Tag: BMW

Rare Rides: A Very Rare De Tomaso Guarà Barchetta From 1995

<img data-attachment-id="1667758" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130.jpg" data-orig-size="500,375" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1995 De Tomaso Guara Barchetta" data-image-description=" https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C971707?fbclid=IwAR1w__bHod_2LeaGu2SI7mULcloVMi6jtAjlxJI_Pl5-CFRAd5J-OD7gWQg ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667758″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130.jpg” alt width=”550″ height=”413″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130.jpg 500w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/9864130-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 550px) 100vw, 550px”>The Rare Rides series has broached the subject of De Tomaso a few times before. The luxurious Longchamp coupe was accompanied […]

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unreleased BMW motorcycle prototype spun with custom web-like geometry

revival cycles unveils a unique, stripped-down custom motorcycle for BMW. titled ‘the revival birdcage’, the design is based on the yet-to-be-revealed prototype of a completely new type of BMW boxer engine, which is rumored to premier in the first half of 2019. its form is distinguished by a complex cage-like geometry that contrasts with its […]

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Germany’s Transition to EV-Land Sounds Slightly Unpleasant

<img data-attachment-id="1643160" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P90320645_highRes_the-bmw-i3-120-ah-an-e1538159770745.jpg" data-orig-size="2564,1683" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"6.3","credit":"WILFRIED WULFF","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1535537352","copyright":"Wilfried Wulff","focal_length":"30","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 BMW i3" data-image-description=" bmw ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P90320645_highRes_the-bmw-i3-120-ah-an-e1538159743210-450×295.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P90320645_highRes_the-bmw-i3-120-ah-an-e1538159743210-610×400.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1643160″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P90320645_highRes_the-bmw-i3-120-ah-an-e1538159743210-610×400.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”400″> Yesterday, we discussed Volkswagen trouble in finding the perfect recipe for affordable electric cars. Today, its BMW’s turn, and a broader look at how electrification is affecting Germany […]

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Peering Into Mini’s Tentative Electrification Plan

<img data-attachment-id="1587658" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/mini-electric-concept-e1504114240306.jpeg" data-orig-size="1391,846" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="mini electric concept" data-image-description=" Image: BMW Group ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/mini-electric-concept-e1504114240306-450×274.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/mini-electric-concept-e1504114240306-610×371.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1587658″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/mini-electric-concept-e1504114240306-610×371.jpeg” alt=”mini electric concept” width=”610″ height=”371″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/mini-electric-concept-e1504114240306-610×371.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/mini-electric-concept-e1504114240306-75×46.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/mini-electric-concept-e1504114240306-450×274.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/mini-electric-concept-e1504114240306-768×467.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/mini-electric-concept-e1504114240306-120×73.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/mini-electric-concept-e1504114240306.jpeg 1391w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Automakers find themselves in the midst of a widespread electrification effort. However, the […]

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EU Charges BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen With Emissions Collusion

<img data-attachment-id="1668642" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_553591285-1.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="shutterstock_553591285 (1)" data-image-description=" LanaElcova/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_553591285-1-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_553591285-1-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1668642″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_553591285-1-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_553591285-1-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_553591285-1-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_553591285-1-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_553591285-1-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_553591285-1-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_553591285-1.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> It might have taken two years of investigative raids and Daimler acting as a whistleblower, but Germany’s Big […]

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BMW Won’t Drop Its V12 Until at Least 2023

<img data-attachment-id="1656704" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-BMW-7-Series-grille.jpg" data-orig-size="840,560" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2020 BMW 7 Series grille" data-image-description=" bmw ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-BMW-7-Series-grille-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-BMW-7-Series-grille-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1656704″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-BMW-7-Series-grille-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-BMW-7-Series-grille-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-BMW-7-Series-grille-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-BMW-7-Series-grille-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-BMW-7-Series-grille-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-BMW-7-Series-grille-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2020-BMW-7-Series-grille.jpg 840w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With environmentalism gradually neutering the internal combustion engine, small motors are increasingly cropping up in […]

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BMW i2 to Become the Company’s First Jointly-developed EV With Daimler

<img data-attachment-id="1643160" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P90320645_highRes_the-bmw-i3-120-ah-an-e1538159770745.jpg" data-orig-size="2564,1683" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"6.3","credit":"WILFRIED WULFF","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1535537352","copyright":"Wilfried Wulff","focal_length":"30","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 BMW i3" data-image-description=" bmw ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P90320645_highRes_the-bmw-i3-120-ah-an-e1538159743210-450×295.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P90320645_highRes_the-bmw-i3-120-ah-an-e1538159743210-610×400.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1643160″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P90320645_highRes_the-bmw-i3-120-ah-an-e1538159743210-610×400.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”400″> The unlikely alliance between BMW and Daimler, solidified earlier this year, is in the opening stages of producing something tangible. The duo are already said to be […]

