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BMW Unveils New 8 Series Coupe: 4.4L V8 Engine, 523HP, 0-60MPH In 3.6 Seconds

The upcoming 8 Series Coupe is scheduled to return to the U. S. market this year. BMW revealed its specifications and estimated launch date, which could be sometime this fall.

Car Tech June 16, 2018

BMW Wireless Car Charger Coming Soon, But You Can’t Buy It

Wireless charging may just be the next big thing in the electric vehicle industry. BMW is gearing up for a program that’ll install a charging pad on your garage for your 530e hybrid, but its availability will be extremely limited.

Apple May 14, 2018

BMW Is Recalling Over 1 Million Cars: Beware Of These Models, They Might Start Fires

BMW has announced it’s going to recall over a million cars by December with two primary issues that could cause some cars to burst into flames all of a sudden. The recall follows its meetings with the NHTSA.

Car Tech November 5, 2017

BMW Concept 8 Series Officially Revealed At Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

BMW unveiled its Concept 8 Series vehicle in Italy. The concept car model shown off at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este sported a stylish and sporty interior and exterior design.

Car Tech May 26, 2017

40,000 Sign Up For BMW ReachNow, First To Test BMW Driverless Cars

ReachNow, a BMW car-sharing subsidiary based in Seattle, plans to use driverless cars in the future. The company has about 40,000 users to date who could soon test BMW autonomous vehicles.

Car Tech January 14, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Hot On The Heels Of BMW, Set To Become Largest Premium Carmaker

Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has sold more cars than rival BMW in 2016, according to a new report. Mercedes-Benz sold 80,529 more cars than its German rival, which has propelled it to the top spot.

Car Tech January 10, 2017

Google Will Help You Shop At A BMW Showroom Using Augmented Reality

Google and BMW are developing a mobile app called the i Visualizer, which will allow prospective car buyers to view a virtual car using augmented reality.

Car Tech January 7, 2017

CES 2017: Microsoft's Cortana Finds New Homes In Nissan, BMW Cars Via Connected Vehicle Platform

Nissan and BMW announced at CES that they will be integrating Cortana in some of their future vehicles. While Microsoft denies any plan to build its own self-driving car, the smart assistant could form one of the bases of other automaker's self-driving car technology.

Automotive Tech January 7, 2017

Intel Acquires 15 Percent Stake In Here: Here's Why The Chipmaker Wants To Be Among The Mapping Company's Shareholders

Intel's stake in Here is being viewed by observers as part of an aggressive push toward building an automated car technology. The chipmaker will also now have the opportunity to work with several German automakers, which happen to be Here co-owners.

Car Tech January 4, 2017

Tesla Offers Free Supercharging For Two Weeks More: You Still Have Until Jan. 15 To Get It

Tesla is giving consumers several more days to purchase an EV with free unlimited charging service. After Jan. 15, cars purchased will only get a limited 400 kWh each year.

Car Tech January 3, 2017

Mercedes' EQ Brand Plans To Build A New Electric Car Model Every Year

Mercedes-Benz announced an ambitious plan to produce one all-electric vehicle every year in the next eight to nine years. It also wants to build an entire ecosystem of technology and solutions based on its EV brand called EQ.

Car Tech December 5, 2016

BMW Helps Capture Car Thief By Remotely Locking Him Inside The Stolen Vehicle

The Seattle Police Department requested assistance from BMW when the owner of a BMW 550i reported that her car was missing. BMW helped by tracing the vehicle and remotely locking the car thief inside.

Car Tech December 5, 2016

BMW, Ford, VW And Daimler Join Forces To Challenge Tesla With EV Charging Network In Europe

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen formed a joint venture to install a fast-charging EV network in Europe to counter 'range anxiety.' The automakers will roll out 400 EV charging stations at first, with thousands of charge points to follow by 2020.

Car Tech November 30, 2016

Redesigned BMW i3 Electric Vehicle With Longer Range Tipped For 2017

BMW has been working on updating its i3 electric vehicle, and a new model set to launch next year will reportedly sport notable improvements. The BMW i3 for 2017 will reportedly be redesigned and feature an increased mile range.

Car Tech November 27, 2016

BMW, Baidu End Partnership For Self-Driving Car Research: What Caused The Split?

