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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(…)

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 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(…)

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 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(…)

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(…)

A look back at the BMW 2500, 2800, 3.0 and 3.3 (1969 – 1977)

At Servicing Stop, there’s nothing we enjoy more than taking a good, nostalgic look back at some of the classics of yesteryear. Today we revisit an iconic series of BMW’s. By the mid-1960’s, the German company had managed to pull itself back from the brink, thanks to the success of the 700, ‘Neu Klasse’, and(…)

A look back at the BMW M3 (1986 – 1990)

We have the worlds of touring and rally car racing to thank for being the inspiration behind some of the best vehicles to grace our roads. If you were to conduct a roll call asking people to name the 50 most desirable cars they could think of, it’s a good bet that most of them(…)

New BMW 1 Series goes front-wheel drive

The new 2018 BMW 1 Series, as seen above, doesn’t look too radically different to the earlier editions that preceded it. Interestingly though, it will be front wheel, as opposed to rear wheel drive. Proper driving enthusiasts and motoring journalists may have reservations about this alteration, but the stark truth is 1 Series customers are(…)

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