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BMW finally adds Android Auto
BMW finally adds Android Auto

BMW must be angling to be on Santa’s good list. A week after announcing it would no longer charge extra for Apple CarPlay, BMW announced Wednesday that it would finally introduce Android Auto compatibility in its vehicles by July, 2020. BMW’s belated move represented one of the last...Read More»

2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe
2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe costs about the same as the two-door, is still not a coupe

When it goes on sale next year, base versions of the 2020 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe four-door sedan will cost $38,495, including destination, the automaker announced Wednesday. That's $200 more than a 2020 230i xDrive coupe, which is already on sale, but not related to the upcoming 2-Series...Read More»

2020 BMW X1 xDrive25e
What’s New for 2020: BMW

BMW has an onslaught of new product for 2020 with an updated or new powertrain, body style, and performance package for each of its many models. With Gran Coupe four-doors and Competition performance trims, not to mention the M performance sub-brand and the M Sport appearance packages, BMW offers a...Read More»

2019 BMW 8-Series (M850i xDrive)
BMW recalls many of its newer cars, including Toyota Supra, for faulty rearview camera

BMW will recall most of its newer models, including the Toyota Supra, Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Phantom, for a rearview camera flaw. The camera settings in those cars can be adjusted to no longer project a rear image when in reverse, and that setting stays the same the next time the vehicle is put...Read More»

New Audi RS 7 Sportback
Coming to America: Performance cars, rugged SUVs, and plug-ins debut in Frankfurt

While the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany might seem like a far cry from the States, many of the performance, luxury, and electric vehicles launched there will be heading over to the U.S. in the coming months. Here’s a look at what’s coming to America. 2020 Audi RS 6 Avant The 2020 RS 6...Read More»

2019 BMW X5
Base 2020 BMW X5 crossover is coming, will cost less than $60,000

It may not be affordable in a universally accepted way, but a sub-$60,000 BMW X5 is on its way. BMW confirmed that it will offer a 2020 BMW X5 sDrive40i this year that will cost less than $60,000 when it hits dealer lots soon. The base crossover is rear-drive only, while the rest of the lineup is...Read More»

BMW Vision iNext concept
BMW and Daimler announce partnership for self-driving cars

BMW and Daimler joined forces to develop self-driving car technology. The two typical rivals said in separate announcements last week that the partnership is a long-term contract to help bring autonomous vehicle technologies to market quicker. Specifically, the agreement aims to put Level 4...Read More»

2019 BMW X5
Review update: Tonight, let’s just 2019 BMW X5 and grille

BMW didn’t invent the SUV—they don’t even like to use the term. But they have made some crossovers and SUVs worth loving. The early X1s were E90s that wore platform shoes, the early X5s had leftover Land Rover DNA tucked below its beltline. The newest X3 is arguably the most...Read More»

2019 BMW 4-Series
Nearly 7K BMW SUVs, small cars recalled to fix airbag issues

A handful of new BMW crossover SUVs and small cars will be recalled next month to fix one of two airbag issues, according to documents filed by BMW with the NHTSA that were released Tuesday. The first recall covers the 2019 BMW X7 SUV, which may have been built with improperly head-protecting...Read More»

2020 BMW X1
2020 BMW X1 updated with new looks, bigger screen

The 2020 BMW X1 has a new front end that makes it look even more like the automaker's larger crossover SUVs. BMW revealed the 2020 X1 on Tuesday, and it's hard to miss its enlarged kidney-style grille. The headlights are also treated to hexagonal LED designs, while the front and rear bumpers boast...Read More»

2016 MINI Cooper S Convertible
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»