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Take a Look at the BMW X5 Through the Years (W/Video)

The new BMW X5 has taken the brand’s original so-called “Sport Activity Vehicle” to its logical next step, and now the German automaker has released a video that walks us through some of the changes made. With all three generations of X5 appearing in the clip, we get to see ...
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Recharging EV Interest: GM, BMW Finish DC Fast Charger Testing

Quickly recharging electric vehicles is about to get much easier. BMW and General Motors engineers have finished testing on SAE Combo DC Fast Charge stations developed by different suppliers, making sure each is capable of providing a quick charge for electric vehicles including the BMW i3 and Chevrolet Spark EV. ...
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Thread of the Day: How Many Transmission Gears are Too Many?

The number of transmission gears is growing at an unprecedented rate. In the 1990s, four speed-automatic and five-speed manual transmissions were the norm. Today, most automatic and manual transmissions have six or more gears. The increase in transmission gears is driven by customer demand and government regulations to increase fuel ...
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BMW M Power App Records Track Sessions, Vehicle Data (W/Video)

This summer, BMW will release M Power App, an  app that records lap times as well as various vehicle parameters during track sessions, Bimmerpost reports. Some of the M Power App’s features are demonstrated in a video we’ve included below. The app uses the car‘s existing sensors to record data for ...
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Video Find: BMW Safety Tech Keeps Wandering Head from Getting Into Trouble

BMW’s clever new ad shows your head is not always in the right place when behind the wheel, as one fellow discovers when his head wanders off to places it shouldn’t be. We must warn the video below is NSFW, since the fellow encounters a pair of bare female rumps ...
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We Hear: New BMW M3 Will Get Inline-Six, CEO Says

BMW fans, you can feel free to breathe now. Your beloved BMW M3 sport sedan/M4 sport coupe and convertible will come out late next year, not with the heretical V-6 we previously proposed, but with a tried-and-true inline-six-cylinder engine. This might seem obvious to some people–BMW is one of the few ...
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New BMW Performance Steering Wheel Has Built-in G-Meter, Stopwatch – With Poll

Having information available at your fingertips is expected these days, and BMW has brought performance info as close to your digits as possible with a new sport steering wheel that includes a built-in display. Inspired by Formula 1 instrumentation, the wheel relays performance data through a small screen mounted at ...
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Official: BMW and Toyota to Collaborate on Midsize Sports Car

BMW and Toyota will collaborate on a midsize sports car, the automakers revealed today. As part of a larger long-term collaboration, the two automakers will jointly develop a midsize sports vehicle, fuel cell system, research lightweight technology, and even lithium-air batteries that are said to provide a much greater energy ...
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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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Ford EcoBoost Three-Cylinder Named 2012 International Engine of The Year

It’s obviously a good year for forced induction and battery packs: only two of nine finalists at the International Engine of the Year competition lacked either technology. But top honors in the competition went to itty-bitty 999cc Ford EcoBoost three-cylinder engine, which scored overall Engine of the Year. The awards are ...
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