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  • BMW unveils OLED lighting systems that could change power usage and pimp your car in one
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    BMW unveils OLED lighting systems that could change power usage and pimp your car in one

    By 11 April 2014

    BMW is working on new technologies for front and rear lights on its cars, with OLED tech looked at for exterior lights designed to be seen. While not light enough to provide beam lamps for visibility, OLED panels could, in conjunction with conventional...

  • April Fools' Day 2014: The best stories from around the web
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    April Fools' Day 2014: The best stories from around the web

    By 1 April 2014

    Today's the day to keep an eye out for whoopee cushions on seats and (hopefully) joke dog turds in fridges. But April Fools' Day isn't only about physical practical jokes anymore, the internet has becomes riddled with tricksters too. Last year we had...

  • BMW 2-Series Active Tourer pictures and hands-on
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    BMW 2-Series Active Tourer pictures and hands-on

    By 7 March 2014

    Yes, you are looking at a BMW. A front wheel drive people carrier called the 2-Series Active Tourer. We’ll just leave that to sink in for a minute. The brand that almost entirely defines itself by its rear-wheel drive cars and has the ability to create...

  • Hands-on: BMW M235i review
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    Hands-on: BMW M235i review

    By 3 March 2014

    If, like us, you’re struggling to keep up with BMW’s numbering system, the skinny on the BMW M235i is that it’s the sleeker, less practical coupe sister to the hatchback M135i we tested (and loved) last year. Like the 435i that’s gone before it,...

  • BMW Honeycomb concept re-thinks the way autonomous cars will work
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    BMW Honeycomb concept re-thinks the way autonomous cars will work

    By 3 March 2014

    This BMW concept not only redesigns the car, but the way cars work. Rather than buying one vehicle users will be served by a colony of cars that go from person to person picking up and dropping off, autonomously. The music industry has changed to offer...

  • BMW i8 will bring optional laser headlights with 'daylight-like illumination'
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    BMW i8 will bring optional laser headlights with 'daylight-like illumination'

    By 11 February 2014

    BMW announced on Monday that its BMW i8 hybrid sports car will feature laser light headlamps as an optional feature when it begins to ship in autumn 2014. The BMW i8 will mark the first production car to feature such technology, said to bring daylight-like...

  • BMW M3 & M4 (2014) pictures and hands-on
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    BMW M3 & M4 (2014) pictures and hands-on

    By 16 January 2014

    Muscle cars, performance cars and anything sporty was back with a bang at the Detroit Motor Show in 2014. And if you’re looking for the personification of that statement, you needed to look no further than the BMW stand, where the new M4 coupe, resplendent...

  • Samsung Galaxy Gear can control the BMW i3
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    Samsung Galaxy Gear can control the BMW i3

    By 7 January 2014

    Like Kit from Knight Rider the BMW i3 could soon be taking commands from a wrist watch, specifically the Samsung Galaxy Gear. Using the BMW i3's Remote Application, which is connected via a SIM, the Galaxy Gear can not only display vital car information,...

  • Hands-on: Rara music streaming in BMW 4 Series Coupé review
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    Hands-on: Rara music streaming in BMW 4 Series Coupé review

    By 20 December 2013

    Car manufacturers are increasingly looking to offer connected services to drivers. Those used to having everything at their fingertips on their smartphone can now find that the car is just as connected a place. Cars have long been offering online services...

  • UK puts plan in place for driverless cars, will pick one city as testing ground
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    UK puts plan in place for driverless cars, will pick one city as testing ground

    By 5 December 2013

    Britain wants to spearhead the driverless car trend, and has announced a government plan to do so. The legislative and regulatory framework for developing and testing driverless cars on UK roads will be fully examined by the end of 2014 it has been announced....

  • BMW and Mini owners get Amazon Cloud Player access in-car
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    BMW and Mini owners get Amazon Cloud Player access in-car

    By 3 December 2013

    Amazon has announced a partnership with the BMW group that brings Amazon Cloud Player for iOS access to BMW and Mini cars. Customers with iPhones or iPod touch devices will now be able to link their Amazon Cloud Player for iOS applications to BMW Apps...

  • Mini Cooper and Cooper S (2014) pictures and hands-on
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    Mini Cooper and Cooper S (2014) pictures and hands-on

    By 21 November 2013

    This is the new, new Mini – the third generation of BMW’s modern take on the 60s British classic. It’s a car that the company is hoping will be a huge hit, because while the design is evolutionary, to say the least, there’s also a big jump forward...

