BMW Technology

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,(…)

Laurence Fox in row with BMW over ‘faulty’ handbrake

Laurence Fox has blasted BMW on Twitter, after his £55,000 M3 apparently rolled down a hill and crashed into a hedge, despite him having applied the handbrake. The accident happened while the actor was in Devon filming. He had parked the BMW at the top of a steep gradient, only to return later to find(…)

M3 and M4 given a makeover by BMW in Las Vegas

The SEMA Motor Show in Las Vegas was the venue for BMW’s unveiling of its newly souped-up M3 and M4 – with added performance parts. The sporty upgrades will no doubt become ‘must haves’ for those wanting their regular versions to have a bit more grunt than normal. So, what exactly was on display in(…)

BMW insider leaks M5 ahead of official unveiling

Sometimes, it seems as if no-one can keep a secret. Before what will no doubt be a lavish reveal in early 2017, a factory insider working at BMW has leaked images of the highly anticipated M5. The images, sent to a host of ‘The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast’ show the forthcoming performance saloon’s bumper treatment,(…)

BMW reveal i8 Spyder Concept to begin production in 2018

It’s been a while since BMW first unveiled the i8 Spyder Concept to universal acclaim at the Beijing Motor Show, four years in fact. Since then, the clamour for a production edition has grown in volume; something the German carmaker has vaguely promised is on its way…at some point. Finally, it looks like this landmark(…)

BMW and Hyundai come top in car tech study

BMW has polled top in a recent study into the most popular car technology. Sharing the top spot with Hyundai, the German manufacturer led both the mass market and luxury car segments with regards to how satisfied customers were with the technology in their vehicles. The study, conducted by US research company, J.D. Power is(…)

BMW collaborates on i3 and i8 with Garage Italia

Earlier in the year, BMW formed a glamorous collaboration with Lapo Elkmann’s Garage Italia to design an i8 that takes style to a whole new level. Inspired by Giacomo Balla’s “Lampada ad Arco”, what they came up with was the superb i8 Futurism Edition, inspired by the colours cast by a “street lamp under moonlight”.(…)

BMW to make electric Mini

Of all the most iconic cars in the world, the Mini has to be up there with the best of them. It’s come in a wide range of different guises over the years, and is soon to have its most drastic makeover yet. BMW have confirmed that they are to produce an all-electric Mini, to(…)

Servicing Stop BMW