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No UK car manufacturers Brexit ready, industry warns

The British motor industry has issued a warning that of all the UK car manufacturers, “no one would confess to being Brexit ready”. The chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), Mike Hawes has gone on record to say that his members are “increasingly concerned” about the UK leaving the EU(…)

Scalextric-style roads could be used to wirelessly charge electric vehicles

‘Power-up’ strips could be used on UK roads to wirelessly charge electric vehicles in the future. The strips, similar in appearance to the Scalextric racing toys, are currently being developed by several companies, BMW amongst them. The UK government has invested £40 million into the research aimed at finding a viable method of charging whilst(…)

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(…)

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 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(…)

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(…)

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 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(…)

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