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BMW Faces a Choice: Go Big on EVs, or Risk Falling Behind

BMW’s approach to the next frontier of driving propulsion has been an incremental one. First, electrification in a couple of oddball niche cars; then, plug-in hybrid versions of more conventional models. The fully electric vehicles coming down the pipe share their versatile architecture with existing models containing more conventional powerplants. It’s cautious, and it’s certainly […]

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2020 BMW X6 Review: The Original Crossover Coupe

The 2020 BMW X6 is the sleeker version of the X5. With the X6, BMW crossover coupe’s always been ahead of the styling curve by defying both convention and practicality. Now, in a market awash with coupe-overs, a market that BMW created, the X6 still takes the lead. The redesigned 2020 BMW X6 looks sharper, […]

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BMW adds a digital key for iPhone users

BMW and Apple have just made easier to leave your keys at home with a new digital key that does away with the need for traditional car keys. The new digital key is part of iOS14 or iOS13. BMW is the first automaker to partner with Apple to launch its new digital key, which lets […]

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2021 BMW M5 gets a facelift and a bigger touchscreen

The BMW M5 continues to be one of the best high performance sedans you can buy and now it’s even better with the debut of the refreshed 2021 M5. Under the hood the 2021 M5 is still powered by turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that generates 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, and if you opt […]

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2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid priced at $66,395

The second-generation BMW X5 plug-in hybrid is finally here with the arrival of the 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e. BMW has announced that the X5 PHEV will go on sale next month, starting at $66,395, including the destination fees. The 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that replaces the 2.0-liter four-cylinder […]

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BMW iX3 teased but it’s still not coming to the US

BMW is almost ready to start building the iX3 electric crossover, which will take place at the BMW Brilliance Automotive plant in China in late summer. BMW has announced that it has completed the testing required for homologation, which included 340 hours and over 4,875 miles (7,700 kilometers) of testing within four weeks. “We are […]

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BMW M4 Leaks, Can Smell You Where You Sit

An abundance of fragrant pollen in your author’s neighborhood has led to increasing sinus distress over the past few days, but he wouldn’t trade places with the upcoming BMW M4 for a second. No, sir. Not with those flared nostrils. Leaked to the internet via the g20.bimmerpost forum, the muscled-up sibling to the 2021 BMW […]

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