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May 17, 2016

2017 BMW 230i and M240i debut with upgraded engines

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BMW has unveiled the updated 2017 2 Series lineup, which includes the new 230i and M240i models, that replace the old 228i and M235i models. As the updated names suggest, both versions get updated and more powerful turbocharged four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines.

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May 13, 2016

BMW's next flagship sedan will be a self-driving electric car

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BMW's next electric car will serve as the flagship for the brand's i-sub brand, which currently includes the i3 and i8 models. BMW CEO Harold Krueger recently shared the news during a shareholders' meeting, where he revealed that the BMW "next" will feature self-driving technology when it arrives by 2021.

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May 11, 2016

2017 MINI Seven special edition pays tribute to the original

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MINI has unveiled the first special edition of the new MINI models - the MINI Seven. The 2017 MINI Seven special edition pays tribute to the original that debuted in 1959 and is available in both Cooper and Cooper S variants of the MINI Hardtop 2 Door and 4 Door.

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May 5, 2016

MINI Rocketman concept could come to life as an electric car

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Ever since the MINI Rocketman concept debuted back in 2011, there have been off and on-again reports about a production version. While it's unlikely that a traditional gas powered version will ever enter production, MINI is reportedly throwing around the idea of a fully electric version.

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May 3, 2016

2018 BMW i8 to get performance upgrade next year

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Earlier this week BMW unveiled the updates to the 2017 i3, which includes an upgrade to the battery, which will give it a 114 mile driving range. What does BMW have in store for the i8? A new report claims that the i8 is going to get a power upgrade as part of its mid-life cycle update, next year.

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May 1, 2016

2017 BMW i3 can now travel up to 114 miles on a single charge

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As expected, BMW is giving the 2017 i3 a battery upgrade, which now means that it can travel up to 50% further than before, which gives it a driving range up to 114 miles. A new version with of the 2017 BMW i3 has a capacity of 33 kWh thanks to the higher energy density of the lithium ion cells, but the best part is that the battery dimensions remain unchanged.

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March 29, 2016

BMW confirms the ultra luxurious $100k X7 SUV

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BMW has already confirmed plans to introduce a new X7 flagship SUV, but now the automaker has confirmed that it will also offer an ultra luxurious version with a price tag well north of $100k. While the standard X7 will have room for up to seven passengers, the second, more luxurious version will only seat four passengers.

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March 7, 2016

BMW Vision Next 100 concept celebrates BMW's centenary

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BMW is celebrating its 100th anniversary with the debut of the Vision Next 100 concept, which BMW says its vision of the future.

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February 23, 2016

Mini's next model could be a compact sedan, Superleggera is still questionable

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Mini is reportedly looking at the idea of adding a compact sedan to its lineup, according to a BMW AG board member that spoke with Automotive News, which may take priority over a production version of the Superleggera concept.

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February 12, 2016

2017 BMW M760i xDrive revealed with 600-hp V12

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Although the Geneva Motor Show is just a few weeks away, BMW has unveiled the 2017 M670i XDrive, which is going to have its debut at the show.

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February 9, 2016

2017 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive packs 600 horsepower

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BMW has unveiled the 2017 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive, ahead of its arrival in showrooms in September. Based on the new BMW 7 Series, the Alpina B7 xDrive is powered by a 600-hp turbocharged 4.4L V8 that will easily satisfy supercar fans that need a little more room.

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January 20, 2016

MINI Clubman All4 brings all-wheel drive to the Clubman

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MINI has unveiled the new Clubman All4, which is basically a new all-wheel drive version of the all-new Clubman.

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January 18, 2016

BMW confirms i3 battery upgrade coming for the 2017 model year

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Late last year reports started to surface that BMW is working on an upgrades for the i3 that will ultimately give it a much longer driving range. Now BMW has confirmed those reports, since Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member for sales and marketing recently revealed that the 2017 i3 will have a longer driving range.

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January 15, 2016

2016 MINI Cooper Convertible and John Cooper Works Convertible priced

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MINI has announced the pricing for the all-new 2016 Cooper Convertible, which starts at $26,800 - only $250 more than the current model. If you want something a bit more powerful, the John Cooper Works model will set you back $36,450.

