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  • BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Teaser no. 2

    The images captured last week and disavowed as an old aerodynamics testbed may show an advanced concept coming to this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.

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    Report: BMW to unveil sustainable sports car concept at Frankfurt Motor Show

    Along with today’s shock announcement that BMW is quitting F1 after the 2009 season, the automaker also announced a new focus on "sustainability and environmental compatibility". This doesn’t mean that BMW’s future model range will be limited to unexciting fuel misers. Nothing...

  • 2010 BMW 1-series
    New engines added to BMW 1-series lineup

    Like its 7-series bigger brother, the diminutive BMW 1-series is being upgraded for the 2010 model year with new engines and several special edition models. New to the lineup are the 120i and 118d 1-series Coupes, as well as the Lifestyle and Sport Editions of the three and five-door Hatchback...

  • BMW Thermoelectric Generator 5-series prototype
    Early look at BMW’s next-gen EfficientDynamics technology

    As automakers seek ways to create more efficient cars without compromising power or driveability, eyes are increasingly turning to new technologies and ideas. One of the leaders in this field is BMW, which has already shown off several innovative ideas such as using electricity generated by exhaust...

  • 2010 BMW Z4 Roadster
    BMW Z4 Roadster priced from $46,575 in U.S.

    BMW’s striking new Z4 Roadster is set to arrive in showrooms across the U.S. in the following months and in the lead up to its entrance pricing for the entire range, including all options and accessories, has been revealed. The new car will be sold as a 2010 model and will be available in...

  • BMW Thermoelectric Generator 5-series prototype
    Early look at BMW’s next wave of EfficientDynamics technology

    As manufacturers seek ways to create more efficient cars without compromising power or driveability, eyes are increasingly turning to new technologies and ideas. BMW is looking to electricity generated by exhaust gas heat and solar power to take the electrical load off the engine and thereby...

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    Last year we saw the first test-mules for the next-generation BMW 1-series driving around the streets of Munich in Germany. At first appearance the test vehicles looked like ordinary 1-series hatchbacks but on closer inspection a number of key features revealed several vital clues about the next model. The images revealed that the next 1-series will be bigger than the current model, with a slightly longer wheelbase and wider track. This latter element ties in with BMW’s desire to make the new car sportier than the current one. This also lends to the idea that a new high-performance...

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    Video: Behind the scenes prototyping BMW's new Z4

    Developing an all-new iteration of a beloved car is no easy feat. Improving on the existing strengths while introducing as few new weaknesses as possible and at the same time improving value and performance is as tough a balancing act as you're likely to find. But BMW thinks it's done the job with...

  • 2010 BMW Z4 Roadster
    BMW unveils 2010 Z4 Roadster ahead of Detroit Auto Show Debut

    BMW has released the first details and images for its all-new Z4 Roadster, which is set to make its debut next month at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show before going on sale in the following months. The design of the new Z4 comes out through classic details interpreted in a very modern style, highlighted...

  • BMW N54 turbocharger
    BMW exec reveals future powertrain plans

    Mimicking similar statements made by Mercedes Benz last July, BMW’s EfficientDynamics chief engineer has revealed plans for the carmaker’s future powertrains and expressed his desire to see waste-exhaust power generation systems fitted across the lineup. As carmaker’s battle with...

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