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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(…)

Up to 80 vehicles set ablaze during coordinated attack in Sweden

Up to 80 cars have been set alight across Sweden, in what is believed to have been a coordinated attack. The vehicles targeted were set ablaze in a number of different cities across the Scandinavian country. The arsonists were youths, wearing all black and with their faces hidden. Swedish PM, Stefan Lofven , said: “It(…)

Self-parking cars could be on roads as early as 2021

Most of us are familiar with the drudgery that comes from trying to park in a busy town centre; to delicately position your vehicle in a space that seems to shrink as you attempt to eek your way into it. Imagine then,  how nice it would be if your car parked itself for you… That(…)

No UK car manufacturers Brexit ready, industry warns

The British motor industry has issued a warning that of all the UK car manufacturers, “no one would confess to being Brexit ready”. The chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), Mike Hawes has gone on record to say that his members are “increasingly concerned” about the UK leaving the EU(…)

Bear attacks family car at safari park

A family visiting a safari park was left shocked after a bear climbed on their car’s bonnet and started trying to bite its way through the windscreen. The management of the park was criticised by the family after the 6ft black bear began the assault on the vehicle and no rangers were sent to intervene.(…)

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(…)

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