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Report: BMW working on i9 to celebrate company’s centenary

BMW has been known to be working on something special for the 2016 model year, which represents the automaker’s first 100-years in existence. Rumors were posted in the past about a successor to the legendary M1 supercar from the 1970s, the only mid-engined car ever built by Munich’s finest (Rumor One, Two, Three, and Four). All […]

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Video: Drag race version BMW X5 M50d vs. Range Rover Sport–who will win?

The BMW X5 M50d is one of those models that we wish we got here in the states–what’s not cool about a super-luxo crossover with a potent diesel that returns a commendable 35.1 mpg? But the BMW X5 isn’t alone in its game as there exists the Range Rover Sport. And in this latest video, the […]

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Report: BMW to change model nomenclature again

BMW has been doing things all wrong with their nomenclature, causing fans and enthusiasts alike to revolt. There once was a time in history where BMW’s model names coincided with engine displacement and thus, trim model as a logical way of deciphering which model one had. So, for those who aren’t familiar, 20 years ago, […]

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Report: BMW-Toyota collaboration to produce something by 2017, a new Supra and Z4

Rumors, oh we love rumors–because it makes us think about how likely or unlikely they are. Though this one isn’t exactly out of someone’s ass, but neither has it led to something truly concrete, except for a general direction. This latest one involves the next supposed follow up to the BMW-Toyota sports car collaboration, which Nikkei […]

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Video: Watch the new 2015 BMW M3 hit the dyno

The new 2015 BMW M3 and M4 are rated by BMW to produce 425bhp at the crank from it’s new 3.0L TwinPower turbo inline-six and with a typical account for a 10 percent drivetrain loss, the amount of power at the wheels should be around 382hp. Click here for more news on the BMW M3. […]

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Report: 2017 BMW X3 to gain M40i and X3 M versions

Germany’s AutoBild reports that the BMW X3 will be getting some new variants added to its portfolio. Details are sparse, but so far, word is the next-generation X3 will be built on the same platform as the new and incoming X4. With that, in addition to the typical turbo-four and turbo-six engines with expected power boosts, […]

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Video: What happens when a BMW M4 and an aircraft carrier come together?

Aircraft carriers are some of the queens of the ocean and while they’re used to keep our seas relatively safe, launching some of the world’s most technologically advanced fighter jets and what not, BMW of Canada had another reason to use a carrier. Ok ok, BMW hasn’t really gone through the trouble of converting an […]

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Facts and Figures: BMW blows $1B into Mexico car plant

BMWs have been oozing out of non-German locations for years (South Africa, the US, and Brazil, for example), the latest incarnation of this new found manufacturing turf does not come as a shock. VW and Audi have found success with this country in the past as has GM and, well, quite a few other automakers. […]

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Opinion: BMW outsells Mercedes, and it’s slightly irksome

Mercedes spent much of the early aughts investing in research and development for more niche cars than most thought the market could bear. Not long thereafter, BMW jumped on the bandwagon, and for some of us, it seemed like the death knell for BMW’s long-running trend of profitability. BMW has slightly edged out Mercedes-Benz in […]

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Report: A BMW M4 Gran Coupe ain’t gonna happen

Australian media is at it again. After apparently speaking with BMW M’s GmbH’s Jorg Bartels, word is that BMW is not interested in producing an M4 Gran Coupe, though it was considered. Click here for more news on the BMW M3/M4. The reason is that the company doesn’t expect the car to be a hot […]

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