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Is now the time to buy an electric or hybrid car? Best cars explored

Is now the time to buy an electric or hybrid car? Best cars explored

By 27 April 2015

The future of driving appears to be electric, with Formula E in full effect, supercars adopting hybrid drive systems and range getting further all the time. Fuel powered engines may have their days numbered. But is it time to make the change to electric?... >>

New BMW 7 Series shown off: Remote park from outside car, gesture controls and more

New BMW 7 Series shown off: Remote park from outside car, gesture controls and more

By 20 April 2015

BMW has announced details for its new 7 Series car including remote parking from outside the car and gesture controls within. The BMW announcement makes the 7 Series the first luxury car in the world that can be parked from outside the vehicle, says BMW.... >>

BMW Mini Augmented Vision goggles are real, in-car heads-up display for your face

BMW Mini Augmented Vision goggles are real, in-car heads-up display for your face

By 10 April 2015

BMW Mini has announced its prototype Augmented Vision goggles which, at first glance, look and sound like a late April Fools' jokes – they're real. The BMW Mini Augmented Vision goggles will be shown off at the Auto Shanghai show intelligently connecting... >>

BMW i3 may soon have an Apple operating system running the show

BMW i3 may soon have an Apple operating system running the show

By 23 March 2015

BMW could be working with Apple on its next in-car operating system for its i3. This follows numerous rumours that Apple is developing its own Apple car. An interview with BMW in German car magazine Auto Motor Sport suggested the car manufacturer was... >>

BMW brings plug-in hybrid smarts to the new X5 dubbed X5 xDrive40e (gallery)

BMW brings plug-in hybrid smarts to the new X5 dubbed X5 xDrive40e (gallery)

By 16 March 2015

BMW has announced its first plug-in hybrid car in a core range, the X5 xDrive40e, which should give the best mileage for any X5. The new X5 xDrive40e will offer plenty of power to keep the sizeable beast moving fast despite going easy on the fuel. In... >>

New BMW 6 Series now comes loaded with B&O's 16-channel surround sound system

New BMW 6 Series now comes loaded with B&O's 16-channel surround sound system

By 6 February 2015

Bang & Olufsen has previously teamed up with Audi and Aston Martin, but now the company is revealing the "most successful model" to come from its long partnership with BMW. B&O and BMW have introduced a new BMW 6 Series model, equipped with B&O’s high-end... >>

Detroit 2015 motorshow in pictures: Ford, Mercedes, Porsche and more show off their new cars and concepts

Detroit 2015 motorshow in pictures: Ford, Mercedes, Porsche and more show off their new cars and concepts

By 19 January 2015

The North American International Auto Show – known locally by its acronym of “NAIAS”  or to you and I as the Detroit motorshow – sweeps the entire car industry off to frozen Detroit each January. Increasingly Detroit feels like a sideshow to... >>

Future car tech: Sci-fi cars are closer than you think

Future car tech: Sci-fi cars are closer than you think

By 13 January 2015

Cars have been featured at consumer electronic shows with increasing frequency in recent years, causing some to comment that those shows are becoming car shows. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, it's the motor car that's becoming gadgetised.... >>

BMW touchscreen display key fob for i8 is finally a reality you can own

BMW touchscreen display key fob for i8 is finally a reality you can own

By 6 January 2015

The BMW touchscreen display key fob leaked way back in December 2013, thought to be for the BMW i8. The i8 came and there was no fob, on the standard edition, and just as we started to lose hope the device has been unveiled at CES 2015. The revolutionary... >>

Forget fish 'n' chips in newspaper, NFC chips in magazines are the next big thing

Forget fish 'n' chips in newspaper, NFC chips in magazines are the next big thing

By 2 January 2015

Print advertising is not dead, it just needs to adapt to survive, says BMW. The car manufacturer has teamed with London-based tech start-up Tamoco to add NFC chips to magazine ads in order for readers to interact with the printed page. Tamoco already... >>