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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 2016

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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BMW i5 patent renderings point to new electric family car
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BMW i5 patent renderings point to new electric family car

Patent images, which seem to be of the upcoming BMW i5, have been discovered and published online. These renderings were found and originally published by AutoGuide. According to the website, these images come from a Japanese patent filing that was submitted by BMW in April, but were only recently made available publicly...


BMW 'i' brand: initial Australian response 'almost overwhelming'
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BMW 'i' brand: initial Australian response 'almost overwhelming'

The response by Australian buyers to the BMW ‘i’ sub-brand has been profoundly positive, with the German brand's local head revealing it all but underestimated local demand. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new BMW M2 at Targa Tasmania this week, BMW Australia CEO Mark Werner said the response to BMW’s first foray into a standalone electrified sub-brand has been a local and global sales success...


BMW i5 SUV rendered: Will BMW tackle growing electric SUV segment?
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BMW i5 SUV rendered: Will BMW tackle growing electric SUV segment?

Sedan, people-mover or SUV? Depending on the day of the week and which executive you can corner, the final shape of BMW’s next ultra-green i car could be ‘any of the above’. But, each passing month brings reports that suggest 2016 will be the year of the electric, or electric-assisted, premium SUV...


BMW nearing decision on ‘i5’ model - report
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BMW nearing decision on ‘i5’ model - report

BMW is reportedly closing in on a final direction for the so-called i5, the first new ‘i’ model since the i3 hatch and i8 coupe were revealed in 2013. Speaking with British magazine Autocar, BMW board member Ian Robertson said the company is in “the final stages” of deciding on the shape of the line’s third offering, which some reports have suggested could be an MPV-like version of the i3...


BMW PHEV sedan coming in 2018, priced against Tesla Model S - report
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BMW PHEV sedan coming in 2018, priced against Tesla Model S - report

BMW is reportedly working on a plug-in hybrid sedan, which could be based on the next-generation version of the long-wheelbase 5 Series. According to a report in Car, BMW is preparing a new uniquely styled plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Mooted names for this vehicle include i5 and i7, but branding has yet to be settled on...


BMW working on hydrogen fuel-cell-powered 'i5' with Toyota - report
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BMW working on hydrogen fuel-cell-powered 'i5' with Toyota - report

The hydrogen fuel-cell drivetrain powering the new Toyota Mirai could, if reports are correct, end up underneath a third BMW i model, possibly named the BMW i5. Unnamed sources within BMW have told Autocar that the Bavarian car company is working with Toyota to develop a new hydrogen fuel-cell car...