2012 BMW Low-Emissions Olympic Fleet Unveiled

2012 BMW Low-Emissions Olympic Fleet Unveiled
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The 2012 London Summer Olympics are around the corner and BMW has unveiled its complete fleet made up of a variety of fuel efficient vehicles designed to meet the The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games’ standards. Continue Reading...

BMW Recalls 2,846 Vehicles for Possible Fire Risk

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BMW Recalls 2,846 Vehicles for Possible Fire Risk
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2,846 BMW vehicles are being recalled for a possible fire risk. Affected models include 2011 5-Series, 5-Series Gran Turismo, 2012 6-Series Convertible, 7-Series, X5, and X6.  No injuries have been reported due to the recall, which is being caused by a circuit board for the auxiliary water pump that can overheat and cause a fire. The German… Continue Reading...

BMW to Continue Providing Munich Police with Vehicles

BMW to Continue Providing Munich Police with Vehicles
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BMW will continue their tradition of providing patrol cars to the Munich police force thanks to a new contract that will contribute several hundred vehicles a year to the force. The German automaker provided cruisers for the past 50 years and will continue to do so with its new 2012 3-Series and 5-Series sedans and… Continue Reading...

BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Pricing Starts at $61,845 [Huge Gallery]

BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Pricing Starts at $61,845 [Huge Gallery]
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BMW has announced the pricing for its new ActiveHybrid 5, and fuel efficiency will come at a cost, with a starting MSRP of $61,845, which includes a $895 destination and handling fee. That price tag puts the ActiveHybrid 5 at $9,435 more expensive than the standard 535i, but with it you’ll get “not just highly… Continue Reading...

BMW 5-Series Highly-Automated Driving Mode Road Test [Video]

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BMW 5-Series Highly-Automated Driving Mode Road Test [Video]
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A dizzying line of taillights that goes on for miles is enough to ruin anyone’s day. Pressure mounts in your temples and your skull feels like it’s going to crack. Welcome to the traffic jam migraine. Don’t worry though, the commuter’s burden will eventually be a thing of the past. If there’s one thing luxury cars… Continue Reading...

BMW To Export Chinese Built 5-Series Sedans, Engine Plant Also Being Opened

BMW To Export Chinese Built 5-Series Sedans, Engine Plant Also Being Opened
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BMWs in certain markets may be getting a “Made In China” code in their VIN numbers starting at the end of 2011, as the company plans to export Chinese made 5-Series sedans to certain markets. The Truth About Cars quotes the CEO of BMW’s Chinese operations as stating “We will find some markets, maybe in the… Continue Reading...

Top 12 Most Profitable Vehicles

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Top 12 Most Profitable Vehicles
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While automakers and outside research firms publish sales figures and earnings reports on a regular basis, one metric we rarely get a glimpse of is how profitable each vehicle is. In an era of re-badging and platform sharing, one would think that the most profitable vehicles are those with a large number of derivatives to… Continue Reading...

BMW 5-Series Hybrid To Bow At 2011 Tokyo Auto Show

BMW 5-Series Hybrid To Bow At 2011 Tokyo Auto Show
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The BMW 5-Series ActiveHybrid will make its debut at this December’s Tokyo Auto Show, featuring BMW’s familiar twin-turbo I6 engine and an electric motor that will produce a total output of 340 horsepower. Backed by an 8-speed automatic, the car will be able to operate in pure electric mode up to 37 mph. The ActiveHybrid’s… Continue Reading...

BMW M550d Rumored to Have 381-HP, 516 Lb-Ft of Torque

BMW M550d Rumored to Have 381-HP, 516 Lb-Ft of Torque
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  BMW held a dealer presentation in the Netherlands and a leak has rumors stirring that the upcoming M550d will officially come with 381-hp and 516 lb-ft of torque from its tri-turbo, inline-six diesel powerplant. Even though the horsepower figure comes in lower than the early speculations of over 500-hp, the torque is pretty impressive. It… Continue Reading...

BMW Recalling 32,000 Vehicles Over Engine Fire Risks

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BMW Recalling 32,000 Vehicles Over Engine Fire Risks
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BMW is recalling 32,000 vehicles in order to replace potentially faulty electric auxiliary water pumps. An issue can cause the water pumps to overheat, potentially causing a vehicle fire. Models impacted by the recall include 2008-2011 5-Series, 5-Series Gran Turismo, 7-Series, X5 and X6 equipped with either the eight- or 12-cylinder turbocharged engines. Two engine… Continue Reading...

Toyo Tires Bringing Four Vehicles to SEMA, Giving Away One Of Them

Toyo Tires Bringing Four Vehicles to SEMA, Giving Away One Of Them
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Toyo Tires has just announced their vehicle lineup for this year’s SEMA Show, bringing four high-profile and customized vehicles to their booth and announcing three of them today. Headlining the debuts will be the Toyo Tires Ultimate Ride Sweepstakes 2011 Dodge Durango, which will also be given away to a lucky winner. Along with the… Continue Reading...

