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BMW i3 drops range extender

3 months ago / 0 comments

The full electric BMW i3 and more sporty i3s are now available with a near 200-mile range, while the company has quietly dropped the petrol range … Read More »

BMW and Daimler to form urban mobility joint venture

3 months ago / 0 comments

The BMW Group and Daimler AG have formed a 50/50 joint venture to establish a standalone mobility services company, set to operate across Europe.

Early Drive: 2019 BMW 3 Series

4 months ago / 0 comments

Neil Briscoe gets an early drive of the all-new, high-technology 3 Series in prototype form, to find out what’s in store for the next generation of … Read More »

BMW completes WLTP re-testing

5 months ago / 0 comments

BMW Group has re-tested its entire model range under the new WLTP test cycle ahead of the September deadline, and has stressed that it can offer … Read More »

BMW launches wireless EV charging

6 months ago / 0 comments

BMW is introducing wireless, inductive charging for the 530e iPerformance model from next month.

BMW reveals new X5 SUV

6 months ago / 0 comments

BMW’s fourth-generation X5 will go on sale in the UK later this month, priced from £56,710 on the road.

Hampshire Police steps up EV plans

7 months ago / 0 comments

Hampshire Constabulary has rolled out the first of a 40 electric vehicles on its fleet, with plans to switch half of its 220 non-pursuit cars to … Read More »

Global Autocare showcases ‘extraordinary’ fleet management capabilities

8 months ago / 0 comments

Independent fleet management specialist Global Autocare is playing a vital role in ensuring one of cycling’s biggest races keeps on the road with the provision of … Read More »

BMW rethinks fleet trims

8 months ago / 0 comments

BMW has hinted that its fleet-focused ‘ED’ trim levels may no longer be needed, as other versions now have the right equipment levels and CO2 emissions … Read More »

BMW and Daimler merge mobility solutions

9 months ago / 0 comments

BMW and Daimler are to merge their mobility offerings in a deal that will bring fleets a single source for everything from ride-hailing to EV charging.

BMW confirms i4 for production

10 months ago / 0 comments

BMW has confirmed its next BMW i branded vehicle will be the i4.

New BMW X4 breaks cover

10 months ago / 0 comments

BMW will begin taking orders for its second-generation X4 coupe-SUV tomorrow, replacing a model which has sold 200,000 units since it launched in 2014.

BMW to debut live safety data from Here

12 months ago / 0 comments

BMW is to offer real-time safety alerts from mid-2018 under a partnership with digital maps provider Here Technologies.

BMW and MINI ranges to adopt i3 traction control tech

12 months ago / 0 comments

BMW is set to roll out the traction control system from the i3 electric car across all future BMW and MINI products as it shows how … Read More »

Alphabet’s AlphaCity car sharing tech to go multi-make

12 months ago / 0 comments

Alphabet is to expand its AlphaCity corporate car sharing platform into other manufacturers and also add LCVs to the fleet as it reports a near 20% … Read More »

PHEVs now “over 25%” of 3 Series Fleet volume

1 year ago / 0 comments

BMW is aiming to double sales of the 530e plug-in hybrid in 2018, following a year where the 330e will have taken “well over a quarter” … Read More »

More electric range for BMW i8 Coupé and Roadster introduced

1 year ago / 0 comments

BMW has revealed the production version of the new i8 Roadster and new Coupé at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

BMW X3 adds to engine line-up

1 year ago / 0 comments

BMW is to add two more engines to its X3 a month after the third-generation model launches.

BMW previews future “i5” with new concept

1 year ago / 0 comments

BMW’s third i brand model will join the carmaker’s line-up in 2021 in the form of a fully electric four-door Gran Coupé.

BMW reveals EV concept and roadmap prior to Frankfurt

1 year ago / 0 comments

BMW’s future EV strategy will see the group offer 25 plug-in hybrid and fully electric models by 2025, including a new fully-electric four-door saloon that will … Read More »

Carmakers launch scrappage schemes in time for plate change

1 year ago / 0 comments

Car groups including Renault-Nissan, VW and Kia have become the latest manufacturers to launch scrappage schemes intended to tempt buyers to new, less-polluting vehicles. 

BMW ramps up electric power to create the new i3s

1 year ago / 0 comments

BMW has introduced a new higher powered version of the i3 electric super mini; the i3s, available with the 94Ah/33kWh battery and optional range extender…

Today in Fleet – Friday 18 August

1 year ago / 0 comments

All the key news in fleet… No benefit to driverless cars, new study finds A new study has found that drivers fail to  the benefits automated … Read More »

BMW shows first images of X2 coupe-SUV

1 year ago / 0 comments

BMW has previewed the forthcoming X2 coupe-SUV, which is due to launch in 2018.

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

1 year ago / 0 comments

This week’s top fleet industry stories… Ultra-efficient Mazda petrol could beat diesels on fuel economy Mazda is to launch a new petrol engine using compression ignition … Read More »

Fleet World’s five-minute industry briefing: This week’s top stories

1 year ago / 0 comments

This week’s top fleet industry stories… Pay-per-mile road pricing plans could double cost of driving in London Plans to introduce pay-per-mile road pricing in London would … Read More »

BMW’s Ian Robertson to retire in 2018

1 year ago / 0 comments

Ian Robertson, current Board of Management member for BMW sales, will hand over responsibilities to Pieter Nota in January 2018, after nearly a decade of service.

New BMW X3 brings latest digital and driver assistance tech

1 year ago / 0 comments

BMW’s third-generation X3 will bring new petrol engines as well as latest driver assistance and connectivity functionality when it launches this November.

First Drive: BMW 5 Series Touring

1 year ago / 0 comments

There are few moments where you’d feel short-changed by BMW’s executive estate, reckons Alex Grant.

New 5 Series Touring goes on sale

2 years ago / 0 comments

The estate version of BMW’s seventh-gen 5 Series Touring is now on sale, bringing new chassis technology and increased boot capacity.