BMW's electric i3 Concept is presented before the Paris Motor Show last September. The car was officially unveiled Monday; purchasers can reportedly opt for using a gas-powered SUV several weeks each year.
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As it unveils its all-electric i3 compact sedan Monday, BMW also plans to offer buyers the option of booking a gas-powered SUV for a few weeks every year, according to reports. The move is part of BMW's efforts to ease customers' concerns about relying on an electric vehicle year-round, particularly for long family trips.
The news out of Detroit has been grim of late, but there are some bright spots coming from one corner of the Motor City. On Thursday, General Motors posted its 14th straight profitable quarter since emerging from bankruptcy. Ford announced its 16th consecutive profitable quarter Wednesday, and Chrysler is expected to offer good news soon as well.
The 2014 Chevrolet Impala, which <em>Consumer Reports</em> says its better than its foreign rivals.
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The city of Detroit may be on the skids financially, but one of its traditional "big three" automakers just scored a big win.
For the first time since it began making such comparisons between sedans in 1992, Consumer Reports magazine has given its top rating to a model made by a U.S. automaker — not one made by a European or Japanese company.
Mark Takahashi is now one of the "car people" at <a href="http://www.edmunds.com/">Edmunds.com</a> — but at the age of 2, the future automotive editor, like his co-worker Mike MaGrath, was more of a toy-car person.