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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.

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New Rendering Previews the Boxy BMW XM Before You're Supposed to See It

New Rendering Previews the Boxy BMW XM Before You’re Supposed to See It

The XM will be the most futuristic model of BMW’s lineup, and these renderings could give us an accurate idea of what to expect.

The upcoming XM SUV from BMW’s M division has been slowly losing camouflage for some time now, and a recent leak gave us our first real look at it. All of this has led to some close-to-reality renderings, and now we’ve got a new set of renderings, courtesy of Kolesa, that could be as close to the real deal as possible.

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2024 BMW M4 CSL - Price, Performance, and Photos

2024 BMW M4 CSL - Price, Performance, and Photos

The M4 CSL is lighter, more powerful, and quicker than the M4 Competition, and costs $140,000!

Following the footsteps of the M3 CSL from almost two decades back and the M4 GTS that came out six years back, BMW has launched its latest special edition model, the M4 CSL. For the longest time, it was a well-kept secret, but in recent times, we had spied it a few times and had an idea of how it looked on the outside and the inside. Fast forward to the present day, the M4 “Competition, Sport, Lightweight" is finally here.

The M4 CSL comes with a lot of tweaks when compared to the M4 Competition. It makes 40 extra horses, features an aggressive suspension tune, carbon-ceramic brakes, ultra-high performance tires, and is 240 pounds lighter. The M4 CSL is limited to just 1,000 examples worldwide and costs $139,900; nearly twice as much as the M4 Competition. Is it worth the extra price?

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Ride Shotgun in a Pristine E34 BMW M5 as it Laps the Nurburgring

Ride Shotgun in a Pristine E34 BMW M5 as it Laps the Nurburgring

This BMW M5 is over 30 years old but manages to stay ahead of a Porsche Cayman GT4 behind it on the Nordschleife

The Nurburgring is a coveted place by many petrol heads around the world and mastering the challenging circuit is a feat few can boast of. Misha Charoudin, the Nurburgring’s resident Russian, professional test driver, vlogger, and Nordschleife veteran is taking us for another ride around the legendary race track. This time, the car of choice is a BMW M5 E34 – a car that is as capable as it is overlooked because of the M5 models that came after it. This is how the, now 32-year-old performance sedan performs.

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2023 BMW 3 Series Facelift Arrives With More Aggressive Styling and New Technology

2023 BMW 3 Series Facelift Arrives With More Aggressive Styling and New Technology

The 2023 update for the Bavarian best-seller treats us to a sharper look, futursitic interior, and generous standard equipment

The BMW 3 Series is in its seventh generation and the current G20 model has been around since 2018. Four years later, in 2022, the model has finally received a mid-cycle refresh. The 3 Series, in general, has been the Bavarian carmaker’s best-selling model for 45 years and counting, accounting for nearly 50 percent of all BMW sales, and here’s how the latest version is planning to continue this tradition.

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2024 BMW XM Leaked Before You're Supposed To See It

2024 BMW XM Leaked Before You’re Supposed To See It

Here’s you chance to take a closer look at what changed from the concept XM

Take your first look at BMWs radical new X8/XM crossover. Spyshots of the X8 have already been doing the rounds, but these exclusive shots courtesy of wilcoblok give us a close look at what appears to be an almost production-spec vehicle. The lack of heavy camouflage should help us look at how the near-production model has evolved compared to the concept we saw back in November last year.

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Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2024 BMW X6

Spy Shots: An Early Look at the 2024 BMW X6

The X6 spied here doesn’t show changes to the derriere, but we expect them to happen eventually

Pretty much all BMW models are going under the knife for a refresh. One of those models is the X6, and our spy photographers have spotted it testing again. This isn’t the first time it’s been spied, though. The facelift edX6 as well as the X6 M have been seen testing with camouflage several times. The X6 doesn’t seem to boast a lot of changes when compared to the outgoing model, but there is enough the keep it fresh for a year or two more.

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The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Will Cost You More than $1,000 Per Horsepower

The BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Will Cost You More than $1,000 Per Horsepower

In fairness, only 50 will be built, so the excessive price does include a bit of exclusivity

BMW’s Hommage lineup launched back in 2008 with the M1 Hommage, a model that essentially celebrated the legendary M1’s 30th birthday. Unfortunately, BMW never brought back the M1 beyond that concept or made a successor to it (unless you count the M8, which we wouldn’t), but the 2015 3.0 CSL Hommage concept will be making a comeback. A wide-eyed, big-grilled, thick-bodied concept from 2015 entering production in 2022? It sounds pretty crazy, and it might be, but wait until you hear how limited and how expensive it’s going to be.

