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Electric BMW iX3 to be Imported From China

This week BMW revealed a concept version of its first battery-electric SUV, the iX3 Concept. The thinly-veiled concept is offering up a preview of the brand's first electric SUV, which will be imported to Europe and the U.S. from China.  BMW plans to begin producing the iX3 in 2020 at its joint-venture plant in Shenyang, according to joint-venture partner Brilliance China Automotive…

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BMW Exiting Detroit Auto Show

BMW is joining fellow German automaker Mercedes-Benz and other automakers in ending participation in the annual Detroit Auto Show.  "BMW Group has decided to withdraw from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit," the company said Friday. "This decision was made as BMW Group is constantly examining our presence at trade-shows and other engagements, while, at the same time,…

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BMW Teases Upcoming 8 Series

BMW has issued our first official look at the upcoming 8 Series. The revived nameplate will be affixed to the brand's flagship coupe offering when it goes on sale later this year.  As expected, the photo appears to confirm that the production 8 Series design will follow that of the 8 Series Concept BMW recently showed. This means a super…

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Front-Wheel Drive BMW X2 Coming to U.S.

BMW has confirmed it will sell the front-wheel drive version of its new X2 crossover in the U.S. While the X2 has launched with the all-wheel drive X2 xDrive28i, the sDrive28i will arrive in the coming months, echoing its strategy with the X1.  Thus far BMW has not confirmed the exact price for the FWD variant of the X2, the…

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BMW Partners With Solid-State Battery Developer

BMW AG has partnered up with battery developer Solid Power. The partnership is intended to develop batteries for BMW's next-generation battery-electric vehicles using new solid-state battery packs.  Reports thus far are referring to the deal as a partnership, but financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Based in Louisville, Colorado, Solid Power has been in business since 2012…

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Minor Change for Mini Logo

BMW Group's Mini brand is refreshing something other than one of its vehicles. The quirky small car brand is introducing a new corporate logo, which will begin to appear on vehicles in March 2018.  Seen above, the new logo is a mass-simplification of the current Mini logo. Sticking with graphic design trends, the new version is "flattened" and less three-dimensional…

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2019 BMW i8 Roadster, Revised Coupe Debut

BMW has finally shown us the 2019 i8 Roadster, after years of rumors. In addition to the new Roadster variant, the i8 is getting updates across the board including more power, additional electric range and more technology.  The big story here is the addition of the Roadster model. Unlike the 2+2 coupe model, this Roadster is shedding the two rear…

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