The BMW Concept X5 eDrive

BMW introduces the idea of a plugin hybrid SAV. BMW is using the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) to present the logical next step towards landmark efficiency in the SAV segment. The BMW Concept X5 eDrive combines the brand of driving pleasure for which the xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system is renowned and a luxurious ambience within the variable-use interior with a plug-in hybrid drive concept. Its innovative BMW eDrive technology guarantees the hallmark sporting ability of a BMW, while at the same time opening the door to speeds of up to 120 km/h (75 mph), a maximum range of 30 kilometres (19 miles) on electric power alone and average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 3.8 litres per 100 kilometres.

Preview: BMW at the Los Angeles International Auto Show

BMW today announced a portion of its lineup to be displayed at this year’s Los Angeles International Auto Show press days. From the exotic BMW Concept i8 Roadster to the versatile new BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride based on the popular new BMW X1with graphics designed by Designworks USA, the company will showcase a comprehensive product arrangement which strikes the perfect balance of high performance, innovative efficiency, and outstanding design. There will be more BMW i news at the show.

BMWNA To Attack the US Market with Six Diesel Models

Thanks to someone with an itchy posting finger at vwvortex we not only have further confirmation of BMWNA\'s diesel plans but a full outline of the models to expect. To recap we\'ve heard from a number of sources over the past year that BMW of North America plans to bring two new diesel engines to the US market. The plan is to focus more on efficiency and less on power as the 335d and X5 35d did with it\'s barn-burning diesel. But what we didn\'t know was the exact model mix BMW intended these engines for.