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February 27, 2015

MINI Clubman Vision Gran Turismo Concept previews the next Clubman

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MINI is going to reveal the next-generation Clubman soon, but we're now getting an early preview of it thanks to the Clubman Vision Gran Turismo concept. The concept joins the list of Vision Gran Turismo concepts for the Gran Turismo 6 video game.

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February 6, 2015

MINI unveils new Sport Pack that adds the JCW style to the 2 and 4-door models

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If the MINI John Cooper Works model is a bit too much for you, MINI has just unveiled a new Sport Pack that adds a more "athletic appearance" to the standard Cooper two and four-door models.

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January 30, 2015

BMW releases M Performance Parts for the X5 M and X6 M

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If you want to dial up the style and sportiness of BMW's high-performance SUVs, BMW has announced the availability of its new M Performance Parts for the 2015 X5 M and X6 M. The parts bin includes features like M sport stripes,a blacked out grille and carbon fiber mirror caps.

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January 28, 2015

Next-gen BMW X1 caught undisguised

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Two photos of the next-generation BMW X1 have shown up on the internet. These two photos, which come courtesy of China's AutoHome, show an undisguised X1.

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January 26, 2015

BMW's i3 Super Bowl spot features Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel [VIDEO]

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BMW has revealed its 60-second spot for the BMW i3 that will air during the first quarter of Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1. After taking four years off, BMW will return to the game with "Newfangled Idea," featuring Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel.

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January 23, 2015

BMW and VW join forces to create an EV charging network

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BMW and VW are set to emulate Tesla by creating an electric vehicle charging network across both the East and West coast of the U.S. The two automakers have partnered with ChargePoint to add 100 DC fast chargers to ChargePoint's network of more than 20,000 charging spots in North America.

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BMW and Toyota are reportedly working on entry-level hatchback

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The partnership with BMW and Toyota is reportedly expanding to include the joint development of a new entry-level hatchback. It's being reported that BMW is working with Toyota on a new small hatchback platform that will give birth to a new MINI entry-level model that's tentatively called Minor.

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January 16, 2015

BMW returns to the Super Bowl with a spot for the i3

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After a four year hiatus, BMW has announced that it is going to air a commercial during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1, 2015. The 60-second spot will feature the BMW i3.

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2015 BMW 1 Series gets a facelift

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BMW has revealed the updated 2015 BMW 1 Series hatchback that is sold in Europe and other global markets, besides the U.S. The mid-cycle update brings an updated exterior and new engines.

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January 14, 2015

BMW may build an X3 M and X4 M

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Building on the success of the BMW X5 M and X6 M SUVs BMW may soon release high-performance versions of the smaller X3 and X4 models. BMW M boss Frank van Meel recently spoke to Autocar at the Detroit Auto Show where he revealed that there may be more opportunities to expand the number of high-performance M models in the BMW lineup.

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January 6, 2015

BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights Debuts at CES

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BMW has unveiled the M4 Concept Iconic Lights at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. BMW was the first automaker to produce a model (BMW i8) with laser lighting and now it's applied the technology to the M4.

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January 1, 2015

2016 BMW 7 Series Photos Reveal Undisguised Next-Gen

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A few photos of the all-new 2016 BMW 7 Series have surfaced online that reveal the undisguised flagship sedan. BMW has yet to reveal the new 7 Series, which is expected to arrive by next fall, but these grainy photos give you an early look.

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December 15, 2014

BMW i3 Prototype Debuts Fully-Automated Parking System

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BMW has announced that it has developed a fully-automated parking system for the i3, which will debt next month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Unlike some other parking systems, the i3's system takes the technology to the next level, since the driver can completely exit the vehicle before it parks itself.

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December 14, 2014

BMW 2 Series Borrows its 3-Cyl Engine from MINI

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BMW has announced the introduction of the new BMW 218i, which will be powered by the same 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine that powers in the MINI Cooper. The three-cylinder engine generates 136 hp and 162 lb-ft. of torque.

