BMW making massive charging pad for its cars

The charging of electric cars is set to become a hot topic over the coming years. More and more of us are moving away from traditional fuel types as new legislation makes polluting vehicles increasingly unviable to drive, especially in major towns and cities. All sorts of questions are raised by the charging issue: how(…)

The car that saved BMW – the BMW 700

In the 1950s and ‘60s the car world was evolving quickly. BMW was established as a maker of larger saloons, the 700 was its first proper foray into a market for cheap, reliable and small vehicles. Aimed as a competitor to the Mini, VW Beetle and Fiat 500 – it was car for the masses(…)

BMW cars to have Alexa in 2018

By the sounds of it, BMW is looking to employ a little helper… Alexa to be exact. From mid-2018 BMW and Mini cars will feature the Amazon digital assistant, it was announced at a surprise event by the online shopping company in Seattle last week. Alexa first made her debut into homes via the Echo(…)

Hospital delivers children to theatre in remote control BMWs

For any child, the idea of having an operation or surgery is no doubt a frightening one. One hospital in San Diego however has found a novel way to make the experience slightly less scary – by bringing the kids into theatre in a remote controlled BMW. Rady Children’s Hospital in California has found the(…)

BMW aim to be first brand to permanently ditch car keys

The daily chore of having to find your car-keys could become a thing of the past if BMW get its way. The German car maker believes the days of traditional car keys are numbered. At the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, the firm’s chief of sales and marketing, Ian Robertson, said of the concept: “Honestly, how(…)

BMW to approve 25 electric models by 2025, says CEO

The chairman of BMW, Harald Kruger, has announced that the car maker’s line-up will be boosted with 25 models featuring electric tech by 2025 – 12 of these will be all-electric. In a statement, Kruger said:  “In electric mobility, the BMW Group will also be the leading provider in the premium segment. By 2025, we(…)

A look back at the BMW M1 (1979 – 1981)

BMW’s M-Division has a pretty impressive track record producing spectacular saloons, coupes and roadsters. The cars, based on mass-produced Beemers – with an added sprinkle of stardust – are usually something quite special. Considering the extensive and awe-inspiring back catalogue, imagine the stir the trailblazing M1 caused when it first came on the motor show(…)

BMW reveal electric Mini design

The basic design for the new electric Mini has been revealed by BMW. The car, which will be built at the firm’s plant at Cowley in Oxfordshire, is set to go into production in 2019. It will be three door and fully electric. A Mini E electric car was first launched in 2008 for a(…)

BMW reveal Concept Z4 ahead of Pebble Beach

BMW has revealed its latest reimagining of the roadster – the Concept Z4. The company have taken the original Z4, whose production run finished last year after 14 years, and reworked the design. It adopts BMW’s new design philosophy with more striking lines on the side of the vehicle, a smaller grille and a more(…)

A look back at the BMW 503 Coupe (1956 – 1959)

The 1950s were a tricky time for BMW; in many ways the brand was fighting for its very survival. Amongst the overall difficulties for the company, the 503 was a shining light in the upmarket sporting car market. Sadly, the obvious quality was ultimately to be underappreciated. Sitting top of the BMW range, just above(…)

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