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Report: BMW Suing Saab Automobile Parts for $3.2 Million About Unpaid Parts

BMW is suing Saab Automobile Parts AB over unpaid deliveries of spare parts the now-bankrupt automaker ordered, Fox Business reports. Once the Swedish automaker declared bankruptcy in December, it left the parts division, Saab Automobile Parts AB, to take care of current customers. BMW and Saab signed an agreement in September ...
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Caught! BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Blurs Model Designations

If BMW’s current naming scheme has you confused, get ready to wrap your head around this one: the camouflaged vehicle you see here is reportedly the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, a four-door coupe-like version of the 3 Series’ upcoming two-door model. Though the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe has ...
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Thread of the Day: Name Your Favorite 2012 Paris Motor Show Concept

While automakers use auto shows to reveal new production models, it’s the concept cars that get the most attention. Today we want to know which concept car from the Paris Motor Show is your favorite. Here is a brief overview of some of the concepts that rolled onto the Paris ...
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Visio.M: BMW, Daimler Involved in Joint Venture to Make Small EV for the Masses

Electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf may finally be making impressions on U.S. buyers, but that doesn’t mean the search to improve EV technology is over. In an attempt to better EV technology by focusing on lowering weight and cost, BMW served as the lead manager of a joint venture ...
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We Hear: BMW 1 Series RWD Sedan Arriving in 2015, Mini Preparing Wagon

BMW’s Mini brand has expanded significantly since the marque’s rebirth in 2001, growing to include six models. That growth is expected to continue over the next decade and even lead to a couple front-drive BMW variants including a small minivan and compact wagon. A report from Automotive News looks into ...
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Roding Roadster 23 Hits 62 MPH in 3.9 Seconds, Still Has Room for Skis, Helmet

Meet the Roding Roadster 23. Roding is a Bavarian firm specializing in low-cost, higher-volume carbon fiber construction and engineering services, and this car is presented as a showcase of the company’s capabilities. The intriguing roadster was displayed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and looked like an LFA nose on ...
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Concept to Reality: BMW Unveils 320-HP M135i, Not for U.S. Consumption

BMW pulled the wraps off of the new three-door 1 Series and the performance-oriented M135i. The high-po version comes courtesy of BMW’s M Performance division, but, sadly, the brand has no plans to bring the car stateside yet. Powering the range-topping M135i is BMW’s sweet 3.0-liter inline-six, with 320 hp being ...
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Behind the Design: We Talk with the BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept’s Headlight/Taillight Designer

From the Nissan Sentra to the BMW 4 Series Coupe concept, LED lighting accents are everywhere, but few car designs are tied so closely to headlights as modern BMWs. At a recent event in Munich, we spoke with Hussein Al-Attar, the BMW designer in charge of the BMW 4 Series ...
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Report: BMW Redirects Tens of Thousands of Euro-Market Cars to the U.S., China

The dire financial situation in Europe has led BMW to shift “tens of thousands” of cars originally intended for European consumption to other markets like the U.S. and Asia, Bloomberg reports. The European auto industry is about to see its biggest annual sales drop in 19 years. With 3 Series sales ...
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Video Find: BMW U.K. Shows Off M5 M Performance Edition

BMW M5 buyers in U.K. will soon be able to fight over a 30-car allocation of the M Performance Edition, a special version of the sports sedan that is previewed by this teaser video. The M Performance Edition cars get various aesthetic upgrades, but no actual performance modifications. Of the 30 ...
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