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Current 4-cylinder engines aren’t good enough for BMW M

The automotive industry at large may be working to downsize engines to extract greater fuel efficiency from cars, but not BMW's M division. Today's modern 4-cylinder engines aren't up to par for the performance division and BMW M's chief, Frank van Meel, said there won't be an M car powered by a 4-cylinder anytime soon. The executive made the comments to...

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BMW M CEO says it doesn’t need a hypercar or supercar

Building incredible, limited-run supercars seems to be a hot trend these days, but it's not one BMW's M division plans to partake in. CEO of BMW's M division, Frank van Meel, recently commented on the prospects of an M supercar or hypercar, and he believes such a car isn't needed. The BMW M chief told Motoring the idea of a limited-run hypercar doesn't mesh...

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BMW might ditch car keys all together

The days of grabbing keys to gain access to one's car may be a thing of the past in future BMWs. The automaker has recently questioned the need for car keys altogether, according to a report by Reuters. During last week's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, Ian Robertson, BMW's board member responsible for sales, said many if not all of its customers carry a...

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BMW’s newest M5 to receive Competition Package

Roundel fans have a lot to be happy about these days. Especially those that pine for a bit of the old BMW magic that used to float around when the automaker was churning out top-notch sport sedan and coupes. You'll have folks arguing both sides of the fence as to whether BMW is doing enough of that today, but you can't deny that Bavaria's best certainly...

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BMW bringing back CSL nameplate as part of four-tier M strategy

Right now, if you want the most potent version of a BMW M model, the GTS badge represents the top of the ladder. There is only one on offer, the M4 GTS. Soon, however, the GTS is likely to go away, and in its place we will find a CSL badge. In fact, multiple M cars could get the badge. These will be full-on track weapons designed not for the daily grind but...

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BMW M8 GTE race car debuts in Frankfurt, ready to battle at LeMans

While BMW holds off on unveiling the production version of the upcoming BMW 8-Series awhile longer, the Bavarian automaker is whetting our palettes with the debut of the BMW M8 GTE race car at the Frankfurt motor show. It's not the "8" we'll see on the street, but the M8 GTE program has run parallel with the road car's development. A 4.0-liter twin-turbo...

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BMW X3 preview

BMW on Monday unveiled a redesigned X3. The reveal took place at BMW's plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina where production has just started. The first examples are due in showrooms in November, as 2018 models. The third-generation X3 is the first SUV based on BMW's CLAR modular platform which made its debut in the 2016 7-Series. It brings some...

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BMW X7 concept previews new full-size, 3-row SUV

BMW's a bit late to the full-size SUV party, but as they say, "better late than never." The German automaker will use its home show, this week's 2017 Frankfurt auto show, to present the X7 iPerformance concept, a hulking SUV with typical BMW design cues coupled with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and a light and airy cabin. Although...

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