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MINI Clubman Concept hints at brand’s future

MINI Clubman Concept hints at brand’s future

The MINI Clubman Concept was debuted at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, and with it comes hints at what the brand's design future could hold. As can be seen in the gallery after the jump, the design is distinctly MINI, but with it comes some subtle changes, including a slight increase in both width and length compared to the current Clubman model.

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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer revealed with contentious looks

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer revealed with contentious looks

BMW has taken the wraps off the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, and its new "premium compact" is likely to prove divisive with its looks as the German marque goes taller to fit more into a smaller footprint. Headed to the US in 2015, after a European launch later this year, the front-wheel-drive 2 Series Active Tourer is a mere 4.3m long and 1.8m wide, but stands 1.6m tall thanks to a raised roofline. Inside, driver and passengers sit higher than normal in a BMW, while the windows have swollen and an optional panoramic roof further increases the sense of interior space.

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BMW i8 gets laser headlamp option

BMW i8 gets laser headlamp option

BMW is outfitting its luxury i8 plug-in hybrid coupe with lasers, though unfortunately that won't mean blasting slower traffic out of the lane ahead. The car will be the first production model in the world to get laser light headlamps, which use laser diodes to produce more daylight-like illumination, boost range, and - perhaps most importantly on a car powered by batteries - cut power consumption.

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BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe official: 4-door ease with 2-door style

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe official: 4-door ease with 2-door style

BMW has taken the wraps off of its latest pseudo-coupe, the 4 Series Gran Coupé, promising the style of the company's traditional two-door models but the practicality that comes with easier rear access. Now a hatchback, with a roofline that's slightly over 1cm higher and over 11cm longer, the Gran Coupé boosts rear space, headroom, and trunk capacity, in what BMW is calling a "4+1 seater". Still, the 4 Series sets out its stall for performance and touring, and the Gran Coupé claims to be no different on those metrics.

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Diesel-powered BMW 740Ld xDrive heads to US

Diesel-powered BMW 740Ld xDrive heads to US

In Europe, cars that have diesel engines are very popular and are available to purchase in abundance. In the US with our cheaper gasoline, there are few cars that have diesel power from the factory, but that is changing. BMW has announced that it will have a new diesel-powered car heading to the US this year.

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BMW connected car concept finds parking and deals as you drive

BMW connected car concept finds parking and deals as you drive

BMW has shown off its vision of the connected car, blending location-based services with individual driver needs for what the German company believes is the virtual marketplace of the future. Currently a working prototype, the system built into a BMW 7 Series filters through local coupons, offers, and parking spaces to figure out where the driver should shop, where they might want to park to be nearest their intended destination, and even where to get the best coffee en-route.

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BMW and Toyota team on sports car collaboration

BMW and Toyota team on sports car collaboration

BMW and Toyota will build a collaborative platform for sports cars, having completed a year-long feasibility study into the possible team effort, though the resulting car from each brand will be "authentic" BMW's development chief has insisted. The possibility of the "joint architecture" was part of the German and Japanese companies' January 2013 partnership on lithium-air batteries and more, though there's no telling when the first models to use the shared platform will hit forecourts.

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BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe introduced with lighter curb weights, more power

BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe introduced with lighter curb weights, more power

BMW has introduced two new models, the M3 Sedan and the M4 Coupe, both of which bring engineered-in lighter curb weights over the previous generation. Though the auto maker has only revealed preliminary specifications at this point, all signs point towards two top-notch offerings, both of which go up for sale on 2015 models starting next summer. We've got a gallery for you after the break.

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