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BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce cars recalled to replace faulty seat belts
BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce cars recalled to replace faulty seat belts

BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce will recall about 15,500 cars to fix faulty rear seat belts that may not retract correctly, according to documents released by the NHTSA last week. All three automakers are owned by the BMW Group. In total, the recall covers five models: the 2016 BMW 5-Series, 2016-2017...Read More»

BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant
BMW, Microsoft team up to improve in-car voice recognition

BMW and Microsoft have forged a partnership to improve in-car voice-recognition systems. Both companies announced at Microsoft's Build developer conference on Thursday a partnership for improved machine learning and artificial intelligence. The goal is to create an open-source platform for voice...Read More»

2019 BMW 3-Series (330i M Sport)
2019 BMW 3-Series aces IIHS crash tests, named Top Safety Pick+

The 2019 BMW 3-Series sedan aced a barrage of crash tests, the insurance industry-funded IIHS said last week. With specific headlights, the 2019 3-Series is rated a Top Safety Pick+. The redesigned sedan earned a "Good" rating in every crash test performed. To qualify for a Top Safety Pick+, a car...Read More»

2019 BMW X5
2019 BMW X5 named Top Safety Pick+ with optional headlights

The insurance industry-funded IIHS last week named the 2019 BMW X5 the latest recipient of its coveted Top Safety Pick+ award. The luxury SUV aced all six crash tests and scored top-rated "Good" marks in each category, including the trickier passenger-side small overlap front test. Vehicles must...Read More»

2006 BMW 5-Series 550i
BMW recalls 184K vehicles for fire risk

Luxury automaker BMW will recall 184,505 vehicles, including sedans, wagons, and coupes, for a fire risk. The brand filed documents with the NHTSA on April 4 that named the 2006 model year BMW 5-Series, 3-Series, Z4 coupe as the affected models. BMW estimates only 1 percent of the 184,505 recalled...Read More»

BMW and Mercedes-Benz self-driving car concepts
BMW and Daimler team up for self-driving car development

BMW and Daimler, the German automaker that owns Mercedes-Benz on Thursday tied the knot by cooperating on advanced next-generation driver-assistance technologies to pave the way for self-driving cars. Long term, the partnership between the two former foes will help bring Level 3, 4, and 5...Read More»

BMW Group CEO Harald Krüger (left) and Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche
Daimler, BMW merge mobility operations with $1.1B investment

German rivals BMW and Daimler said Friday that they've merged their car-share operations in a bid to challenge Lyft, Uber, and others in the burgeoning mobility sector. BMW and Daimler, which owns Mercedes-Benz, invest $1.1 billion combined into the joint venture. The cooperation is organized into...Read More»

2020 BMW 7-Series
2020 BMW 7-Series revealed: Giant grille for luxury sedan

The 2020 BMW 7-Series revealed Tuesday has a brawnier look than ever before. That's largely in part due to its massive front grille, which retains the automaker's familiar "dual kidney" shape. The grille takes inspiration from the BMW X7 crossover SUV with its massive kidney grille. It doesn't just...Read More»

BMW X7 pre-production at plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina
US DoT grants $25M to help BMW's South Carolina plant

A new grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will directly benefit logistics at BMW's South Carolina production plant. Automotive News (subscription required) reported on Wednesday that $25 million will be funneled into an intermodal project in Greer, South Carolina, to expand the Port...Read More»

BMW Vision iNext concept
BMW: Level 5 self-driving car could happen by 2021

The self-driving car industry is flush with optimism, and the latest dose comes from German brand BMW. The company said it believes it could have a Level 5 self-driving car ready by 2021. Klaus Froehlich, BMW Group Board of Management, told Motor Authority at the 2018 LA Auto Show on Wednesday that...Read More»

2020 BMW M340i xDrive
2020 BMW M340i revealed with more sporting aspirations

On Tuesday, BMW expanded its M Performance range with the 2020 M340i sedan. The 2020 BMW M340i features a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 to make 382 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to either the rear wheels or the brand's xDrive all-wheel-drive system via an 8-speed...Read More»

2017 BMW X3
BMW to recall 44,000 diesel cars, crossover SUVs in U.S.

A coolant leak that could lead to a fire prompted BMW to recall about 1.5 million cars globally, including about 44,000 in the U.S. The recall addresses a faulty exhaust gas recirculation component that's part of the emissions and cooling system in diesel-fueled BMWs. In South Korea, officials...Read More»

2019 BMW X7
2019 BMW X7 first look: Maximum crossover SUV

With the 2019 X7, BMW stands ready to take on the Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class. Finally. It's taken the German automaker a while to get the hint that well-heeled American families are eager to buy three-row crossover SUVs draped in leather with powerful engines under their hoods. By those...Read More»

2018 BMW i3s
Fire risk prompts BMW to recall 3,500 electrified cars

BMW announced Friday that it will recall about 3,500 electrified models to inspect charging cables that may lead to shocks or fires. The recall covers a wide range of plug-in hybrid and fully electric 2018 and 2019 BMW and Mini models. In government filings, BMW said that incorrect electrical...Read More»

2019 BMW X5 (40i X line)
2019 BMW X5 first drive review: The generalist

The 2019 BMW X5 is no specialist. It can’t afford to laser-focus on doing one thing well, like BMW’s M2, which really only cares about getting your passengers to grip the oh-crap handle. Or the BMW i3, which really only cares about letting you know its coffee table reading consists...Read More»

2019 BMW Z4 Roadster
2019 BMW Z4 first look: Back in the roadster game

BMW's on-again, off-again flirtation with topless driving changed its status back to "in a relationship" Tuesday when the German automaker detailed its 2019 Z4 roadster. The latest Z4 will come in two configurations—sDrive30i and M40i—with a choice of turbo-4 or turbo-6 power. An...Read More»

2018 BMW X2, BMW Test Fest, February 2018
New headrest design bumps 2018 BMW X2 to Top Safety Pick

The IIHS said Tuesday that BMW's effort to redesign the headrests for its smallest crossover SUV paid off. The insurance industry-funded crash testers awarded the 2018 BMW X2 with the Top Safety Pick award. However, 2018 X2 shoppers will want to look closely to find the safest version of the...Read More»

2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance
BMW pulls the plug on diesels in US in favor of plug-in hybrids

UPDATE: BMW has clarified its statement to The Car Connection in an email. "The final decision as to whether or not the BMW X5 diesel variant will come to the U.S. market has not been made. BMW of North America continues to monitor customer preferences and is prepared to adjust the product...Read More»

Aptiv self-driving car prototype
Lyft, Aptiv reach 5,000 paid ride milestone in self-driving BMWs

The race to the autonomous ride-sharing finish line just got a little bit tighter, as Lyft and self-driving tech company Aptiv said Tuesday that their Las Vegas-based taxis have completed 5,000 paid rides. Lyft and Aptiv's trial is the first commercial, for-profit self-driving ride-share, although...Read More»

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