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Forget Steering Wheels – Future BMWs Might Have a Joystick

Forget Steering Wheels – Future BMWs Might Have a Joystick

A New Patent From BMW Shows Off a Joystick of Sorts That Could Arrive in Future Cars

If there’s one thing in the world that’s always constant, it’s time. And, as time constantly moves forward, so does our advancement in technology. Take self-driving cars, for example. In what seems like no time at all in the grand scheme of things, we’ve moved from cars with basic computers to cars that are capable of driving themselves in certain and very specific occasions. Soon, level 4 autonomy will be mainstream, but those won’t be perfect, and until we can fully give control over to artificial intelligence, we need to rethink how we as humans control automobiles. Well, that’s exactly what BMW is doing if this patent for a car-mounted joystick even comes close to being a reality.

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That Super Clean, 8K-Mile 1988 BMW M3 Just Sold for a Ridiculous Amount of Money

That Super Clean, 8K-Mile 1988 BMW M3 Just Sold for a Ridiculous Amount of Money

Would you pay $250,000 for a 32-year-old car?

A few days ago we reported about a pristine 1988 BMW M3 being auctioned off by Bring a Trailer. With just 8,000 miles on the odometer, the almost new M3 had a $120,000 bid and seemed to be on its way to setting a new record for the E30-generation model. Five days later, the classic sports coupe found anew owner for a whopping $250,000.

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Car For Sale: Extremely Clean, 8k-Mile 1988 BMW M3

Car For Sale: Extremely Clean, 8k-Mile 1988 BMW M3

This is the finest BMW M3 E30 you can buy in the U.S.

When it comes to M-badged cars, none is more iconic than the first-generation M3. Produced from March 1986 until June 1991, the E30-generation M3 took BMW cars into a new era and established the German manufacturer as a key player in the performance compact market. The generations that followed saw the M3 become increasingly faster and more powerful, but the E30 M3 remains the most desirable version of the coupe. Buying one now isn’t particularly complicated, but finding a low-mileage model is the stuff of dreams. If you’ve been looking for one, it’s your lucky day: Bring a Trailer has a mint-condition 1988 model with just 8,000 miles on the odometer for sale.

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The 2021 BMW M5 CS Will See A Serious Power Increase, But You Might Not Like the Price

The 2021 BMW M5 CS Will See A Serious Power Increase, But You Might Not Like the Price

This is what you need to know about the 2021 BMW M5 CS - including a potentially excessive price

BMW is said to be working on a go-fast sedan that would slot above the M5 Competition. An exact debut date is hard to pinpoint at this stage, but BMW could make a move and unveil the so-called M5 CS by the end of 2020.

Anyway, details remain scarce for the time being, however, a recent report by BMW Blog reveals some interesting traits of the incoming M5 CS.

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The Rendering of the BMW M440i Most Wanted Has Need For Speed Written All Over It

The Rendering of the BMW M440i Most Wanted Has Need For Speed Written All Over It

The BMW 4 Series would look cool in Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Still not a fan of the latest 4 Series? Is that big kidney grille annoying? Well, maybe this rendering from X-Tomi Design will change your mind. Although it retains the 4 Series’ main features, including the controversial grille, it adds a new spin with add-ons and a livery inspired by the already legendary Need for Speed: Most Wanted video game.

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A New Leaked Image Reveals That The 2021 BMW M4 Will Somehow Be Uglier Than the Base Model

A New Leaked Image Reveals That The 2021 BMW M4 Will Somehow Be Uglier Than the Base Model

In a weird turn of events the 2021 BMW M440i looks better and more aggressive than the upcoming M4

Outside of the various spy shots of the BMW M4 (they were confirmed to be legitimate by BMW, by the way) the 2021 BMW M4 has been a well-kept secret. We knew it would have the big grille, especially after the 4 Series made its debut earlier this week, but we were expecting the M4 to be a little more aggressive than the M440i. Sadly, that’s not the case and, to be honest, the M4 is apparently aiming to show that BMW’s new look can get even uglier. These really are interesting times that we’re living in.

