BMW recalls 300,000 vehicles in the UK

BMW has recalled up to 312,000 cars in the UK after it was found they potentially had a serious defect that could see them cut out completely whilst being driven. The vehicles affected by the fault are the BMW 1 Series, the 3 Series, the Z4 and the X1 (petrol and diesel models produced between(…)

A look back at the BMW 7-series E38 (1994 – 2001)

Today’s retrospective takes in a slawart of the BMW stable: the 7-series E38. Launched in 1994, the E38 was the third generation of BMW’s executive saloon, the e-number initially just a code-name, that later stuck. As you’d expect from a car in this segment, the interior was luxurious and packed with every imaginable gadget. Traction(…)

BMW passenger punches car in bizarre road rage attack

There are some nutters out there on the roads… Thankfully, through the wonder of dashcams we can all have a good laugh at them on Monday morning. Our road-rage-weirdo-of-the-week goes to this particular BMW passenger. Filmed at a busy roundabout in Northolt, North London, the driver of a VW Tiguan in the wrong lane begins(…)

BMW, Daimler, Ford and VW Group announce official European EV charger network

BMW, Ford, Daimler and the VW Group have revealed official plans to create an electric vehicle charging network across Europe. The service will be called Ionity and will be available to owners of all electric cars –  providing they use the Combined Charging System (CCS). 400 stations are planned by 2020. 20 have been completed(…)

BMW owned by Tara Palmer-Tomkinson to go under the hammer

The BMW owned by the late Tara Palmer-Tomkinson is being sold by her family. The 2004 BMW 645i convertible, once described as her ‘pride and joy’ is being auctioned following the socialite’s death in February this year. The car has remained unused and has sat parked outside her Chelsea flat, still loaded with her favourite(…)

BMW HQ raided by EU investigators

BMW has revealed its headquarters was searched this week by EU officials investigating reports of an alleged cartel between five German car makers. The allegations focus on manufacturers BMW, Daimler, VW, Audi and Porsche and claim that the quintet collaborated to limit their spending on emissions technology. BMW said the EU staff had visited its(…)

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(…)

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