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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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June 5, 2014

2015 BMW X6 Officially Unveiled

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Following this morning's photo leaks, BMW has unleashed all the photos and info about the second-generation 2015 BMW X6.

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2015 BMW X6 Photos Leaked Ahead of its Debut

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The first official photos of the all-new 2015 BMW X6 have leaked online ahead of BMW's official reveal. The second-generation X6 continues to share its platform with the X5 and even borrows many of its styling cues.

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June 4, 2014

2015 MINI Cooper 4 Door Unveiled, Goes On Sale in January

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MINI has just unveiled the 2015 MINI Cooper 4 door, which takes the iconic shape of the standard MINI Cooper, but thanks to a longer body and two rear doors, it's more usable.

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May 14, 2014

Next-Gen BMW M3 and M4 Could Get a Turbocharged 4-Cyl

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The 2015 BMW M3 and M4 are both powered by a 425-hp 3.0L six-cylinder engine, which is more fuel efficient than the V8 engine used in the previous generation. Now there's a chance that the next-generation M3 and M4 could lose two more cylinders by being powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder.

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BMW Vision Gran Turismo Debuts in Gran Turismo 6 (Video)

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BMW has unveiled the Vision Gran Turismo concept, which is a virtual race car for Gran Turismo 6. Based on the M235i Racing, the Vision Turismo Concept takes it to the next level.

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May 13, 2014

2017 BMW i5 Could Have a 200-Mile Range

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The BMW i5 is reportedly going to be the third model in BMW's new "i" green vehicle range. The i5 is expected to arrive by the 2017 model year and will build upon the i3 with larger rear doors and possibly a 200-mile driving range.

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2015 BMW M235i Coupe Gets xDrive All-Wheel-Drive

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BMW has announced that the M235i Coupe is going to be available with xDrive all-wheel-drive starting this summer in Europe, but the U.S. will reportedly have to wait until sometime next year to get it.

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May 8, 2014

BMW Develops an i Solar Carport Concept for the i3 and i8

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BMW has unveiled the new i Solar Carport concept in Los Angeles, which is designed as a greener way to recharge the i3 and i8 vehicles.

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May 7, 2014

2015 BMW M5 30th Anniversary Edition Unveiled with 600-HP

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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the M5, BMW has unveiled a very limited 30th Anniversary Edition of the 2015 M5. The BMW M5 "30 Jahre M5" (German for 30 years of the M5) will be produced in a limited run of 300 examples worldwide, and only 30 of them will be imported to the United States.

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May 3, 2014

BMW Delivers the First i3 in the U.S.

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BMW has announced that the first 2014 BMW i3 electric car has been delivered in the U.S. Boston resident and Tufts University professor of practice, Charles Rabie took delivery of his i3 yesterday at the BMW of Boston dealership.

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April 30, 2014

2016 BMW M2 Slated to Arrive Late Next Year With 375-HP

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It's being reported that the much rumored BMW M2 has been given the green light and will enter production by the end of 2015.

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April 21, 2014

Updated 2015 MINI Paceman Debuts in Beijing

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Just like the 2015 MINI Countryman, its two door brother the Paceman is also getting a few tweaks for the new year. MINI has unveiled the 2015 Paceman at the Beijing Motor Show ahead of its arrival in showrooms this July.

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April 20, 2014

BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept Debuts in Beijing

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BMW has unveiled the Vision Future Luxury concept, which it says provides a long-term outlook on the perception of modern luxury for the BMW brand. It's also an early look at the rumored 9-Series flagship sedan.

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April 15, 2014

2015 MINI Countryman Gets a Facelift

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MINI is giving the 2015 MINI Countryman a small facelift, which is debuting this week at the New York Auto Show. The Countryman is MINI's second best-selling model and the small changes will keep it looking a bit fresh until an all-new Countryman arrives.

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April 10, 2014

BMW Concept X5 eDrive Updates Revealed

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BMW is updating its Concept X5 eDrive for next week's New York Auto Show. Even though the Concept X5 eDrive looks almost identical to the version we saw last year, BMW says that the concept has received "a series of detailed refinements."

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April 5, 2014

2015 BMW M4 Convertible Starts at $73,425

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Following the debut of the 2015 BMW M4 Convertible a few days ago, BMW has now released the starting price. The 2015 M4 Convertible will start at $73,425 when it arrives in showrooms this summer.

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April 4, 2014

BMW Concept X5 eDrive Plug-in Hybrid Gets Updated for NY

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In addition to the 2015 BMW M4 Convertible, X4 crossover and the 4-Series Gran Coupe, BMW has announced that it is also going to unveil an updated version of the Concept X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid at the New York Auto Show.

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April 3, 2014

2015 BMW M4 Convertible Unveiled Ahead of its Debut at the New York Auto Show

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It was rumored that BMW is going to unveil the 2015 M4 Convertible at the New York Auto Show later this month and now BMW has unveiled it ahead of the show. with the exception of the retractable hard top, the M4 Convertible is nearly identical to the M4 Coupe.

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March 30, 2014

BMW X7 and X5 Plug-in Hybrid Models Announced

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After several rumors, BMW has announced that it will be investing $1 billion in its Spartanburg, South Carolina plant, which will produce a new larger X7 crossover in addition to a plug-in hybrid version of the X5.

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March 26, 2014

2015 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer M Sport Unveiled

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The first photos of the 2015 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer with the M Sport package have been released following the 2-Series Active Tourer's debut earlier this month in Geneva.

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March 19, 2014

2017 BMW X2 Confirmed, Larger X7 Crossover Rumored

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BMW continues to expand its crossover lineup and just a few weeks ago it unveiled the 2015 X4 crossover, which is essentially a smaller X6 that is based on the X3 crossover. BMW is going to stop there and it's reportedly confirmed that an X2 is coming for 2017 and a larger X7 crossover may also be in the works.

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March 17, 2014

BMW Has Low Expectations for the 2-Series Active Tourer in the U.S.

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Earlier this month BMW took the wraps off the 2015 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer five-door hatchback, which is the first of many front-wheel-drive BMW's in the works. The 2-Series Active Tourer is expected to go on sale in Europe this fall, but since BMW has low expectations for a sales success in the U.S., we have to wait at least 15 months for its arrival.

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March 14, 2014

2015 BMW M4 Convertible Slated for New York Debut?

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BMW has already announced that it's bringing new models like the 2015 X4 to the New York Auto Show, but could the M4 Convertible also debut at the show? BMW hasn't announced any details about the 2015 M4 Convertible, but according to Bimmertoday, the M4 Convertible is going to have its world debut at the show.

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