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BMW Vision Gran Turismo leaves virtual racers drooling

BMW Vision Gran Turismo leaves virtual racers drooling

Gran Turismo 6 is getting a new performance BMW, the BMW Vision Gran Turismo, and the virtual car is already leaving drivers wishing it would show up in real-life dealerships. The striking racer - finished in BMW's traditional M colors - was created specially for the PlayStation 3 game, though borrows from some of the real-world touring cars of the 1970s in BMW's record books.

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BMW UR:BAN smart car tech predicts pedestrians and jams

BMW UR:BAN smart car tech predicts pedestrians and jams

Google isn't the only company talking up its autonomous car tech this week, with BMW presenting its own self-driving enhancements that it says will help navigate urban sprawl while still leaving you in charge of "the ultimate driving machine." The car firm has been showing off its UR:BAN research - the acronym only makes sense in German, but roughly translates to "Urban Space: User-oriented assistance systems and network management" - which could help avoid running over pedestrians, and drive more efficiently by predicting how stop lights will change.

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This is how BMW will sell you an i8 supercar

This is how BMW will sell you an i8 supercar

Selling an expensive electric supercar can be a difficult business, assuming you're not Tesla that is, and so BMW is leaving nothing to chance with the i8. A new campaign trying to instill EVs with the same sort of drama as gearheads expect from gas powered engines will kick off this month, directed by Gus Van Sant and edited by Fight Club editor Angus Wall.

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BMW i Solar Carport Concept powers i8 and home

BMW i Solar Carport Concept powers i8 and home

Plugging in an electric car to recharge often happens in the dark confines of a garage, but BMW wants to brings its u3 and i8 EV range into the light with a new BMW i Solar Carport Concept. Mounting translucent solar panels on top of a bamboo frame - the wood picked for its rapid regrowth - the carport could be entirely off-grid, BMW claims, though you'd obviously need to get enough sun.

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New Mini Paceman gets up to 218hp turbo 4-cylinder

New Mini Paceman gets up to 218hp turbo 4-cylinder

Mini has rolled out the latest of its updated models with the new Paceman making its debut. Mini is aiming the Paceman at the premium compact segment and calls the car a Sports Activity Coupe. Mini is also offering the Paceman with All4 AWD. The new Paceman will launch in July. Shoppers will have a new piano black color option to choose from for the car.

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BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept: smart displays for all

BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept: smart displays for all

The BMW Vision Future Luxury made its debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. It's a car high on innovative technology, banking on pioneering lightweight engineering concepts and premium materials always valued in a flagship BMW. Going by the styling and the length of the rear doors, this is a very large car that sports efficient design as well as an advanced user interface.

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BMW i8 will force fake engine noise and howl at pedestrians

BMW i8 will force fake engine noise and howl at pedestrians

BMW's i8 supercar may run on electricity but that doesn't mean the Germany marque has forgotten about aural performance: both inside and out. A new video showing how the i8 performs in Sport Mode - which you can see after the cut - shows that not only is the speed there, with the BMW doing 0-62mph in 4.4 seconds, but it makes a pretty distinctive noise while it does it, despite only having a very small gasoline engine.

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2014 BMW i8 on the road in extended highway mix

2014 BMW i8 on the road in extended highway mix

Today it’s time to get a vision of what it’ll be like to be rolling alongside a 2014 BMW i8 on the road. This machine has been subject to countless videos and in-car test drives thus far, but today a group by the name of FrequenShowss have dropped a bunch of B-roll video from a slightly more unique perspective. This is what it’ll feel like for everyone else around you when you drive the 2014 BTW i8.

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