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  • BMW M135i review
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    BMW M135i review

    By 10 June 2013

    Until just a few days before your reading it, the start of this story was quite different. It was built on the premise that this - the littlest performance BMW - had turned the brand’s performance hierarchy on its head, because it was faster than an...

  • BMW to launch ConnectedDrive store, buy car upgrades while you drive
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    BMW to launch ConnectedDrive store, buy car upgrades while you drive

    By 6 June 2013

    BMW is set to bring new functionality to its ConnectedDrive in-car entertainment systems in 2013. The technology will allow drivers to purchase upgrades for their cars while driving. Called the ConnectedDrive Store, it will act as a means for you to tailor...

  • BMW enters electric bike market with Cruise e-bike
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    BMW enters electric bike market with Cruise e-bike

    By 18 March 2013

    BMW has launched its own electric bike, the Cruise. Sporting a 250-watt electric motor, the bike can power you all the way up to 25km/h. The motor is designed more to assist you while riding rather than to power you along all by itself. The bike has four...

  • BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept pictures and hands-on
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    BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept pictures and hands-on

    By 15 January 2013

    Don’t believe the concept name, this is your new 3-Series coupe. After being hit for six by the Audi A5-which up-ended this coupe market by introducing an altogether different body style to the saloon A4 - BMW has responded by repositioning its coupe...

  • BMW intelligent steering wheel comes with OLED screen
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    BMW intelligent steering wheel comes with OLED screen

    By 12 November 2012

    BMW has created a new Performance sports steering wheel with a display built into the top of the rim to give you the latest information while you drive. Available for 3 Series Sedan, Touring, Coupe, and Convertible models - although you might be asking,...

  • Which car works best with your iPhone?
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    Which car works best with your iPhone?

    By 6 September 2012

    Nearly every new car on the market now has some method of connecting with the iPhone. Some come as standard, others are expensive systems that add all sorts of clevel bells and whistles. No drive is complete without a decent selection of music and most...

  • Team GB Paralympic athletes turn to BMW and BAE systems to improve wheelchairs
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    Team GB Paralympic athletes turn to BMW and BAE systems to improve wheelchairs

    By 30 August 2012

    ParalympicsGB's wheelchair athletes have turned to technology from BMW and help from BAE systems to help them get ready for the Paralympic Games in London. BMW has collaborated with UK Sport and a range of third parties to produce wheelchairs for members...

  • BMW Mini MINI radio-controlled car to ferry javelins, discuses, hammers and shots at London 2012
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    BMW Mini MINI radio-controlled car to ferry javelins, discuses, hammers and shots at London 2012

    By 3 August 2012

    BMW is to use a new Mini MINI at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the athletic stadium this week to help ferry javelins, discuses, hammers and shots back from the field to the throwing area. It's a move to save valuable time during competition. If you're...

  • BMW C Evolution pictures and eyes-on
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    BMW C Evolution pictures and eyes-on

    By 30 July 2012

    BMW is about cars most of the time, but it also has a motorbike division and it's been working just as hard as the car concept team to embrace electric as the main power source. On show at the BMW Pavilion in the Olympic Park, as well as being used as...

  • BMW i3 and i8 concept cars race into Olympic Park
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    BMW i3 and i8 concept cars race into Olympic Park

    By 24 July 2012

    Like futuristic concept cars? Going to the London 2012 Olympics this year? Then you are in luck, BMW will be showing off its i range of concept cars, the BMW i8 and the BMW i3 to all those who visit the BMW Pavilion in the Olympic Park in east London...

  • BMW 520 Efficient Dynamics review
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    BMW 520 Efficient Dynamics review

    By 23 July 2012

    What price size? When we reviewed the BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics a few weeks back we found it to be fundamentally brilliant and concluded by saying that it was all the car you could ever need. So why might you want to take a step up the BMW ladder, shell...

  • Mini Rocketman Concept London edition pictures and eyes-on
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    Mini Rocketman Concept London edition pictures and eyes-on

    By 20 July 2012

    First shown at the Geneva Motor Show, BMW has created a new London and Team GB-inspired version of its Mini Rocketman Concept for the London 2012 Olympic games and Pocket-lint has had the chance to see it up close in the flesh ahead of the official public...

  • BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics review
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    BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics review

    By 29 June 2012

    The BMW 3-Series is a car that epitomises the phrase "all things to all people". It’s consistently one of the 10 best-selling cars in the UK - and it’s easy to see why. It’s big enough for four people and luggage, yet small enough to park easily....

  • BMW lets drivers customise their 5-Series driving panel
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    BMW lets drivers customise their 5-Series driving panel

    By 25 May 2012

    Drivers of the new BMW 5-Series can now choose from four different designs as to how their instrument panel looks. The four different modes all feature the same four circular gauges, with additional information sitting between the two larger ones, but...

  • The cars of the 2011 Geneva motor show
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    The cars of the 2011 Geneva motor show

    By 6 March 2011

    Pocket-lint's been at the international motor show in Geneva this week, where countless new production and concept cars have been unveiled. As car manufacturers increasingly use technology as a key selling point, we pick out some of the stand-out cars...

  • BMW launches 'i' sub-brand
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    BMW launches 'i' sub-brand

    By 22 February 2011

    After years of talking, BMW has launched a new "i" sub-brand in Munich on Monday, specifically aimed at people living in cities. The German firm has settled on the simple letter "I" for a new range of clean, high-tech vehicles and mobility services....

  • BMW sees car keys not phones as next NFC wallet
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    BMW sees car keys not phones as next NFC wallet

    By 31 January 2011

    The car key is about to go head on with the mobile phone in the battle for which one will become your new wallet.   BMW believes you’ll be paying for things when out an about not with your wallet, or your phone, but with your car keys. In a paper released...

  • Mini Scooter E concept that needs an iPhone to start it
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    Mini Scooter E concept that needs an iPhone to start it

    By 24 September 2010

    Mini has created an electric scooter called the MINI E Scooter for London design week, that uses the iPhone as the key. The new concept scooter is powered by an electric motor and of course has an iPod dock for your phone once you've started it. "While...

  • BMW passengers to get factory fitted iPad
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    BMW passengers to get factory fitted iPad

    By 21 September 2010

    Keeping your kids quiet in the back of the car on a long road trip can be a Herculean task - trust us we know. Then back in April Apple launched the iPad and all was good in the world when it came to watching the latest episode of SpongeBob Squarepants...

  • MeeGo heading for your BMW
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    MeeGo heading for your BMW

    By 26 July 2010

    MeeGo, the joint Intel/Nokia OS hosted by the Linux Foundation, has been chosen by the GENIVI Alliance to be the system for its next release of its in-vehicle infotainment (IVI). The Alliance, which includes the BMW Group, Delphi, GM, Intel, Magneti-Marelli,...

  • BMW City: Eco-friendly electric car coming 2012
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    BMW City: Eco-friendly electric car coming 2012

    By 10 August 2009

    BMW has plans for an electric car designed for the city according to BMW chairman and CEO Norbert Reithofer. Dubbed the "City" the new electric eco friendly motor will launch in 2012 and offer owners a 100 mile range in a four seater, small three door...

  • Garmin announces BMW Motorrad Navigator IV
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    Garmin announces BMW Motorrad Navigator IV

    By 6 July 2009

    Garmin has announced, in conjunction with the car marque, it is to offer the next in the BMW Motorrad Navigator line, the Navigator IV. Based on Garmin's zumo 660, the device is described as a "motorcycle-friendly GPS navigator". Exclusive BMW-specific...

  • BMW designs futuristic PC case
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    BMW designs futuristic PC case

    By 9 March 2009

    BMW has created a futuristic PC case for Thermaltake's 10th anniversary. From BMW Group Designworks USA the "Level10" isn't your average PC casing. Instead of all the computer's components going into a big rectangular box, individual components such as...

  • BMW and NXP launch world's first multifunctional car key
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    BMW and NXP launch world's first multifunctional car key

    By 22 October 2008

    BMW and NXP Semiconductors, a Philips company, have unveiled a prototype of the world's first "multifunctional" car key. The prototype product features contactless payment, personalised access control, and advanced functionalities including public transport...

  • F1 racing car seat for kids
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    F1 racing car seat for kids

    By 5 December 2007

    Underage, or under-height, kids need car-seats and we think this BMW Sauber F1 Team version is pretty much the ultimate model...