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BMW and Nissan team to take on Tesla’s Superchargers

BMW and Nissan team to take on Tesla’s Superchargers

BMW and Nissan have joined forces to take on Tesla's Supercharger network, installing new electric car chargers at 120 locations across the US. The stations, which will be capable of recharging a Nissan Leaf or BMW i3 to 80-percent in 20-30 minutes, span nineteen states, though they'll also be of interest to drivers of other electric cars.

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Driving Change: Big Auto’s $2.7 billion bet on HERE

Driving Change: Big Auto’s $2.7 billion bet on HERE

HERE's plans for the self-driving future can finally emerge from their autopilot holding-pattern, with the company and its new automaker owners holding a quiet but enthusiastic coming out party in San Francisco today. Representatives from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler joined HERE execs to talk about the development of high-definition mapping, location-based services, and cars that whisper to the cloud and - eventually - drive themselves.

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BMW i8 Spyder greenlit says BMW CEO

BMW i8 Spyder greenlit says BMW CEO

The first time we caught a glimpse of the BMW i8 Spyder was way back in 2012 when the concept debuted at the LA Auto Show. After a wait of several years, BMW CEO Harald Krueger has now said in a German publication that the i8 concept Spyder will debut in the "near future" in production form.

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Soon, every Audi, BMW, and Mercedes could be a digital mapper

Soon, every Audi, BMW, and Mercedes could be a digital mapper

Audi, BMW, and Mercedes Benz have snapped up HERE, and the digital cartographers are wasting no time in investigating how the luxury cars can shape smarter maps. The deal, which closed late last week and netted former HERE owner Nokia a $2.7bn payout, brings technology like HD Maps - high resolution data ideal for tomorrow's self-driving cars - into the reach of the German trio, but also gives HERE unprecedented access to driving data.

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Nokia HERE deal closes as German automakers grab robo-car tech

Nokia HERE deal closes as German automakers grab robo-car tech

Nokia's deal to sell digital mapping and location services specialist HERE to a trio of German automakers has closed ahead of schedule. The agreement, announced back in August, was initially expected to get regulatory approval sometime early in 2016, but that came through sooner than expected and Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler wasted no time in inking the contract.

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AC Schnitzer tuned diesel BMW 1-Series moves the world with 800nm torque

AC Schnitzer tuned diesel BMW 1-Series moves the world with 800nm torque

Normally when we talk tuned BMW cars, we are talking about its coupes and sedans that use gas engines. BMW tuner AC Schnitzer has laid hands on the BMW 1 series hatch that uses a 3.0L diesel engine for motivation and massaged lots more power out of the car.

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Dinan Engineering S1 BMW M4 adds power, loses performance

Dinan Engineering S1 BMW M4 adds power, loses performance

The BMW M4 is no slouch when it comes to performance, but many car guys and gals are always out for more performance. Dinan Engineering is a name that has been associated with hopped up BMWs for decades and its latest foray into modern BMWs is the S1 BMW M4.

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2016 Alpina B5 Biturbo Makes the M5 Look Plebian

2016 Alpina B5 Biturbo Makes the M5 Look Plebian

There is no denying the fact that the BMW M5 is a fast and powerful car. For those who want more power than the M5 has to offer can pay more and get the M5 Competition Package that adds a bit more power at 15hp more than stock. If you want even more than that, you need to go to Alpina.

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Audi A3 TDI owners to get money for emission cheating

Audi A3 TDI owners to get money for emission cheating

Audi owners who have a diesel powered car know that some of those rides are cheating on emission, specifically the A3 TDI. We already know that VW has promised owners of diesel-powered rides some cash to help make up for the dishonesty. Audi has now announced that owners of the A3 TDI will also be getting loot back.

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Karma Automotive teams with BMW for EV and hybrid tech

Karma Automotive teams with BMW for EV and hybrid tech

Karma Automotive, formerly known as Fisker Automotive, has announced a new business deal with BMW that will have the latter supplying Karma with various electric car tech. This includes EV systems and hybrid system, as well as high-voltage battery charging systems. Karma announced the news on Thursday, praising BMW for the quality of its parts while teasing that it will be bringing “a stunning car back to the market.” The first of BMW’s supplied parts will be put in Karma’s plug-in hybrid flagship model.

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2016 MINI convertible gets longer and wider

2016 MINI convertible gets longer and wider

MINI has offered up some images and details on the all-new MINI convertible ahead of the official launch of the car in Tokyo. The new convertible will hit dealerships next March and will come in Cooper and Cooper S versions. Both versions will be built on the BMW front-wheel drive platform and will have three and four cylinder engine options.

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BMW M2 Coupe unveiled: the latest M family powerhouse

BMW M2 Coupe unveiled: the latest M family powerhouse

BMW was hit with a leak ahead of its M2 Coupe debut, with details about the model surfacing online. Following that, the auto maker has officially unveiled the model and fleshed out all the details, as well as showing it off in all its shiny, slim glory. The BMW M2 Coupe brings with it the M family design flavors and couples them with “dynamic attributes”, says the auto maker. That M family foundation is likewise reflected with the interior design, with, among other things, M embossing and an M gearshift.

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