Top 5 Most Successful Vehicles of 2011… so Far

Top 5 Most Successful Vehicles of 2011… so Far
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The results for the most successful cars of 2011 so far are in. Automotive data and marketing solutions company Polk has calculated the results from the first six months of 2011 new vehicle registrations and have come up with the top picks for non-premium and premium models. These results look at model-level performance and determine… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cars Thieves Stay Away From

Top 10 Cars Thieves Stay Away From
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Now that we know the mid 1990s Honda Civic and Accord hold the top two spots amongst car thieves, what cars do thieves avoid most? Well, aside from the BMW 5-Series, the common denominator on this list is that these cars are all pretty dull. Interestingly, midsize SUVs and German sedans are among what the Highway… Continue Reading...

Jaguar XF Wagon To Debut In 2012

Jaguar XF Wagon To Debut In 2012
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The development of the Jaguar XF wagon is still a work in progress for the British automaker. Ford’s product planners did not include a wagon body style when the sedan was first designed and Jaguar engineers have had to develop the XF estate from square one, with the project has becoming considerably more expensive and complex. Some insiders… Continue Reading...

3D Design BMW 528 M Sport Looks Killer

3D Design BMW 528 M Sport Looks Killer
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If there’s any car out there that proves less is more, it’s this BMW 528i built by Evan and featured on Canibeat.com. Obviously the 5-Series is a luxury sedan before anything else, but who says you can’t add a little sportiness to your luxury? This 5-Series started by being outfitted with BMW’s M Sport kit,… Continue Reading...

BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Revealed

BMW 520d EfficientDynamics Revealed
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BMW claims it is the cleanest 5-Series ever and out performs its closest rivals by 10 percent when it comes to mpg. The 520d EfficientDynamics sedan achieves 62.8 mpg and emits 119g/km of CO2 emissions.  The car still uses the 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine which produces 184-hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. The 520d can accelerate to 62… Continue Reading...

BMW To Invest $1.4 Billion In Chinese Operations

BMW To Invest $1.4 Billion In Chinese Operations
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BMW will expand its Chinese joint venture with local automaker Brilliance, in an effort to build 300,000 cars per year in China. BMW’s joint venture near Beijing currently builds the 3-Series and 5-Series, and will add the X1 crossover in 2012. Plans call for new factories dedicated to vehicle assembly, stamping and a paint shop…. Continue Reading...

BMW And Brilliance Create 5-Series Plug-In Hybrid

BMW And Brilliance Create 5-Series Plug-In Hybrid
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BMW and Chinese automaker Brilliance have joined forces to create a plug-in hybrid version of the 5-Series long wheelbase sedan sold in the Chinese market. Set to be revealed at the Shanghai Auto Show in April, the 5-Series plug-in will back an unspecified displacement turbocharged engine making 215 horsepower and a 94 horsepower electric motor…. Continue Reading...

BMW 4-Series May Appear As Rival To Audi A5 Sportback

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BMW 4-Series May Appear As Rival To Audi A5 Sportback
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BMW is planning to expand its range yet again, with reports of an upcoming 4-Series lineup that would compete against the Audi A5 Sportback in the burgeoning sporty hatchback segment. Rumors have been flying about a possible 3-Series GT, a complement to the crossover-like 5-Series GT (shown above), but this may in fact be part of the… Continue Reading...

MINI Countryman Helps BMW Increase 2010 Profits

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MINI Countryman Helps BMW Increase 2010 Profits
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Purists may scoff at the 4-door MINI Countryman and its betrayal of “brand values”, but BMW’s bean counters are laughing all the way to the bank as the company credits the newest MINI with helping profits surge 15-fold in 2010. BMW’s net income was recorded at 3.23 billion euros in 2010, up from 210 million… Continue Reading...

AC Schnitzer Teases Hopped-Up 5 Series, Diesel-Powered Z4 [Geneva Preview]

AC Schnitzer Teases Hopped-Up 5 Series, Diesel-Powered Z4 [Geneva Preview]
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There wouldn’t be much of a Geneva Motor Show if AC Schnitzer didn’t have a thing or two up its sleeves to announce. For this year’s show, we now know they’ll at least be debuting a new ACS 5 Sport S and 99d vehicles, based on the BMW 550i and Z4 respectively. With both priced… Continue Reading...

Top Ten World Car of the Year Finalists Announced

Top Ten World Car of the Year Finalists Announced
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The World Car Awards were first instigated in 2003 to reflect a more global automotive landscape and complement existing national and regional Car of the Year award programs. Continue Reading...

BMW M5 Concept To Debut At Shanghai Auto Show

BMW M5 Concept To Debut At Shanghai Auto Show
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The long awaited next generation BMW M5 will get its first showing in (lightly disguised) concept form at the Shanghai Auto Show. With China becoming a rapidly important market for BMW (read: sales are booming), the new car, codenamed the F10, will surely be a hit with performance-minded buyers in China and the world over…. Continue Reading...
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