BMW to delay investment decision until after Brexit talks

BMW is set to wait until Brexit negotiations have given some indication on the future direction of the UK, before committing to any investment at any of its British based plants. CEO of the German car maker, Harald Kruger said: “At BMW Group, decisions about investments are not due at the moment. This is why(…)

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(…)

UK’s BMW workers back strike action

Tuesday saw workers at BMW’s (BMWG.DE) Mini and Rolls-Royce car manufacturing plants vote to back strike action. The ballot was held as a result of the German carmaker announcing intentions to close the company’s final salary pensions. Over 4,000 workers, all members of the Unite Union, at sites in five separate locations, including the Mini(…)

BMW confirm second generation i3

When BMW dropped the i3 on the market, it was the first time the German car maker had attempted to deliver a completely eco-friendly vehicle. The process had been risky; every attempt to adopt green technology was taken throughout each cycle of the cars development. From the initial build itself, to the sources it would(…)

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(…)

‘Worst BMW’ for sale on Ebay

It doesn’t sound the most obvious way to sell a terrible car you want to get rid of, but sales manager, Richard Harris of Birkenhead – based Classic Cars on the Wirral, tried the novel approach of being completely honest about a car he was selling and thought was terrible. The advert for the 1998-reg(…)

BMW release ‘The Escape’ – featuring Clive Owen

For the past fifteen years, BMW have been sporadically releasing short films showcasing their premium motors alongside the great and good of Hollywood acting talent; helmed by the most up and coming or assured directors, and leaving no expense spared in terms of stunts and special effects. After a hiatus of a few years, the(…)

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,(…)

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