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BMW, Toyota partnership produces new Z4 plug-in hybrid

The partnership between BMW and Toyota will produce two dynamic new sports cars, including hybrid versions of the BWM Z4 roadster and the iconic Toyota Supra. Auto World News reports that both cars will ride on a brand new chassis that will use lightweight materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum. The chassis will allow each brand to design completely…

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BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid will be introduced at Detroit auto show

BMW will introduce the new BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid at the North American International Auto Show in January in Detroit. GreenCarCongress reports that the BMW 530e iPerformance offers the full breadth of BMW 5 Series Advanced Driver Assistance systems and the latest technology introduced with the new 5 Series, combined with eDrive plug-in hybrid powertrain technology. Read more.

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15 hybrids that don’t sacrifice cargo and passenger space

Motor Trend recently highlighted its picks for 15 hybrids that offer the best of both worlds —  impressive fuel economy and plenty of space for friends, family, and all of your gear. Here is the list of the new generation of hybrids that don’t sacrifice interior space to house powertrain components: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Toyota Prius Audi A3 e-Tron Subaru Crosstrek…

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“Floodgates opening…” with a dozen new plug-in hybrids arriving in 2016

HybridCars.com reports that a dozen new plug-in hybrids will be introduced this year, doubling the number of PHEVs currently for sale in the United States. The article describes the wave of new plug-in hybrids as “tantamount to a floodgate opening…” The new plug-in hybrids include: Audi A3 e-tron Sportback BMW 330e, BMW 740e Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Mercedes-Benz C350e, E350e, GLC 350e 4MATIC, GLE…

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BMW to introduce 330e plug-in hybrid at LA Auto Show

HybridCars.com reports that BMW will introduce the 330e plug-in hybrid at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The hybrid offers three driving modes — AUTO eDRIVE, MAX eDRIVE and SAVE BATTERY — with the default AUTO eDRIVE using the engine and electric motor together. Pricing and availability for the 330e have not yet been announced. Read more.

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Five Alternatives to the Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius has become synonymous with the hybrid vehicle in America, but reporter Collin Woodard offers up five alternatives that hybrid car buyers may want to consider: Lexus CT200h ($42,200, 42 mpg): Features include a luxurious interior and sporty driving dynamics. Ford C-Max ($24,170, 40 mpg): Features include a more powerful engine, sportier handling, and a significantly more spacious cabin Honda Accord…

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