Saturday 27th August 2016,
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New 7 Series Spy Shots

New 7 Series Spy Shots

New spyshots of the next 7-Series have emerged on the Internet. This time, the future flagship is barely camouflaged. The current generation has been roundly bashed by the professional press and brand’s fans for its design, the first of a series designed by the controversial Chris Bangle. Since then, almost all carmakers have copied the [...]

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Giant BMW billboard in Russia

Giant BMW billboard in Russia

BMW has installed a massive billboard featuring real size vehicles to promote its M range. Located in Moscow, the billboard is large enough to host real M models from the Z4M to the M5 thanks to its gigantic size of 6,000 square meters. Source: Englishrussia [...]

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BMW considers fewer cylinders for M models

BMW considers fewer cylinders for M models

BMW is seriously considering downsizing the M line to make it more environmentally friendly. In an interview, BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer said that he would like to see fewer cylinders used in the German automaker’s M line. Indeed, from the first M3 E30 in the 80s, the number of cylinders has jumped form 4 to [...]

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BMW might build Alfa Romeos in the US

BMW might build Alfa Romeos in the US

According to Fiat sources, BMW will start producing Alfa Romeo models in its American factory in 2011. The news comes as a surprise. If Sergio Marchionne had revealed in an interview with Financial Times that the company was looking for a partner to come back to the US, the German carmaker was far from being [...]

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BMW to end V8 diesel engine

BMW to end V8 diesel engine

BMW plans to end V8 diesel production due to stricter emission regulations better fuel efficiency demanded by customers. The stricter regulations made another victim among the engines as BMW stopped producing the rare V8 diesel engine. In an interview with Auto Motor und Sport, the company CEO Norbert Reithofer said that the carmaker would focus [...]

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Obituaries: Claus Luthe

Obituaries: Claus Luthe

Claus Luthe died last week at the age of 75 years old. The car designer led BMW’s design during the 80’s. While today car designers are the rock stars of the motor shows, Claus Luthe belongs to the same category as forgotten designers like Uwe Bahnsen who authored the most memorable cars of the 80’s. [...]

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BMW considers launching a fourth brand

BMW considers launching a fourth brand

BMW is considering a fourth brand intended to sell environmental-friendly models. Last week, Petrol-Head reported that BMW was considering launching an electric vehicle expected to go on sale in the US. However, the integration of such an innovative car in the current range was also questioned. BMW chairman Norbert Reithofer has confirmed the project. Called [...]

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Next-generation Z4 to feature a folding roof

Next-generation Z4 to feature a folding roof

According to company sources, BMW will unveil the next-generation Z4 next year. The next Z4 will be larger and more expensive than the current model. The second-generation will be BMW’s serious attempt to increase its market share on the roadster segment as the current Z4 sales result suffers from a fierce competition. Like the MX-5 [...]

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BMW to consider building an electric car for the US

BMW to consider building an electric car for the US

BMW is seriously considering building an electric intended to go on sale on the American market by 2012. No green light has been given yet and the carmaker is still thinking at the opportunity to build an electric car. The potential electric car might be outsourced as BMW might not have the production capacity in [...]

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BMW and Fiat win ‘Car Design of the Year’ awards by Car Design News

BMW and Fiat win ‘Car Design of the Year’ awards by Car Design News

BMW has won the car design of the year for its concept car Concept CS while without a surprise Fiat has won the prize for its 500 model. What’s interesting about the CarDesign News Prize is its readership comprised of international car designers. The prize is an award given by designers for designers. The award [...]

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