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BMW details exciting roadmap for electric vehicles going forward

BMW details exciting roadmap for electric vehicles going forward

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BMW no longer sees itself as simply a car manufacturer; it now sees itself as a tech company. And it has revealed its plans for an emission-free future.By the end of the year, it claims that there will be 200,000 "electrified vehicles" (fully electric... >>

BMW 5 Series estate (2017) review: Large, technologically accomplished and fun to drive
5.0 stars

BMW 5 Series estate (2017) review: Large, technologically accomplished and fun to drive

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Car salesmen have a very difficult job trying to convince customers to buy an estate car these days. For some reason, the marketing machine has brainwashed the masses into thinking that gigantic SUVs are the perfect companion to family life.In reality,... >>

All-electric cars UK 2017: All the battery powered vehicles available on the road today

All-electric cars UK 2017: All the battery powered vehicles available on the road today

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Electric cars have been around for a few years now, although if we're being technical, they've being around since the 19th century. But the first electric car of the modern era, and the first highway legal production all-electric battery powered vehicle... >>

BMW reveals plans to make a battery-electric Mini in the UK

BMW reveals plans to make a battery-electric Mini in the UK

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BMW is going fully battery-electric, with a new Mini at least.It wants to build a new battery-electric Mini: a 3-door, fully electric Hatch model, which will go into production in 2019. This vehicle will increase the choice of Mini powertrains to include... >>

BMW 530e plug-in hybrid preview: The best of both worlds?

BMW 530e plug-in hybrid preview: The best of both worlds?

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The new BMW 5-Series is a car we already know to be talented. In our 5-star review of the upper-spec 530d, we said that, judged in isolation, it goes "straight to the top of the class". That's a class which includes the Mercedes E-Class, which when we... >>

Own a BMW? You can join a Skype meeting without leaving your car

Own a BMW? You can join a Skype meeting without leaving your car

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Next time you Skype your boss, do it from your BMW.Skype for Business users can now place or join conference calls from the driver's seat - so long as they own a BMW. Drivers will use the mounted display and their voice to navigate BMW's iDrive menu system... >>

BMW 5 Series (2017) review: Saloon car perfection?
5.0 stars

BMW 5 Series (2017) review: Saloon car perfection?

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The last-generation BMW 5 Series sold more than two million units worldwide. Two million. To put that into perspective: between 2010 and 2015 Porsche built just over two million cars in total, across its entire range.It is, therefore, not hard to see... >>

Best of CES 2017 - Cars: All the major automotive announcements from the show

Best of CES 2017 - Cars: All the major automotive announcements from the show

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Considering CES is a consumer electronics show, you may wonder what business cars have turning up at the show.Nowadays cars can have more technology in them than your average home. Whether it be electric power, in-car entertainment or self-driving/autonomous... >>

BMW and Baidu aren't making self-driving cars together anymore

BMW and Baidu aren't making self-driving cars together anymore

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German automaker BMW and Chinese search giant Baidu might not be getting along too well these days.According to Reuters, the two companies have ended their partnership and are no longer cooperating on nor testing self-driving cars in the US and China.... >>

Best Car 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best Car 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2016 will be taking place for the 13th year at the end of November in association with EE. There are 14 categories this year, with a couple of new ones joining in the form of Best VR Device and Best Car, as well as a split... >>

BMW's new 5 Series does CarPlay without the wires

BMW's new 5 Series does CarPlay without the wires

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BMW has recently unveiled the new 2017 5 Series saloon and with it, a whole host of technologies to improve the driving experience. Chief among them is the addition of Apple CarPlay, but the 5 Series is the very first car to deliver wireless CarPlay.... >>

Mini Cooper S Works 210 first drive: Pocket rocket lite

Mini Cooper S Works 210 first drive: Pocket rocket lite

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Some may have feared for Mini when BMW rolled in and took this British icon and modernised it, but spend 10 minutes on any major road and you'll know that the public adoration for the Mini hasn't abated.With the John Cooper Works super-charged version... >>

BMW promises autonomous vehicles by 2021, partners with Intel, Mobileye

BMW promises autonomous vehicles by 2021, partners with Intel, Mobileye

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BMW has partnered with tech firms Intel and Mobileye with the hope that it will be able to put a whole fleet of fully autonomous cars into production by 2021.The BMW iNext car, shown in its concept form in May, will be the basis of the self-driving range... >>

Mini's future vision is an urban go-kart, made for sharing

Mini's future vision is an urban go-kart, made for sharing

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BMW's stargazing has reached Mini, with the company unveiling its Vision Next 100 model in London. Joining siblings from BMW and Rolls-Royce, the future of Mini is designed to be fun, funky, and shared with strangers. Acknowledging that urban dwellers... >>

