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Is BMW Preparing to Move Even Further Away From the Manual Transmission?

Is BMW Preparing to Move Even Further Away From the Manual Transmission?

What are you going to do with that free hand? Eat chips?

If you are a stick-shift lover, proceed with caution. We heard some news that is not yet official and we sincerely hope it is just a baseless rumor. Blame the reduced demand for this, but according to Bimmertoday, BMW is planning to eradicate manual transmissions from even more of its models. Is there any reason to live in this world anymore?

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2019 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque vs 2019 BMW X2

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque vs 2019 BMW X2

Buyers cross shopping between the new Range Rover Evoque and BMW X2 are looking at two different answers to the same question: What is a rakish-looking, almost coupe-like crossover that is striking to behold, fun to drive and posh to sit in? They’re about the same size, even though the Evoque looks bigger because it is more squared off, but they actually provide a very different experience for driver and occupants.

Firstly, the X2 feels like a very well sorted hatchback to drive, and you can throw it into corners with a fair bit of confidence. On the other hand, it is pretty much useless off-road going over anything more severe than a potholed country road. The Range Rover Evoque is decent to drive on tarmac, but it’s only average in this respect, however, it wipes the floor with the X2 when it comes to any kind of tougher off-roading.

They look and feel different and also address different buyers with different needs, even though they will be cross shopped and compared against one another. The fact of the matter is, they’re so different, it’s quite possible that somebody who really likes one, will absolutely hate the other. It probably all boils down to where and how you want to use it, although realistically very few buyers will actually take advantage of the Evoque’s off-road qualities, and just potter around the city in it, an application where the X2 is probably better.

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It Won't Get Any Better than the 2020 BMW M3 Pure with Rear-Wheel Drive and Lots of Ponies

It Won’t Get Any Better than the 2020 BMW M3 Pure with Rear-Wheel Drive and Lots of Ponies

BMW has listened to our prayers and will keep the stick inside the G80 M3

After months of speculation, it’s now almost certain that the new, 2020 BMW M3 will indeed be available with a six-speed manual transmission - almost as a way to honor tradition as BMW will also put out an AWD version with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

BMW doesn’t plan to desert the manual gearbox just yet, at least not on the M3 that is. We know that the next-generation 3 Series will not be available with a manual, so you might just have to pay double or more for an M3 if you want the luxury of operating the clutch yourself. The third pedal will only be available aboard a ’Pure’ version that should be rear-wheel drive only, thus lighter than the AWD model that is lighter than the F80 M3 we’re seeing in the dealerships today.

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2020 BMW X3 M Production Styling Revealed With Fresh Spy Shots!

2020 BMW X3 M Production Styling Revealed With Fresh Spy Shots!

Bimmer’s new performance compact crossover caught completely exposed!

If you want tall-riding speed and practicality from Germany, then the BMW X3 M is certainly a solid choice. The Bavarians are cooking up a new model for the 2020 model year, and now, we know exactly what it’ll look like thanks to this fresh set of spy shots!

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BMW Settles In Class Action Lawsuit for Poor Key Fob Design

BMW Settles In Class Action Lawsuit for Poor Key Fob Design

X5 owners may be due restitution

It really sucks when you accidentally lock yourself out of your car, especially if you’re stuck somewhere you’d rather not be. Apparently, BMW X5 owners who underwent this ordeal may be able to place the blame on the design of their key fobs, as BMW is currently facing down a class action lawsuit for poor design of the locking function.

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The 2020 BMW 7 Series Is A Bavarian Tech Fest

The 2020 BMW 7 Series Is A Bavarian Tech Fest

This is where you gotta look for BMW’s gadget-laden future

The 2020 BMW 7 Series is now official, and as expected, it’s bringing some serious technological artillery to bear. Here are the most important features to pay attention to, as they may be headed to the rest of Bimmer’s lineup before you know it.

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The 2020 BMW 7 Series Intelligent Personal Assistant Is Equal Parts Creepy and Cool

The 2020 BMW 7 Series Intelligent Personal Assistant Is Equal Parts Creepy and Cool

You forgot to use your turn signal again, Dave

As my wife will be quick to tell you, I can occasionally get a little paranoid when it comes to modern digital technology. I don’t like being tracked. I don’t like how cameras are everywhere and always turned on. I don’t like anything that even carries a whiff of 1984. As such, the Intelligent Personal Assistant in the new 2020 BMW 7 Series makes me nervous. However, at the same time, the geek in me thinks it’s pretty damn cool.

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BMW Should Offer Some Of Its Cars with Different Grille Size Options

BMW Should Offer Some Of Its Cars with Different Grille Size Options

Not everybody is into huge grilles, you know

Iconic and instantly recognizable as the BMW kidney grille may be, it has been growing and growing with recent models to the point where now it’s become too big on some models - yes, I’m looking at you, facelifted 7-Series sedan. But the refreshed 7-Series is not the only culprit here, because the new X7 is too, as well as the new X5 to a lesser degree.

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There's More to the 2020 BMW 7 Series Than that Massive Grille

There’s More to the 2020 BMW 7 Series Than that Massive Grille

The 2020 BMW 7 Series is refreshed in luxury and performance

The facelifted 2020 BMW 7 Series appeared only hours after the most impressive debut of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show concluded. It is a considerably redesigned model, regardless of the fact that everyone’s talking only about its massive front grille. There is so much more to it than that.

Revealed on June 10, 2015, at BMW’s headquarters in Munich, the latest 7 Series was rather nice but never did achieve the stature of the S-Class. I may even go that far to say that no 7 Series ever did so. Now, three and a half years after the introduction of the 7 Series G11, BMW replenished it with new modern, and somewhat controversial design cues, new technology, and a new V-8 engine. That one was taken straight from the BMW M850i Sports Coupe.

The Munich-based company definitely dispensed with the subtle and conventional. Finally, we have a 7 Series that boasts perplexing, if not even esoteric, design.

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2020 BMW 7 Series LWB Leaks Mere Hours Prior to Official Debut

2020 BMW 7 Series LWB Leaks Mere Hours Prior to Official Debut

Yet another round of shots of the four-door limo ahead of schedule

We’ve seen so many leaks on the refreshed 2020 BMW 7 Series that at this point we’re starting to think it’s some kinda joke. Regardless, we have yet another set of shots to give ya before BMW makes it official at a standalone debut event in Germany.

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The 2020 BMW 7 Series Is Nearly Here, Front End Teased Before Debut

The 2020 BMW 7 Series Is Nearly Here, Front End Teased Before Debut

The sixth-generation drops tomorrow!

Like pouring water into a bucket used for target practice, the BMW 7 Series has been leaking all over the place this week. Now, BMW is heading up the hype train with a fresh teaser showing the new luxury sled’s front end.

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BMW's New Futurelight Camper Concept Represents the Future of Outdoor Adventure

BMW’s New Futurelight Camper Concept Represents the Future of Outdoor Adventure

Somebody please tell BMW to build this thing!

BMW’s Designworks division is showcasing its latest project at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show. Developed together with outdoor clothing company The North Face, the concept is called the Futurelight Camper, and it’s essentially a futuristic camping tent that traces its roots to the BMW GINA Light Visionary Model Concept that the German automaker unveiled in 2008. If anything, the Futurelight Camper Concept proves that just because camping doesn’t necessarily extend to being a high-tech affair, that doesn’t mean you can’t do it in the comfort of a camping tent that comes with a geodesic-dome frame made from carbon fiber and a high-tech fabric that comes from a process called Nanospinning technology. Unfortunately, it looks like the Futurelight Camper Concept is going to remain a concept for the time being.

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