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BMW just made car charging smart

BMW just made car charging smart

BMW has given the electric car charger a smart makeover, boosting performance, integrating with smart home technologies, and and opening the door to further cutting ties to the mainstream grid. The BMW i Wallbox Pro joins BMW's existing i Wallbox Pure for cars like the i8 and i3, but boosts power to 7.4 kW and throws in a 7-inch touchscreen for more in-depth control and feedback.

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BMW ponders MINI Superleggera EV coupe amid possible car cull

BMW ponders MINI Superleggera EV coupe amid possible car cull

BMW is biding its time on giving the beautiful MINI Superleggera electric roadster concept the green light for production, warning that the city car line-up could facing a culling as some of the flabbier models are axed. The Superleggera was revealed back in May, an attempt to blend British heritage with Italian open-top style, but also to tease the possibility of an EV powertrain for a more eco-friendly engine option.

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2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible now ready for the road

2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible now ready for the road

After the success of the 2014 2 Series Coupe, BMW is now making available their open-top counterparts. Drawing from a rich and successful history of BMW convertibles and the design language seen in the 2 Series Coupe, the 2015 228i and 2015 M235i blend power, class, and intelligence to deliver unparalleled open-air driving when you want and a co-equal closed-top experience when you need to.

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BMW X5 Security Plus: a bulletproof car for your wayward adventures

BMW X5 Security Plus: a bulletproof car for your wayward adventures

Whether you live somewhere that flying bullets are an unfortunate daily risk or you participate in some interesting adventures, BMW's new X5 Security Plus has your back. The car is everything you expect from a BMW, but with the added perk of a bulletproof body.

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Watch this: BMW controls a GoPro right from the dash

Watch this: BMW controls a GoPro right from the dash

If you’ve got a car that can hustle, chances are you’ve at least thought about taking it for a spin and filming it. BMW owners will want to check out the video below, which gives us our first official glimpse of an M3 and M4 controlling a GoPro camera right from the dash. Using your smartphone as a backbone for the functionality, BMW just made driving for sport a lot more fun.

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BMW 650i Gran Coupe Bang & Olufsen edition seen at Pebble Beach

BMW 650i Gran Coupe Bang & Olufsen edition seen at Pebble Beach

At the Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend, BMW took the opportunity to flaunt one of its limited edition 6 Series Gran Coupe to the crowd. The 650i Gran Coupe is different from its brethren in one detail alone. It bears the markings of audio engineers Bang & Olufsen, making it clear that this car sounds as good as it looks.

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BMW takes M235i Coupe drifting in five car city stunt

BMW takes M235i Coupe drifting in five car city stunt

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade; when it hands you the keys to five brand new BMW 2 Series M235i Coupés and the empty streets of Cape Town, you go drifting. BMW's M-badged two-door may be one of the smaller cars the company offers, but it's still capable of some mighty entertaining driving when you put a team of drifting experts behind the wheels.

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BMW i DC Fast Chargers arrive with an extra perk for i3 owners

BMW i DC Fast Chargers arrive with an extra perk for i3 owners

Electric vehicles are a growing force on pubic roads, and to help spur their presence, BMW has rolled out its i DC Fast Chargers. With these chargers, i3 owners can juice up their car to 80-percent in half an hour, and there's the promise that the technology will "change the face of public charging".

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Unique BMW i8 to pack first laser eyes in US

Unique BMW i8 to pack first laser eyes in US

BMW's i8 electric supercar may be out of the reach of most, but that isn't stopping the German company from crafting an even more exclusive version of the eco-friendly coupe. The one-off BMW i8 Concours d'Elegance Edition will, as the name suggests, make its debut at August's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance event, and be the first to pack some exclusive tech: lasers.

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Toyota and BMW sports car collaboration detailed in new leak

Toyota and BMW sports car collaboration detailed in new leak

In late 2013, Toyota and BMW teamed up to create a joint sports car platform, something that was later tipped to kick off with a BMW Z4 replacement and so-called Supra spiritual successor. A source said to be "close to Toyota" has surfaced dropping details about the platform, and what to expect from the upcoming cars.

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BMW and Mercedes team on wireless car charging

BMW and Mercedes team on wireless car charging

BMW and Mercedes-Benz are teaming up on wireless car charging, pushing a super-efficient way of refueling EVs like the BMW i8 and the Mercedes S500 Plug-In Hybrid simply by parking over a certain spot on your driveway. The system, which the two German marques hope to get accepted as the de-facto standard for wireless car recharging, promises a cut in charge times without the hassle of having to regularly plug in: BMW says the batteries in its i8 supercar, for instance, can be topped up in under two hours.

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BMW is 3D printing thumbs for its workers

BMW is 3D printing thumbs for its workers

3D printing and scanning is already commonplace in car production, but BMW is experimenting with upgrading its staff with the technology. A new trial at BMW's Munich plant is giving assembly workers individually-tailored thumb guards to help avoid over-stretching, having first scanned the digit with a portable 3D camera.

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