The Rolls-Royce of the future is an autonomous land yacht with an AI concierge

The Rolls-Royce of the future is an autonomous land yacht with an AI concierge

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It's a rare day that Rolls-Royce unveils a new car, it's an even rarer day that Rolls-Royce unveils its future vision for luxury motoring.Unveiled in London, as part of BMW Group's Vision Next 100, the Rolls-Royce concept outlines the future vision for... >>

BMW to launch 'i Next' autonomous electric car in 2021, says CEO

BMW to launch 'i Next' autonomous electric car in 2021, says CEO

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Gimme, gimme!BMW is working on a luxury flagship based on its BMW i8 Roadster, a plug-in hybrid sports car. We know this because the company's CEO revealed the news during a shareholding meeting. Harald Krueger said BMW's upcoming autonomous car will... >>

BMW i3 upgrade now delivers a whopping 195 miles on a charge, watch out Tesla

BMW i3 upgrade now delivers a whopping 195 miles on a charge, watch out Tesla

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It looks like Tesla has given the established car companies enough of a shock to get them taking electric cars seriously. Now BMW has upgraded its i3 battery to extend the range to a respectable 195 miles on a charge.Tesla announced its Model 3, the first... >>

GoPro brings more stats to your action videos, BMW, Polar and more on the list

GoPro brings more stats to your action videos, BMW, Polar and more on the list

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GoPro has announced its Developer Program which allows other companies to make GoPro cameras do anything they need. It will also mean GoPro can take advantage of other hardware and sensors.Big names like BMW and Polar have already announced cars and wearables... >>

BMW i5 rumours get official comment on Range Extender feature

BMW i5 rumours get official comment on Range Extender feature

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BMW is heavily rumoured to be releasing an electric version of its X5 SUV which should be called the BMW i5. Now an official comment suggests this model will come with a Range Extender option.Head of product for BMW, Henrik Wenders, commented to Car and... >>

BMW Vision Next 100: The ultimate driving machine of the future

BMW Vision Next 100: The ultimate driving machine of the future

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To commemorate its 100 years of existence, BMW has shown off its glimpse of the future of driving in the Vision Next 100 car.While BMW has created a prototype of the car it's not something we expect to do much driving, nor to hit the roads anytime soon.... >>

BMW 3-Series (2016) first drive: Retaining the sports saloon crown?

BMW 3-Series (2016) first drive: Retaining the sports saloon crown?

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For 40 years BMW has ruled the roost in the junior executive car stakes. It's fended off the arrival of the Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class and has remained, by and large, the gold standard in this class of car throughout its history.But now the 3-Series... >>

Mini Cooper D Clubman first drive: Retro quirks, now more practical

Mini Cooper D Clubman first drive: Retro quirks, now more practical

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Since the move from nostalgic little British runaround, to baby-BMW, there have been innumerate inceptions of the Mini. The best selling has been the regular Mini Hatch and the weirdest, perhaps, the Clubman. The Clubman is an oddity, most keenly defined... >>

BMW X5 xDrive40e first drive: Going big on hybrid

BMW X5 xDrive40e first drive: Going big on hybrid

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There are advantages to driving a large SUV and for many, it's the ride height, the interior space and the feeling of safety lent by being the biggest thing around that drives appeal. The downside, of course, is that you're hauling a huge amount of car... >>

Best of the Detroit Auto Show 2016 in pictures

Best of the Detroit Auto Show 2016 in pictures

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The annual Detroit Auto Show is here for 2016 and with self-driving autonomous cars, intelligent smart car systems, and of course electric sports cars, gadget and motor lovers are about to get a glimpse of the awesome future.We've trawled the show floor... >>

Hands-on: BMW i Vision Future Interaction concept explored

Hands-on: BMW i Vision Future Interaction concept explored

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BMW rolled out the i8 Spyder again here in CES. Again? Well, you’ll remember we drove the production i8 for the first time back in 2014 (it’s fair to say we loved it too). But in the run up to that car’s launch, BMW built several concept versions... >>

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

Self-driving cars: 14 automakers betting on driverless vehicles

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Stop thinking about self-driving cars as something far-off or futuristic.They're here. They're now. They're being made and tested and shown off by companies like Google, BMW, and Tesla - the latter of which has already released self-driving features to... >>

BMW, Mercedes, and Audi close Nokia Here Maps sale - and your next car could benefit

BMW, Mercedes, and Audi close Nokia Here Maps sale - and your next car could benefit

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Audi AG, BMW Group, and Daimler AG now officially own Here, Nokia's digital mapping and location business. The three partners each hold an equal stake.Although it was heavily rumoured for a while that Uber would acquire Nokia's Here Maps, a rival bid... >>

