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CAR Most Wanted of 2014: BMW M3 and BMW M4

Rated 3 out of 53

the CAR editorial team, 23 January 2014 07:45

It’s tempting to feel that BMW was actually trying to be controversial with the new hot 3-series. For a start, the M3 Coupe is dead. Just as the two-door Three is now the 4-series (confused yet?), the flagship 4-series wears the new ‘M4’ badge. If you want that hallowed M3 badge on your driveway, it’s the four-door M3 only for ...

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CAR Most Wanted of 2014: BMW M3 and BMW M4

Rated 3 out of 53

the CAR editorial team, 23 January 2014 07:45

It’s tempting to feel that BMW was actually trying to be controversial with the new hot 3-series. For a start, the M3 Coupe is dead. Just as the two-door Three is now the 4-series (confused yet?), the flagship 4-series wears the new ‘M4’ badge. If you want that hallowed M3 badge on your driveway, it’s the four-door M3 only for ...

BMW vs Winter: all you need to know about BMW xDrive

Rated 0 out of 50

the CAR editorial team, 21 January 2014 15:00

According to BMW, its ‘xDrive’ all-wheel drive system is more popular than any other premium brand’s four-wheel drive drivetrain. That’s right: in the UK, xDrive outsells Audi’s famous quattro system, not to mention Mercedes ever-expanding 4Matic range, and all-wheel drive version of Jaguar’s XF and XJ. If you had to name an all-wheel drive BMW off the top of your ...

BMW vs Winter: how to beat the freeze

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Phil McNamara, 23 December 2013 16:15

Winter: the long nights, slippery roads and punishing weather can turn driving from a pleasure into a chore. But to ensure you get home safely this winter – or merely to entertain you with our antics – we’ve created some stories and videos of us tackling wintry conditions in cars. We’ve teamed up with BMW, to showcase the following: • ...

Win a BMW winter driving course with CAR

Rated 3 out of 53

Phil McNamara, 23 December 2013 12:30

How exhilarating is it to drift a high-performance BMW M3 on an ice circuit? Or take on punishing, snowy terrain in a BMW 4x4? You can find out for yourself, if you win our competition prize. The lucky winner – and a partner or friend – will fly to BMW’s driving experience centre in Sölden, Austria, for a snow and ...

Car of the Year 2014 shortlist announced

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Ollie Kew, 16 December 2013 11:00

The seven-car shortlist for the 2014 Car of the Year [CotY] award has been announced. The jury is looking for ‘the most outstanding new car go on sale in the [last] 12 months.’ The contenders for the award this time are: BMW i3 – the first branch of BMW’s family of electric ‘iCars’, to bear fruit, available in full EV ...

BMW 2-series Active Tourer (2015) BMW MPV scooped undisguised

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Ollie Kew, 16 December 2013 11:00

Munich hopes that this will conquer new mini-MPV territory: the BMW 2-series Active Tourer. It’s the production version of the BWW Concept Active Tourer we first saw back in 2011, and the undisguised version of the car we scooped earlier in 2013. The name will be 'Active Tourer'-suffixed, not '2-series GT' as previously thought. A BMW MPV? Has hell frozen over? ...

CAR 20 Most Wanted of 2014: BMW i8

Rated 4 out of 54

the CAR editorial team, 12 December 2013 15:00

There's no more exciting way to start our top 20 most wanted countdown than with a BMW supercar. This is no petrol-powered M1 successor three decades late, but a sexy hybrid capable of a 4.5sec 0-62mph sprint, or a fairy-tale 114mpg. The i8 started life as a finger-in-the-air 2009 concept; in 2014, the mid-engined 2+2-seater goes on sale with its layout ...

BMW M3 saloon (2014) first official pictures

Rated 4 out of 54

Ollie Kew, 11 December 2013 12:00

This is the new BMW M3 saloon. It’s lighter, more powerful and more fuel-efficient than the old V8-powered M3 – and BMW claims it’s even sharper to drive. Read on for CAR’s definitive M3 deep-dive. BMW’s 2014 M3: the headline stats The new M3’s twin-turbo straight six displaces 2979cc, and develops 425bhp and 406lb ft. While horsepower is only up ...

BMW M4 coupe (2014) first official pictures

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Damion Smy, 11 December 2013 12:00

June 21 2014 is the day the new BMW M4 goes on sale, yet BMW has released full details for the production version of its new hero ahead of its Detroit show debut in January. In case you missed it, the M4 is the new name for the two-door M3, and the flagship M version is more powerful, faster and ...

BMW i3 Concept Coupe (2012) first official pictures

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Tim Pollard, 28 November 2013 14:30

BMW i3 Concept Coupe (2012) first official pictures

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