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The 2019 BMW X5's Electric Boot Cover is the Definition of Useless Technology

The 2019 BMW X5’s Electric Boot Cover is the Definition of Useless Technology

Can cars ever have too much technology? Well, apparently…

The 2019 BMW X5 can be optioned with an electric boot cover, a technology that takes the top spot on our list of useless technology and makes BMW look like it’s trying too hard.

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The 2019 BMW X5 Grew In Almost Every Way, But Doesn't Deliver Where it Maters Most

The 2019 BMW X5 Grew In Almost Every Way, But Doesn’t Deliver Where it Maters Most

Something’s afoot here

BMW’s quest to make the new X5 SUV look sexier may have come at the expense of cargo space taking a significant hit. Spec data from the X5’s launch revealed that the minimum cargo space dropped from 35.8 cubic feet to 22.8 cubic feet but even more alarming, the maximum cargo space also dropped from 76.7 cubic feet to a paltry 65.7 cubic feet. Even with the rear seats in their full and upright positions, cargo space also dropped from 35.8 cubic feet to 31.7 cubic feet. Do the math, and that’s four cubic feet less than the previous model, representing 11 percent less space compared to the model it’s replacing.

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Visual Comparison: 2017 BMW X5 vs 2019 BMW X5

Visual Comparison: 2017 BMW X5 vs 2019 BMW X5

The Bavarian’s midsize gets a next-gen update, but how’s it look?

The upcoming fourth-generation 2019 BMW X5 is set to make its big debut later this year, but that hasn’t stopped some folks from leaking official press shots onto the Internet, leading to comparisons with the outgoing model. Read on for a breakdown of what’s to come in terms of both the exterior styling and interior space.

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Why the BMW X5 Will Debut at the Paris Motor Show

Why the BMW X5 Will Debut at the Paris Motor Show

3 Series coming later this year?

Unlike many big automakers, BMW will have a display at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October, and that leads to speculation that the long-awaited next-gen X5 could make its debut there.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2016 BMW X6

Wallpaper of the Day: 2016 BMW X6

The X6 isn’t exactly the most attractive vehicle on the market. It’s more like a weird, jacked up SUV that wants to be a coupe at the same time. Be that as it may, it won itself over on the market due, in part, to its look. Of course, when BMW debuted the original back in 2012, it didn’t exactly have any real competition to go against, but we’ll leave that story for another time. Regardless of its odd look and strange stance, it’s still a pretty cool ride if you’re able to shell out at least $63,000 before options. All of this aside, we’ve decided the X6 doesn’t really get enough love these days, so we’ve decided to make it our wallpaper of the day. As usual, we’ve picked out our favorite and given you a gallery to choose from just in case.

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BMW Drops Official Spy Shots of the Next X5 Testing In Off-Road Conditions

BMW Drops Official Spy Shots of the Next X5 Testing In Off-Road Conditions

It’s a rough and tumble world out there

First hitting the scene in 1999, the original BMW X5 sought to combine the fun and engaging driving experience BMW is known for with the utility and capability of a larger mid-size SUV. Such is the case with the upcoming fourth-generation as well, which will likely debut later in 2018 for the 2019 model year. With its imminent arrival comes a variety of hype-builders, including this new slew of content that shows the latest SUV undergoing a number of off-road test sessions.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 BMW M5

Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 BMW M5

Arguably the most intriguing fact about the new M5 is that gained all-wheel-drive. The rumor had been circulating for quite a few years, and BMW finally decided to offer it as standard in the United States. The move is far from surprising, as both Audi and Mercedes-Benz have adopted all-wheel-drive for most of their performance cars. So basically BMW is bringing the M5 in line with its main U.S. rivals, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S and the Audi RS7. Now, you can give it a nice home as a wallpaper on your desktop :)

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Video of the Day: Suspects in a White BMW 5 Series Evade the Police

Video of the Day: Suspects in a White BMW 5 Series Evade the Police

Look at that white E60 BMW go...

