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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(…)

BMW releases sneak peak of new roadster

Over the past few years, German car giant BMW and Toyota of Japan have been collaborating on a top-secret joint project. All sounds very hush-hush doesn’t it? The ‘development’ between the two car giants will see the creation of a shared platform to be used by both the new Toyota Supra and a BMW roadster(…)

BMW to build electric Mini in UK

In good news for the UK car industry, BMW has stated that it intends to build the electric version of the Mini in the country, despite the company initially warning that Brexit could potentially see them up sticks and move production to the EU. The Mini’s batteries and motors will still be manufactured at the(…)

BMW considering making electric Mini outside of Britain due to Brexit fears

Production of the new electric Mini could be moved from Britain to Germany, as BMW gets cold feet over the uncertainty caused by Brexit. The majority of Minis are produced at the company’s plant in Oxford, one of the largest car production factories in the UK, but BMW is now considering moving the operation to(…)

Has BMW secretly approved what its next i model will be

Lots of rumours have been circulating about the next i-branded model to be announced by BMW. The i8 Roadster is the next slated vehicle from the segment scheduled to be with us by 2018, but what about after that? It’s looking likely – say several well informed sources – that the next edition will be(…)

Top tips for maintaining your engine

When you’re lucky enough to be driving a BMW, who want to make sure you’re looking after it properly. Nowhere is this more important than the engine. Here are a few tips on how to make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep it tip-top. Engine oil – When you’re checking your engine oil(…)

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