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BMW Unveils First 4-Cylinder 7 Series: the 64 MPGe 2017 740e xDrive iPerformance

BMW Unveils First 4-Cylinder 7 Series: the 64 MPGe 2017 740e xDrive iPerformance

BMW of North America announced the introduction of the 2017 740e xDrive iPerformance. The new sedan is the first 7er in the U.S. market to come with a four-cylinder engine.
The 7er is powered by a plug-in hybrid drive system that combines a BMW four-cylinder gasoline engine with TwinPower Turbo technology with an electric motor with a combined system output of 322 horsepower. Maximum torque is 369 pound-feet and is available …

Lobby Bar – July 8: Hilton’s Foray into Camping, Clairvoyant Constellations, and Thou Shalt Not Drive (Diesel)

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Boats in bins. Let us take you around the beautiful city of Oslo, …

BMW Announces Second Life for i3 Batteries as Home Power Supplies

BMW Announces Second Life for i3 Batteries as Home Power Supplies

BMW announced a program that puts batteries from BMW i3 electric vehicles to good use when they can no longer serve to power the i3 itself.
What the Bavarian automaker termed a “stationary energy storage system solution” was announced this week at the Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition 29 in Montreal, Canada. It essentially gives the batteries a second life by repurposing them for home use.
The system can be charged using …

2016 BMW 750i xDrive Sedan – Review and Test Drive

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In the battle for the best luxury sedan or coupe, king of the hill if you would, it used to be cut and dried: one of the leading car magazines of the period would pit a Cadillac against a Lincoln and select the winner.
More recently, the contenders have been BMW and Mercedes, with the BMW 7er the clear driving enthusiast’s choice and the Mercedes S-Class the choice of those seeking …

BMW Debuts ReachNow Ride-Sharing Service, Now Available in Seattle

BMW Debuts ReachNow Ride-Sharing Service, Now Available in Seattle

BMW announced the launch of ReachNow, a new car-sharing service. ReachNow’s first location is in Seattle, Washington, which will also serve as the company’s headquarters. The company also said that it plans to launch the service in three additional U.S. cities this year and eventually serve a total of ten North American cities.
ReachNow is starting off with an initial fleet of 370 vehicles, including the BMW i3, the BMW 3 …

Exclusive Interview and First Look: BMW’s All-New BMW Connected Mobility App

The app will automatically start the car's navigation with the desired destination.

BMW of North America announced a new complete new BMW Connected app at the Microsoft Build developer conference Thursday. The new app is intended to go beyond typical vehicle functionality and integrate (and ingratiate) itself into the driver’s schedule and daily routine.
Frequent Business Traveler sat down with Randy Cavaiani, director of partner and product marketing at BMW, to discuss the implications of BMW Connected as well as what the future …

2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e Plug-In Hybrid – Review and Test Drive

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When BMW first introduced the X5 in 1999, purists were shocked. The Bavarian automaker was known for sports sedans, not trucks, but the Sport Activity Vehicle, as BMW called it to differentiate it from a less sporty SUV, garnered accolades left and right.
Now in its third generation, introduced in 2013, the basic premise of the X5 continues while the range of models has increased dramatically from the original inline six …