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2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe Review – Heritage Heresy

2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe Review – Heritage Heresy

Nobody asked for the 2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe, but that's not to say there's not an audience for a feistier, crossover-adjacent, heritage-inverting sports sorta-sedan. Unexpected to the eyes and even more shocking when you consider what's going on beneath, there's more to figure out here than just the lengthy name.

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BMW Operating System 7 is its biggest update ever: Here’s what’s new

BMW Operating System 7 is its biggest update ever: Here’s what’s new

BMW is readying its biggest infotainment update so far for imminent release, with broad-ranging changes including new mapping features, wireless Android Auto, and support for Apple's upcoming iPhone Digital Key feature in iOS 14. BMW Operating System 7 will be preloaded on new models from July 2020, starting with the new 5 Series. However many existing owners can expect it too.

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BMW’s in-car store will sell or rent features like game DLC

BMW’s in-car store will sell or rent features like game DLC

BMW plans to offer drivers an in-car catalog of temporary or permanent feature upgrades, allowing owners to add things like driver-assistance or comfort tech to their vehicle just like you might subscribe to a service on your phone. The upgraded BMW ConnectedDrive Store will offer trials of hardware that was built into the vehicle at the factory, such as heated seats or advanced cruise control, but left disabled because it wasn't on the original order sheet.

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BMW M4 Coupe power confirmed as controversial 4 Series Coupe rolls of line

BMW M4 Coupe power confirmed as controversial 4 Series Coupe rolls of line

Get ready for some serious nostrils: BMW has put the new 4 Series Coupé into production, and confirmed just how much power we can expect from the M4 Coupé and its M3 Sedan sibling. Latest from the German automaker to bear its striking - and controversial - new grille, the 4 Series has begun rolling off the line from BMW's Dingolfing plant today.

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BMW Motorrad Active Cruise Control improves comfort and safety

BMW Motorrad Active Cruise Control improves comfort and safety

Most people know BMW as the maker of luxury and sports cars, but it also makes motorcycles through BMW Motorrad. One thing that many motorcyclists who travel long distances on their bikes like to add is basic cruise control that makes long rides more comfortable. Many systems are simple clamps that keep the throttle turned. BMW Motorrad has a new Active Cruise Control (ACC) system that features distance control for maximum comfort and safety when riding.

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iPhone Digital Key: If the battery dies you have 5 hours to unlock your car

iPhone Digital Key: If the battery dies you have 5 hours to unlock your car

Apple's Digital Key system will keep working even after the iPhone's battery runs out, though users will only have a few hours to get back to their vehicle. While only one car was confirmed during the streaming WWDC 2020 keynote today with Digital Key support today, in fact there are a lot more to look forward to - and some provisos to the system.

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BMW 8 Series Golden Thunder Edition has a black and gold theme

BMW 8 Series Golden Thunder Edition has a black and gold theme

German carmaker BMW is debuting a Golden Thunder Edition of the 8 Series. Offered across all body styles of the BMW 8 Series including the coupe, convertible, and luscious Gran Coupe four-door sedan, the Golden Thunder Edition utilizes a black and gold theme to deliver a more aggressive and sporting vibe.

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BMW and Mercedes shelve shared self-driving tech plan

BMW and Mercedes shelve shared self-driving tech plan

BMW and Mercedes-Benz have put their autonomous driving collaboration on hold, blaming the expense of building a shared system for the decision. The two German automakers announced their self-driving alliance in early 2019, focusing on developing a Level 4 autonomous system that would allow their cars to navigate independently without any human involvement, within certain conditions.

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Hands-on, Hands-off: Ford’s new driver assist tech is in rare company

Hands-on, Hands-off: Ford’s new driver assist tech is in rare company

Ford's Mustang Mach-E electric crossover will join a very exclusive club of vehicles with hands-free driver assistance, still far from full autonomy but nonetheless promising a more relaxed driving experience - if the conditions are right. Though the 2021 Mustang Mach-E is on track to begin deliveries later this year, the newly-announced Ford Active Drive Assist system won't actually be available until late 2021. However confusion around the system is already cropping up now.

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2021 BMW M5 is everything we hoped for

2021 BMW M5 is everything we hoped for

At last, the 2021 BMW M5 is here to liven up the party. The new M5 is based on the refreshed design of the seventh-gen 5-Series sedan and will inherit the xDrive all-wheel drivetrain of the outgoing M5. BMW is also debuting the M5 Competition model to send shivers down the spine of Alpina’s newest B5 sedan.

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2020 Alpina B5 and D5 S are the closest things to a new M5

2020 Alpina B5 and D5 S are the closest things to a new M5

While we await the impending arrival of BMW’s new M5 barnstormer, both the 2020 Alpina B5 and D5 S are here to fulfill our fantasies. Based on the refreshed design cues of the seventh-gen 5 Series, the new Alpinas feature powerful gasoline and diesel engines along with a host of go-fast components.

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2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e hybrid SUV gets torque, range and tech bumps

2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e hybrid SUV gets torque, range and tech bumps

BMW has revealed its latest plug-in hybrid, with the 2021 X5 xDrive45e promising more all-electric range than the previous SUV. Under the hood there's a new 3.0-liter inline-6 turbocharged engine, larger and with more cylinders than the old X5 xDrive40e could boast.

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