The Real Truth Behind The BMW Logo

The Real Truth Behind The BMW Logo

The origin of the BMW logo has been a multi-faceted story, so allow us to dot the Is and cross the Ts

In March 2020, BMW unveiled its new logo, a flat, minimalistic version of the one it has been using since 1997. While the new design offers a cleaner version that strays away from the old-looking 3D effects and shadows, it is just the latest version of a logo that has been around since 1917 and one that triggered many controversies regarding its origin.

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GMC Unveils The 2024 Hummer EV SUV

GMC Unveils The 2024 Hummer EV SUV

As expected, it is based on the electric Hummer truck and shares almost all the features and specs

Almost every new upcoming EV truck has an SUV-twin – Rivian R1T and R1S, Bollinger B1 and B2, and so on. GMC has jumped the wagon, too, and has officially announced an electric SUV based on the Hummer EV. While many features are shared, there are a few differences between the two that deem the SUV to be the inferior one. It boasts of fewer horses in the SUV avatar but there seems to be no price difference in the three standard trims on offer.

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AMG's Plans for the Future Are Better Than You Thought

AMG’s Plans for the Future Are Better Than You Thought

AMG won’t abide by political correctness with its new plans, but will try to poach customers from other demographic groups

AMG has had a lot on its plate lately. Whether it was the development of a new performance-oriented hybrid powertrain developed around a twin-turbo V-8 or the brewing of a sportier EQS variant, Affalterbach has had a lot going on. Nonetheless, the change train will keep going as AMG also has some interesting targets for the future.

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2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 - Driven

2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 - Driven

This luxurious SUV is a good package overall but sits in a weird niche of its own

The Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 is based on the standard Mercedes GLS SUV. It costs twice as much as the GLS but is a lot more premium and plusher. The Maybach-affiliation to the SUV puts it right at the top with the likes of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and the Bentley Bentayga. It isn’t as expensive as the British brands, but comes with enough tech and luxuriousness to keep you happy if you don’t want to spend a lot of money. It comes with a V-8 engine under the hood to help it propel to 60 mph in less than four seconds. The looks, however, isn’t the GLS600’s strong suit.

While it seems a good package overall, will a Bentayga or a Cullinan customer consider the GLS600? Or will a standard GLS customer upgrade to it, for that matter?

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2022 Second-gen Toyota 86 Arrives With A Bigger Engine, More Power, And An Attitude

2022 Second-gen Toyota 86 Arrives With A Bigger Engine, More Power, And An Attitude

Now under the Gazoo Racing name, the new Toyota 86 is a full second quicker to 62 mph than the outgoing model

Toyota sparked quite a buzz when it announced a joint reveal with Subaru a few days back. The online stream was supposed to happen on the Toyota Gazoo page, so we knew it would be a performance car. Fast forward to the present day and the secret is finally out.

The car under the wraps was the second-gen of the 86 sports car, which is essentially a 2022 Subaru BRZ with the Toyota badge. The GR 86 comes with a bigger four-pot engine, a rear-wheel-drive configuration, and a quicker 0-62 mph time compared to its predecessor. Does anything else really matter?

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Does The BMW X6M Stand A Chance Against The Lamborghini Urus?

Does The BMW X6M Stand A Chance Against The Lamborghini Urus?

The X6M costs half the price of an Urus but matches its performance levels

The Lamborghini Urus is Lamborghini’s first SUV and it has broken the sales records for the company. The Urus is practical and can be used as a daily driver, unlike the other bulls in the Italian automaker’s portfolio. But that doesn’t mean it is compromised when it comes to performance. The Urus boasts of specs that make it one of the quickest and fastest production SUVs.

The folks at Carwow, however, decided to pit the Urus against the BMW X6M. The latter is an incredible performer and made the Urus sweat. But, was the German able to trump the Urus, or did the latter prevail?

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Maserati Bora - A Great Car With Horrible Timing

Maserati Bora - A Great Car With Horrible Timing

Maserati’s first mid-engine car turns 50

Maserati is one of the oldest and most coveted Italian car brands ever. Although they’ve had their ups and downs, the motorsport success of Maserati cars has helped spawn some great road cars, too. Among them was the Bora, which actually has its 50th anniversary this year. The Maserati Bora may not be as celebrated as other models of the brand, but it’s one of the most significant Maserati cars to have been produced. For its 50th birthday, we are giving you some interesting facts about the Bora.

