BMW X4 M-Sport caught on test

BMW has started work on a new generation version of the X4, as seen in the recent spy shots of the one of the prototypes. Now, what we have here are pictures of the controversially designed crossover with the M-Sport design pack. The SAC (Sports Activity Coupe) has been spotted in Munich and the light camouflage covering the test car suggests it won’t be too long until official debut. Underneath, we will find the CLAR architecture, which is set to become the backbone of all BMW models from the 3-Series…

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2019 BMW X4 spotted during testing

BMW looks set to update its X4 crossover and ahead of the major update this mid-level model has been spotted doing the rounds in Europe. There aren’t expected to be many changes to the looks but it will be underpinned by a new platform that it will share with the next generation X3. Our images indicate a swirly camouflage but not over bits like the kidney grille, head lamps and lights. This pattern likely indicates that there will be some changes to the bumpers and probably the doors but this…

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BMW 4 Series Coupe review

On paper, the BMW 4 Series is essentially a two-door coupe version of the 3 Series, but there’s enough differences to justify the name change.  It’s a class act all round, with a top-drawer engine range that delivers great performance and economy, and composed yet entertaining rear-wheel drive handling. The 4 Series is also a very practical car for a two-door coupe, with usable rear seats and a decent boot. And if you want even more versatility, then the 4 Series Gran Coupe offers four doors but a similarly sleek…

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New BMW 8 Series concept previews 2018 production car

This is the new BMW Concept 8 Series – a flagship 2+2 coupe that has been designed to take on the Mercedes S-Class Coupe. Revealed at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy, the close-to-production design study will morph into a showroom model next year; following in its footsteps will be a broadening lineup of new 8 Series models that’s set to include an 8 Series Convertible and 8 Series Gran Coupe. “The number 8 has always represented the pinnacle of sports performance and exclusivity at BMW,” said Chairman…

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BMW M5 verdict and specs

Should I buy one? The early signs – and that’s strictly all these are – are very good indeed. The new BMW M5 seems to lose nothing by adopting four-wheel drive, and gains one of the most sophisticated and versatile drivelines ever seen on a performance saloon, which seems to be able to make the car’s handling as surefooted or as lurid as the occasion demands. Overall, the car looks like it will continue to mix everyday refinement and civility with speed and driver thrills to slightly more mature effect…

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New 4cyl engines bolster the BMW 5 Series and 7 Series ranges

BMW has announced a round of updates for its UK range, including two new engines for the new 5 Series as well as changes to the 1, 2, 3 and 7 Series models. The first new engine is the 520i petrol, which is a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with 183bhp and 290Nm of torque, delivering a 0-62mph time of 7.8 seconds and economy of 52.3mpg. The other four-cylinder engine is the 525d, a diesel model with 229bhp and 500Nm of torque, returning 64.2mpg. Both use an eight-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox and…

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Flagship BMW M8 to join range in 2018

The reborn 8 Series is less than a week old but already BMW has confirmed a range-topping M8 will be joining the range. While the Concept 8 Series was showcased on the shores of Lake Como in Italy, 436 miles north at the Nürburgring 24 Hour race in Germany, BMW has rolled out a disguised M8 prototype. No official powertrain details have been announced, but BMW insiders confirmed the Mercedes-AMG S 63 rival will feature the same 600bhp-plus 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine and four-wheel-drive set-up that features in the new…

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BMW and Intel plan robot car production

The three corporations will collaborate on the systems had to make motors which can navigate without any help from a human motive force. The cars may be capable of driving adequately alongside fundamental roads as well as in suburban and inner metropolis regions. BMW said it was hoping the collaboration would mean it is able to positioned robotic vehicles into production by way of 2021. The research partnership turned into introduced on the day whilst US officials start an investigation right into a deadly vehicle crash involving a Tesla Version…

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