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BMW and McLaren's Partnership Could Be Larger Than Anticipated

BMW and McLaren’s Partnership Could Be Larger Than Anticipated

Will we see another iconic car like the McLaren F1 out of this deal or is there even more to it?

The record-setting and iconic McLaren F1 set a new standard for what a supercar should be, but part of what made all of that possible was the unique BMW-derived V-12 that gave it life. Over the decades since this legendary collaboration, there was nothing noteworthy between the two companies. In April of 2022, however, a new rumor claimed that the two would once again collaborate, only this time they would work together to build an all-new electric sports car platform. Neither BMW nor McLaren jumped on the opportunity to confirm or deny the rumor.

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Exposed! - 2023 BMW M4 CSL Full Interior

Exposed! - 2023 BMW M4 CSL Full Interior

The spy shots reveal interesting details, like an automatic gearbox, no rear seats, and carbon fiber treatment inside

The BMW M4 CSL is all set to debut on May 20 at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. As is with any new release, the company tries to hype it as much as possible. BMW did the same by releasing a new video talking about the M4 CSL for over four minutes. But, it’s not just the company hyping the much-anticipated car for you. Our spy photographers are doing the same, and dare I say, they’re doing a pretty good job.

The M4 CSL has been spotted in the past when we saw the camouflaged example’s exterior and a vague shot of the interior. Now, however, the photographers have managed to catch the interior in all its glory, and it reveals a lot of interesting details about the “Coupe Sport Leichtbau”.

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1991 BMW M3 Sport Evolution - The Quarter Million Dollar Unicorn?

1991 BMW M3 Sport Evolution - The Quarter Million Dollar Unicorn?

One of the only 51 units sold in UK

When BMW designed the M3 E30 it wanted to have a racing sedan that can also be driven on the road. When it was unveiled at the 1985 Frankfurt Auto Show, the model was very well received. In a very short period of time, it also scored many victories in various racing series, making the M3 E30 became one of the most desirable BMW models out there.

The first Evolution model was launched in 1988, and then in 1990, the most powerful model in BMW’s E30 3 Series was added to the lineup. It was, of course, the M3 Sport Evolution, with only 600 units being produced worldwide, out of which only 51 units were built to UK specifications.

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BMW Teases The 2023 M2, And It Is Sprinkled With Oodles Of M Performance Parts

BMW Teases The 2023 M2, And It Is Sprinkled With Oodles Of M Performance Parts

The 2023 BMW M2’s official debut should happen in June

The next-generation BMW M2 was caught testing many times in the past few months, but it was only at the end of March 2022 when our spy photographers were also able to spot an M2 equipped with some cool M Performance Parts. It is exactly this version of the M2 that was teased by BMW in an official Instagram post.

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The 15 Most Practical High-Performance Sports Cars You Can Buy In 2022

The 15 Most Practical High-Performance Sports Cars You Can Buy In 2022

These 15 sports cars prove that you don’t need to sacrifice practicality for high performance

Practicality is, often, an afterthought when it comes to high-performance sports cars. If you are on the market for one, there’s a good chance that practicality is not among your top priorities or that you have another, more practical vehicle. With that said, not all sports cars are made equal, with some of them being surprisingly practical. Here are 15 sports cars that are more usable than you might think.

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Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer?

Is The BMW i4 Worthy Enough To Be The Tesla Model 3 Killer?

Doug DeMuro takes a closer look at the quirks and features of the Bavarian automaker’s latest performance EV

In his latest video, Doug DeMuro got to check out the new BMW i4 M50, which is supposedly the Bavarian automaker’s all-electric take on the 4 Series Gran Coupe. As with any Doug video, this is an in-depth tour of the first-ever all-electric BMW to be given the full M treatment. Granted this is an M Sport model rather than an out and out M, but with 536 horsepower on tap, I don’t see anyone complaining.

It’s no surprise that with that the i4 M50 is aimed squarely at the Tesla Model 3 Performance. The Polestar 2 was yet another noteworthy model that also goes up against the Tesla. Coming back to how the i4 stacks up against the Model 3 (457 horsepower), while it is more powerful as opposed to the Tesla, the Model 3 has a considerably longer range at 315 miles as opposed to the BMW’s 270 miles.