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2015- 2018 BMW M4 Coupe

Wallpaper of the Day: 2015- 2018 BMW M4 Coupe

You really can’t argue with a car like the BMW M4 Coupe. It’s got style, power, technology, and we’re willing to bet the girls like it to. So, make it your wallpaper for the day — it’s worth it, don’t you think?

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BMW Quietly Releases the New X4 SUV

BMW Quietly Releases the New X4 SUV

An X3 with a coupe-style roof

It’s been only four years since BMW introduced the X4 and the coupe-style SUV was redesigned from the ground up. Unveiled without much fuss today, it will make its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March.

So what’s with the rush? It might seem awkward at first glance, but it probably has to do with the fact that the previous X4 was released three years after the X3 which it was based on arrived. With a brand-new X3 launched in 2017, BMW probably wants the X4 to be on par with its sibling. On the other hand, it’s really awkward that BMW kept these plans hidden and unveiled the X4 without the usual teasers and marketing campaign.

Be that as it may, let’s have a closer look at the changes.

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The “Coolest” Feature of the 2018 BMW M550i

The “Coolest” Feature of the 2018 BMW M550i

Dual Zone AND dual fan speeds keep everybody happy

The 2018 BMW M550i is the quickest 5 Series currently offered thanks to its 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 making 456 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque – aided by both a smartly calibrated ZF eight-speed automatic and BMW’s xDrive AWD system. At full grunt, the prodigious power will launch the 4,300-pound M Performance sedan to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds. But that’s not this Bimmer’s coolest feature. No, that goes to its HVAC system with dual fan speeds for the driver and front passenger.

Take it from me – a guy living in Florida testing a dark blue car with un-tinted windows in August – you’ll love having the extra control. That’s especially true if your wife is like mine. She’s the type who turns her seat heater on despite afternoon temperatures exceeded 100 degrees. Her cold-natured skin simply doesn’t need the cooling my does. In most situations, this results in her turning her vents toward me or off completely, while my dual-zone temperature is set to “Low” with the fan cranked to “Max.”

Thankfully, the BMW M550i has a solution: dual fan speeds. Yes, the driver and front passenger can set their own A/C temperature and fan speed. Welcome to the future. This means we both can have our A/C set exactly how we’d like without disturbing each other. I can be cool and breezy while she’s happy with warm and toasty. What’s more, we each can select our own blower location. That means she can warm her feet while I cool my body. Both sides also have a full Auto mode, too. It’s this level of individuality that truly ushers in luxury within a vehicle. The rear seat also has its own temperature control, though it’s set by a knob from cool to warm without displaying the actual temperature. Vent speed follows the front seats.

I know having dual fan speed capabilities must cost more, but would you like to see this feature on more vehicles? I know BMW’s 7 Series also has dual fan speeds, but that’s about it. Can you name any other vehicles with this feature? Let me know in the comments below.

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2018 BMW 4 Series Convertible

2018 BMW 4 Series Convertible

The compact drop-top is getting its very-first mid-cycle refresh

The BMW 4 Series made its global debut in 2013, right after the German brand decided to split the two- and four-door versions of the 3 Series into different nameplates. While the 3 Series kept the sedan body style, the coupe and convertible were rebadged as 4 Series models. Despite the different name, the 3 Series and 4 Series shared everything from platform and drivetrains to exterior design and interior features. Come 2017 and BMW launched mid-cycle facelifts for the entire range, including the 4 Series Convertible.

After nearly three successful years on the market against dated competition from Mercedes-Benz and Audi, the 4 Series Convertible finally has something to worry about. With Mercedes-Benz and Audi having introduced redesigned versions of the C-Class Cabriolet and A5 Cabriolet, the Bimmer will have a hard time until a new-generation model is designed. However, the facelift brings a few updates inside and out that might keep BMW enthusiasts coming into dealerships for a few more years.

Continue reading to learn more about the BMW 4 Series Convertible.

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