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January 13, 2016

2016 BMW M2 priced at $51,700

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The 2016 M2 had its official world debut this week at the Detroit Auto Show and now BMW has released the pricing for the 365-hp coupe, which is slated to go on sale in April. Pricing for the M2 will start at $51,700.

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December 28, 2015

BMW Vision Car concept to preview AirTouch tech at CES

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BMW has announced that it is going to reveal a new Vision Car concept at the Consumer Electronics Show next month in Las Vegas. The concept is a preview of what BMW's future interiors may look like and how we'll interact with them.

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December 22, 2015

BMW and Nissan team up to add 120 DC Fast Chargers

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BMW and Nissan have teamed up to add DC Fast charging at 120 locations across 19 states in an effort to support Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 customers and to promote increased adoption of electric vehicles nationwide. The DC Fast Chargers will be added in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North and South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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November 23, 2015

Will the BMW i3 soon be able to drive 124 miles on a single charge?

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Following Nissan's lead with the longer range Leaf, BMW is also rumored to be working on an update to the i3 electric car that will give it a driving range up to 124 miles on a single charge. Currently the fully electric i3 has can travel up to 81 miles, so the update would be significant.

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November 20, 2015

BMW Compact Sedan concept previews the 1-Series sedan

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Now that the LA Auto Show debuts are done, BMW has moved onto the Guangzhou Auto Show in China, where the automaker has unveiled its new Compact Sedan concept. The creatively named concept is a preview of BMW's upcoming 1-Series sedan that will go head to head with the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA.

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October 23, 2015

2016 MINI Cooper Convertible revealed, will go on sale in March

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MINI has revealed the next generation MINI CooperConvertible, which will arrive in the U.S. by March 2016, just in time for warmer weather. The soft-top convertible has room for up to four passengers and now offers a choice of 11 exterior colors including the new Caribbean Aqua, which harkens back to the classic MINI color palette.

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October 14, 2015

2016 BMW M2 debuts with 365-hp, 0-62 mph in 4.2 secs, arrives in the spring

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It's finally here! BMW has officially unveiled the 2016 BMW M2, which is going to arrive in the spring of 2016.

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October 6, 2015

2016 BMW M4 GTS debuts with Water Injection System and 493-HP

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BMW has unveiled the most powerful M4 yet - the 2016 M4 GTS. The M4 GTS is the ultimate M4 for the track thanks to its new innovative water injection system that boosts power to 493 horsepower and its track ready chassis. BMW says that the M4 GTS recently recorded a lap time of 7 minutes 28 seconds around the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife.

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October 1, 2015

2016 BMW X4 M40i unveiled, arrives in Feb

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BMW has unveiled the 2016 X4 M40i, which will now be the top dog in the X4 lineup. Powered by a new turbocharged inline 6-cylinder, the X4 M40i packs 355 horsepower and can reach 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.

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September 26, 2015

BMW X4 M40i leaked, powered by 355-hp six-cyl turbo

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The first photos of the BMW X4 M40i have leaked online ahead of the model's official debut. Bimmertoday has got its hands on the first batch of photos of the most powerful version of the X4 crossover, which is scheduled to debut in a few weeks.

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2016 MINI Clubman priced at $24,950

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MINI has released the pricing for the 2016 Clubman, which will start at $24,950 for the base Cooper model, while the Cooper S version starts at $28,500. Compared to the last Clubman, the 2016 Clubman is now bigger with two full size rear doors, bringing the total number of doors to six.


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August 14, 2015

BMW M4 GTS concept debuts with water injection system and OLED lighting

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It's already been a year since the BMW M4 debuted and now BMW is previewing the higher performance M4 GTS as a concept at the Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance in Monterey, California. When the M4 GTS arrives it will be the first special edition version of the latest M3/M4 models.

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July 22, 2015

Next-Gen MINI Countryman to become more rugged

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Now that we've seen the new MINI Clubman and with the Cooper Convertible's debut also expected soon, the attention is being focused on what form will the next-generation MINI Countryman take. According to sources, the next Countryman will become a more "authentic" SUV when it arrives late next year.