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Dirac Research partners with Fujitsu to expand its audio tech to PCs

Dirac Research wants your favorite devices to sound good. The Swedish company’s audio tech is already used in some Bentley, Rolls Royce, Volvo, and BMW cars, as well as phones from Xiaomi, Oppo, and OnePlus. Now it wants to try its hand in the PC market. Dirac today announced that it has partnered with Fujitsu […]

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Detail Drip: BMW Reveals Range of Electric Sedan, Crossover

This certainly won’t be of interest to people living in Tim Cain’s neighborhood, or indeed your own, but it just might be for the legions of North Americans who tell survey peddlers that they’re totally considering an electric vehicle for their next purchase. Note: telling a surveyor  you’re considering an EV purchase is as weighty […]

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BMW Confirms 2 Series Gran Coupe For 2020

<img data-attachment-id="1666362" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/P90340876-highRes-e1553113182230.jpg" data-orig-size="3770,2170" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="P90340876-highRes" data-image-description=" bmw ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/P90340876-highRes-e1553113182230-450×259.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/P90340876-highRes-e1553113182230-610×351.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1666362″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/P90340876-highRes-e1553113182230-610×351.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”351″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/P90340876-highRes-e1553113182230-610×351.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/P90340876-highRes-e1553113182230-75×43.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/P90340876-highRes-e1553113182230-450×259.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/P90340876-highRes-e1553113182230-768×442.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/P90340876-highRes-e1553113182230-120×69.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Having already provided Gran Coupe (fastback sedan) versions of the 4 and 6 Series, BMW is planning on doing the same […]

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BMW Takes Its EVs-from-China Plan Off the Burner

Unlike another German automaker, BMW isn’t jumping into “electromobility” (gag) with both feet. There’s an element of restraint in the automaker’s electrification plans, unlike Volkswagen’s bid to put 1 billion EVs on the moon by next week. Thanks to this cautious blend of profit-mindedness and environmental consideration, we now have high-margin vehicles positioned above the […]

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Electric car reviews — hands-on with the Jaguar I-Pace and the BMW i3s

After my first spin with a tech-ladened BMW X5 xDrive40i sport utility vehicle, I dove into driving two more tech-heavy cars: the Jaguar I-Pace and the BMW i3s. Electric cars are able to deliver us to places without using gasoline thanks to great technology. But how much tech is embedded in the cars themselves? I […]

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Daimler and BMW enter long-term partnership for self-driving cars

German car giants Daimler and BMW have announced a “long-term strategic cooperation” around self-driving cars that will see the duo collaborating to bring new automated driving technology to market by the mid-2020s. In an announcement today, Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler and BMW — which operates a number of brands, including Mini and Rolls-Royce — revealed […]

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Frenemies: BMW and Daimler Team Up on Mobility, Remain Foes in the Showroom

As the marketplace evolves and the rise of “mobility” threatens to lock laggard automakers out of new revenue streams, old rivals are coming together to get out ahead of the competition. Take BMW and Daimler, for example. The German companies, normally embroiled in high-end sales combat, have cosied up to each other in recent years. […]

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BMW X5 xDrive40i SUV is loaded with tech gadgets to entertain and protect you

I don’t usually review cars for a living. But after I came back from the CES 2019 tech trade show last month, I figured it would make sense to start doing so because they’re packing so much technology into these vehicles, and that’s how I came to have a BMW in front of my house. […]

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BMW’s 8 Series Already Has Another Special Edition

It was only a handful of weeks after the returning 8 Series Coupe went on sale that BMW thought to release a celebratory one-off that incorporated real hunks of meteorite into the interior design. Well, BMW Individual is back at it again to produce another special edition. Called the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition, […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: 2014 Midsize Luxury Sedan Shootout

Today’s edition of Buy/Drive/Burn was generated by a discussion over at the TTAC Slack room. The conversation turned to sporty midsize luxury sedans from 2014, and one staff member regarded one of these choices with a “meh.” Let’s see how you feel about them. BMW 528i The sixth-generation 5 Series (known as F10) debuted for […]

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Rare Rides: South of the Border Waits an MG TF From 2003

MG marked a return to its roadster roots after a long slumber with its 1990s F model. Wanting more, they developed it into today’s Rare Ride, a TF from 2003.The MG brand had been on a long hiatus ever since it stopped production of the (now) classic MGB convertible after the 1980 model year. After […]

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BMW and Mercedes-Benz: The Next Automakers to Buddy Up?

Cooperation is commonplace among automakers. Chrysler has worked with, or been purchased by, just about everyone at this point, but it’s far from the only manufacturer to get chummy with a rival company. Ford and Volkswagen are busy discussing their future together and Toyota tapped other brands to help it co-develop performance models like the 86 […]

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