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Fresh details on BMW i4 electric car due in 2021

BMW early next decade will introduce an electric car badged an i4 and previewed by the i Vision Dynamics concept unveiled during the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. BMW Group CEO Harald Krüger made the confirmation during March's 2018 Geneva auto show, adding that the i4 will be one of the 12 electric cars the automaker will launch by the end of 2025. Before...

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2019 BMW X7 3-row SUV debuts: The bling comes standard

BMW on Tuesday unveiled its entry into the highly competitive full-size luxury SUV segment: the 2019 X7. Due for delivery next March, BMW brings the fight with a generous list of features included as standard within the X7's $73,900 starting price. The price nets you an X7 xDrive40i which comes with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 good for 335 horsepower...

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2020 BMW Alpina B7 spy shots

BMW's about to give its 7-Series a mid-cycle update, and by the time the car reaches showrooms late next year the folks at Alpina will have their own version ready. Alpina is a semi-official tuner that has been making BMWs go faster for more than 50 years, and the company's 7-Series-based B7 is one of the most desirable luxury sedans in the business. The...

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Next Jaguar F-Type could get BMW V-8, 2+2 layout

The next Jaguar F-Type may have to hide a German accent. According to a Car report from Monday, Jaguar will source the next sports car's engine from BMW. Specifically, the publication reports a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine is on deck for the next F-Type. BMW offers its 4.4-liter V-8 with 456 horsepower in the 2019 X5 and up to 600 hp in the F90 M5. In...

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BMW sets course to buy controlling stake in Chinese joint venture

To build cars in China and escape the country's steep tariffs on imports, foreign automakers have had to partner with local firms via 50:50 joint ventures. However, the Chinese government earlier this year laid out a plan to phase out the rule by 2022, thus paving the way for foreign automakers to buy out their joint-venture partners and take home more of...

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BMW’s sick of everyone saying its old cars were better

BMW has insisted the 2019 3-Series will be a return to form for the benchmark sport sedan. And no one is more confident than BMW research and development chief, Klaus Fröhlich. In fact, Fröhlich is fed up with automotive media claiming BMW's old cars are better machines. Australian publication Motoring reported Tuesday that the R&D boss said...

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2020 BMW M2 CS spy shots

BMW M is out testing a new version of the M2 at the Nürburgring, believed to be a hardcore M2 CS. The car may look like the recently launched M2 Competition but if you look a little closer you'll notice some key differences. For instance, the front fascia sports an additional lip spoiler lifted out of the M Performance parts catalog. There's also a...

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Rear-wheel-drive BMW 8-Series is coming but don’t count on a V-12

BMW's revived 8-Series arrives in showrooms in December but only in M850i xDrive coupe form, with prices confirmed to start at $112,895. There are additional body styles and powertrains coming however, including a lighter, less expensive rear-wheel-drive model. The information was confirmed to Go Auto by BMW Group product chief for luxury cars Carsten...

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2020 BMW X1 spy shots

BMW engineers have been spotted testing a prototype for an updated X1 due on sale next year as a 2020 model. When it was introduced for 2016, the second-generation X1 brought a much more handsome look than its frumpy predecessor, though it also switched to a front-wheel-drive platform in the transition. Judging by the prototype for the updated model, BMW is...

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Next BMW M2 internal nickname is "drift machine"

Klaus Fröhlich, BMW's research and development chief, claims the next M2 has one heck of an internal nickname: "drift machine." The Australian website Motoring reported Friday that Fröhlich took responsibility for coining the internal nickname and he wants to ensure fans that the next M2 will still be a real driver's car. He joked the name gives...

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