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2021 BMW 4 Series Coupé - Everything You Need to Know

2021 BMW 4 Series Coupé - Everything You Need to Know

Yes, it does have the bucktooth grille

This is it, ladies and gentlemen: the new 2021 BMW 4 Series Coupé, scheduled to make its market debut in October 2020. And here’s all the essential info about it because, let’s face it, there’s more to it than that gaping front grille we’ve seen in so many leaks prior to this official unveil.

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This E85 BMW Z4 With a V-10 Is Clearly From a Different Dimension or Alternate Reality

This E85 BMW Z4 With a V-10 Is Clearly From a Different Dimension or Alternate Reality

A hairdresser’s car this Z4 surely is not!

What to do when you’ve got a 600 horsepower BMW Z4 that loves to smoke its back tires on your hands? The only logical answer is to take it to Germany’s limitless Autobahn network and allow it to run free. That’s exactly what the AutoTopNL did and, boy, is it a joy to watch. Just to refresh your memory before we delve deeper into this crazy build: never did the E85-generation Z4 come with anything bigger than the 3.2-liter S54 inline-six from the factory. Yep, we don’t quite know how the E60/E63-era V-10 fit in there either but here it goes.

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Thanks to Hybridization, There Is No Ceiling for the BMW M Brand

Thanks to Hybridization, There Is No Ceiling for the BMW M Brand

In other words, expect even more powerful M cars

Harnessing electricity - fully or partially - in a vehicle has opened a whole lot of avenues for car brands to explore in their quest to offer more power than the rival next door.

One such nameplate is BMW’s M division, which doesn’t have the slightest intention to limit the level of grunt offered by its future models. On the contrary: it plans to boost those figures.

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2021 BMW M4 Coupe

2021 BMW M4 Coupe

Unlike the BMW M3, which just arrived in sixth-generation (G80) form, the BMW M4 comes from a family tree that goes all the way back to…2014. The first-generation F82 M4 arrived only six years ago, and while it has made a name for itself in the premium luxury coupe segment, it was evident that the F82 needed to give way to its successor. Enter the all-new, second-generation BMW M4 (G82). The hype surrounding the 2021 M4 G82 didn’t come without any trepidation, thanks in large part to the polarizing kidney grille that it now shares with a lot of Bimmer’s more recent models. But don’t get bogged down by that detail because the G82 M4 has plenty to offer. It comes in two forms like its predecessor — base and Competition — and it’s available with features and options (all-wheel-drive on the M4 Competition) that should make the next-gen coupe a strong challenger in its segment for years to come.

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BMW Still Isn't Sure If It Will Make a Lightweight M2 CSL

BMW Still Isn’t Sure If It Will Make a Lightweight M2 CSL

But it would be the hottest 2 Series ever!

The BMW M2 became really cool in late 2019 when the German firm unveiled the CS model. Although it’s not different design-wise, it features extra carbon fiber and CFRP components and, more importantly, an M4-sourced engine that generates 444 horsepower. With the M4 CS on its way to showrooms, enthusiasts were wondering when will BMW launch the lighter CSL version. Well, it seems we’re going to wait for a while, as BMW hasn’t decided if it will make one yet.

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Best BMW Cars Ranked

Best BMW Cars Ranked

The ’Ultimate Driving Machines’ that really deserve the tagline

BMW, the maker with one of the most famous grille designs in the business, has been around for over a century and, in that time, has made some of the world’s finest luxury cars although it’s fast sedans and coupes that really put BMW’s name on the map. Here you’ll find our ranking of the 10 best Bimmers as well as some very honorable mentions.

While the genesis story of Bavaria’s leading automaker is still being misrepresented to this day, nobody’s confused when it comes to naming BMW’s strengths among Germany’s leading brands with its transcendental focus on driving pleasure that’s been paramount to building a brand image that identifies with some seemingly age-old catchphrases: ’Freude am Fahren’ (which loosely translates to ’the joy of driving’) and ’the ultimate driving machine’. You can be sure that the cars below are a joy!

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