Tag Archives: BMW News

2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe spy shots

BMW has just launched a new generation of its 8-Series but this time around there will be more body styles than just a coupe. We've already spotted prototypes for an 8-Series Convertible and now we have the first shots of a tester for the 8-Series Gran Coupe. Despite the coupe in the name, the 8-Series Gran Coupe is actually a sedan. It's due on sale in...

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BMW’s X7 has been tested to the extremes

BMW is working on a full-size SUV with third-row seats called the X7. Prototypes have been testing for a while and a world debut is expected at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show this November. While most owners of the X7 will likely never venture off the pavement with their luxury SUVs, for the few that may, BMW's engineers have gone to great lengths to ensure...

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BMW M2 CS and CSL still possible

It appears that the recently introduced M2 Competition might just be the start of BMW M's tuning program for the M2. In fact, we could see both CS and CSL versions added the down the line to keep interest in the M2 on the boil. Citing one of its sources, the BMW Blog reported Wednesday that an M2 CS is being looked at as a potential limited-edition model...

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BMW M explains how to use its dual-clutch transmission

Do you remember when BMW was self-described as the Ultimate Driving Machine? Those days are long gone but BMW still cranks out a few hits. It's nevertheless clear that BMW's core demographic has changed, and thus the automaker has to put out a video explaining how to use its own dual-clutch transmission. While you have the likes of Honda instilling a love...

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Watch Tom Cruise flog a classic BMW M5 in "Mission: Impossible – Fallout"

Sometimes, a film's cars become nearly as iconic as the stars themselves. See "Bullitt" or "The Fast and the Furious." It can be just as important that a character's car matches his or her persona. In "Mission: Impossible - Fallout," BMW earned the leading automotive role. In the film, Ethan Hunt, played by Tom Cruise, receives wheel time in and on a...

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BMW X7 full-size SUV leaked via patent drawings

BMW is working on a full-size SUV with third-row seats called the X7. Prototypes have been testing for a while and a world debut is expected at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show this November. We've got an early look at the design thanks to patent drawings submitted by BMW to a patent office in Brazil. Discovered by Motor1, they show that the design of the...

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BMW drops price of car subscription in battle with rivals

Car subscriptions are uncharted territory for major automakers, especially as it remains unclear how much partakers will be willing to spend for the ability to swap in and out of cars nearly seamlessly. BMW is the first to realize it perhaps asked a bit too much. The German brand has slashed the monthly price of its Access by BMW subscription from $3,700 to...

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BMW has no plans for a new Z4 M

Just the other day, BMW made us smile as it remains committed to offering a manual gearbox on its performance models for the time being. Today is a new day, however, and that means it's a new chance for BMW to let us down. The automaker is achieving that goal with news that the redesigned BMW Z4 will not receive a dedicated M version. Remember the last BMW...

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BMW M isn’t ready to ditch the manual transmission yet

BMW, like a number of other automakers, is currently in a holding pattern with respect to the manual transmission. Just last year, we heard from an M Division executive who said the manual could be on its way out. Now we have word that BMW will continue to #GiveAShift for at least another generation of its performance-focused products. In a report published...

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BMW to reveal new car at Monterey Car Week, likely the Z4

BMW has a new vehicle revealed planned for Monterey Car Week, and it's a good bet the car is a redesigned Z4. The company didn't explicitly name the Z4 in its Wednesday announcement but called the debut "an emotional addition to the BMW range." BMW added the model's identity will be revealed closer to Monterey Car Week, which runs August 18-26. We've...

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