BMW and Baidu have ended their joint research project on self-driving technology. The Chinese search giant is now looking for a new partner as it looks to achieve its goal of launching mass production for self-driving cars by 2021.

Car Tech November 20, 2016

BMW Recalls 136,000 Vehicles Over Fuel Pump Issues

BMW has issued a recall order affecting about 136,000 vehicles in the U.S.: the cars are under risk of stalling from a fuel pump problem. The manufacturer is no stranger to this issue, albeit in other markets.

Car Tech October 28, 2016

BMW's Motorrad Vision Next 100 Concept Is One Heck Of A Smart Motorcycle: Self-Balancing System, Digital Companion And More

The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 concept motorcycle features cutting-edge intelligent driver assistance technology that can interact with and guide the rider, while executing awesome maneuvers such as self-balancing and resizing to achieve better aerodynamics.

Car Tech October 11, 2016

BMW Confirmed To Produce Electric X3 And Mini Vehicles

BMW confirmed reports that it will be launching an all-electric version to the urban Mini in three years' time. A battery-powered X3 SUV compact will also follow suit.

Car Tech October 3, 2016

These 5 Hottest Cars Are Blazing A Trail At The 2016 Paris Motor Show

The Paris Motor Show 2016 kicked off on the very first day of October. We've selected the five hottest cars that are blazing a trail.

Car Tech October 2, 2016

Audi, BMW, Mercedes To Supply Real-Time Data To Digital Map Maker HERE

Audi, BMW and Mercedes will supply real-time data to digital map maker HERE for a service that provides vital road information. The service will allow drivers to access data such as traffic conditions, potential hazards and open parking spaces.

Car Tech September 27, 2016

BMW, VW And ChargePoint Install About 100 EV Charging Stations Along Coastal Highways In The US

BMW and Volkswagen completed the installation of express charging stations for electric vehicles in two of the United States' main highways. Each facility is 50 miles away from shopping malls, restaurants and rest areas.

Car Tech September 14, 2016

BMW Teaming Up With Intel, Mobileye For An Open Platform For Self-Driving Cars by 2021

BMW, Intel and Mobileye have teamed up for the development of self-driving car technology that will be used for BMW's iNext autonomous electric vehicle. The iNext is slated for a 2021 release.

Car Tech July 1, 2016

BMW Introduces Home Energy System That Recycles i3 Electric Vehicle Batteries: Look Out, Tesla Powerwall

BMW unveiled a home energy system that will recycle used batteries of the i3 electric vehicle. The system will work similarly to the Tesla Powerwall, which Tesla Motors announced last year.

Car Tech June 22, 2016

BMW Wins Over LAPD, Beats Tesla: 100 i3 Electric Cars Coming

BMW wins the contract to supply electric cars to the LAPD, triumphing over Tesla. Instead of a fleet of Model S, the department will get 100 i3 vehicles.

Car Tech June 9, 2016

BMW iNext Self-Driving Electric Car Will Be Ready In 2021: Will It Be Too Late?

BMW chairman Harald Krüge revealed that the iNEXT self-driving electric car of the company is slated to launch in 2021. Will that be too late, given that the company's rivals are planning to launch their own offerings years ahead?

Car Tech May 13, 2016

Revamped BMW i8 Getting More Power And Longer Range, Hitting Showrooms Next Year: Here's Why Everyone's Excited

BMW is set to make some modifications to the BMW i8. The facelifted model of the car is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Car Tech May 5, 2016

BMW 'Intelligent Emergency Call' System For Motorcycles Debuts As First Of Its Kind

BMW aims to increase the safety of its motorcyclists by loading an 'Intelligent Emergency Call' into its bikes. The system recognizes accidents and collisions and hails an emergency service in due time.

Car Tech May 3, 2016

BMW i3 Gets Beefier Battery, Increases Range To 114 Miles

BMW expanded its i3 electric car’s battery capacity by 50 percent to boost its range from 80 to 114 miles. The BMW i3 is scheduled to be released in the US before the end of 2017 and will be available in Protonic Blue metallic exterior.

Car Tech May 2, 2016

BMW And Daimler Reportedly End Apple Car Talks Over User Data Control Issue

A recent report claims BMW and Daimler have reportedly discontinued Apple Car talks over data ownership and leadership issues. Here's what we know so far.