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July 17, 2015

BMW to reveal two new concept cars next month

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BMW has announced plans to reveal two new concept cars next month to celebrate its 40 anniversary at the 2015 Monterey Car Week on August 13. It's now known yet what they are, but could one of them be a concept version of the much anticipated M2?

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June 24, 2015

2016 MINI Clubman official photos revealed

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The first official photos of the second-generation MINI Clubman have appeared online ahead of MINI's planned reveal. The second-generation Clubman is a major departure from the last generation, which now has two full size rear doors, which effectively turns it into a compact wagon.

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June 10, 2015

All-new 2016 BMW 7-Series debuts with an emphasis on new technology

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BMW has finally unveiled the new 7-series with more space, more technology, and more powerful yet efficient engines. The new 7 arrives this fall, as a 2016 model, in 740i and 750i xDrive guises no longer offering the short-wheelbase. Prices start at $82,250 for the 740i and $98,350 for the 750i xDrive including BMW's $950 destination charge. The new 740e xDrive plug-in hybrid model will join the lineup next year.

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BMW may build a Tesla Model X rival

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A new report claims that BMW is working on plans for an all-electric SUV that will take on the upcoming Tesla Model X. We're still months away from the arrival of the Model X, but due to the successful response that Tesla has received so far, it only makes sense that other automakers want to build rivals.

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June 8, 2015

2016 BMW 7-Series leaked ahead of its debut this week

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BMW is going to reveal the all-new 2016 7-Series this week on June 10, but a photo of the new 7-Series has already been released thanks to an accidental push on the automaker's website. Someone in Austria hit send too early, since the photo you see here was shown on BMW's online configurator, which also revealed some of the specs for the 2016 7-Series.

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June 2, 2015

All-new 2016 BMW X1 now looks like a mini X5

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The BMW X1 only came to the US in 2012, but it's been on sale in the other markets since 2009. The new X1 will be a 2016 and goes on sale this Fall, which is why BMW has revealed in full ahead of a likely debut at September's 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. With almost 62,000 sold in the U.S. to date, the outgoing model turned out to be a big sales success for BMW. But this new one has a lot going for it. For instance, it features a much more handsome design as well as a roomier cabin and a more fuel-efficient drivetrain.

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2016 BMW 7-Series teased ahead of its debut on June 10th [VIDEO]

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BMW has announced plans to officially unveil the all-new 2016 7-Series next week on June 10th. Even though we only have to wait a week to see it, BMW has revealed a teaser video of the new 7-Series.

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May 21, 2015

BMW X2 confirmed, coupe-like crossover expected to arrive in 2017

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BMW has reportedly approved the launch of another crossover - a coupe-like crossover called the X2. The X2 will borrow styling cues from the larger X4 and X6 crossovers according to a report from Autocar.

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May 20, 2015

2016 BMW 435i ZHP Coupe revealed, production limited to 100 units

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BMW has unveiled the new special edition 435i ZHP Coupe, which pays tribute to the original ZHP Performance Package that was offered on the 2003-2006 3 Series. The 435i ZHP Coupe not only gets improved styling and aerodynamic upgrades, but its also quicker with more precise handling.

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May 13, 2015

BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage concept teased

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BMW has released a teaser photo of the new 3.0 CSL Hommage concept that is going to debut on May 22 at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. The concept is a tribute to the BMW 3.0 CSL coupe from the 1970s.

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May 7, 2015

Restyled 2016 BMW 3 Series revealed: 340i and 330e models debut

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BMW has revealed the restyled 2016 3 Series sedan and wagon. The updated 3 Series lineup gets some styling updates, but the bigger updates will improve the driving dynamics, since it gets new front struts, new rear damper technology and redesigned electric power steering.

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April 27, 2015

2016 BMW 7 Series teased ahead of its debut in Frankfurt

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BMW is expected to reveal the all-new 2016 7 Series later this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but BMW has decided to give us a preview of the new 7 Series now.

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April 22, 2015

BMW i5 will be based on the 5 Series?

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It's being reported that BMW is indeed working on a third model for its i sub-brand called the i5 and that it will be based on the 5 Series. The i5 will be a plug-in hybrid that is based on the long wheelbase version of the 5 Series that is currently only available in China.

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