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BMW Takes Subscription Models Too Far, Wants You To Pay to Use Things Like Heated Seats and Safety Features

BMW Takes Subscription Models Too Far, Wants You To Pay to Use Things Like Heated Seats and Safety Features

There are positive and negative ramifications to this move

BMW is taking a page out of service-based pricing by turning a lot of traditional car options into software services that can be enabled (and disabled) at any point in them.

The German automaker made the announcement in a VR presentation that was streamed live from company headquarters in Germany. BMW tackled a series of digital updates to a lot of its models, but the most significant part of the presentation involved plans to turn a lot of its options into software services that that can be enabled through the new MY BMW app.

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2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe - Driving Impressions

2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe - Driving Impressions

I love 4-door cars. Being able to have room inside for your friends is usually a good thing and having a big four door with 600 hp is even better. Enter the new BMW M8 Gran Coupe. This is a car for when you don’t want compromises and you want everything. There are usually drawbacks for such situations and in this case it comes down to money. But let’s just enjoy the fast and luxurious M8 for now.

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The 2021 BMW M5 Looks Like a Sleeper And Packs a Solid Punch

The 2021 BMW M5 Looks Like a Sleeper And Packs a Solid Punch

The 2021 BMW M5 debuts with new looks and tech to go with the same V-8 engine

Back in May 2020, BMW unveiled the mid-cycle facelift for its midsize sedan, the 5 Series. Just one month later, the German firm introduced the same update for the high-performance M5 model. The facelift adds a revised exterior, some new tech, and upholstery choices inside the cabin, but the drivetrain remains unchanged. Let’s find out more about it below.

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The 2021 Alpina B5 is the BMW M5 Wagon you always wanted

The 2021 Alpina B5 is the BMW M5 Wagon you always wanted

The Alpina B5 comes with 612 horsepower and that’s more than the BMW M5

M-branded cars have been the flagship of BMW automobiles for a few decades now, but there’s one brand you can go to for a more exclusive Bimmer. I’m talking about Alpina, a small Bavarian company that has been modifying BMWs since the 1960s, long before the German firm established the M division. Alpina is now the go-to tuner if you want exclusive features on your BMW, but it also provides drivetrains that generate more oomph than those found in full-fledged M cars. One such example is the facelifted B5. Based on the G30-generation 5 Series, the 2021 Alpina B5 debuted with more oomph than the latest M5.Making things even better, it’s also available as a wagon.

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This Lego BMW Isetta Could Be the Cutest Set Ever

This Lego BMW Isetta Could Be the Cutest Set Ever

Let’s turn this Lego Ideas BMW Isetta into reality!

Lego’s most recent bombshell is the stunning Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 Technic set that left us drooling for a couple of days in the row but if this Lego Ideas BMW Isetta proposal gets the green light, it will definitely sit on the cuter end of the Lego set spectrum.

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The 2024 BMW M5 Will Be Proof That Electric M Models Are Possible or Will It?

The 2024 BMW M5 Will Be Proof That Electric M Models Are Possible or Will It?

Will enthusiasts accept an all-electric BMW M5? We’re going to find out in 2024!

BMW’s first run in electrification didn’t yield good results. The ‘i’ series didn’t succeed the way BMW would’ve wanted it to and instead of making a mark as one of the early adopters of electrification, it is now remembered for being not very successful. However, the company is working hard on it and the two upcoming products – the i4 and the iNEXT – look promising.

To keep the momentum going, BMW has taken a bold step. According to U.K.’s Car Magazine, the next-gen “G60” M5, set to debut in 2023, will most likely be the first M vehicle to be electrified. The car will also churn out four-digit horsepower figures!

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2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe Powertrain and Performance Explained

2021 BMW 4 Series Coupe Powertrain and Performance Explained

Some models are better, others are more of the same

BMW has finally launched the next-gen, 2021 BMW 4 Series, and with it comes BMW’s new (and massively large) kidney grilles, a new sporty yet muscular appearance, and a revised interior that pushes the 4 Series into the next level of evolution. But, is that new, muscular and sporty look justified by what’s going on under the hood? Well, BMW has revealed almost the entire coupe lineup, save for the full-on M4, so let’s take a closer look at your engine and performance choices.

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The 2021 BMW X2 Goes Hybrid With 35 Miles of EV Range, But There Is a Trade-Off

The 2021 BMW X2 Goes Hybrid With 35 Miles of EV Range, But There Is a Trade-Off

It combines a 1.5-liter three-cylinder with an electric motor

Unveiled in 2017 as a slightly smaller and sportier alternative to the X1, the X2 was well received and sold more than 120,000 units in its first two years on the market. Come 2020, and BMW is introducing the first hybrid drivetrain for the subcompact SUV. The new trim is called the xDrive25e and combines the 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine in the base model with an electric motor. Launched in Europe for now, the hybrid should join the sDrive28i and the M35i models in the United States soon. Let’s see what it has to offer.

