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BMW might be known as a luxury and performance car maker today, but the company got off the ground, quite literally, but producing aircraft engines all the way back in 1916. Over the course of more than 100 years, BMW has survived two world wars and, despite its current position as a global automaker, it even came face-to-face with bankruptcy back in the 1960s when things were so bad that Dr. Hans Feith – the chairman of the company’s Supervisory board – suggested merging with Daimler-Benz. That, however, is a story for another time. Since then, the company turned around and has since introduced its M division back in the late 1970s – the performance arm we’ve all grown to love – and is now focused on delivering SUVs and developing electric and hybrid cars. BMW is doing so well these days that it produced more than 2.5 million vehicles globally in 2018 and has now introduced a new halo model – the all-new 8 Series.

The BMW M5 CS Is Enriched With Carbon Fiber And It's As Fast As a Supercar

The BMW M5 CS Is Enriched With Carbon Fiber And It’s As Fast As a Supercar

Make room for Bavaria’s new uber-sedan

So far, BMW has been industriously churning out CS versions of the M2, M3, and M4. Which means a CS-badged BMW M5 was always on the cards. Well, what we all could suspect finally happened and the 2022 BMW M5 CS is here as the fastest and most powerful car ever built by BMW M.

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BMW Has Gone Out Of Its Way To Make the i4 Sedan a Driver's Car

BMW Has Gone Out Of Its Way To Make the i4 Sedan a Driver’s Car

"Simply accelerating fast in a straight line is not enough for BMW." - BMW

BMW is dropping more info on the incoming i4 all-electric four-door and in doing so, it pledges allegiance to top-notch performance - something that’s been at the core of the brand since day one - beyond the mundane straight-line sprint. What this basically mean is that even when the road gets twisty, the new i4 should handle like a dream.

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BMW M Electrification Is Coming, And It Is Happening Sooner Than You Think

BMW M Electrification Is Coming, And It Is Happening Sooner Than You Think

Another proof of where the car industry is heading

By the end of the year, we might witness the debut of BMW M’s first-ever all-electric car. We’re not the ones saying it, it’s BMW itself. Even so, there are a lot of unknown puzzle pieces and before more official info comes our way, here’s what we know so far about BMW M’s plans to electrify, partially of totally, its range.

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The Cool and Sad History Of The BMW 5 Series E60

The Cool and Sad History Of The BMW 5 Series E60

Here’s some interesting facts you didn’t know about the fifth-generation BMW 5 Series

Produced from 2003 to 2010, the fifth-generation BMW 5 Series is almost a classic now, mostly because it spawned the only M5 model with a V-10 engine, as well as one of only two station wagon M5 up until now. But upon its release in 2003, the E60 5 Series was actually hated by many BMW purists, who didn’t like the company’s new design direction.

Just like the E65-gen 7 Series launched in 2001, the fifth-gen 5 Series saw a big departure from traditional BMW styling, employing the then-new "flame surfacing" design. Chris Bangle is usually credited with the exterior styling of these cars (the rear end of the 7 Series was nicknamed "Bangle Butt"), but they were designed by someone else. And the story of the E60 5 Series is touching to say the least.

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Have a Few Laughs At BMW's Expense in "A Story of Generations"

Have a Few Laughs At BMW’s Expense in "A Story of Generations"

It’s the story of a crusty OG and a young whippersnapper

It’s hard to believe that BMW’s iDrive infotainment system is 20 years old this year. But it is, and if you need a little reminder of that, this short film from Bimmer will give you all the reminding you need. The film stars a grumpy, foul-mouthed BMW E65 7 Series and a much younger BMW iX. The two talking Bimmers argue about which of them is the better car.

Curse words are uttered, feelings are hurt, and a resolution happens towards the end. It’s a weird short film that’ll make you wonder what Bimmer’s marketing folks are sipping these days, but there is a story that’s told perfectly here, too. This is a story of two generations of BMW that couldn’t be more different from each other, though the two do have ties that bind. Give it a watch and prepare to have feelings about it afterward.

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There's More to BMW's New Kidney Grille Than Meets the Eye

There’s More to BMW’s New Kidney Grille Than Meets the Eye

BMW explains that perception isn’t always reality

By now, a lot of you have your opinions of BMW’s new — and very controversial — kidney grille. Seen in models like the M3 and M4, the front kidney grille is, for better or worse, a visual conversation starter. But as much as it captures our attention, very little has been said about the functions of the kidney grille and, more importantly, what you can find behind the new nose.

See, there’s more to the kidney grille than meets the eyes, and thanks to Bimmer’s new “M3 and M4 - Explained” web series, we get a peek behind the curtain, or, in this case, a peek behind the two kidney grilles.

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The BMW X2 Is Getting Bigger, Will Share DNA With the iX2 EV

The BMW X2 Is Getting Bigger, Will Share DNA With the iX2 EV

It will feature fresh design cues, whereas the iX2 could be the rival that Tesla Model Y needs

The X2 was introduced in 2018 and is the youngest of the German SUV lot. It was introduced to fill the vacuum between the X1 and the X3. Given how the market is shrinking and automakers are trying to capitalize on every possible opportunity, the X2 made sense. In its essence, it came in a package slightly smaller than the X3 but with more features and better specs than the X1. However, according to Autobild.de, BMW is giving the X2 bigger dimensions for the 2023 model. Do we really need it?

