Jan. 2

More BMW News: 2016 7-Series Revealed

Known by Bimmer fans and BMW employees as the upcoming G11, Autoweek.nl posted photos of the latest luxo-autobahn-bomber. What are your thoughts on the new look? Let us know in the Comments section below.

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Dec. 30

BMW Offers Fix for Finicky Charging Problem in i3

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According to Inside EVs, "When the BMW i3 launched in the U.S., BMW promised a Level 2 charging rate of over 7.0 kW." The site has gone on to state, "While the promise was over 7.0 kW (7.4 kW to be precise), several U.S. i3s began to blow what’s known as the KLE (onboard charger)."

As the result of some back-and-forth issues and more complaints by owners, it appears the problematic charging problem has been offered a fix by the blue and white roundel. In addition to executing a service campaign to replace the onboard charger, BMW is also updating the software. It should be noted that not all i3 owners are seeing problems with the charge of their vehicle. Curious owners should contact their local BMW service department to see if their vehicle is among the affected cars.

Dec. 29

Heads-Up Displays

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According to David Sedgwick at Automotive News, heads-up displays (HUD) are going to find their way into more vehicle cockpits.

Sedgwick's article states, "...In an effort to get drivers' eyes back on the road -- or in that general direction -- interior designers are working on how to concentrate more of a vehicle's critical information in the driver's line of sight -- that is, on the instrument cluster and head-up display."

We've driven several different new cars with the fighter jet-inspired technology. It seems like a quick win for driving safety. That said, how much will the tech affect vehicle cost? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.