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Report: BMW preparing a recall over Chinese part issue with VANOS

Seasoned BMW enthusiasts will read this report perceiving irony with a big facepalm–AutomotiveNews reports that BMW is apparently preparing a recall over defective Chinese parts used in the VANOS variable-valve timing systems in their engines. For those who aren’t seasoned BMW enthusiasts, older BMW’s with lots of use have been known to develop VANOS variable […]

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Report: BMW executives don’t expect high sales with new 2-Series Active Tourer, we don’t either

If this was 10 years ago, the entire world would’ve scoffed if BMW created a front-wheel driven car. This was made obvious by the fact that BMW’s most prevalent identity was the manufacturer of the “ultimate driving machine,” so much that BMW themselves even called front-wheel drive “the work of Satan.” But it’s not 10 […]

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1991 BMW 325i Wagon

Report: E30 wagons can now be imported to the USA

For the uninitiated, the obsession might seem odd. Why import a high-maintenance small wagon for much more than the ‘blue book says it might be worth? In many cases, this is one’s only ticket to a reasonably priced, small, German, rear wheel drive wagon with a standard transmission, something that is akin to finding a […]

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Report: 59 James Bond vehicles up for sale for 20M GBP

An entire collection of authentic and original James Bond cars is up for sale in the UK for 20 million GBP, which features 59 vehicles total. In 2011, it was purchased the vehicles by multi-millionaire, Michael Dezer, when it was much smaller. He then ended up expanding the collection and is now a real estate […]

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Report: BMW to use more carbon fiber from now on

AutoExpressUK reports that BMW will be taking the weight reduction route even more seriously by extensively using more carbon fiber in their future cars. According to the report, the Munich-based brand could have full carbon-fiber wheels within the next two years. This comes after BMW announced plans to expand their carbon fiber factory in Moses […]

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BMW reveals X5 plug-in hybrid prototype in testing

BMW officially announced to offer an X5 plug-in hybrid, after confirming the research and development testing with current prototypes. The model was first teased with the Concept X5 eDrive, featuring a TwinPower Turbo four-banger gas engine mated to an electric motor with BMW’s latest xDrive all-wheel drive system. Working in tandem together, 0-62 mph happens […]

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Report: BMW and Toyota moving closer to production sports car

German publication¬†AutoZeitung reports that BMW and Toyota are a step closer to finalizing their highly-anticipated collaborate midsize sports coupe with majority of the automotive world betting their dough on a new Supra. According to the report, BMW and Toyota have agreed on the car’s proportions and specifications. As usual, details are sparse, except for hints […]

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Video: MINI, Diesel, 307 bhp, 516 ft-lbs, Jay Leno, need we say more?

Organized chaos ensues the video below as Jay Leno drives and rides in an All4 Mini rally car. Though we do not always cover hooning or motorsport on egmCarTech, a Mini with a BMW Motorsport-developed diesel does cause a bit of a stir. As one of the better known car folk this side of BBC’s […]

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2015 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe

2015 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe: 198 mph of art

Since the 60s, Alpina has been offering upgrades to BMWs, initially for racing and now, largely for the consumer market; their latest offering making its debut at Geneva is not inexpensive, but it’s not slow either. Starting at $118,225 including a $925 destination fee, the ‘B6 offers up a stonking good 0-60 time of 3.7 […]

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2015 BMW X4

The BMW X4 can hit 60 in 5.2 seconds, comes to the US with two engines

After its official North American preview at the New York International Auto Show, the 2015 BMW X4 will start being produced down in BMW’s Spartanburg, South Carolina plant. Slotting in just above the X3, the X4 will come with the option of the N20 2 liter ¬†turbo four chucking out 240 horsepower mated to an […]

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