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BMW M2 With the iDrive 8 Infotainment System Caught On Camera

BMW M2 With the iDrive 8 Infotainment System Caught On Camera

It’s becoming apparent that the 2023 BMW M2 is going to be THE car to have

The next-gen BMW M2 has been spotted on so many occasions this year alone that it’s almost ridiculous. It lost some camo back in February 2022, was spotted on the Nürburgring in March 2022, seen with M Performance parts later on in March 2022, and now we’ve seen it again. This time, however, we got a pleasant surprise in our newest batch of spy shots, and you won’t believe what we’ve found.

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2022 BMW M3 Competition - Driving Impressions

2022 BMW M3 Competition - Driving Impressions

The M3 Competition is an impressively fun car, though it’s not for everybody

The BMW 3 Series is widely regarded as the poster child of what a compact luxury sedan is supposed to be. The M3 Competition, on the other hand, serves as a firm representation of what a compact performance saloon should be. The range of sheer precision and performance between a base 3 Series and the M3 Competition is so wide that the two couldn’t feel more different from a driver’s perspective. With just over 500 horsepower on tap, is the M3 Competition really suitable as a daily road car, though? I spent a week with it to find out, and let’s just say that there’s more to the M3 than the grille.

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The Latest BMW i5 Prototype Finally Features Production Headlights

The Latest BMW i5 Prototype Finally Features Production Headlights

The headlights will adopt a different design than the i7 - is that for good or bad?

With both the i4 and the i7 revealed, BMW will focus its attention on developing the next i5. Prototypes of the electric version of the 5 Series were spotted out in the wild for quite some time now, but the latest ones reveal a few more details.

Since the development of the next i5 continues, the new prototypes received the production headlights for the first time.

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BMW M240i v BMW M2: A Drag Race Proving Who The Big Daddy Is

BMW M240i v BMW M2: A Drag Race Proving Who The Big Daddy Is

The M2 "Lite" is surprisingly fast off the grid, but the big-fat M2 is present for a reason

The British automotive channel ’Carwow’ is up with another interesting drag race video involving the current-gen 2022 BMW M240i xDrive and the outgoing generation 2021 BMW M2 Competition. So, how different is the new second-generation M240i from the older but a beast of an M2 Competition? Comparing the stats make it clear that the latter is more powerful with its twin-turbo straight-six engine than the single-turbo straight-six engine from the M2 “Lite”. But, that does not mean the M2 Competition will be a clear winner?

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LiDAR Will Play A Key Role In The Future Of Driverless Cars

LiDAR Will Play A Key Role In The Future Of Driverless Cars

’Innoviz Technologies’ is one of the forerunners in the rapidly growing LiDAR space that is set to unlock the full potential of autonomous vehicles

A couple of weeks ago, the 2023 BMW 7 Series along with an all-electric variant dubbed the i7, broke cover for the 2023 model year. Now, the Bavarian automaker’s flagship sedan is significant for the U.S. market, in that it is the very first vehicle to pack the hardware that supports Level 3 autonomous driving, set to be rolled out next year.

To learn more about this state-of-the-art autonomous driving technology, I recently got the chance to catch up with the Co-founder and CEO of Innoviz Technologies, Omer Keilaf, based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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The Latest 2023 BMW X5 Facelift Spy Shots Reveal New Details - Are They Inspired By The X7 Or The 7 Series?

The Latest 2023 BMW X5 Facelift Spy Shots Reveal New Details - Are They Inspired By The X7 Or The 7 Series?

It seems like BMW will keep the X5’s design language free of the new X7 traits at the moment

BMW’s entire X5 and X6 lineup will receive some serious updates for the 2023 model year. Prototypes of both models have been caught testing many times before - in both standard and M versions - but, the one spotted today reveals new details on the facelift X5.

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Tug-of-War: Does The AMG G63 Come Out On Top, Or Does It Succumb To The BMW X7 And iX?

Tug-of-War: Does The AMG G63 Come Out On Top, Or Does It Succumb To The BMW X7 And iX?

Watch the BMW X7, the iX, and the AMG G63 engage in a few rounds of tug-of-war

The ‘Carwow’ team, spearheaded by Mat Watson, staged a tug-of-war between three SUVs that belong to different segments. One is a new EV, the other, its sibling, a luxurious family SUV, and the final one, an iconic off-roader. We are talking about the BMW iX, the BMW X7, and the Mercedes-AMG G63. Since this is a tug-of-war, you’d expect the G63 to be the winner, since it comes with a lot of tech and equipment that has to do with traction and stability. But, is that really the case?

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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.