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MaganStyer hydrogen fuel handling system (Image: MagnaSteyr Aerospace)

At first glance, hydrogen seems like a brilliant alternative fuel for motor cars. It burns so clean that all it produces is water, it’s the most abundant element in the universe and it doesn’t need all those rare earth elements and heavy metals that electric vehicles depend on. The only trouble is, it’s very difficult to handle. In an effort to make hydrogen cars practical, the European Space Agency (ESA) and Austrian automotive manufacturer MagnaSteyr are adapting technology developed for the Ariane rockets so that it can be used in cars, as part of ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme.  Read More

BMW first showed the i8 Spyder Concept in the spring

The world already saw the latest i3 city car concept in London and Paris and the i8 Spyder via a Web reveal earlier this year. North America, however, has yet to welcome the latest iterations of BMW's green concepts ashore. That will all change in a few weeks. BMW plans to bring both vehicles to New York, the only U.S. stop on its world "Born Electric" tour.  Read More

The e-M3 clocked an 11.8-second quarter mile

Before he ever began work on the thrilling Rimac Concept_One electric supercar, Rimac Automobili founder Mate Rimac converted an old BMW E30 to an electric speed demon. The decades-old car, fondly nicknamed the "green monster" but more formally known as the e-M3, was recently awarded several electric vehicle world records.  Read More

The Vision ConnectedDrive is one of BMW's visions for the future; what's yours?

One of the most established luxury auto marques is teaming up with one of the market's latest, buzziest firms to visualize the future of design and technology. BMW is working with crowd-source guru Local Motors in a new contest designed to gain a broader perspective on the future of sustainable urban mobility.  Read More

BMW Concept Active Tourer (Photo: BMW)

BMW is bringing its BMW Concept Active Tourer to the 2012 Paris Motor Show, which takes place September 29 to October 14. The four-door plug-in hybrid concept car showcases technology that combines fuel efficiency and comfort in a design aimed at the premium compact market.  Read More

BMW i3 Concept

BMW will present a new version of its i3 Concept electric vehicle at the Paris Motor Show later this month. This time around, BMW is emphasizing its holistic approach to sustainability by focusing not just on the all-electric drivetrain and extensive use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic to reduce weight, but on the renewable materials employed to put the finishing touches on the high-tech interior.  Read More

Cockpit of the “V-12 25 Years Edition” 760Li (Image: BMW)

Last Friday, BMW announced that it was releasing a limited series of 15 760Li Sedans in the United States to commemorate 25 years since the company built its first V-12 engine L series cars. By Monday afternoon, all had been snapped up at an eye-watering price of US$159,695 each.  Read More

The MINI John Cooper Works Countryman (Photo: BMW)

When MINI Cooper came out with its Mini Countryman in 2010, it looked like what it was – a 4x4 crossover for people who like MINIs, but occasionally need to drive through a field or live on steep, icy hills. This year, MINI’s John Cooper Works sub-brand comes out with its version of the Countryman that takes the bucolic MINI and gives it a heavy dose of racetrack style and technology.  Read More

MINI John Cooper Works GP

More details of the two-seater MINI John Cooper Works GP have been released ahead of its official debut at the Paris Motor Show later this month. The "fastest MINI ever" hasn’t just been given a couple of aerodynamic aprons and some racing stripes. BMW has dropped in a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine that puts out 218 bhp (160 kW) to send this MINI from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 242 kph (150 mph).  Read More

Side view of the Level 10 M Mouse showing the height- and angle-adjustable upper segment a...

In the same way that professional athletes have turned to technology to give them an advantage in training and competition, professional gamers are increasingly being targeted by peripheral manufacturers promising gamers an edge over their opposition. Thermaltake’s Level 10 M Mouse is just such a peripheral. Unveiled earlier this year, pricing and availability details of the mouse have now been announced.  Read More

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