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December 11, 2014

2015 BMW 6 Series Gets Some Small Updates

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BMW has unveiled the slightly updated 2015 BMW 6 Series, which continues to be offered in three body styles: two-door Coupe, Convertible and the four-door Gran Coupe.

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December 10, 2014

2016 MINI John Cooper Works Leaked Ahead of its Debut in Detroit

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At the beginning of this year MINI previewed the new John Cooper Works model in concept form at the Detroit Auto Show and now a year later, MINI is set to unveil the production version.

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December 8, 2014

2015 BMW X6 M Performance Parts Revealed

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If the BMW X6 M is a bit too expensive or over the top for you, BMW has revealed the range of M performance parts for the 2015 BMW X6. The M Performance parts give owners the ability to enhance the design of the X6 on the inside and out.

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December 2, 2014

BMW Announces Plans to Release Plug-in Hybrid Versions of its Core Models

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BMW has announced plans to release plug-in hybrid versions of its core models and has previewed the technology in the 3 Series eDrive prototype. In Miramas, France, BMW has presented a BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype and a new generation of hybrid vehicle concepts that incorporate the electric technology already used in BMW's i3 and i8 models.

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November 25, 2014

MINI Coupe and Roadster Are Done, Production to End Next Year

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The MINI Coupe and Roadster models are about to go bye bye. MINI USA's Product Planning Manager Patrick McKenna recently confirmed that both models will go out of production at some point next year.

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November 18, 2014

BMW i5 to Borrow the Hydrogen Fuel-Cell System from the Toyota Mirai?

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Yesterday Toyota officially dropped all the details for the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell vehicle. Everyone is jumping on the fuel-cell bandwagon and now it's being reported that BMW may tap its current relationship with Toyota for a fuel-cell vehicle for the i-sub brand.

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October 29, 2014

2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M Revealed with 567-HP

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BMW has taken the wraps off the second-generation 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M models ahead of their world debut at the LA Auto Show next month. Both models are powered by a 567-hp 4.4L V8, which is enough power for a 0-60 mph time of 4.0 seconds.

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October 24, 2014

BMW Teases the New X5 M and X6 M Ahead of Their LA Debut [VIDEO]

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BMW is going to unveil the new X5 M and X6 M high-performance SUVs next month at the LA Auto Show, which is still a month away. While we wait for the debut, BMW has released a teaser video of the X5 M and X6 M.

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October 23, 2014

BMW M2 to Arrive in 2015 With a Turbocharged 3.0L Six-Cyl

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Next year BMW will launch the hotter version of the 2-Series, the M2. BMW's Friedrich Nitschke recently revealed some of the details to Autocar about the M2, with the biggest update being that it will be powered by a 3.0L inline-six cylinder engine.

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October 21, 2014

2015 Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced

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The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show is just a month away and at the show Green Car Journal gives away its annual Green Car of the Year award. The 2015 contenders include the Audi A3 TDI, BMW i3, Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel, Honda Fit, and VW Golf.

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October 16, 2014

BMW Celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the X5

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This year BMW is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the launch of the original X crossover, the X5, which launched in 1999. The X5 is now in its third-generation and since its launch the X lineup has been increased to a total of five models. By the end of the decade that number will increase further with the arrival of the X2 and X7 models.

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September 17, 2014

2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible M Sport Revealed

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Last week BMW officially unveiled the 2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible and now we have the first photos of the M Sport appearance package.

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September 15, 2014

MINI Rocketman Could Enter Production As An Entry-Level Model

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Anyone that's taken a close look at the current MINI Cooper knows that the small hatchback is no longer the pocket sized model that it was when it was introduced in the early 2000s, but a small model could return to the MINI lineup if the Rocketman concept ever gets the green light. According to the latest report, a production version of the Rocketman could be introduced by 2016.

