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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 name suggests, based on the current X3 SUV and so keeps a very similar design. However it does have... 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. What can Alexa do and what services are available? With Alexa onboard, BMW and Mini owners will... 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 hybrid preview: The best of both worlds? Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that... 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. The i Vision Dynamics coupe is just a concept for now, but BMW insists it will go on sale. Future... 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 the end of the year, it claims that there will be 200,000 "electrified vehicles" (fully electric... 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 will go into production in 2019. This vehicle will increase the choice of Mini powertrains to include... 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 they own a BMW. Drivers will use the mounted display and their voice to navigate BMW's iDrive menu system... 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 partnership and are no longer cooperating on nor testing self-driving cars in the US and China.... 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 the addition of Apple CarPlay, but the 5 Series is the very first car to deliver wireless CarPlay.... 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 2021.The BMW iNext car, shown in its concept form in May, will be the basis of the self-driving range... 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 the news during a shareholding meeting. Harald Krueger said BMW's upcoming autonomous car will... 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 to extend the range to a respectable 195 miles on a charge.Tesla announced its Model 3, the first... 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 will come with a Range Extender option.Head of product for BMW, Henrik Wenders, commented to Car and... 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 of the car it's not something we expect to do much driving, nor to hit the roads anytime soon.... 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 it was heavily rumoured for a while that Uber would acquire Nokia's Here Maps, a rival bid... 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 gesture controls to remote control parking brilliance, it's tough to compare this car to any other... 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 isn't in the process of making one of those (well, not that we know of). No, this is a modified BMW... 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 use LED street lights to power up electric cars.Announced last year, BMW's Light & Charge system... 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 months. Well, they've all found a home IRL in the new BMW 7 Series.BMW boasts that this is the first... Read more

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 Luke Edwards

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.... 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 interview with BMW in German car magazine Auto Motor Sport suggested the car manufacturer was developing... 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 offer plenty of power to keep the sizeable beast moving fast despite going easy on the fuel. In fact... Read more

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 Elyse Betters

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... 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 edition, and just as we started to lose hope the device has been unveiled at CES 2015.The revolutionary... 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 first car to feature JustPark with plans to roll the app out across the BMW range later this year.JustPark... 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 enough to provide beam lamps for visibility, OLED panels could, in conjunction with conventional... Read more

BMW Honeycomb concept re-thinks the way autonomous cars will work
BMW Honeycomb concept re-thinks the way autonomous cars will work By Luke Edwards

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... Read more

BMW i8 will bring optional laser headlights with 'daylight-like illumination'
BMW i8 will bring optional laser headlights with 'daylight-like illumination' By Jake Smith

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... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Gear can control the BMW i3
Samsung Galaxy Gear can control the BMW i3 By Luke Edwards

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,... Read more

Inrix's Intermodal Navigation in BMW i3 and i8 will direct you to public transport during traffic delays
Inrix's Intermodal Navigation in BMW i3 and i8 will direct you to public transport during traffic delays By Elyse Betters

Real-time car traffic start-up Inrix has partnered with BMW to introduce the first in-car intermodal navigation system that integrates local public transport connections into trip planning.Called Intermodal Navigation, the service will debut in BMW's... Read more

BMW i8 key could reinvent the car key fob
BMW i8 key could reinvent the car key fob By Luke Edwards

The BMW i8 is a car that is steeped in technology and futuristic gizmos, but things do not stop with the automobile itself - even its humble key reinvents the way we look at car access and monitoring.The BMW i8 is the plug-in hybrid sports version of... Read more

BMW and Mini owners get Amazon Cloud Player access in-car
BMW and Mini owners get Amazon Cloud Player access in-car By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

BMW i8: BMW's £100k plug-in hybrid sports car
BMW i8: BMW's £100k plug-in hybrid sports car By Chris Hall

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... Read more

Napster now available on BMW ConnectedDrive, plug in your iPhone for streaming music access
Napster now available on BMW ConnectedDrive, plug in your iPhone for streaming music access By Rik Henderson

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, has... Read more

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

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... Read more

BMW i3: The ultimate driving machine is now electric, with a carbonfibre body
BMW i3: The ultimate driving machine is now electric, with a carbonfibre body By Chris Hall

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... Read more

100 mph and then you let go: BMW's driverless car
100 mph and then you let go: BMW's driverless car By Hunter Skipworth

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... Read more

BMW to launch ConnectedDrive store, buy car upgrades while you drive
BMW to launch ConnectedDrive store, buy car upgrades while you drive By Hunter Skipworth

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... Read more

BMW enters electric bike market with Cruise e-bike
BMW enters electric bike market with Cruise e-bike By Hunter Skipworth

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... Read more

BMW intelligent steering wheel comes with OLED screen
BMW intelligent steering wheel comes with OLED screen By Stuart Miles

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,... Read more

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

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... Read more

BMW i3 and i8 concept cars race into Olympic Park
BMW i3 and i8 concept cars race into Olympic Park By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

BMW lets drivers customise their 5-Series driving panel
BMW lets drivers customise their 5-Series driving panel By Danny Brogan

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... Read more

BMW launches 'i' sub-brand
BMW launches 'i' sub-brand By Joe Simpson

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.In... Read more

BMW sees car keys not phones as next NFC wallet
BMW sees car keys not phones as next NFC wallet By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

BMW passengers to get factory fitted iPad
BMW passengers to get factory fitted iPad By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

MeeGo heading for your BMW
MeeGo heading for your BMW By Paul Lamkin

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,... Read more

BMW and NXP launch world's first multifunctional car key
BMW and NXP launch world's first multifunctional car key By Amy-Mae Elliott

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... Read more

BMW unveils new Concept CS
BMW unveils new Concept CS By Jonathan Goddard

BMW has shown its new Concept CS grand tourer. A four-seat, four-door coupe, if it hit the market it would be a direct rival to the Merc CLS. The CS is 400mm wider 67mm longer than standard 7 Series. It’s gets a reworking of the classic kidney grille... Read more