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The New Manual M4 Is Heavier, And We Blame That Ungodly Grille

The New Manual M4 Is Heavier, And We Blame That Ungodly Grille

No, actually it’s not the grille, but the trend of bulking up cars from one generation to another

When it’s not concocting videos of synthetically added Lamborghini V-10 sounds to its M2 sports car, BMW is hard at work educating the public on the new M3 and M4 performance brothers.

In a recent video posted by BMW M on YouTube, we get to find out that the current M4 fitted with a manual is heavier than the previous M4 fitted with the dual-clutch transmission.

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BMW debuts new iDrive system at CES 2021, but Mercedes' Hyperscreen MBUX still reigns supreme

BMW debuts new iDrive system at CES 2021, but Mercedes’ Hyperscreen MBUX still reigns supreme

BMW’s next-generation iDrive system will debut in the upcoming iX

Some 20 years ago most cars didn’t have infotainment displays and their dashboards were crowded with buttons and knobs. Come 2021 and almost every car out there comes with a display, usually ranging from seven to 12.3 inches (so companies offer larger screens). But things are about to go wild, as Mercedes-Benz just unveiled the Hyperscreen, a massive 56-inch infotainment display that’s basically stretches over the entire dashboard. Needless to say, Mercedes stole the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show with it, but BMW also gets a piece of the action with a new-generation iDrive system.

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2021 BMW 5 Series

2021 BMW 5 Series

BMW has refreshed the 5 Series for the 2021 model year

BMW updated the 5 Series sedan for the 2021 model in May 2020. It looks sharper and sportier on the outside, features notable changes on the inside, and comes with a new mild-hybrid system for the six-cylinder engines. There are some tweaks made to make it aerodynamically more efficient, too.

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5 Game-Changing BMWs Coming in 2021

5 Game-Changing BMWs Coming in 2021

Is 2021 going to be THE YEAR for BMW?

BMW is one of the most popular manufacturers out there, with a long history of producing exciting performance cars despite being a luxury brand above all else. That said, because of the ever-increasing demand for more eco-friendly vehicles even manufacturers who praise themselves for making some of the most engaging automobiles in the business, have to deviate from their main principles, for the sake of staying relevant. Some of the more recent developments experienced by the Bavarian company are perfect examples that the winds of change are upon us, and these are some of the results, we will see in 2021.

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2021 BMW M5 CS Release Date And Specs Revealed!

2021 BMW M5 CS Release Date And Specs Revealed!

Oh boy, just when we thought the super-sedan from Bavaria can’t get any meaner…

BMW has finally let the cat out of the bag, sort of. The cat being the new M5 CS, which is yet to be unveiled in full but, hey, at least it sheds some spec sheet secrets. And yeah, they’re of the juicy variety.

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What is the Least Expensive BMW?

BMW’s lineup consists of 17 models (not including the M models) the cheapest of which is the compact BMW X1 SAV that starts out at $34,950. The X1 is essentially the poster child of affordable luxury, but if SUVs aren’t your thing, you should check out the BMW 2 Series Coupe, which is similarly priced at $35,300. In markets outside the United States, BMW offers a 1 Series with a sticker price of around $32,000 at current exchange rates.

What is the Sportiest BMW?

Thanks to BMW’s deep motorsports roots, BMW’s M division has crafted a number of exceptional and outrageously sporty models. The entry-level M2 and M3 models are high on the popularity scale but, you could also go for a sporty SUV like the X5 M or a Coupe-SUV like the X6 M. Of course, if none of these tickle your fancy, there’s always the BMW i8 with supercar-like looks a decent hybrid performance.

What is the Most Popular BMW?

The BMW 3 Series used to be the best-seller of the entire lineup, but it’s SUV equivalent, the X3 and the larger X5 have stolen that title. In 2018, BMW sold 44,578 examples of the 3 Series, but thanks to the popularity of SUVs, the X5 beat it out with sales totaling 45,013. The most popular BMW in the USA for 2018 was the BMW X3. BMW sold 61,251 examples of the BMW X3 over the course of 2018.

What is the Most Expensive BMW?

Not surprisingly, theBMW i8 Roadster is the most expensive BMW sold in the United States. With a price tag of $163,300 before options, taxes, and other fees, it overshadows the rest of the lineup. The i8 coupe comes in at $147,500. BMW halo car, the BMW M8 is priced from $133,000 and is the most expensive model below the i8.

What is the Fastest BMW?

The BMW M8 Competition is the fastest car in BMW’s lineup as of the time of this writing. Its 4.4-liter V-8 delivers 617 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque and can propel it to 60 mph in 3 seconds flat. Its top speed is pegged at 189 mph. However, the M5 30th Anniversary edition is significantly smaller and could actually reach 199 mph, but we don’t count that as it was a limited run model.

Are BMWs Reliable?

BMWs have a bad reputation of being unreliable, but the truth is that BMW isn’t quite as bad as people would have you believe. According to JD Power’s 2019 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, BMW ranks No.7 among its peers with an average of 122 problems per 100 vehicles. Its competitor Mercedes ranks much lower with 134 problems per 100 vehicles, while Audi falls just below it with 124 problems per 100 vehicles. Repair Pal rates it at a 2 out of 5, which is below average. According to that outlet, the average annual repair costs comes in at $1,081 with the frequency of unscheduled repairs being 1.4 times per year – much higher than the 0.4 rating of all models. Furthermore, 14-percent of BMW repairs are considered severe and need urgent attention – 3-percent higher than the average for major issues across all models.