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September 10, 2014

2015 BMW 7 Series Individual Final Edition Set for Paris Debut

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BMW is getting ready to introduce a new BMW 7 Series, but before we get the new flagship sedan, BMW has revealed a special 'Final Edition' that will debut next month at the Paris Motor Show.

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September 9, 2014

2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible Unveiled and Arrives Next Year Starting at $38,850

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BMW has unveiled the 2015 2 Series Convertible ahead of its world debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. The 2 Series Convertible will be offered in the same 228i and M235i versions as the coupe when it arrives in the U.S. in early 2015.

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August 22, 2014

2015 BMW M4 Drifts Through a Course Made of BMW M Vehicles [VIDEO]

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BMW has released a video that shows the new BMW M4 drifting through a one-of-a-kind course that is made almost entirely of current and classic BMW M vehicles. The BMW M vehicles were sourced from fans who volunteered their BMW M vehicles from every generation to be a part of this exclusive experience.

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August 13, 2014

2015 BMW X6 Starts at $60,550

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If you've been waiting for BMW to release the pricing details for the all-new 2015 BMW X6, you'll be happy to know that it's online configurator is now live - revealing that it's price starts at $60,550.

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August 11, 2014

2014 BMW i8 Concours d´Elegance Edition Hits the Auction Block

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BMW has released additional photos and info about the one-off 2014 BMW i8 Concours d´Elegance Edition, which is going to be auctioned during the weekend of the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, ahead of the official fall sale date.

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July 31, 2014

Chevy Volt and MINI Countryman Top IIHS Small Car Crash Test [VIDEO]

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The IIHS has released the results of its latest small car crash test in which 12 cars were subjected to the Institute's small overlap front crash test. The test included models like, the Chevy Volt, MINI Countryman, Nissan Leaf, Fiat 500L and the Mazda5.

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July 10, 2014

Next-Gen BMW X3 Coming in 2017 with Plug-in Hybrid Version and X3 M

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BMW is reportedly going to introduce an all-new X3 crossover for the 2017 model year. The big news is that the next X3 will see the introduction of a plug-in hybrid version as well as the first M version.

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July 9, 2014

Revised BMW 3 Series Coming Next Spring, Revised Naming Includes 330i and 340i

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BMW is expected to unveil a revised 3 Series next spring and while we still away from the debut some details have already started to leak out. The biggest news to date is that the current N20 (2.0L 4-cyl) and N55 (3.0L 6-cyl) engines are being replaced.

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July 2, 2014

BMW Has No Plans to Build an M4 Gran Coupe

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Ever since the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe was unveiled we've been waiting to hear news about an M version. A BMW executive has revealed that the rumors about an M4 Gran Coupe were false as the automaker has no plans to build one.

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July 1, 2014

2015 MINI Cooper 4 Door: Production Kicks off in Oxford

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The first batch of 2015 Four Door MINI Coopers have started rolling off the assembly line at MINI's plant in Oxford. The new four-door model is the second member of the all-new MINI family, following the introduction of the hatchback earlier this year.

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June 27, 2014

2014 BMW 2-Series Receives IIHS Top Safety Pick + Rating [VIDEO]

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The 2014 BMW 2-Series has just received the highest safety rating possible from the IIHS with a "Top Safety Pick +" rating. The 2-Series is also the first BMW model to earn either of the Institute's safety awards for 2014 and the first BMW to earn a good or acceptable rating in the challenging small overlap front crash test.

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June 12, 2014

BMW Announces GoPro Camera Integration

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BMW and GoPro have announced the first-ever, mass-produced integration of a GoPro camera with an automobile's on board infotainment system. In BMW vehicles equipped with the BMW Apps or MINI Connected option, a GoPro camera may now be configured and controlled using BMW's iDrive controller and high-resolution screen.

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June 9, 2014

2015 BMW Individual 6 Series Gran Coupe Bang & Olufsen Edition Priced at $116,240

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BMW has announced the pricing and details of the 2015 BMW Individual 6 Series Gran Coupe Bang & Olufsen Edition, which starts at $116,240.

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