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A look back at the BMW 507 (1956 – 1959)

BMW demonstrated to the world that they had emerged fighting-fit from any post-war malaise at the 1955 Frankfurt Motor Show. The German carmaker unveiled a trio of vehicles, one of which was perhaps the most beautiful car ever made (depending on who you ask). Sharing an identical platform, the three cars – a limoscene and(…)

A look back at the BMW 2002 Turbo (1973 – 1974)

If you were to imagine a modern-day contemporary for the BMW 2002 Turbo, it would most likely be the M3. An itsy-bitsy saloon with staggering, sporty performance and yet it was moderately fuel efficient, thanks to the KKK-blower – something that was important at the time with the 1970’s energy crisis at its peak. Europe’s(…)

Scalextric-style roads could be used to wirelessly charge electric vehicles

‘Power-up’ strips could be used on UK roads to wirelessly charge electric vehicles in the future. The strips, similar in appearance to the Scalextric racing toys, are currently being developed by several companies, BMW amongst them. The UK government has invested £40 million into the research aimed at finding a viable method of charging whilst(…)

BMW recalls 300,000 vehicles in the UK

BMW has recalled up to 312,000 cars in the UK after it was found they potentially had a serious defect that could see them cut out completely whilst being driven. The vehicles affected by the fault are the BMW 1 Series, the 3 Series, the Z4 and the X1 (petrol and diesel models produced between(…)

A look back at the BMW 7-series E38 (1994 – 2001)

Today’s retrospective takes in a slawart of the BMW stable: the 7-series E38. Launched in 1994, the E38 was the third generation of BMW’s executive saloon, the e-number initially just a code-name, that later stuck. As you’d expect from a car in this segment, the interior was luxurious and packed with every imaginable gadget. Traction(…)

BMW passenger punches car in bizarre road rage attack

There are some nutters out there on the roads… Thankfully, through the wonder of dashcams we can all have a good laugh at them on Monday morning. Our road-rage-weirdo-of-the-week goes to this particular BMW passenger. Filmed at a busy roundabout in Northolt, North London, the driver of a VW Tiguan in the wrong lane begins(…)

BMW, Daimler, Ford and VW Group announce official European EV charger network

BMW, Ford, Daimler and the VW Group have revealed official plans to create an electric vehicle charging network across Europe. The service will be called Ionity and will be available to owners of all electric cars –  providing they use the Combined Charging System (CCS). 400 stations are planned by 2020. 20 have been completed(…)

BMW owned by Tara Palmer-Tomkinson to go under the hammer

The BMW owned by the late Tara Palmer-Tomkinson is being sold by her family. The 2004 BMW 645i convertible, once described as her ‘pride and joy’ is being auctioned following the socialite’s death in February this year. The car has remained unused and has sat parked outside her Chelsea flat, still loaded with her favourite(…)

BMW HQ raided by EU investigators

BMW has revealed its headquarters was searched this week by EU officials investigating reports of an alleged cartel between five German car makers. The allegations focus on manufacturers BMW, Daimler, VW, Audi and Porsche and claim that the quintet collaborated to limit their spending on emissions technology. BMW said the EU staff had visited its(…)

BMW making massive charging pad for its cars

The charging of electric cars is set to become a hot topic over the coming years. More and more of us are moving away from traditional fuel types as new legislation makes polluting vehicles increasingly unviable to drive, especially in major towns and cities. All sorts of questions are raised by the charging issue: how(…)

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