Bringing up the rear

Dear Dr Diesel and Ian,   This might not be a topic for you. Apologies if it isn’t, and please could you make sure it is passed on to the right department, if needed?   Yesterday we had heavy snow in The Midlands, and this resulted in the usual chaos. Having had a less than […]

Bright Spark

In November last year, BMW announced it was moving production of its mighty eight and twelve cylinder engines from Germany to its plant at Hams Hall near Birmingham. On the face of it, that looks like a big vote of confidence in the British motor industry against the background of the uncertainty generated by Brexit […]

Bright Spark

In November last year, BMW announced it was moving production of its mighty eight and twelve cylinder engines from Germany to its plant at Hams Hall near Birmingham. On the face of it, that looks like a big vote of confidence in the British motor industry against the background of the uncertainty generated by Brexit […]

Pleasing planet Earth

Perhaps it’s rather too fashionable to moan about motoring today, its costs and its annoyances, and maybe some of it is a result of the present circumstances, without mentioning the dreaded C-word. But it’s difficult not to feel hard done by at times, and one of those instances came up recently when it was time […]

All-electric BMW iX3 starts at £61,900

BMW will launch the all-electric iX3 in summer 2021. UK customers will be able to choose between the iX3 Premier Edition and BMW iX3 Premier Edition Pro, both offering more standard equipment than the current X3. The BMW X3 will be the brand’s first model offered with a pure-electric drive system, a plug-in hybrid system or petrol and diesel engines.

BMW iX3 – the first all-electric X car

The first fully electric-powered BMW X model has been revealed. The BMW X3 will be the brand’s first model to be available with a pure-electric drive system, a plug-in hybrid system or petrol and diesel engines. BMW says this embodies the Group’s “Power of Choice” strategic approach, with the company supporting the broad spread of customer requirements and statutory regulations around the world.

Bright Spark

This year’s Geneva motor show was shaping up to host a blizzard of electric vehicle launch announcements. BMW was going to show its i4 Concept, an important competitor for the Tesla Model 3. Renault’s budget brand Dacia had an electric baby SUV, the Spring, ready to roll, and Fiat was poised to pull the sheets […]

BMW readies electric iX3 for production

The BMW Group is pursuing its electrification strategy and will release the new BMW iX3 onto the market by the end of 2020. Standard production of the BMW core brand’s first pure electric model will get underway at the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture (BBA) in China in late summer as planned: BBA Plant Dadong will produce the iX3 for the global market. The first of these electric vehicles will be delivered to customers by the end of the year.

BMW unveils new 4 Series Coupé

Mild hybrid technology, the latest weight-saving chassis technology and the first BMW to be available with the specialised M Sport Pro Package, form part of the offering in the all-new BMW 4 Series Coupé. The new BMW 4 Series Coupé will be built at BMW Plant Dingolfing, with its worldwide launch commencing in October 2020.

Mid-life update for the BMW 5 Series

BMW has introduced several changes in an updated 5 Series range. Most models now feature mild-hybrid technology. Like the new BMW 5 Series Saloon, the new BMW 5 Series Touring will also be available with a plug-in hybrid drive system from November 2020. The use of mild hybrid technology with a 48V starter-generator will be rolled out to all models with a four- or six-cylinder engine, except PHEV and M550i xDrive models.