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BMW shows off its Live Cockpit and 7.0 OS coming to new cars
BMW shows off its Live Cockpit and 7.0 OS coming to new cars By Maggie Tillman

BMW will launch the X5, 8 Series, Z4, and 3 Series later this year, alongside a new BMW Live Cockpit with the new BMW Operating System 7.0. Read more

BMW launching its own voice assistant for 2019 cars
BMW launching its own voice assistant for 2019 cars By Rik Henderson

BMW will launch its own voice controlled digital assistant next spring. All new BMW cars will come with BMW Operating System 7.0, which includes the firm's Read more

BMW X4 review: The SUV for people who want a coupe
4.5 stars BMW X4 review: The SUV for people who want a coupe By Joe Simpson

BMW has refreshed its X4, the SUV with a sporty, coupe attitude. It's the sassy sister to an X3 and competitor to Mercedes GLC Coupe and Porsche Macan Read more

BMW i8 review: The eco supercar
4.5 stars BMW i8 review: The eco supercar By Joe Simpson

BMW hybrid electric supercar gets updates, including a bigger battery, four years after launch. Still amazes with its performance and style. Read more

BMW i3 review: Living with the ultimate electric car?
4.5 stars BMW i3 review: Living with the ultimate electric car? By Joe Simpson

We’re living with BMW’s futuristic electric city car for two years. It’s fast, fun to drive, looks odd and has a Manhattan loft interior Read more

BMW X2 review: Into the blue?
4.0 stars BMW X2 review: Into the blue? By Joe Simpson

Coupe? SUV? Hatch? A bit of all three, the new BMW X2 cuts a new niche in the crowded crossover market. It’s difficult to pigeon-hole, but what’s Read more

BMW reveals Concept iX3 all-electric SUV, will go on sale in 2020
BMW reveals Concept iX3 all-electric SUV, will go on sale in 2020 By Max Langridge

After teasing its announcement earlier this week, BMW has taken the wraps off the Concept iX3, its first fully-electric SUV. The Concept iX3 is, as the Read more

BMW partners with Drone Racing League to build the fastest drone ever
BMW partners with Drone Racing League to build the fastest drone ever By Max Langridge

German car manufacturer BMW has agreed a partnership with the Drone Racing League (DRL) that will see the two work together to produce the fastest racing Read more

BMW to add Alexa in-car control in 2018
BMW to add Alexa in-car control in 2018 By Max Langridge

German car manufacturer BMW has announced that it will add Amazon Alexa voice-control to its in-car infotainment service, as well as Mini's, from mid-2018. Read more

BMW to introduce wireless car charging with 2018 530e
BMW to introduce wireless car charging with 2018 530e By Max Langridge

BMW could be one of the, if not the, first car manufacturer to introduce a wireless charging solution for the 530e iPerformance in 2018. BMW 530e plug-in Read more

BMW commits to electric car production, introduces i Vision Dynamics concept coupe
BMW commits to electric car production, introduces i Vision Dynamics concept coupe By Max Langridge

BMW has unveiled a new concept car to join its i-Series of electric vehicles at the Frankfurt auto show, while also committing to electric car production. Read more

BMW details exciting roadmap for electric vehicles going forward
BMW details exciting roadmap for electric vehicles going forward By Rik Henderson

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 Read more

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 By Leon Poultney

It's very difficult to find fault in the big BMW. It might even convince SUV fans to fall back in love with an estate. Read more

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

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 Read more

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

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 Read more

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 By Elyse Betters

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 Read more

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

Despite the digital masterclass, the new BMW 5 Series doesn't make you feel detached from the driving experience. It's probably Munich's most charming Read more

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

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 Read more

BMW's new 5 Series does CarPlay without the wires
BMW's new 5 Series does CarPlay without the wires By Max Langridge

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 Read more

BMW promises autonomous vehicles by 2021, partners with Intel, Mobileye
BMW promises autonomous vehicles by 2021, partners with Intel, Mobileye By Rik Henderson

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 Read more

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

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 Read more

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 By Luke Edwards

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 Read more

BMW i5 rumours get official comment on Range Extender feature
BMW i5 rumours get official comment on Range Extender feature By Luke Edwards

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 Read more

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

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 Read more

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

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, Read more

BMW X5 xDrive40e first drive: Going big on hybrid
BMW X5 xDrive40e first drive: Going big on hybrid By Chris Hall

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 Read more

Hands-on: BMW i Vision Future Interaction concept explored
Hands-on: BMW i Vision Future Interaction concept explored By Joe Simpson

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 Read more

Rinspeed Etos concept preview: BMW i8 gets added Swiss smarts
Rinspeed Etos concept preview: BMW i8 gets added Swiss smarts By Joe Simpson

Leftfield Swiss car operation Rinspeed tends to rock up at the Geneva Auto Show each spring with a new concept car – showcasing the very latest technology Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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 Read more

BMW 7 Series review: A tech-rich haven
5.0 stars BMW 7 Series review: A tech-rich haven By Luke Edwards

The perfect blend of luxury, power and technology for a future-proof machine that you'll be prepared to sell your house to live in. Read more

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

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 Read more

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

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 Read more

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

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 Read more

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 By Mike Lowe

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 Read more

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? By Mike Lowe

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 Read more

BMW shows off LED streetlights that double as electric car chargers
BMW shows off LED streetlights that double as electric car chargers By Luke Edwards

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 Read more

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

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 Read more

BMW Drive Now car sharing: An affordable way to have a car in the city (hands-on)
BMW Drive Now car sharing: An affordable way to have a car in the city (hands-on) By Luke Edwards

Getting access to a car in a city isn't always easy or affordable. Car sharing services are now launching that allow for short-term car use, without costing Read more

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 Luke Edwards

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 Read more

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 Luke Edwards

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 Read more

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 Luke Edwards

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 Read more

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 Luke Edwards

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 Read more

BMW M3 review (2014)
4.5 stars BMW M3 review (2014) By Joe Simpson

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 Read more

BMW 220d review
4.0 stars BMW 220d review By Joe Simpson

Quick and efficient, the 220d lives up to BM'’s ultimate driving machine tag line. But it fails to set the pulse racing with its design and Read more

BMW adds JustPark app to plan parking from the dashboard
BMW adds JustPark app to plan parking from the dashboard By Luke Edwards

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 Read more

First drive: BMW X4, the souped up X3
First drive: BMW X4, the souped up X3 By Stuart Miles

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 Read more

BMW i8: Driving the supercar of the future
BMW i8: Driving the supercar of the future By Joe Simpson

Standing in a small car park on the far Western Coast of the Scottish highlands ought to be the last place you'd expect to draw a crowd. But so futuristic Read more

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé: First drive in a more practical 4 Series
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé: First drive in a more practical 4 Series By Chris Hall

The Gran Coupé is the third model in the 4 Series family. We've previously driven, and loved, the regular BMW 4-Series Coupé and the BMW 4-Series Convertible models, Read more

BMW 435i M Sport Convertible review
4.5 stars BMW 435i M Sport Convertible review By Joe Simpson

We already know the BMW 435i well, having driven one back from its launch event in Scotland last summer and then having spent a week with it, driving it Read more

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

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 Read more