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The Lord of the Wagons Is a BMW E34 M5 With the V12 From a McLaren F1

By now, the McLaren F1 has transcended past the point of merely being a fast car to the stuff of legends. Three seats. Over 600 horsepower. And a naturally aspirated V12 sourced from BMW. Of course, that engine needed to be tested, so BMW stuffed it into the only other logical place it should go: […]

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BMW Is Playing It Safe With Electric Cars, and Its Development Chief Makes No Apologies For That

BMW’s CEO Harald Krüger is stepping down from his job after just four years, in part for coming under fire for the company’s slow transition to electric vehicles. Though BMW got an early head start on electrification with cars like the i3 and i8, it didn’t capitalize on that lead with more potent EVs—all while […]

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Mercedes and BMW Set Ambitious Goals for Autonomy Team Up

In an effort to reduce the cost and lead time of autonomous driving technology, the two German titans, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, joined forces earlier this year. The two companies committed 1,200 autonomous technicians, built a trio of self-driving test centers in Germany, and are sharing a data storage center dedicated…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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You’ve Got to Love Seeing an E39 BMW M5 With 409,000 Miles Still Doing Road Trips

The E39 BMW M5, the simply-styled V8 super sedan from the early 2000s, is almost universally appreciated by car enthusiasts. Its look is timeless and it lives in a technological sweet spot that includes convenient modernizations without losing what you might call “soul.” Here’s what one looks like with 400,000 miles…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What Do You Want to Know About the 2020 BMW 3 Series xDrive?

The BMW 3 Series is all-new for 2020, and naturally there’s an all-wheel drive version. I’ve driven the European diesel, an M340i prototype, the 330i four-cylinder rear-wheel drive, and now I have an 330i xDrive for a week. What do you want to know about it?Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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I Rode in BMW’s Absurd 710 HP Electric 5 Series Development Car; Here’s How It Works

BMW calls it “Lucy.” It’s 710 horsepower, 848 lb-ft, triple-electric-motor, one-off sedan that the automaker says can do 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds. Lucy’s being used to develop future electric vehicles, and after getting a ride in this modified 5 Series, I can tell you that the thing is an absolute monster. Read more… Continue […]

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The Hybrid BMW M Cars Are Coming

Now that most of BMW’s M cars have enough power to neatly rip your face off, I suppose it’s also time for the automaker to consider how that power is made and put down. First, it gave the M5 all-wheel drive. Soon, there will be hybrid-powered M cars.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The 600 Horsepower BMW Vision M NEXT is BMW’s Idea of a Hybrid Driver’s Car of the Future

BMW is having its own pseudo car-show this week in Munich called “NEXTGen,”and the first of the new vehicles to come out of it is a 600 horsepower hybrid sports car concept called the BMW Vision M NEXT. Here’s a look at every angle of this peculiar sports car, which the company’s chief technology officer […]

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