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BMW Vision iNEXT Concept Vehicle Revealed

After a recent online leak of the Vision iNEXT concept vehicle, BMW has officially revealed the next generation electric vehicle described as the company's "building blocks for the future." The futuristic concept is designed around fundamental changes to the driving experience that are afforded by autonomous driving systems. In other words, with autonomous driving clearly on the horizon, BMW has focused their efforts to enhancing the personal space of the vehicle "as a mobile environment that enhances quality of life."

The iNEXT is designed to be a fully autonomous vehicle, but driver's can take control at any time if they desire, so those who enjoy the experience of piloting their vehicle have the ability to do so. The vehicle sports a crossover design with several next-gen features including a 3-part technology based system, an enormous sunroof, and an interior that resembles the dichotomy of a futuristic take on retro styling. The technology system is d…

Is BMW Discontinuing Diesel Vehicles in America after 2018?

According to an official statement from BMW of North America, the company will begin to focus exclusively on PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles) rather than diesel alternatives due to a sharp increase in sales of the former and an equally dramatic decrease in sales of the latter. Sales indicate the drop in diesel sales is directly correlated to a customer preference for high performance gasoline alternatives.

The policy change affects several vehicles including the 540d xDrive which was only recently released this year; however, BMW states the decision for a future release of a diesel X5 has not been decided, so there is still hope for the diesel heads out there. Additionally, the statement indicates a PHEV model X5 will be released in 2021.

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