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BMW courts military vets with new training school
BMW courts military vets with new training school

A new vocational training program will give BMW owners another way to thank their mechanics for their service. On February 26, a pilot class of nine U.S. Marines will begin a 16-week hands-on training workshop to become BMW technicians at San Diego’s Camp Pendleton Marine base. MORE: BMW...Read More»

2019 BMW X4
2019 BMW X4 luxury SUV revealed, starts at more than $51,000

BMW's decision to carve a sleeker shape from its X3 crossover once seemed curious but it's now commonplace. Now the 2019 BMW X4 shows that the concept not only endures, but also evolves. When it goes on sale in July, the 2019 BMW X4 will cost more than $51,400, including destination, which is...Read More»

BMW's wireless Apple CarPlay integration
Net neutrality for cars: BMW's Apple CarPlay subscription could open Pandora's box

Jeff Haas commutes to downtown Denver each morning from suburban Englewood, Colorado. The first thing he does? He plugs his Apple iPhone into his 2018 BMW 340i’s USB port. The central screen on the dashboard switches from BMW’s proprietary iDrive software to a page of icons familiar to...Read More»

2018 BMW 5-Series
The spark (less) is back! Diesel-powered 2018 BMW 540d on sale next month

The diesel-powered 2018 BMW 540d xDrive will quietly return to the U.S. next month, the automaker said Monday. Federal officials certified the model for sale in the U.S. this month, after a one-year hiatus while the 5-Series underwent an extensive overhaul for the 2017 model year. The 540d will be...Read More»

Audi traffic light information
Apps are changing how traffic engineers design roads

The days of engineers simply figuring out the most efficient way to control the flow of traffic are long gone. Apps influence the decision-making process of drivers so greatly that engineers must now take into account how the likes of Google Maps and Waze will alter traffic congestion on non-major...Read More»

2018 BMW i3 and i3s
BMW issues stop-sale for i3 electric car

BMW has told its dealers to hold all sales of its 2018 i3 electric car due to a compliance issue detected by the NHTSA. The German automaker will also recall about 30,000 examples of the BMW i3. The government agency found during routine testing that the i3 does not provide adequate protection in...Read More»

2011 BMW 335i sedan
BMW recalls 1.4 million cars, SUVs over fire risk

BMW is calling back about 1.4 million cars to address one of two issues that could cause them to catch fire, even when the vehicles are not being operated. The larger recall includes about 740,000 6-cylinder versions of the company's 1-Series, 3-Series, 5-Series, X3, X5, and Z4 models sold between...Read More»

2018 BMW X3 M40i
Small crossover, big price tag: 2018 BMW X3 priced from $43,445

Compact luxury crossovers don't exactly boast pint-size price tags, and the all-new 2018 BMW X3 is no exception. The redesigned 2018 X3 will hit BMW dealers soon with a $43,445 price of entry—and that's before any of the myriad optional extras are added on. That entry-level figure is for the...Read More»

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia
2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. 2018 BMW 3-Series: Compare Cars

The rivalry between Alfa Romeo and BMW is nothing new, even though the Italian brand is newly returned to our shores. For decades beginning in the 1960s, these two sporting sedan icons squared off against one another—and they’re finally back at it again with the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia...Read More»

Proterra Catalyst electric bus
New electric bus runs 1,100 miles on a single charge

A Silicon Valley mass-transit vehicle builder claims it has set a world distance record for an electric vehicle on a single charge — with a 40 foot city bus. Proterra's Catalyst E2 max covered 1,102.2 miles at a testing facility in Indiana, a distance verified by an independent third party...Read More»

Car keys
BMW: Keys to be replaced by smartphone apps

The car key is set to follow in the path of the window crank, carburetor, and mother-in-law seat on the road to extinction. At least, that’s the word from BMW board member Ian Robertson, who told Reuters that the marque is considering using a smartphone app-based system to replace the...Read More»

2018 BMW i3 and i3s
BMW plans to produce a dozen different electric cars by 2025

By the middle of next decade, BMW, along with its MINI and Rolls-Royce subsidiaries, will produce 12 fully-electric, battery-powered vehicles. An additional 13 will be offered with hybrid versions of their drivetrains. That’s the promise from two of BMW’s board members, made in a...Read More»

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FCA joins BMW's self-driving car development group

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and BMW are teaming up to develop a platform for fully autonomous vehicles with the intent of using it in production vehicles by 2021, according to a joint statement by both companies. FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne, a longtime proponent of efficiency through mergers and...Read More»

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class (GLK250 BlueTEC)
EU investigates whether Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, VW colluded on diesels

Many people assume that the upcoming movie about Volkswagen's Dieselgate fiasco will look a lot like Wall Street or The Insider: a tale of corporate greed run amok. If European investigators are proven right, though, the film could be more like The Matrix, because the plot is heading deeper and...Read More»

2018 BMW X3
Meet the new 2018 BMW X3, a lot like the old BMW X3

The next step for BMW’s X3 crossover looks a lot like the last step. On Monday, the automaker finally revealed the 2018 BMW X3 at its Spartanburg, South Carolina, facility where it is produced alongside the X4, X5, and X6. The new BMW X3 takes plenty of cues from the other crossover SUVs...Read More»

2017 BrandZ Top 100 Global Brands
Study: Top global brands include plenty of tech firms and no automakers

If you watch the news regularly, you often hear about companies merging--often after one of the companies has been bought for a very hefty sum. But what goes into determining the value of a company? It's not just a dull calculation of cash and physical assets, or even annual revenue. Part of a...Read More»

2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo
2018 BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo: BMW's not-quite-a-wagon, rebooted

With its 2018 6-Series Gran Turismo, BMW has rebooted its not-quite-a-sedan, not-quite-a-wagon five-door hatchback. It's a model that was previously known as the 5-Series Gran Turismo, a tall hatchback that with above average room for humans and their cargo. While the outgoing 5-Series GT did so at...Read More»

2017 BMW 5-Series, IIHS crash test
IIHS names 2017 BMW 5-Series a Top Safety Pick+

BMW's latest mid-size sedan has received an excellent score for both its crashworthiness, its optional headlights, and its available collision-avoding technologies from the insurance industry-funded IIHS. The agency says that the 2017 BMW 5-Series sedan is a Top Safety Pick+ when it's fitted with...Read More»

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Are BMWs bursting into flames?

People who believe in spontaneous human combustion are used to getting weird looks when they explain their opinions to skeptics. Some BMW owners know just how they feel: a number of them claim that their cars have burst into flames in much the same way, for no apparent reason. The difference...Read More»

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