BMW 7 Series review: A Tardis of technology
5.0 stars

BMW 7 Series review: A Tardis of technology

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The 2015 BMW 7 Series is one of the most tech-crammed cars on the road right now. If you drove this back in time, even by 10 years, the people lucky enough to get a ride in it would have expected it to fly.While the BMW 730Ld M Sport, as reviewed here,... >>

11 mind-blowing tech wonders in the new BMW 7 series

11 mind-blowing tech wonders in the new BMW 7 series

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The BMW 7 Series for 2015 is full of tech, it's like a scientist's test lab on wheels. Only these gadgets are all fully developed to blow your mind.From gesture controls to remote control parking brilliance, it's tough to compare this car to any other... >>

BMW X1 2015 first drive: Second-gen SUV makes off-road easy

BMW X1 2015 first drive: Second-gen SUV makes off-road easy

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BMW already has an X1 on the road. So what's special about this year's model, now in its second-generation 2015 form? Well, it's been redesigned from the ground up and wants to go off-road more than ever.Whereas the original X1 was built on the basic... >>

BMW 2-Series Active Tourer eDrive first drive: Plug-in baby

BMW 2-Series Active Tourer eDrive first drive: Plug-in baby

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Hybrids are all the rage in the automotive industry at the moment. And while the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer might look like the twisted hybrid spawn of a BMW rear-mounting a Mini Clubman – the two share the same UKL1 wheelbase platform after all –... >>

Uber loses bid to take over Here Maps, BMW, Audi and Mercedes nab it instead

Uber loses bid to take over Here Maps, BMW, Audi and Mercedes nab it instead

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It is no secret that Nokia has been looking to offload its Here Maps service for a while, hoping to use the cash from the sale to further its communication network plans, but it looks like the most expected suitor has failed in its bid to take it over.Uber... >>

Pow! Is that the BMW Batmobile? Nope, it's a modded i8 concept with hydrogen fuel cell tech

Pow! Is that the BMW Batmobile? Nope, it's a modded i8 concept with hydrogen fuel cell tech

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What you're looking at might appear to be a super-cool revamped version of the Batmobile for 2015 (and we're talking 1960s Adam West era here), but BMW isn't in the process of making one of those (well, not that we know of). No, this is a modified BMW... >>

BMW 5 Series GT hydrogen fuel cell first drive: Driving into the future?

BMW 5 Series GT hydrogen fuel cell first drive: Driving into the future?

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It's almost strange to think how nonchalantly we consume the world's depleting fossil fuel reserves. Sure, it's fun to hammer a performance car down the motorway (or even a normal car for that matter), with that satisfying hum from the exhausts, but the... >>

BMW shows off LED streetlights that double as electric car chargers

BMW shows off LED streetlights that double as electric car chargers

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BMW has shown off how it plans to take on Tesla and its Supercharger network with its own version. The BMW charging stations, called Light & Charge, will use LED street lights to power up electric cars.Announced last year, BMW's Light & Charge system... >>

Next-gen BMW 7 Series is stuffed full of James Bond tech

Next-gen BMW 7 Series is stuffed full of James Bond tech

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BMW hasn't been shy of showing off some of its techy treats recently. We've reported on fancy keyfobs, remote parking and plenty more over the past 12 months. Well, they've all found a home IRL in the new BMW 7 Series.BMW boasts that this is the first... >>

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

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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

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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

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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 developing... >>

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)

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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 fact... >>

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

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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

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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 the... >>

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

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

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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

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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

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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 partnered... >>

BMW M3 review (2014)
4.5 stars

BMW M3 review (2014)

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Create a legend and it creates a rod for its own back. The BMW M3 is one such legend and with every new version you'll hear the same complaints: "It's moved too far away from the original concept." "It's too heavy." "It's got the wrong number of cylinders."... >>

BMW 220d review
4.0 stars

BMW 220d review

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BMW has gone to town on a host of new electric, performance and lifestyle models recently, including the i3, i8, X4, M4, M235i - the list has got so long we're almost struggling to keep up. The idea is that there's now a BMW for everyone. Yet what about... >>

BMW adds JustPark app to plan parking from the dashboard

BMW adds JustPark app to plan parking from the dashboard

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BMW has announced that its cars will now have the JustPark app built-in, meaning the whole parking process can be handled from the dash.Mini will be the first car to feature JustPark with plans to roll the app out across the BMW range later this year.JustPark... >>

First drive: BMW X4, the souped up X3

First drive: BMW X4, the souped up X3

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The BMW X4 can be seen in two ways, either as a baby version of the popular X6, or as a souped up version of the company's popular X3 model.For all intents and purposes the best way to look at the X4 is like an X3 plus. The car delivers you a few more... >>