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Spotted: Upcoming BMW M4 Testing at Nurburgring

With just months to go before the debut of the new BMW M3 and M4, it’s only right that we’d catch a prototype or two testing. And we have: this M4 coupe prototype was spotted testing recently at the Nurburgring. The biggest clues to this BMW coupe being an M4 are ...
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Spied! Possible BMW X1 Hybrid or EV Spotted in the Snow

Though it arrived a few years late to our shores, the BMW X1 made up for it last year with U.S.-exclusive turbo straight-six power. Now, as these spy shots suggest, we may soon get another powertrain option in the wagon-like small crossover – a BMW X1 hybrid or EV variant. From ...
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UPDATED: Spied: BMW 440i with M Sport Package Laps Nurburgring

Though a production version of the new BMW 4 Series coupe was recently spotted without camouflage, looking much like the Concept, these new spy photos from the Nürburgring give us our first glimpse at a partially camouflaged 440i equipped with the M Sport appearance package. BMW 440i Convertible prototype UPDATE: BMW 4 ...
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Spied: BMW M235i Coupe Takes to the ‘Ring

We anticipate the forthcoming 2014 BMW M235i to be quite a fun track toy – so it’s no surprise our spy photographer caught BMW engineers wringing out an early M235i prototype on the Nurburgring. Although BMW’s traditional swirled camouflage wrap does a decent job of obscuring details on this new 2 ...
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Spotted: BMW 2 Series Coupe Interior, Refreshed M5 Sedan

BMW’s stable for 2014 is almost finished, and — surprise — it’s full of turbos. We caught a face-lifted version of the twin-turbo V-8 M5 sedan, and a 2 Series coupe powered by a twin-scroll turbocharged I-6, testing in Europe. Let’s start with the BMW 2 Series coupe: as you’ve heard ...
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Mini X6: BMW X4 Concept Previews Future Production SAC

The BMW X4 concept previews the automaker’s fifth addition to its X lineup, and is its second Sports Activity Coupe (SAC). Since the X4’s name has an even number, the crossover fits with other BMWs with coupe-like appeal, from the upcoming 4 Series line to the X6. The X4 that ...
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Revealed! BMW M235i Spied During Photo Shoot

If you like red BMW coupes, do we have a gem for you today. Our spy photographer managed to nab the upcoming M235i coupe during a photo shoot completely camo-free. The M235i will be the replacement for the current 135i and 135is in BMW’s lineup. Based off of the rear-wheel-drive, F20-generation 1 ...
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We Hear: Mercedes Planning Mini-Fighting X-Class Cars

Mercedes-Benz and BMW are known rivals, but a new report from Automobile suggests that the German automaker from Stuttgart is gunning for BMW’s Mini division and BMW’s own upcoming front-drive model with a new subcompact X-Class range. Thanks to its partnership with Renault-Nissan, Mercedes will have access to a flexible shared ...
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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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We Hear: BMW-Toyota Sports Car Could Be Like Discontinued Supra

Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada wants the company’s upcoming sports car, co-developed with BMW, to be a midsize car that is similar to the esteemed Supra. Bloomberg reports that Uchiyamada wants to distinguish the new sports car from the Toyota 86 (aka Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S). Earlier this year, BMW and ...
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