in Moses Lake, WA
Written By: BMW Group USA

SGL Group and BMW Group jointly announced today at an event in Seattle that their joint venture, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers ...

Video - 2010 ActiveHybrid X6
Video - 2010 ActiveHybrid X6
Written By: BMW Group USA

BMW ActiveHybrid technology offers a significant increase in driving dynamics and at the same time reduces fuel consumption by approximately 20 percent versus a comparable vehicle ...

Video - BMW Concept ActiveE: The next chapter in BMW’s project i Megacity Vehicle
Video - BMW Concept ActiveE: The next chapter in BMW’s project i Megacity Vehicle
Written By: BMW Group USA

Introducing the BMW Concept ActiveE, the latest electric vehicle project under BMW Group’s initiative to produce vehicles that explore solutions to minimize environmental impacts while preserving ...

BMW Group Commitment to Electric Vehicle Development Unwavering
BMW Group Commitment to Electric Vehicle Development Unwavering
Written By: BMW Group USA

Recent published reports have incorrectly stated that the size of the fleet of BMW ActiveEs that will be deployed during the BMW Group’s second-phase field trial in the US will be limited to 200 vehicles....

Video - The new BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid
Video - The new BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid
Written By: BMW Group

The new concept car offers a particularly good rendition of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan in all its dynamic, efficient and innovative qualities, at the same time representing the ongoing development of the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 and the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 with their drivetrain technology already in produ...

Corporate sustainability at the BMW Group
Corporate sustainability at the BMW Group
Written By: BMW Group USA

With its corporate Strategy Number ONE, the BMW Group is pursuing its vision of being the leading provider of premium products and premium services for individual mobility. The same aim applies to the principle of sustainability....

BMW Group to build progressive electric vehicle in Leipzig Germany
BMW Group to build progressive electric vehicle in Leipzig Germany
Written By: BMW Group USA

The BMW Group is developing BMW Plant Leipzig to produce an electric vehicle and making additional investments in a number of facilities in Bavaria. In a joint venture with SGL Carbon...

2010 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Drivetrain: The essence of EfficientDynamics
2010 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Drivetrain: The essence of EfficientDynamics
Written By: BMW Group USA

With the 5 Series Gran Turismo, BMW lays the cornerstone for a new type of automobile – while also demonstrating BMW’s traditional mastery of an all-important aspect of automotive performance: the powertrain....

All New Turbocharged N55 3.0L Engine with Valvetronic
All New Turbocharged N55 3.0L Engine with Valvetronic
Written By: BMW Group USA

The new inline-6 engine displaces 3.0-liters and develops maximum output of 300 hp at 5,800 rpm, with peak torque of 300 lb-ft available all the way from 1,200–5,000 rpm. Redline is 7,000 rpm. This is the same level of performance as the previous 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-6 but with the innovatio...

Video - 2010 BMW ACTIVEHYBRID 7
Video - 2010 BMW ACTIVEHYBRID 7
Written By: BMW Group USA

The BMW ActiveHybrid 7 will reach America shores in Spring, 2010. Based on the newest BMW 7 Series, this unique car sets new standards for performance and efficiency in the premium luxury class. ...

THE 2010 BMW ACTIVEHYBRID 7
THE 2010 BMW ACTIVEHYBRID 7
Written By: BMW Group USA

Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, 13 August 2009, 6pm Eastern... On the heels of the ActiveHybrid X6, today BMW announced the production version of the all-new BMW ActiveHybrid 7, which will also premiere at the Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA) in September. The BMW ActiveHybrid 7 will reach America shores in Sp...

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