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BMW M850i to slot below M8 - report

The upcoming BMW 8 Series range is set to feature an M850i M Performance variant, according to a new report. BMW Blog claims the Bavarian manufacturer wants to bridge the gap between the entry-level 840i and the flagship M8 with a focused M Performance model...

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2018 BMW M2 Pure review
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2018 BMW M2 Pure review

The BMW M2 Pure is a bridge between the company's M past, and its future. Here we look at the MY18 post-LCI model fitted with a heap of go-fast extras, just because...


BMW X8 SUV under consideration - report
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BMW X8 SUV under consideration - report

German luxury marque BMW is looking into a flagship X8 to sit atop its SUV range, likely to challenge the upcoming Audi Q8 and Lamborghini Urus - according to a new report out of the UK. While no details have been confirmed, Autocar quotes BMW's head of development, Klaus Fröhlich, hinting that such a model is an "opportunity"...


2018 BMW i8 Roadster teased in new video
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2018 BMW i8 Roadster teased in new video

The upcoming BMW i8 Roadster has been teased again this week, ahead of its expected reveal at the Los Angeles motor show later this month. In a new video posted online, the (incomplete) i8 Roadster can be seen facing vigorous testing during the production process, hinting at the long process BMW has undertaken to make the drop-top as rigid and durable as its coupe sibling...


2018 BMW i3 and i3s pricing and specs
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2018 BMW i3 and i3s pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2018 BMW i3 and new i3s have been announced today, following the updated EV's August unveiling. The range kicks off with the pure-electric i3 94Ah, priced from $68,700 (+600) excluding on-road costs. Power comes from an electric motor with 125kW and 250Nm, good for a 7.3 second sprint from 0-100km/h...


2018 BMW M3 CS revealed, local arm keen
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2018 BMW M3 CS revealed, local arm keen

The BMW M3 CS has been revealed, adding yet another variant - albeit in limited numbers - to the Bavarian manufacturer's sports sedan lineup. In similar fashion to the M4 CS, the M3 CS sits one rung up above the Competition Package variant, bringing more power, a more focused look, and extensive use of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP)...


2018 BMW X5 spied with less camouflage
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2018 BMW X5 spied with less camouflage

The fourth-generation BMW X5 has been spied outside its primary production facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Compared to earlier prototypes, such as the one spotted at the Nurburgring in April, this latest vehicle is wearing significantly less camouflage, with no false body panels ahead of the B-pillar...


2018 BMW M8 spied inside and out
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2018 BMW M8 spied inside and out

The upcoming BMW M8 has been spied inside and out this week at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Set to become the company's flagship when it debuts sometime next year, the M8 has already been previewed by its GTE race car counterpart in preparation for the 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season next year...


Used batteries put to work as BMW produces 100,000th i3
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Used batteries put to work as BMW produces 100,000th i3

After four years in production, BMW has built the 100,000th i3 at its plant in Leipzig, Germany.  The factory, which is also responsible for production of the i8 – and will take on the upcoming i8 Roadster – builds 120 examples of the i3 every day, along with a further 8-10 i8 coupes...


BMW Z8 owned by Steve Jobs expected to fetch $520k at auction
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BMW Z8 owned by Steve Jobs expected to fetch $520k at auction

The BMW Z8 owned by late Apple founder, Steve Jobs, is headed to auction in New York. Built on April 1, 2000, this Z8 roadster was the 85th example to be registered in the USA, and the 67th car to find its way onto a North American driveway. It's still accompanied by service receipts, along with its 'pink slip' registration sheet complete with Jobs' signature...


BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen team up for European fast charging network
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BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen team up for European fast charging network

BMW, Daimler (parent of Mercedes-Benz and Smart), Ford and Volkswagen have joined forces to roll out a fast charging network for electric cars across Europe. Ionity, a new joint venture company equally owned by the four automakers, plans to have approximately 400 high-power charging stations open "across European major thoroughfares" by 2020...


2018 BMW X3 review
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2018 BMW X3 review

The new third-generation BMW X3 arrives with an innovative new architecture that makes this one of the top picks in the segment.


2019 BMW 1 Series interior spied
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2019 BMW 1 Series interior spied

The next-generation BMW 1 Series has been spied again on the Nurburgring, but this time photographers have managed to nab pictures of the car's interior. Although large swaths of the cabin are covered, we see can make out some details through the cladding. There looks to be a larger and better integrated infotainment screen sitting in the middle of the dashboard, for one...


Genesis appoints ex-BMW development boss as head of architecture development
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Genesis appoints ex-BMW development boss as head of architecture development

Hyundai has appointed Fayez Abdul Rahman as the new Vice President of Genesis Architecture Development.  Rahman will be waving goodbye to his role as concept and platform architecture leader on a number of model lines at BMW, including the 7 Series, X-badged crossovers and M division cars...


BMW reveals M Performance goodies for SEMA
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BMW reveals M Performance goodies for SEMA

BMW has revealed its its new M Performance parts for the new-generation M5 super sedan, along with a special M3 30 Years American Edition for the US market. Set to be displayed at the 2017 SEMA show, the M Performance parts on the new M5 have already been previewed by the new MotoGP safety car, and are all crafted from carbon-fibre...


BMW M5 MotoGP safety car revealed
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BMW M5 MotoGP safety car revealed

BMW has unveiled the M5 safety car for the 2018/19 MotoGP season, spelling the end for the current hotted-up M2 safety car. Power in the safety car comes from the same twin-turbo V8 as the standard road car, with 441kW and 750Nm channeled to all four wheels through a clever M xDrive all-wheel drive system...


BMW M3 CS spied during testing
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BMW M3 CS spied during testing

The BMW M3 CS has been snapped during testing, providing a peek at the upcoming hot four-door. Like the two-door M4 CS, it builds on the base four-door M3 body with a carbon fibre bonnet and splitter, along with a gurney spoiler on the bootlid. All the same touches feature on the M4 CS...


2018 BMW X2 unveiled - UPDATE
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2018 BMW X2 unveiled - UPDATE

After much teasing, the new BMW X2 has been revealed as a 'coupe' companion to the X1 crossover. Described by the company as the "cool X" model, the new X2 features an upside down kidney grille, as well as a sportier roof line and more aggressive styling than its X1 sibling. There's also BMW badging on the C-pillar, which is said to link the X2 to classic coupes from the company's past...


NRMA confirms $10m EV plan, car makers push for govt support
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NRMA confirms $10m EV plan, car makers push for govt support

A report from the NRMA and Electric Vehicle Council has called for greater Government support of battery-powered vehicles. The Future is Electric lays out a six-point plan for accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles in Australia, arguing “the humble car is undergoing a major paradigm shift”...


BMW mulling electric venture with Great Wall for China - UPDATE
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BMW mulling electric venture with Great Wall for China - UPDATE

Update (16 October 2017): Great Wall Motor Company has issued a statement in response to rumours of a potential tie-up with BMW. See bottom of article for details. German luxury marque BMW is looking into a business venture with Chinese manufacturer Great Wall to produce electric vehicles, according to a new report...