Archives for July, 2013 - Page 2

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Three-Row BMW 1 Series Active Tourer Prototype Spied

An extended-length BMW 1 Series Active Tourer prototype has been spotted at a BMW test facility. The three-row BMW 1 Series Active Tourer extended prototype is a lengthened version of the two-row Active Tourer concept shown at the 2012 Paris auto show. We’ve seen a regular-length prototype before, but now ...
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Cocktail Chatter: May 31, 2013

What cocktails go best with all this car chatter? Automobilemag.com is here to help with weekly recipes. Remember, this is for talking about cars, not driving — always designate a driver. This week, we’re drinking Caipirinhas; however, instead of sticking with the classic lime-and-mint concoction, executive editor Todd Lassa found ...
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BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe and Concept 90 pics from Villa d’Este

Royalty and the ultra-wealthy rubbed damp shoulders at this past weekend's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on the shores of Italy's Lake Como, but even the rain couldn't extinguish the excitement generated by the millions of dollars of cars and bikes on display. Nowhere was this more true than with BMW, ...
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Why BMW doesn’t plan to integrate Apple’s iOS in the Car [UPDATE]

While watching Apple introduce iOS in the Car during its WWDC keynote on Monday, we wondered how automakers, even the 14 who've already signed up to integrate this new in-car functionality of iOS 7, will feel about having the Cupertino company's mobile operating system supplant their own in-car systems. After ...
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2014 BMW 6 Series Gains M Sport Edition

A new options package adds more visual accessories and equipment to the 2014 BMW 6 Series. The new M Sport Edition treatment is available for all three 6 Series bodystyles, the two-door coupe and convertible, as well as the four-door Gran Coupe. On the outside, the M Sport Edition upgrades begin ...
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Touring the Innovative BMW i3 Assembly Plant

As BMW fine-tunes the robots and tooling that will soon begin building the i3—the world’s first mass-produced carbon-fiber-intensive electric/plug-in-hybrid car—we were invited for a tour of its innovative Leipzig assembly plant home for a progress report and a look at just how environmentally friendly the i3 really is. As we’ve previously ...
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Scion FR-S Meets Volkswagen GTI and BMW E30 M3 on Head 2 Head

The 2013 Scion FR-S and Volkswagen GTI are fun to drive and affordable, but completely different in character. The two cars are featured in the latest Head 2 Head episode in which Motor Trend associate editor Mike Febbo and European Car editor-in-chief Greg Emmerson duke it out to determine a ...
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