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BMW X8 flagship SUV to emphasize rear-seat comfort, launch in 2020

BMW won't yet spill the beans on what its flagship SUV, to be called the X8, will embody, but new details on the vehicle have surfaced. According to an Autocar report published Friday, the X8 will place its emphasis on rear-seat passengers and their comfort. Additionally, it should feature a sloping roofline and more "coupe-like" design potentially like the...

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2019 BMW M2 Competition priced from $58,900

Roundel fans, rejoice. While BMW is busy focusing on bringing more SUVs and electric cars to the market, the M division still wants more performance options. By hook or by crook, the M folks seem to have snuck one past the money men: the 2019 M2 Competition. And the best part is that there's no insane premium. The 2019 M2 Competition is priced from a very...

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BMW teases iNext tech flagship, says concept coming in 2018

BMW has dropped multiple hints over the past couple of years about a new technological flagship code-named the iNext, and at its annual general meeting held in Munich on Thursday the automaker provided an early glimpse at the vehicle which is due in 2021. The teaser goes some way toward confirming the iNext as a crossover SUV with styling influenced by the...

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BMW prepares for Le Mans return and reveal of new 8-Series

You've seen the prototypes and leaked shots, but in just a few weeks BMW will finally pull the covers off its new 8-Series. The debut will take place June 15 in Le Mans, where BMW the next day will compete in the French town's famous 24-hour race with the M8 GTE race car. The last time BMW competed at Le Mans was in 2011, when its M3 GT race car finished...

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2019 BMW M5 Competition drills out 617 HP for $111k

BMW won us over with the 2018 M5 super sedan. On Tuesday, it hit the gas on a new Competition model for 2019. With the new 5-Series edition, BMW has confirmed a standalone Competition model line, as the 2019 M5 joins the M2 Competition. With slightly more power, specific suspension tune and enhancements, and new engine mounts, the new 2019 M5 Competition...

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BMW won’t make an M2 convertible, but this German company did

BMW does not offer the wonderful M2 as a convertible, but that hasn't stopped a German company by the name of Lightweight from modding the standard convertible into something comparable. With some modifications and M2 parts, Lightweight will transform a standard 2-Series convertible into a drop-top track weapon. To start, the power figure actually outdoes...

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BMW M2 Competition sharpened with M Performance parts

BMW already has a full assortment of performance upgrades for the new M2 Competition due in showrooms later this year. Munich's latest creation is near perfect straight out of the box but BMW is well aware that the car targets the enthusiast market. It's no surprise then that the automaker is offering a full range of M Performance parts from the get go...

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BMW 8-Series leaked…again

A new photo showing an undisguised version of BMW's modern 8-Series has hit the web. It was posted to the Instagram account of Wilco Blok on Sunday and reveals the interior of the new BMW coupe. It joins some earlier photos posted to the Bimmerpost forum in January and revealing the exterior of the car, specifically an 850i coupe likely equipped with an M...

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Is a BMW M7 on the way?

It appears BMW may have another M-division vehicle on the horizon. The automaker has applied to trademark the "M7" name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. First discovered by Bimmerfest, the automaker officially filed and had the trademark approved for use on April 27. The trademark was filed for use with automobiles specifically and...

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Amazon accidentally ships F1 race clutch to BMW M3 customer

Someone, somewhere has made a serious boo-boo. An M3 Forum user by the name of "breadvan" posted to convey his confusion over a replacement ZF Sachs clutch kit for his BMW M3. When the box arrived, it appears he actually received a Formula One-spec carbon racing clutch. It's quite apparent this isn't a part meant for a road car, even a performance sedan...

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