Tag Archives: BMW

2019 BMW 1-Series Hatchback spy shots and video

The current BMW 1-Series Hatchback is somewhat of an oddity in the world of compact cars, because it comes with a sporty rear-wheel-drive layout and available inline-6 engines. That's odd because the rear-wheel-drive layout eats into interior space, making an already tight cabin even tighter, while the longitudinally-mounted inline-6 makes the front of the...

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BMW issues stop-sale order and recall on all i3 electric cars

BMW last week issued a stop-sale order and recall for every i3 in the United States, meaning from the 2014 model up to the present 2018 car. A total 30,542 cars are affected. The cause? It seems that in a recent round of testing, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration determined that a limit was exceeded in one particular case. The limit...

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BMW to build battery lab

In yet another sign of the growing importance of electrification, BMW on Friday announced plans to establish a lab dedicated to the development of batteries. To be located in the automaker's hometown of Munich, Germany, the lab will open in early 2019 and develop technologies to be used across the portfolio of BMW Group brands. BMW isn't looking...

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Everything you need to know about the BMW M3

When enthusiasts think German sports car, they often think BMW M3, and there's a good reason for that. The M3 came to life as a race car first, and a street car second. Donut Media's latest "Up to Speed" episode focuses on the M3 and traces the iconic sports car's history back to its DTM racing days of the 1980s. DTM, or Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, bound...

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BMW X7 to spawn ultra-posh coupe-like X8?

BMW showed the X7 iPerformance concept at this year Frankfurt motor show, previewing the brand's all-new three-row X7 SUV. However, the concept could birth a second derivative in the form of an ultra-luxurious X8 with a coupe-like design. BMW's head of development, Klaus Fro╠łhlich, didn't confirm plans for an X8 SUV in an Autocar report published on...

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BMW explains what to look for when buying an E34 5-Series

The BMW 5-Series has long been a beloved uber sedan. In its most basic form, it represents a powerful and moderately upscale entry in the mid-size luxury sedan segment. At the upper end of the scale you have the mighty M5, which remains the measuring stick by which other sports sedans are measured. Every BMW fan has their preferred generation of a given...

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BMW M3 CS sheds weight, ups power

M3 fans can look forward to a quicker, more extreme version of BMW's sport sedan benchmark arriving next year. The vehicle we're talking about is the first-ever M3 CS which is limited to just 550 units in the United States. It arrives next spring, as a 2018 model. Yes, BMW seems to be making use of its multiple CS trademark filings which range...

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2019 BMW Z4 spy shots and video

It was in 2011 that we first caught wind of BMW and Toyota's plans to jointly develop a "mid-size sports car platform" to spawn replacements for their respective Z4 and Supra models. Today we have new spy shots plus video of a prototype for the BMW which was previously thought to be called a Z5. BMW has since confirmed the car will be...

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E30 M3 does hill climb with screaming 440-HP E46 M3 engine

You'll often find builders of hot rods and muscle cars talking about upping the displacement on a given engine. Taking a Ford 390 and turning into a 428, for example. Are there times when destroking an engine is more appealing to increasing displacement? Yes, and we have the perfect example for you in the form of this BMW hill climb beastie. It's an E30...

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