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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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Is The Future Of Rear Seat Entertainment In Automobiles?

Is The Future Of Rear Seat Entertainment In Automobiles?

Here’s taking a look back at how screen technology has evolved over the past decade and what to expect in the future

Earlier this week, BMW and Audi unveiled a couple of cars. While BMW unveiled a full-fledged production car; the all-new 2023 7 Series, Audi debuted the last in the trio of its ’Sphere concepts’ the Urbansphere. concept. Both Bavarian brands have some pretty cutting-edge tech on their top drawer models. But, what I want to draw your attention to is the rear screen situation.

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With An Optional Giant 31-inch Screen For The Rear Passengers, The New BMW 7 Series Is Your Own Personal Luxury Cinema On Wheels

With An Optional Giant 31-inch Screen For The Rear Passengers, The New BMW 7 Series Is Your Own Personal Luxury Cinema On Wheels

While this is the first ever 8K panel fitted to an automobile, the display will only be able to stream in 4K

The new BMW 7 series was just unveiled, and while the polarising exterior design maybe not be to everyone’s taste, you just can’t ignore the futuristic minimalist cabin that is loaded to the gills with tech. Let’s talk screens for a moment and there are a fair few in the new 7.

The panel integrates two screens up front and has the driver’s instrument display and the infotainment system integrated into the same curved display. This setup is similar to what we’ve previously seen on the new i4 and iX Crossover. and now has augmented reality. built-in.

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Lucid Air And Tesla Model S Plaid Redefine Speed By Racing Against Gravity And A BMW E39 M5

Lucid Air And Tesla Model S Plaid Redefine Speed By Racing Against Gravity And A BMW E39 M5

The Tesla Model S Plaid and Lucid Air prove high-performance EVs are faster than gravity

High-performance EVs are here and they are very fast. The Tesla Model S Plaid and, now, the Lucid Air are both capable of 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in the two-second range, and both pack over 1,000 horsepower. To get an idea of just how fast cars have become, both EVs will square off against the fastest sedan from 20 years go – the BMW M5 E39 – in a quarter-mile drag race with a twist, after which both EVs will race against…a person falling from an airplane.

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Your Next BMW Might Be Lacking A Very Common Feature

Your Next BMW Might Be Lacking A Very Common Feature

There’s no stopping the consequences of the global chip shortage, and even BMW is not immune to this.

Remember the previous versions of BMW iDrive whose screens can only be controlled through the rotary knob controller? Well, it seems the old-school iDrive is making an unofficial comeback due to a shortage of chips.

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The BMW M3 and M4's Drift Analyzer Is The Coolest Useless Feature We've Ever Seen

The BMW M3 and M4’s Drift Analyzer Is The Coolest Useless Feature We’ve Ever Seen

How many drivers are going to actually use it?

The M3 and M4 twins bear a lot of significance for BMW so the new-generations sports cars got the utmost attention from Munich’s engineers. You can also say they got a little too much of that from BMW’s designers, but enough with the banter.

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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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2022 BMW iX - Photo Gallery

2022 BMW iX - Photo Gallery

BMW’s Vision iNext Concept has finally morphed into something almost production ready

The BMW Vision iNEXT has become the BMW iX – a pre-production prototype that previews the brand’s upcoming electric SUV. With a year still to go before its market launch at the end of 2021, the BMW Group is providing a first look ahead to the future BMW iX, which is currently still in the series development phase. The BMW iX is the first model based on a new, modular, scalable future toolkit developed by the BMW Group and focused on a fresh interpretation of design, sustainability, driving pleasure, versatility and luxury. Check out our awesome photo gallery below!

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BMW Believes That Solid State Batteries Are Still At Least 7 Years Out

BMW Believes That Solid State Batteries Are Still At Least 7 Years Out

I hate to burst your bubble, but the chances of solid-state batteries powering EVs is looking bleak

The biggest challenge that EVs are facing today has to do with batteries. To be more specific, extracting maximum range from the batteries and reduce the charging times. There are a lot of technologies being developed that would be the solution to these problems, but the brightest one as of now is the solid-state battery. These are much safer, but cost a lot more than lithium-ion packs, and its application in EVs is not mainstream yet. How long would it take for it to feature in EVs, you ask? BMW says at least seven years.

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BMW's New S58 Engine from the 2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M Will Eventually Power the Next-Gen M2, M3, and M4

BMW’s New S58 Engine from the 2020 BMW X3 M and X4 M Will Eventually Power the Next-Gen M2, M3, and M4

The X3 M’s six-cylinder will find its way into BMW’s high-performance sedans and coupes

The first-ever M versions of the X3 and X4 broke cover somewhat unexpectedly in February 2019, joining the larger X5 M and X6 Mto complete BMW’s four-vehicle lineup of beefed-up SUVs. And, while the X3 M, the first of its kind in 16 years, is big news, there’s even bigger news under its hood, where BMW dropped a brand-new high-performance engine. It’s called the S58 and replaces the already iconic S55.

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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'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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BMW and Porsche Tease an Ultrafast EV Charger That Nobody Can Use

BMW and Porsche Tease an Ultrafast EV Charger That Nobody Can Use

Here’s that dose of epinephrine that your car needs to be pumped into the batteries

Charging electric cars is a major concern for EV owners. In fact, it is one of the aspects that affect the decision-making process of any prospective buyer as well. Companies have come up with fast chargers and superfast chargers that are relatively close to competing with traditional refueling times, but they aren’t quite there yet. All of that may change, though, as BMW and Porsche have announced a new ultrafast electric car charger that is faster than even Tesla’s supercharger!

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10 Best Vehicle and Technology Innovations of 2018

10 Best Vehicle and Technology Innovations of 2018

The future is now

The car industry never sleeps (except in August) and every year it provides us with numerous solutions to new problems, and with innovations that make us want new cars even more. This is a rundown of 10 awesome vehicle and technology innovations for 2018.

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BMW Confirms the i3 Will Continue to Survive

BMW Confirms the i3 Will Continue to Survive

That’s good, but it still looks like the i3 is going through an existential crisis

After all the mumbo jumbo surrounding the i3’s existence, the automaker has finally confirmed that the little electric hatchback will continue to live on. When the i4 was announced at the Paris Motor Show, it looked like a legit replacement for the i3; also because BMW did not address the i3. Now, however, BMW has confirmed that it has got future plans for the i3, according to The Drive.

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