Car Tech April 22, 2016

Jaguar Land Rover Launches New Startup, Expected To Develop Car-Sharing Service

InMotion is expected to offer an hourly rental service that can compete with Avis' ZipCar and Hertz.

FUTURE TECH April 11, 2016

Why And How BMW Will Use HTC Vive VR In Vehicle Development Process

BMW claimed that it is the first car maker in the world to launch a mixed reality system for vehicle development. The system will incorporate the HTC Vive virtual reality headset, widening its application beyond video games.

FUTURE TECH April 9, 2016

BMW ReachNow vs. Daimler Car2Go: How These Car-Sharing Services Work And Price Comparison

BMW has rolled out ReachNow, its car-sharing service aimed to take on Daimler's Car2Go. Here's how these services work and how their prices compare.

Business April 9, 2016

BMW Jumps Into Car-Sharing Space, Launching Program In Seattle

ReachNow will put a 370-vehicle fleet of BMW 3 Series, electric i3 models and Mini Coopers on the road in the 'Emerald City.'

FUTURE TECH April 8, 2016

BMW Now Connecting Owners With Azure Cloud For BMW Connected App

The automaker just keeps pushing the gas pedal on connectivity and open mobility.

FUTURE TECH March 31, 2016

BMW Integrates Android Apps Into 2016 7 Series iDrive: Pandora, Spotify And iHeartRadio

BMW will integrate Android apps into the iDrive system, beginning with the 2016 BMW 7 Series. The first three apps to support the integration are Pandora, Spotify and iHeartRadio.

FUTURE TECH March 24, 2016

BMW Announces iNEXT Autonomous Electric Vehicle As Part Of Future Plans

In the more immediate sense, the automaker will roll out with more iPerformance plug-in hybrids.

FUTURE TECH March 16, 2016

BMW M4 GTS Wows Autophiles At Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

After conquering the Nurburgring, the BMW M4 GTS turned heads at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. The vehicle packs a 3.0-liter M TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder in-line engine capable of pushing out 493 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.

FUTURE TECH March 14, 2016

BMW Reveals Ultimate Driving Machine Of 2116 With Vision Next 100 Concept

This futuristic concept coincides with the automaker's 100th-year anniversary this month.

FUTURE TECH March 7, 2016

BMW At 100: Carmaker To Overhaul Workforce To Build Most Intelligent Car

As BMW starts its next century, the company teased about building the 'most intelligent' self-driving electric car to take on Google and Tesla. The company says it is planning to overhaul its workforce to reach this goal.

FUTURE TECH March 7, 2016

2016 BMW M2 Review Roundup: Here's What The Experts Are Saying

BMW has finally made its 2016 BMW M2 available for purchase in selected markets. Let's check out what experts are saying about this BMW car in this review roundup.

FUTURE TECH February 20, 2016

2016 BMW 330e Images And First Impressions

The 2016 BMW 330e hybrid offers decent performance and is a stiff competitor in its category. Here are the first impressions of the BMW 330e.

FUTURE TECH January 30, 2016

BMW i3 To Get Mileage Boost, Will Soon Be Able To Drive 120 Miles On A Single Charge: Report

BMW has plans to improve the range of the 2017 BMW i3 by half. This means the compact EV will be able to reach 120 miles compared to the original 81 on a single charge.

FUTURE TECH January 20, 2016

Hands-On With BMW's Connected Motorcycle's Laser Light Carpet And Smart Helmet's Heads-Up Display

The automaker didn't just unveil tech advances for its cars at CES 2016.

FUTURE TECH January 7, 2016

BMW Shows Off i8 Mirrorless Car Concept Design

BMW is showing off a new mirrorless concept car at CES 2016, featuring a number of new technologies from BMW, including one that uses cameras instead of mirrors.

Automotive Tech January 6, 2016

BMW To Debut Vision Car, Including AirTouch Technology Allowing Hand Gestures To Control Functions

The automaker had previously installed the gesture-controlled technology in its 7 Series earlier this year. Now, it will unveil the next evolution of it in what could possibly be a self-driving car during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week.

FUTURE TECH December 28, 2015

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