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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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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 and MINI bake in GoPro support

BMW and MINI bake in GoPro support

MINI drivers looking to recreate the classic chase scene from The Italian Job will be able to remotely control their GoPro from the car's dashboard, as it and select BMW models become the first to integrate the action camera. The new app hooks up the MINI Connected and BMW Apps infotainment systems to a WiFi-equipped GoPro, allowing it to be remotely turned on and off, switched between recording modes, and previews viewed.

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Tesla and BMW held EV talks amid open patent move

Tesla and BMW held EV talks amid open patent move

Tesla and BMW have held talks this week about efforts to improve adoption of electric vehicles, coinciding with Elon Musk's decision to open up Tesla's EV patent portfolio for other manufacturers to use. Exact details on what was discussed between the two firms on Wednesday this week have not been revealed, though Musk did say that it was around promoting EVs in general, as well as taking greater advantage from the Tesla Supercharger network.

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BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe B&O Edition pairs 1,200W with 575HP

BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe B&O Edition pairs 1,200W with 575HP

BMW and Bang & Olufsen have teamed on a special edition of the 6 Series Gran Coupe, including a 575 HP M6 version which will see the 4.4-liter V8 twin-turbo engine compete for aural appeal with 1,200W of speakers. Limited in number to just 110 cars, the 2015 BMW Individual 6 Series Gran Coupe "Bang & Olufsen Edition" will be filled with a total of sixteen speakers with matching B&O amps.

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2015 BMW X6 official: Tech turned up

2015 BMW X6 official: Tech turned up

BMW has taken the wraps off the 2015 X6, its second-generation "sports activity coupe", boosting power, improving efficiency, and making the design a little meatier than the outgoing car. Offering a choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel-drive, along with a standard 8-speed Steptronic transmission, BMW ConnectedDrive infotainment, and 19-inch light-alloy wheels, the new X6 also comes in M50d M Sport form, though initially only for Europe.

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