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  • 2013 BMW 3-Series spy shots

    UPDATE: The new F30 3-Series has just been revealed as a 2012 model. Click here for all the official details and photos. The current E90 BMW 3-Series has been on the market since 2005, so it's only fitting that prototypes for the next-gen model are almost complete. Most agree that the next model will feature styling lifted, at least in part, from the Concept CS, though also expect to see a healthy dose of the new corporate styling debuted on the latest 7-Series and carried over on the stylish 5-Series. These are the latest spy shots of a prototype for the new car, revealing very similar...

  • BMW M3 GT race car
    BMW To Unveil M3 DTM Race Car Concept Next Month

    In preparation for next year’s DTM touring car race series BMW will be unveiling a new concept car previewing its M3 DTM race car that will compete in the 2012 season (current M3 GT race car pictured). The German automaker is returning to the series after an 18 year hiatus but is keen to show...

  • Special BMW M3 Sedan Concept
    BMW Hints At CSL Successor With Special M3 Sedan Concept

    This past weekend BMW’s M performance division held a special event in Munich, Germany where it showcased a number of special models, namely, a concept version of the upcoming 2012 BMW M5 that we were fortunate enough to get leaked images of. With all the hoopla surrounding the upcoming...

  • 2010 BMW 3-Series facelift spy shots
    Spy shots: Facelifted BMW 3-series Coupe

    Both the facelifted 3-Series Coupe and Convertible are expected to be revealed before the end of 2009.

  • 2010 BMW 3-Series Convertible Facelift spy shots
    Spy Shots: 2010 BMW 3-Series Convertible Facelift

    Expect to see the facelifted Coupe and Convertible make their world debut at next month’s Frankfurt Auto Show.

  • BMW Munich headquarters
    BMW hands out flyers to employees telling them to buy its cars

    BMW may be topping the luxury sales charts here in the U.S. but over in Germany things aren’t so peachy and the automaker is resorting to some drastic actions to help boost its sales. At a number of its German factory parking lots, the automaker has attached more than 7,000 cards requesting...

  • Tesla Roadster

    Following news that the company has delivered its 500th all-electric Roadster model, Tesla has announced that it’s ready to expand its dealer network with seven new sales and service centers around the globe this summer. Prospective customers will now be able to test drive the company’s Roadster in New York, Seattle, Chicago, Miami, London, Monaco and Munich, as well as the existing stores in California. The stores in New York, Seattle and Chicago will open in late June, followed by Miami. The new additions will complement Tesla’s flagship stores in Northern and Southern...

  • 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
    BMW’s new 5-series GT makes official debut

    In late 2007 BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer revealed plans for several all-new models including a design study called the Progressive Activity Sedan (PAS). Then, at March's Geneva Motor Show, BMW gave us the first tangible evidence of the new PAS in the form of the 5-series Gran Turismo (GT) concept...

  • 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
    Spy shots: BMW 5-series GT on the streets of Munich

    In late 2007 BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer revealed plans for several all-new models including a design study called the Progressive Activity Sedan (PAS). Then, at March's Geneva Motor Show, BMW gave us the first tangible evidence of the new PAS in the form of the 5-series Gran Turismo (GT) concept...

  • 2010 BMW X6 M
    BMW reveals U.S. pricing for X5 M and X6 M performance SUVs

    We bet there are still thousands of BMW M fans out there reeling from the fact that the performance division is launching its first ever SUV model, and a turbocharged one at that. Those fans better get used to it fast as BMW has just revealed pricing for the new X5 M and X6 M SUVs, which will start...

  • BMW Munich headquarters
    BMW profit drops 89%

    While German luxury rival Audi is posting record profits and sales, BMW’s performance is looking much more sour with the company announcing today that its profits have dropped 89% over the past 12 months. BMW still managed to earn a net annual profit of €330 million but analysts were...

  • 2010 BMW X5 M spy shots
    Spy shots: BMW X5 M performance SUV

    Currently sitting atop BMW’s X5 range is the 4.8is but recent news from the boss of BMW’s M division, Ludwig Willisch, has confirmed that performance variants of both the X5 and X6 SUVs are in development. A performance SUV doesn’t really fit in with the M philosophy of increased...

  • BMW Munich headquarters

    American carmakers recently secured a multi-billion dollar loan guarantee from the federal government but their counterparts across the pond haven’t been so lucky. Late last year the European Commission approved plans to provide up to $6 billion to its automotive industry, far short of the $55 billion in loans Europe’s carmakers had been hoping for, and since then no aid package has been finalized. According to a new report, BMW is now considering applying to the German government for a state guarantee to back up its borrowings. The news was first reported by Bild Zeitung, which...

  • 2012 BMW 3-Series test-mule spy shots
    Spy shots: Test-mule for next-generation BMW 3-Series

    The current E90 BMW 3-Series has only been on the market since 2005 but details about the next-gen model are already circulating with most agreeing that the new version will feature styling lifted from the Concept CS. Due in late 2011 as a 2012 model, the next BMW 3-Series will be the first of a...

  • Shuanghuan's Bubble at the 2007 Bologna Motor Show
    Daimler on verge of settling Smart ForTwo clone car suit in Europe

    For more than a year now, Mercedes' parent company Daimler has pursued a copyright infringement case against Chinese carmaker Shuanghuan for its Bubble, a blatant knock-off of the Smart ForTwo minicar. A recent holding in a Milanese court has put the German company on the back foot, however, and...

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