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2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe spy shots

The Mercedes-Benz CLA will soon have competition from a coupe-like sedan from BMW. A prototype has been spotted for what's likely to be a BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe. The car is on track for a debut in 2019, as a 2020 model. Its development may explain why BMW has been reluctant to sell its 1-Series sedan outside of China: for global markets, a sharper...

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Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant coming to BMWs and Minis

The BMW Group is the latest automaker to announce the addition of Amazon's Alexa to its cars. The cloud-based voice activation system will start appearing in all BMW and Mini models from mid-2018. Voice activation has been around for years but most systems are still finicky things that more often than not get commands wrong. Alexa is one of the better...

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2020 BMW 7-Series spy shots

The current BMW 7-Series is one of the most dynamic and technologically advanced offerings in its class, but its predictable styling and drab interior leave a lot to be desired. This is a 6-figure car once you add a few options, yet to the average onlooker it's hard to distinguish from the lesser 5-Series. This is reflected in the sales. In 2016, the...

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BMW takes to Mars for virtual 2018 X3 test drive

BMW believes the technology found in the 2018 X3 is out of this world. The German luxury brand has published a 360-degree video on YouTube for viewers to explore Mars with the 2018 X3 as a rover. In the future, BMW is apparently the official vehicle of Mars. Aside from the fact this particular 2018 BMW X3 wouldn't even be operable on the planet—the X3...

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2019 BMW X3 M spy shots and video

Feast your eyes on the latest spy shots and video of BMW's upcoming X3 M. The high-performance crossover SUV is based on the recently revealed third-generation X3, and when it arrives it will do battle with the Porsche Macan Turbo as well as a new GLC63 from Mercedes-AMG. We've also heard Audi Sport is preparing an RS Q5 and Jaguar Land Rover SVO an...

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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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