Tag: BMW

BMW Posts Increased Electrified Vehicles Sales In The First Half Of The Year

Despite global demand in new vehicles dropping significantly in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions imposed worldwide, the BMW Group posted increased sales of its electrified cars. According to numbers released by the company, a total of 61,652 electrified vehicles, made by BMW and MINI, were shipped to their owners in the […]

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2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Review – For the Fun CEO

2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Fast Facts 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 (600 hp @ 6,000 rpm, 553 lb-ft @ 1,800-5,600 rpm) Eight-speed automatic, all-wheel drive 15 city / 21 highway / 17 combined (EPA Estimated Rating, MPG) 16.0 city, 11.0 highway, 13.8 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $130,000 (U.S) / $151,274.73 (Canada) As Tested: $154,295 […]

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BMW 02 Reminiscence Concept Is A Modern Tribute To The Company’s First EV

In 1972, BMW unveiled the 1602 Elektro-Antrieb (German for Electric Drive) at the Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. It was the first in a long line of all-electric concepts culminating in the brand’s first-ever production EV, the i3 that was launched in 2013. The original BMW EV was based on the gasoline-powered 1602 and the […]

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BMW 02 Reminiscence Concept Is A Modern Tribute To The Company’s First EV

In 1972, BMW unveiled the 1602 Elektro-Antrieb (German for Electric Drive) at the Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. It was the first in a long line of all-electric concepts culminating in the brand’s first-ever production EV, the i3 that was launched in 2013. The original BMW EV was based on the gasoline-powered 1602 and the […]

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Alpina’s Boss Walks Us Around The Tuner’s New XB7 And B3

<!––> <!––> For decades, Alpina has been taking BMW models and outfitting them with a plethora of upgrades to lift them to new heights. The BMW X7-based Alpina XB7 and the BMW 3-Series-based Alpina B3 are two of its most recent models. In this video, Alpina chief executive Andreas Bovensiepen gives us a tour of […]

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Sporty Compact SUV Brawl: BMW X3 M40i Vs. Volvo XC60 Polestar Vs. Audi Q5 55 TFSIe

Nowadays, most brand new performance models seem to feature some sort of mild hybrid assistance, at the very least. The BMW X3 M40i however does not, which technically should be a disadvantage. Its rivals during this performance test by Carwow are the Volvo XC60 Polestar and the Audi Q5 55 TFSIe, both of which are […]

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Audi’s RS4 Avant Can Easily Outperform The BMW M340i Touring, Right?

<!––> <!––> Logic would dictate that the Audi RS4 Avant is significantly faster than the BMW M340i Touring in a straight line. However, official figures oftentimes only tell half of the story and there’s nothing like real-world testing in order to reach a verdict. Until the latest-generation BMW M3 hits showroom floors, the German brand […]

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Porsche Macan Turbo And BMW X3 M Are Not To Be Underestimated

<!––> <!––> The BMW X3 M and Porsche Macan Turbo are both very quick but as this video reveals, one has a significant performance advantage over the other. While the X3 variant tested is not the flagship X3 M Competition, it is no slouch. In fact, it is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine […]

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VW, Audi, Porsche, BMW And Mercedes Hit With Competition Probe In Turkey

Turkey’s competition board has announced the launch of an investigation into VW, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes and BMW in order to determine whether the German carmakers violated the country’s competition law. The competition board stated that findings regarding claims about these carmakers’ actions on security and environment cooperation, as well as sharing competition-sensitive information, were deemed […]

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BMW Expanding Production Capacity In Dingolfing To 500,000 E-Drive Units By 2022

The BMW Group is ramping up production of electric motors, transmissions, power electronics and batteries for electric vehicles at its largest European manufacturing facility in Dingolfing, Germany. The automaker has opened the Competence Center for E-Drive Production at the plant, which will be able to build 500,000 BMW e-drive units a year from 2022. The […]

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Annoyment Optional: BMW Envisions a Future of Temporary Features

The future’s weird, man. As wireless, over-the-air (OVA) software updates become an increasingly common thing in the auto industry, OEMs have weighed its potential. It opens doors to new ways of doing business. New ways of outfitting cars. New ownership experiences, too. Frankly, what BMW wants to pull on its customers would make a good […]

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2021 BMW 4-Series Production Starts Next To Facelifted 5-Series, 6-Series GT

The new generation BMW 4-Series Coupe has entered production at the Dingolfing factory in Germany. The premium sports coupe is joined on the assembly line by the updated 5-Series Sedan, 5-Series Touring, M5, and 6-Series GT, as the roll out of all five models started at the same time. “Launching production of five models at […]

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2021 BMW M3 And M4 Confirmed For Mid-September Debut With Standard Manual Gearbox

The wait for the all-new BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe is almost over as the automaker has confirmed the two high-performance models will debut in mid-September. This means there’s not much time left for testing, which is why BMW M is running on all cylinders at the moment performing driving dynamics tests under racetrack […]

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BMW 3-Series Driver Filmed Sitting On The Window While Cruising On The Highway!

<!––> <!––> The driver of a BMW 3-Series has been caught on film standing out of the car’s window on Interstate 5 in Washington in a truly bizarre incident of reckless driving. The clip was recorded by a driver who was following the white 3-Series along the interstate. Understandably, the guy filming was pretty shocked […]

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BMW X5 M Competition: Is It The Best Performance Luxury SUV On The Market?

The BMW X5 M Competition is an absolute weapon, as this recent review from The Straight Pipes confirms. In a world where more and more people are buying crossovers and SUVs, car manufacturers that have previously had no business making these types of vehicles, such as Bentley, Rolls-Royce, and Lamborghini, have all launched fast SUVs […]

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BMW Faces a Choice: Go Big on EVs, or Risk Falling Behind

BMW’s approach to the next frontier of driving propulsion has been an incremental one. First, electrification in a couple of oddball niche cars; then, plug-in hybrid versions of more conventional models. The fully electric vehicles coming down the pipe share their versatile architecture with existing models containing more conventional powerplants. It’s cautious, and it’s certainly […]

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