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In 1986, BMW secretly built a E30 pickup truck

The BMW E30 3 Series was the car that cemented BMW’s reputation as a producer of top notch sports sedans, and to this day, it remains one of the most popular vehicles the German car maker ever produced. What few people know however is that back in 1986, BMW actually built a pick-up truck version(…)

Is this the coolest car on sale right now?

In the seventies, BMW built a race car called the M1. It was conceived for a number of reasons; chief amongst them a desire to stop Porsche winning everything it entered with its frighteningly quick 911. It was constructed from plastic, was staggeringly expensive and took so long to actually make it to the road(…)

BMW unveils concept X2 at Paris Motor Show

BMW is set to expand its Sports Activity Coupe range by releasing a new model to slot in the handily vacant spot between the X1 and X3 SUVs. The planned offering will be called the Concept X2 and was formally debuted at the Paris Motor Show currently underway in the French capital. It becomes the(…)

BMW designers focus on the interior

Not one to let its 100th birthday pass without the release of something truly spectacular; back in March, BMW revealed their most innovative concept since the i8 plug-in hybrid started appearing on our roads. Taking a revolutionary new approach to design, BMW’s Vision Next 100 team started development on the newest BMW set of concepts(…)

New BMW 8 Series in development

Ahead of a projected launch in 2018, the prototype BMW 8 Series has been spotted being put through its paces in Germany. The ‘fleet-leading’ model will most likely be a two door coupe edition of the 7 Series saloon, in a similar ethos to how the 4 Series and 3 Series are related. The two(…)

BMW show off time capsule at Goodwood revival

At the weekend’s historic Goodwood Revival, BMW staged an activation featuring a time capsule showcasing models from the past and future. Devised by the experience agency TRO, the stand was part of the Earls Court Motor Show arena, where brands juxtaposed classic models with the latest offerings from their production line. BMW were showcasing what(…)

BMW set to begin electric mini and SUV development

According to a new report, BMW is set to proceed with the expansion of its electric car efforts. Despite initially wavering as to whether they were to commit to the project, the decision has reportedly now been made for the development to begin. The German business magazine Handelsblatt reported on Monday, that the German automaker(…)

BMW celebrates 100 years

Most carmakers, when celebrating a historical milestone tend to embellish the glories of the past. For BMW – celebrating 100 years since being founded – it’s an opportunity to look to the future, as the company spends its next century aiming to push the definition of mobility. To mark the occasion, BMW will be highlighting(…)

BMW reach critical crossroad on electric car strategy

Last week, it was reported by Reuters that a number of BMW’s most senior executive panel were to miss the Paris Motor Show in favour of thrashing out a definite direction with regards to the company’s electric car strategy. The fact that members of the company’s upper hierarchy were prepared to miss one of the(…)

BMW wheelchairs: life at the Paralympics

At the Paralympics, currently thrilling the world down in Rio, there is a wheelchair designed by BMW, so valuable that it must be kept under guard in between races. It is the latest weapon in the arsenal of certain Paralympians’ as they seek to gain any kind of competitive advantage. High tech equipment has never(…)

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