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The 2021 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Is Still Ugly, But It's Now a Mild Hybrid

The 2021 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo Is Still Ugly, But It’s Now a Mild Hybrid

And it’s almost as spacious as the BMW X5

Although the 6 Series is no longer in production, having been replaced by the 8 Series, BMW continues to offer the oddly shaped Gran Turismo (GT) model in Europe. The five-door hatchback was introduced in 2017, and it was just revamped for the 2020 model year. Featuring styling cues from the most recent 5 Series model, the 6 Series GT looks crisper and sportier. More importantly, it now packs mild hybrid drivetrains across the lineup.

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Everything You Need to Know About The Facelifted 2021 BMW 5 Series

Everything You Need to Know About The Facelifted 2021 BMW 5 Series

What changes and what stays the same for BMW’s 5 Series

BMW is keen to keep the 5 Series fresh, hence the rather hefty mid-life nip and tuck for the core model. Here’s what Munich had in store for the executive sedan and its wagon - aka Touring - persona and what is now different for the two models.

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There Won't Be a BMW X7 M Because the Alpina XB7 Would Be Better Anyway

There Won’t Be a BMW X7 M Because the Alpina XB7 Would Be Better Anyway

But we could still get an X8 M as a standalone model

If you’re waiting for an M version of the big BMW X7, don’t hold your breath for too long. Although the Interweb is packed with rumors that BMW will reveal an X7 M model soon, a more recent report claims that such a performance SUV is not in the works. And that’s most likely because Alpina just unveiled a beefed-up X7 that’s almost as powerful as the M Competition models.

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2020 BMW X5 M Competition - Driven

2020 BMW X5 M Competition - Driven

BMW’s best attempt yet at making a lumpy SUV feel like a sporty sedan

With 615 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, the BMW X5 M Competition is one of the most powerful BMWs ever made, a 5,500-pound behemoth capable of going from naught to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and do it while enveloping you in a luxurious cabin blending leather and carbon fiber. We took the X5 M Competition out for a spin because we know that it shares its engine with the M5 and the M8 Competition but we wanted to find out if it also drives like BMW’s quick sedans.

When BMW came up with the X5 over two decades ago, the unique selling proposition of the first Bavarian crossover of any kind was that it offered all the benefits of an SUV - like the added practicality, the higher driving position, and off-road ability - while staying true to the BMW ethos and thus delivering that much-coveted driving pleasure. BMW even tried to create a brand-new niche with the arrival of the X5, calling it an ’SAV’ which is something that still applies to this day, with the only difference being that, over the years, the X5 did become sportier and felt more and more like a sedan able to belie its generous dimensions.

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Are These Leaked Images of the 2021 BMW 5 Series Legitimate?

Are These Leaked Images of the 2021 BMW 5 Series Legitimate?

Don’t get too excited, this is a rather conservative mid-life refresh for the 5er

We’re back with another BMW-related leak. This time, the revised G30 BMW 5 Series has surfaced online in a set of pictures that look like the real deal.

Unlike the next-gen BMW 2 Series Coupé, the arrival of a facelifted 5 Series was previously documented by various spyshots, so it was only a matter of time before it broke cover, one way or the other.

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These Leaked Images Show Off the New BMW 2 Series Coupe

These Leaked Images Show Off the New BMW 2 Series Coupe

In some sort of M Performance guise, that is

Allegedly leaked images of what looks like the next-gen BMW 2 Series Coupe have popped up on Instagram over the weekend. While the pictures look legit, we’re taking them with a pinch of salt for now, for a couple of reasons.

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Leaked: Your First Look At the 2021 BMW iX3 SUV EV

Leaked: Your First Look At the 2021 BMW iX3 SUV EV

It’s coming later in 2020, but it might not be offered in the United States

In 2018, BMW unveiled the iX3 concept and confirmed that an all-electric version of the compact SUV will go into production in 2020. The green crossover has yet to break cover, but a couple of official photos that leaked on Instagram gives us our first look at the iX3. As suggested by prototypes spotted testing in Europe, the production model is virtually identical to the concept vehicle. It’s also basically identical to the regular X3.

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A New Trademark Suggest the BMW X8 and X8M Are In the Works

A New Trademark Suggest the BMW X8 and X8M Are In the Works

It could arrive sometime in 2021

Rumors that BMW is planning an X8 model based on the X7 have been flying around for quite some time. The German firm has yet to officially confirm the SUV, but a recent trademark filing suggests that BMW is indeed working on the X8. The German trademark office recently published a filing from BMW for the "X8 M" moniker. Sure, trademarks are often filed to simply protect a name, but why would BMW want to protect the "X8 M" badge since there’s no X8 production model yet? Because an X8 is coming soon, obviously.

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