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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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BMW i3 range-extender gas backup engine priced up for US

BMW i3 range-extender gas backup engine priced up for US

BMW has finalized pricing for one of the more interesting options on its BMW i3 electric car, the range-extending gas motor that gives the city runabout longer legs. The two-cylinder gas engine - known as the "ReX" - increases the total range of the i3 to around 185 miles, BMW says, and will add $3,950 to the sticker price in the process. Without it, the i3 is estimated to manage up to 112 miles on electric power alone, and when in the most draconian driving mode.

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BMW C Evolution “green” scooter slated for 2014 launch

BMW C Evolution “green” scooter slated for 2014 launch

BMW has announced its upcoming C Evolution scooter's launch plans, with the electric motor bike getting its debut next month in Europe. The C Evolution concept has been shown off in the past, going as far back as summer of 2012, but this marks its actual production kick off. Though there's no mention of it coming to other markets, it is suggested the scooter may find itself in other markets at a later date.

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BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car costs over $135,000

BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car costs over $135,000

BMW officially unveiled the i8 plug-in hybrid 2+2 sports car at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show this week. BMW calls the vehicle with the most anticipated cars in history, I think that's a bit of a stretch but it's a cool hybrid sports car nonetheless. The vehicle will cost $135,925 including destination handling.

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BMW Concept X5 eDrive teases hybrid SUV to challenge Lexus

BMW Concept X5 eDrive teases hybrid SUV to challenge Lexus

BMW's i3 may be the company's first electric car to reach the market, but the company knows it's gas-guzzling SUVs that could really benefit from an eco-friendly update, hence the new BMW Concept X5 eDrive. Set to debut officially at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, the concept SUV bears a few design tweaks on the outside to differentiate it from its gas and diesel powered siblings, but the real magic goes on under the hood, where a plug-in hybrid drive system promises to take the polluting edge off of owning a big all-wheel-drive car.

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