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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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X-RAID Mini

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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Confirmed: BMW X4 will debut at Geneva

Through a brief and hazy video on their Instagram account, BMW has confirmed that they will be daylighting their shrunken X6 lifted four door coupe that somehow necessary despite the presence of the similarly sized X1, X3, 3 series wagon, 3 series Gran Turismo and 4 Series Gran Coupe. There may be a great reason […]

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Louis Vuitton Luggage for BMW i8

BMW i8 gets a fleet of man-purses by Louis Vuitton

Let’s get this one out the way: it’s okay to pretend that one is five years old and blow $135,000 on one of the most innovative and aesthetically pleasing sports cars on the market that has fricken laser beams for headlights. It’s also okay to carry a man-purse, or if you are of the female […]

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Subaru WRX and WRX STI dyno-ed; E30 comparisons ensue

Hats off to the folks at Road and Track who gave this a try: what happens when you use a dyno to compare the Subaru WRX and STI?  Interesting things. Note: a dyno can be a less than perfect measure of wheel horsepower but manufacturers often test using perfect conditions and the measurement takes place at […]

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2017 BMW X2 Rendering

Report: BMW X2 to show up in 2017

The above photo is a just a render, but sadly, the idea of another slightly lifted, pretentious orb from the Bavarians may be more than a twinkle in their eye. According to a new report, BMW plans on offering up the X2 as a new and interesting way to drain one’s resources. This is merely […]

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