Jul 2, 2022 - 02:58 pm
BMW rumoured plans for electric cars in Mexico
The BMW plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, is rumoured to have plans to produce electric cars based on the New Class for the North American market from 2027. Reports claim an i3 sedan and station wagon are planned, as well as the new generation of the iX3.
Sep 22, 2021 - 02:09 pm
BMW upgrade battery management for iX3 & i3
BMW has announced a series of model upgrades that also affect two electric models in the Munich-based company’s portfolio: The BMW iX3 will receive a predictive battery thermal management system from November 2021, while the BMW i3 will be offered in a limited edition as Edition Unique Forever.
Sep 3, 2021 - 11:02 am
BMW is going to the movies
BMW has struck a deal with Marvel Studios for the iX3 to star in “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” coming to global cinemas as you read.
Aug 11, 2021 - 12:14 am
BMW updates the iX3 with a facelift
Shortly after the market launch of the iX3, BMW has announced a facelift for the electric SUV. The model update only affects the appearance and the interior, there are no changes to the drive. The revised model will be launched in Europe in autumn.
Jul 10, 2021 - 04:57 pm
Software issues plague BMW iX3
A sporadic software error is the reason for a recall of the BMW iX3. In the event of a serious accident, overvoltage could cause damage to control units and components of the 12 V electrical system.
May 26, 2021 - 11:35 am
BMW launches battery production for iX & i4
BMW has started manufacturing the high-voltage batteries and battery modules used in the iX and i4 at the Competence Centre for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing. The capacity for the production of the electric motors at the site has also been increased.
Mar 17, 2021 - 12:36 pm
BMW makes Mini a dedicated EV brand
BMW Group is intensifying its e-mobility advance and confirms plans to transform Mini into a pure electric car label. Besides, the German carmaker showed the series version of the BMW i4 for the first time.
Jan 29, 2021 - 01:00 pm
BMW considers moving up i4 production
According to a media report, BMW brings forward the production start of the all-electric i4 from the year’s end to August or September. This means BMW could roll-out the first cars in Germany in 2021. In China, meanwhile, BMW has significantly reduced the price of its iX3 electric SUV.
Dec 29, 2020 - 01:07 pm
BMW aims for electric car production plans of 20%
BMW is aiming to build “a quarter of a million more electric cars than originally planned” between 2021 and 2023. The automaker wants to more than double the share of electrified vehicles in its sales from around eight per cent this year to around 20 per cent in 2023.
Oct 14, 2020 - 04:12 pm
BMW adds charging products & bonus system for hybrids
BMW Charging and Mini Charging expand their range of charging products for the market launch of the fifth generation of the BMW electrification kit. Together with the iX3 as the first model of this fifth-generation, a new mobile charging station is being introduced, and there is now also a bonus point system for plug-in hybrids.
Sep 17, 2020 - 03:31 pm
BMW iX3 now up for order in the UK
BMW has just revealed the launch specifications and prices for the BMW iX3 for the UK market, which is available to pre-order from today onwards. UK customer deliveries will commence in summer 2021.
Jul 28, 2020 - 02:28 pm
BMW announces fully-electric versions of the 5er and X1
Following the iNEXT, the i4 and the 7 Series, BMW is also planning purely electrically powered variants for the 5 Series and the X1. The manufacturer has now officially announced the new models along with its sustainability goals.
Jul 15, 2020 - 02:05 pm
BMW factory in Steyr to deliver iX3 drive housing
The BMW plant in the Austrian town of Steyr produces all the housings for the electric drive for the BMW iX3. By 2025, the company want to increase annual production capacity to 460,000 units, given an indication of its hopes for next-gen vehicles.
Jul 14, 2020 - 11:00 am
BMW iX3 to cost €70,000 once it hits Europe
BMW has named the prices for the iX3, which is to be launched in China this year. When the electric SUV will later go on sale in Europe, BMW is calling for prices starting just under 70,000 euros.
Jun 9, 2020 - 03:31 pm
BMW completes homogolation for the iX3 in China
BMW has given a new interim result for the market launch of the iX3. The test procedures required for homologation were completed and the results sent to the approval authorities in the most important automobile markets.
Apr 27, 2020 - 04:37 pm
BMW iX3 photos leaked without camouflage
On Instagram, two photos of the BMW iX3 have appeared showing the electric SUV in the series version without camouflage. The differences between these images and the concept shown so far are minimal.
Mar 10, 2020 - 01:21 pm
BMW halts plans for the iX3 in the USA
According to a report, BMW has put on hold its plans to offer the all-electric iX3 in the USA from the first half of 2021. In a market where long-range and all-wheel-drives are preferred, the sales environment for the electric car looks difficult.
Dec 18, 2019 - 08:13 am
BMW reveals more details on the iX3’s drive system
Next year, with the iX3, the first BMW with the “fifth generation” of the Bavarian carmaker’s electric drives will go into production. BMW has now added further details on the eDrive unit that will also be used in the i4 and iNext from 2021.
Jul 18, 2019 - 09:20 pm
Krüger succession: Oliver Zipse new BMW CEO
Oliver Zipse will take the lead at BMW on 16 August, the board just decided as much. With Harald Krüger leaving, the German carmaker will have much to do to catch up on electric mobility, fast.
Jun 25, 2019 - 01:18 pm
BMW details its electrification plans
BMW wants to achieve its electrification target two years earlier than initially planned – and is thus confirming corresponding reports. Besides, the Munich company is showing what the electric future should look like with two new concept vehicles.
Jun 24, 2019 - 12:42 pm
BMW is accelerating electrification plans
BMW plans to offer 25 electrified models by 2023 – two years earlier than previously announced. Group CEO Harald Krüger also announced an ambitious growth target for electrified models.
Jun 5, 2019 - 12:29 pm
BMW & JLR to cooperate on development
The BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover are joining forces to develop the next generation of electric drives. It will apparently be some time before the parts jointly developed in Munich can be used in production cars.
Oct 11, 2018 - 10:43 am
BMW to take over 75 % majority of China-JV BBA
BMW is pushing ahead with its electrical plans in China. First, the carmaker takes over the majority of the joint venture with local car manufacturer Brilliance, second, the joint venture announced that it would invest over 3 bn euros in new and existing plant structures in Shenyang.
Sep 4, 2018 - 03:02 pm
BMW iX3 reservable in Norway starting now
As of the 1st September, it is possible to reserve the fully electric BMW iX3 in Norway for a down payment of 15,000 Norwegian Krone (about €1,550). The final purchase price however, has still not been announced. The start of serial production is estimated for 2020.
Jul 10, 2018 - 03:46 pm
BMW & Brilliance expanding China venture BBA
BMW and its partner in China, Brilliance, agreed to expand their BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture. BBA aims to increase capacity at both local facilities in order to produce 520,000 BMW a year from 2019. Moreover, the BMW iX3 may hit markets outside the People’s Republic.
May 28, 2018 - 04:28 pm
BMW Brilliance expanding battery factory in China
Only half a year after opening their Chinese battery factory, the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture has laid the foundation for a major expansion. The new complex will be called the High Voltage Battery Centre Phase II.
Apr 25, 2018 - 07:17 am
BMW reveals next generation iX3 Concept
BMW is doubling down on their investment: The Concept iX3 will have a motor performance of over 200 kW, when it goes into serial production in 2020 as an SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle). According to the new WLTP measuring system, the range even exceeds 400 km.