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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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Amazon Cloud Player for iOS hits BMW and MINI Cooper

Amazon Cloud Player for iOS hits BMW and MINI Cooper

A hearty collection of BMW and MINI Cooper vehicles have just joined the cloud music universe with a boost to Amazon Cloud Player starting this month. This addition of Amazon Cloud Player app goodness will allow BMW Apps and MINI Connected equipped vehicles from model year 2011 and forward to partake, just so long as they're working with Amazon Cloud Player for iOS. This service is, indeed, connected between a MINI Cooper or BMW user and his or her iPhone, and iPhone only - for now.

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BMW 4 Series Cabriolet, i3, and more among offerings at Tokyo Motor Show 2013

BMW 4 Series Cabriolet, i3, and more among offerings at Tokyo Motor Show 2013

The Tokyo Motor Show 2013 is still underway, and we just got a look at a variety of BMW vehicles, among them being the 4 Series Cabriolet, the i3, and the i8. BMW will be showcasing vehicles until December 1, and also among its plans is the BMW X5, the Concept Active Tourer Outdoor, the Concept M4 Coupe, and the BMW Motorrad nineT. We've got a large gallery for you after the jump.

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MINI Cooper S debuts at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013

MINI Cooper S debuts at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013

BMW has just outed its new MINI Hardtop models ahead of the LA Auto Show, but the cars are first dropping by the Tokyo Motor Show 2013. There, we were able to get a first-hand look at the new MINI Cooper S, which sports a bright yellow and black color scheme, highly modernized controls, and a distinctive and rather amusing "surprised" look on the car's face.

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New MINI revealed as Cooper gets bigger

New MINI revealed as Cooper gets bigger

The new MINI Hardtop has been revealed, complete with its sporty Cooper variants, ahead of the BMW city car's official debut at the LA Auto Show next week, complete with all-new engines and a design that's bigger in all directions. The car is now longer, wider, and taller, with an extended wheelbase that adds up to more rear passenger space and more luggage capacity, though on the outside it's still unmistakably a MINI. BMW has squeezed in some extra tech, however, such as optional LED headlamps that can automatically adjust their spread and coverage depending on road conditions and route.

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BMW 2 Series Coupe gets official

BMW 2 Series Coupe gets official

BMW has officially taken the wraps off of its latest sports model, the 2 Series Coupe, promising punchy performance with a compact footprint and the promise of M Series power at the top-end. Differentiated from the existing 1 Series by its sharper cutlines, more aggressive grilles, and pronounced hood bulges, the 2 Series Coupe is also 11cm longer than its sibling, not to mention slightly wider and more aerodynamic. Under that curvaceous hood, meanwhile, will be a choice of five engines (depending on market) including the top-spec M235i Coupe pushing out 326HP and 323 lb-ft of torque from its 3-liter in-line six-cylinder with twin turbochargers.

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BMW 2 Series M235i Coupe leaks

BMW 2 Series M235i Coupe leaks

BMW's new 2 Series Coupe has leaked in M Series form, with photos of the range-topping compact two-door emerging ahead of the German company's official reveal expected on Friday. The shots of the BMW M235i Coupe, leaked in the 2Addicts forum, show the car wearing its M body kit, paired with what's expected to be a 322HP gas engine under the hood.

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BMW 4 Series Convertible drops hardtop for luxury cruising

BMW 4 Series Convertible drops hardtop for luxury cruising

BMW has revealed its 4 Series Convertible, the drop-top version of the 4 Series Coupe launched earlier this year, with a retractable solid roof and an M Sport option. Wider and longer than the 3 Series Convertible, the new model will come with a choice of gas (435i or 428i) or diesel (420d) engines, location depending, for up to 306HP, though a four-wheel drive xDrive version won't be available until spring 2014.

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