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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(…)

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(…)

Winter driving tips for BMW drivers

With respect to general driving conditions; January and February are traditionally the most hazardous months of the year. The unpredictable British winter can chuck some genuinely horrendous variants of weather down onto our over congested roads; sub-zero temperature, floods, snow, high winds. It’s important to be prepared when we take our BMWs out onto the(…)

2017’s most hotly anticipated cars #12 – The BMW X2

Today sees us continue our look ahead to this year’s most highly anticipated new releases. Coming in at number 12 (on our list of no particular order) is… The BMW X2 Finally, the production edition of the X2 concept that we all got so excited about back in November draws near to its release date.(…)

BMW aiming to be ‘coolest’ ride-hailing company with autonomous car

BMW will start testing autonomous vehicles next year in Munich, as it strives to match the pace of ride-hailing companies – most notably Uber – who are investing billions in pay-per-use personal transport. The German automaker is planning to start with around 40 self driving vehicles spread throughout Munich’s inner districts. If successful, the project(…)

BMW to spend £427 on new car tech to keep pace with Tesla

BMW is planning to spend £427 million on new car technology over the next ten years via its i Ventures division. The bulk of the money is set to be spent on start-ups currently developing autonomous driving and mapping, which could help BMW’s vehicles attain higher levels of intelligence and efficiency. The i Ventures wing(…)

2018 BMW X5 undergoing road tests

The 2018 BMW X5 has been spotted wearing its own bodywork for the first time as its undergone the first stage of public road testing. Earlier development versions of the car have sported similar adaptations of the present X5’s exterior, but the new test vehicle reveals a new bumper and boot lid design. An earlier(…)

BMW shift 100,000 electric vehicles in 3 years, now company to focus on autonomy

Electric vehicle technology has come on leaps and bounds in a relatively short space of time. Tesla revolutionised the industry back in 2012 with the introduction of the Model S. Since then, Nissan has now sold its 100,000 Leaf in the US alone, BMW too have some impressive statistics in their advancement of the technology,(…)

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