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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(…)

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(…)

Servicing Stop CEO gives his tips for BMW drivers off on their hols

Oly Richmond, CEO of the UK’s largest online car servicing provider, Servicing Stop, (and a father of six with another on the way), knows a thing or two about long trips on holiday with a car full of irritable, bored children. Here are his tips for the perfect journey and the preparation you can undertake(…)

Full autonomy aim for electric vehicles by 2025 declare BMW

BMW’s electric vehicle program shows no signs of slowing; replacements are scheduled for both the i3 and i8 by 2022 says Automobile magazine. A completely new car currently named Project i20 internally (but likely to assume either i5 or i6 when eventually released) is set for 2021. The i20 is to have a 100% electric(…)

What accessories are available for your BMW?

Got yourself a nice new BMW? Looking to add some fantastic accessories? If you contact your BMW centre, you can have a look at some of the available products already installed in a demonstrator vehicle. This gives you the opportunity to trial them before you make a decision. Then, if they float your boat, you(…)

BMW plans biggest ever model launch

Over the next two years, BMW intends to unveil 40 new and revamped vehicles. Amongst them will be the new X2 compact and full-sized X7 crossover. “We are launching the biggest model offensive ever,” CEO Harald Krueger said at BMW’s annual press conference. This is in response to the carmaker losing their crown as the(…)

BMW in which Tupac was shot goes under the hammer

It was back in 1996, that legendary rapper Tupac Shakur was shot whilst being driven on the Las Vegas strip. Now the ill-fated BMW in which he made his final journey is up for sale and is expected to fetch a whopping £1.3 million. The rapper, who was 25 at the time of his death,(…)

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