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2019 BMW X4 gets official rocking improved aero and improved suspension

2019 BMW X4 gets official rocking improved aero and improved suspension

BMW has officially unveiled its new SUV, the 2019 BMW X4. The automaker says that the new X4 has sportier proportions, wider tracks, and the latest suspension settings with a lower center of gravity and improved aerodynamics. BMW says that the 2019 X4 is the second gen Sports Activity Coupe (but we know an SUV when we see it).

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2018 BMW 540d xDrive returns to the US in February

2018 BMW 540d xDrive returns to the US in February

Fans of diesel-powered BMW cars will be excited to hear that after a year hiatus, the BMW 540d xDrive sedan will return to the US next month. The year-long absence of the model was to allow the 5-series to undergo an extensive overhaul for the 2017 model year. With the return of the 540d, the BMW 5-series now has six powertrains available.

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HERE’s crowdsourced road safety data just got its first customer

HERE’s crowdsourced road safety data just got its first customer

HERE, the navigation company that is remaking itself as the potential heart of autonomous driving, has launched a crowdsourced road safety service, with BMW first to sign up. The HERE Safety Services Suite promises to beam real-time information on road conditions, potential hazards, and changing speed limits to the dashboard of new BMW cars from mid-2018, calling on data from a growing fleet of vehicles spanning multiple automakers.

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Mini Yours Customised literally lets you put your signature style on your car

Mini Yours Customised literally lets you put your signature style on your car

Mini has announced a new customization program called Mini Yours Customised. The program allows buyers to customize their Mini cars with personally designed side scuttles, trim for the passenger side in the interior, LED door sills, and LED door projectors. The personalized parts can be designed using a new Online Customiser designed just for the new options.

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BMW X7 xDrive50i long standard features and options sheet leaks

BMW X7 xDrive50i long standard features and options sheet leaks

We already know at this point that BMW has a new SUV coming that will be called the X7 xDrive50i. This will be the first true three-row SUV to come from BMW and people who need to haul lots of stuff or passengers are looking forward to the vehicle. Spy shots like the one below have been seen and now details on what features will be available have leaked.

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2018 BMW M5 First Drive: V8 and AWD for the most advanced M-car

2018 BMW M5 First Drive: V8 and AWD for the most advanced M-car

There’s a war brewing. In the world of the all-wheel drive, best-of-the-best performance sedan, a new challenge approaches. Watching, warily from the corners is the 2017 Audi RS7 Performance, with its massive 605 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. Then there’s the 6,000-pound elephant in the room, the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S, with its 603 hp and faintly ridiculous 627 lb-ft of torque. Each is a stellar performer, and each has some big new competition. The new 2018 BMW M5 is here, and I’ve been testing it on and off the track.

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MANHART MHX6 Dirt² Concept packs 900hp of off-road fury

MANHART MHX6 Dirt² Concept packs 900hp of off-road fury

A company from Germany has created what might be the coolest off-road BMW concept ever designed. The vehicle is the MANHART MHX6 Dirt² Concept and it is based on the BMW X6M with some major updates to the car for performance and off-road prowess. There will be five of the vehicles made and each of them will have 900hp and 1200Nm of torque underfoot.

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BMW M boss promises electrification for all cars in 12 years

BMW M boss promises electrification for all cars in 12 years

BMW's M division plans to embrace electrification in a serious way, promising to offer electrified options of its entire M sports car line-up. The German automaker had already announced its ambitious roadmap for electrified cars, saying earlier this year that it wants to have 25 such models by 2025. Now, according to BMW M's chief, the division is pushing even more aggressively.

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2019 BMW i8 Roadster First Look: Topless Hybrid

2019 BMW i8 Roadster First Look: Topless Hybrid

Given the choice between a coupe and a convertible, I’m always inclined to go with the latter, and now those who think similarly but who want a BMW i8 have an option. Just announced at the LA Auto Show 2017, the 2019 BMW i8 Roadster takes a sharp knife to the roof, though the differences between it and the also updated 2019 i8 Coupe are more than just the wind in your hair. Both have been in line for a number of improvements, including a welcome jolt of extra power.

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BMW Vision E3 Way concept imagines emissions-free roads for e-bikes

BMW Vision E3 Way concept imagines emissions-free roads for e-bikes

BMW has taken the wraps off a new concept that imagines transportation for urban cities of the future. Called the BMW Vision E³ Way, this concept presents an elevated road system designed for electric two-wheel vehicles (e-bikes, essentially) that could be used by city-dwellers of the future to efficiently travel within the urban environment. The concept was developed by BMW's Technology Office located in Shanghai, China.

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BMW i3 recall affects every US car and freezes sales

BMW i3 recall affects every US car and freezes sales

BMW is recalling every single BMW i3 it has sold in the US, and has been forced to freeze sales after crash test concerns. The car, which is sold in pure-electric and gas-electric hybrid forms, has been on sale in the US since 2014, with new model year 2018 i3 cars due to show up in dealerships imminently. Now, though, nobody will be able to buy them.

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4 Tesla Roadster alternatives you can drive today

4 Tesla Roadster alternatives you can drive today

So the new Tesla Roadster has you gripped. There's $200k burning a hole in your pocket - or $250k, if you want to be among the first 1,000 owners - and you're all set to put down your deposit and join the waiting list. Problem is, Tesla isn't going to start making them until 2020, and that's assuming no delays between then and now. If you're in the market for some electrified sports car action while you wait, what are your options? Fret not, eco-racer, I've got you covered.

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