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BMW defends new design language
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23rd Dec 2019
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BMW defends new design language

BMW is defending its controversial decision to use considerably larger versions of its classic double-kidney grille. Product boss Peter Henrich told Autocar the new design language has received “very positive” feedback and that he was “convinced” the new direction was wise. Under design director Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW grilles have increased in size, starting with the refreshed 7 Series and all-new X7.
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William Stopford
2020 BMW 530e update revealed
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3rd Aug 2019
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2020 BMW 530e update revealed

The updated BMW 530e plug-in hybrid sedan has been unveiled in Europe. According to BMW, the 530e benefits from "the latest advances in the field of battery cell technology", allowing the company to fit a 12kWh battery in same physical space, primarily under the rear seats, as the outgoing car's 9.2kWh unit.
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2019 Genesis G80 pricing and specs
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4th Apr 2019
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2019 Genesis G80 pricing and specs

Genesis Australia has finally confirmed pricing and specifications for the G80 sedan, following a two-year hiatus in Australia (when it was badged the Hyundai Genesis). Essentially a refreshed, renamed version of that model, the G80 will kick off at $68,900 before on-road costs when it hits dealers in June, a $7000 increase over the starting price of the Hyundai-badged version. Two main trim levels will be offered, both with the option of a Sport Design Pack, which adds $4000.
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James Wong
BMW recalls 1.6 million diesels globally over fire risk
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24th Oct 2018
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BMW recalls 1.6 million diesels globally over fire risk

BMW has extended a safety recall for diesel vehicles across various model lines over a potential fire risk – now affecting around 268,000 units in the UK and 1.6 million globally. According to the Bavarian marque, the fault could see the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler can leak glycol liquid, which could result in "smoldering particles" when combined with high temperatures in the EGR modules and "typical soot particles".
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James Wong