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This Supercharged 2JZ-Swapped Toyota 86 Is Your Personal Burnout Jesus

This Supercharged 2JZ-Swapped Toyota 86 Is Your Personal Burnout Jesus

Light Toyota frame plus tough Toyota engine gets you clouds of tire smoke

Before the new Supra arrived, Toyota’s solely purpose-built sports car was the 86 (or GT86 or FT86 or Subaru BRZ or Scion FR-S, if you wish). In the U.S., the 2020 86 makes 200 or 205 horsepower and 151 or 156 pound-feet of torque depending on which gearbox you pick, so while it’s not oozing power, the 86 has other aces up its sleeves.

For example, the 86 is agile and overall a hoot to drive but, for some, a nimble RWD car that doesn’t need to be driven fast to generate quite the thrills simply doesn’t do the trick. Take this nice chap from Australia, for example.

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The Cool and Sad History Of The BMW 5 Series E60

The Cool and Sad History Of The BMW 5 Series E60

Here’s some interesting facts you didn’t know about the fifth-generation BMW 5 Series

Produced from 2003 to 2010, the fifth-generation BMW 5 Series is almost a classic now, mostly because it spawned the only M5 model with a V-10 engine, as well as one of only two station wagon M5 up until now. But upon its release in 2003, the E60 5 Series was actually hated by many BMW purists, who didn’t like the company’s new design direction.

Just like the E65-gen 7 Series launched in 2001, the fifth-gen 5 Series saw a big departure from traditional BMW styling, employing the then-new "flame surfacing" design. Chris Bangle is usually credited with the exterior styling of these cars (the rear end of the 7 Series was nicknamed "Bangle Butt"), but they were designed by someone else. And the story of the E60 5 Series is touching to say the least.

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Porsche 911 GT3 - A Complete History

Porsche 911 GT3 - A Complete History

The story of a legendary nameplate sitting next to another legendary nameplate

Porsche is known for continuously bringing race-bred technology into its road cars. The Stuttgart-based manufacturer that has been perfecting the rear-engine formula for over five decades now is also famous for its homologation specials, road-worthy counterparts built by Porsche to race thoroughbred competition machinery in production-based classes of sports car racing. 20 years ago, Porsche introduced the latest model that would spawn a myriad of racing versions: the Porsche 911 GT3, a track-oriented 911 that could be used as a daily driver (if you dared). It came at the same time as the not-for-the-purist 996 generation but, in spite of this, can you now imagine a world without the 911 GT3 in it?

Where were you in 1999 when Porsche unveiled the 996.1-generation Porsche 911 GT3? Well, you probably weren’t at the Geneva Auto Show where Porsche took the wraps of what was, in essence, the road-legal version of the newest Porsche 911 Cup car that would compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and later in the Porsche Supercup sharing the bill with the Formula 1 World Championship. The first 911 GT3 looked a bit tame but, as years rolled by, it evolved, growing bigger, more aggressive, and more insane and overshadowed with ease the 911 GT2, a model we originally thought it’d replace before Porsche decided to continue making GT2 models, somewhat as even more extreme versions of the 911. This is the story of the GT3, a model more famous than all of the track-focused 911s that have come before it, even the Carrera RS 2.7 of 1973.

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The 10 Most Important Classic Japanese Cars

The 10 Most Important Classic Japanese Cars

The Japanese car scene would look much different if these cars never existed

If I were to write about the history of cars, a single chapter wouldn’t be enough to talk about the Japanese car industry’s impact in shaping that history. I’d need a few chapters to properly encapsulate what Japan’s car history means to the larger history of the automotive world. From humble beginnings to global domination, Japan’s car scene has given so much to the auto world. That includes some of the most iconic car models to ever hit the ground. These ten models are classics in the basic sense of the term “classic.” More importantly, these ten models are classics because they’ve earned the right to be called one, whether it’s through sheer popularity or long-lasting impact in the business.

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Watch The Audi RS 6 Avant Take On The Lamborghini Urus In a Drag Race

Watch The Audi RS 6 Avant Take On The Lamborghini Urus In a Drag Race

These intra-family clashes are always fun to watch

The folks at Carwow are here again with yet another exciting drag race; this time between two cars from the same family. The Audi RS 6 and the Lamborghini Urus belong to two different categories altogether and aren’t in the same price bracket either. But, they feature the same engine, the same racing DNA, and almost identical specs on paper. How often do you see such close battles on a racing strip?

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