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BMW ActiveHybrid 7 launches

BMW ActiveHybrid 7 launches

The latest entry in BMW's line-up of hybrid vehicles has arrived. The automaker has lifted the veil off the ActiveHybrid 7 as part of a larger unveiling of the entire new 7 Series product line. The ActiveHybrid 7 is noteworthy out of the pack, though, because of its attempts to make the hybrid cool again. With a 55-horsepower synchronous electric motor and hybrid-spec 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, it might do the trick.

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BMW Zagato Coupé is one-off automotive beauty

BMW Zagato Coupé is one-off automotive beauty

Custom cars seldom come as alluring as this, the BMW Zagato Coupé, a one-off, hand-crafted design study - which still manages to be road legal - in aluminum and glass. Created to mark the renewed partnership between BMW and coachbuilders Zagato, and set to debut officially at the 2012 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este,

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BMW M5 crashes at 186 mph and no one dies

BMW M5 crashes at 186 mph and no one dies

Automakers all around the world put a lot of time and effort into the safety of their vehicles today. Many cars have multiple airbags and crumple zones designed to protect the driver and occupants in the event of an accident. You never really know how well the safety features are going to protect someone until the car gets into an accident. It appears BMW did an excellent job with the safety features of its 2012 M5.

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BMW i8 Spyder revealed

BMW i8 Spyder revealed

BMW has just released concept pictures of its upcoming i8 spyder vehicle that is planned to head to a BMW dealer near you in 2014. The car will be shown to the public for the first time at the Beijing motor show, next month. The automaker first teased the model as an i8 coupe in 2009, and today it remains only available in pre-production concept form, but it is on its way and still on schedule.

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Don’t bring flaming BMWs indoors warns government

Don’t bring flaming BMWs indoors warns government

Safety regulators in the US have warned owners of certain BMW 5- and 6-series cars that they should park outdoors after a fire risk in over 367,000 vehicles was identified, though BMW insists only one incident has actually been recorded. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed that a battery cable in certain 2004-2010 BMWs may have been incorrectly attached, with the possibility of overheating and even fire, even when the car is not in use. The issue affects 1.3m cars worldwide.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 16, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 16, 2012

Happy Thursday everyone. If we had to guess what's on your mind right now, we'd say Sony's upcoming PlayStation Vita handheld. If we were right, you must check out our first look article where we play around with our early review unit of the device. If that's not what was on your mind, perhaps we can distract you with this wicked cool Lego Minecraft set? Still not good enough? Then read on for the rest of the big news from today.

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BMW remote iOS app arrives in the US

BMW remote iOS app arrives in the US

The My BMW Remote app has already been available to the company's European customers and now the iOS version has been launched for US customers. This means that you can now remotely control certain features of your BMW directly from your iPhone. But if you're an Android user, you'll have to wait a bit as that's being worked on still.

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Official photos of 2013 BMW M6 convertible and coupe unveiled

Official photos of 2013 BMW M6 convertible and coupe unveiled

If you're a fan of BMW and its line of M-series high-performance cars, some new official photos of the 2013 BMW M6 have surfaced. BMW is offering up multiple shots of both coupe and convertible versions of the car, and I think for me this is one of those cars that I need to see in person. I'm hoping the car is one of those designs that just doesn't translate well in photos. I don't care for the way it looks in these pictures. The convertible reminds me a bit of a Toyota Solara, which isn't a good thing in my eyes.

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BMW highly automated prototype drives itself with assistance

BMW highly automated prototype drives itself with assistance

I have long said that there is no legislation for drivers that will make them pay attention while behind the wheel. No amount of laws against texting and driving or using a hand-held mobile phone while driving will stop those acts from happening. If you look at the number prototype vehicles that have been surfacing over the last year that are able to drive themselves, I have to start wondering if taking the driver away from the driving is the only way to truly combat the distracted driver. I'm not for self-driving cars for myself, or for them being mandated, but I see idiots on the road every day that I would like to see behind the wheel of the car that doesn't need them to drive safely.

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