  • Hands-on: BMW i3 review
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    Hands-on: BMW i3 review

    By 9 November 2013

    After spending time in the company of the new, electrically powered BMW i3 we came away with a clear thought in our minds: we’d just driven the future. Not into the future, of course, as the i3 is a production car in the here and now. You can pop to...

  • A week in reviews: 21 - 25 October
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    A week in reviews: 21 - 25 October

    By 26 October 2013

    This week it's all about computing. Well, largely about computing. We've been treated to the second generation of Microsoft laptop-meets-tablet devices in the shape of the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2, the latter a head-to-head dead ringer against the...

  • BMW Z4 sDrive 18i Roadster review
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    BMW Z4 sDrive 18i Roadster review

    By 24 October 2013

    Looking out of the window one grey and wet October morning, it's hard to understand why Brits buy more convertibles than any other country in Europe. Perhaps that's because there are now a wide array of cars - like the upgraded BMW Z4 as tested here -...

  • A week in reviews: 12 - 18 October
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    A week in reviews: 12 - 18 October

    By 19 October 2013

    Another week rolls on by and it's been busy, busy, busy. In addition to the announcement of the 10th Pocket-lint Awards, due to take place at the end of November, there have been all kinds of mighty products rolling in through the office. Top of the list...

  • BMW 435i M Sport review
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    BMW 435i M Sport review

    By 12 October 2013

    What difference does a name make? Or a number? This is the new BMW 4-Series, or the 435i M Sport to be name precise - and it's a brand new model number in the BMW range that waves goodbye to the outgoing 3-Series Coupe. What exactly was wrong with the...

  • BMW i8: BMW's £100k plug-in hybrid sports car
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    BMW i8: BMW's £100k plug-in hybrid sports car

    By 11 September 2013

    BMW has used the IAA 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show to unveil the BMW i8, its plug-in hybrid sports car. Joining the BMW i3 electric car that was launched in July, the BMW i8 is designed to embody the same i values, with an uncompromised drive experience from...

  • Frankfurt Motor Show 2013: The future according to concept cars
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    Frankfurt Motor Show 2013: The future according to concept cars

    By 11 September 2013

    Every motor show brings a glittering array of concept cars for every passerby to stop and coo over. They're a chance for designers to let their imaginations run wild, for companies to project a vision of future, as well as teasing customers with the excitement...

  • Napster now available on BMW ConnectedDrive, plug in your iPhone for streaming music access
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    Napster now available on BMW ConnectedDrive, plug in your iPhone for streaming music access

    By 12 August 2013

    Napster has announced that its music-streaming service is now available to BMW car owners with ConnectedDrive. BMW ConnectedDrive is an in-car system that allows connection to all manner of internet services. The car, such as the new electric BMW i3,...

  • BMW i3 pictures and hands-on: The premium electric megacity car
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    BMW i3 pictures and hands-on: The premium electric megacity car

    By 29 July 2013

    If you were playing buzzword bingo at the launch of the BMW i3, then "megacity" would probably be the winning word, so keen was BMW to tell us exactly who should be buying the new BMW i3. It's a term that makes us think of Judge Dredd, throwing us into...

  • BMW i3 ConnectedDrive Remote app lets you check status, plan routes, set the aircon and more
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    BMW i3 ConnectedDrive Remote app lets you check status, plan routes, set the aircon and more

    By 29 July 2013

    The BMW i3 takes the ConnectedDrive experience to a new level, with a bespoke app designed specifically for the new BMW i vehicles. As every BMW i comes with an embedded SIM, it is connected and that brings with it a whole range of possibilities. We had...

  • BMW i3: The ultimate driving machine is now electric, with a carbonfibre body
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    BMW i3: The ultimate driving machine is now electric, with a carbonfibre body

    By 29 July 2013

    BMW has pulled the covers off the new BMW i3, which it says revolutionises personal transportation. The new electric vehicle sees the company making a strong commitment to what it is calling the "next premium", and moving towards a sustainable future...

  • 100 mph and then you let go: BMW's driverless car
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    100 mph and then you let go: BMW's driverless car

    By 18 June 2013

    The concept of a driverless car is very exciting to some and totally boring to others. For long motorway slogs, we can think of nothing better, but cutting back through B-roads and heel-toeing around a race track, might not be quite as exciting. BMW recently...

  • A week in reviews: June 10 - 17
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    A week in reviews: June 10 - 17

    By 15 June 2013

    This week has been all about games, because it's been E3 in LA where Microsoft and Sony both made some big statements about their upcoming consoles. Because of this, reviews has been a little bit more modest. But don't fear, we've still had the chance...