BMW Car News: Industry News

  • BMW cancels CS four-door coupe

    05 November 2008 by Ben Whitworth

    If you think America’s Big Three are finding market conditions tough, Europe’s finest are sagging on the ropes, too. This week BMW announced it was axing the radical CS four-door coupe – this, after...

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  • BMW-Mercedes alliance: the latest news

    06 October 2008 by Georg Kacher

    BMW and Mercedes are continuing to work on joint projects, CAR can reveal. The two premium brands reckon working together might just stave off the threat of the credit crunch, collapsing car sales in...

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  • BMW 7-series hybrid due in 2009

    07 July 2008 by Nick Gibbs

    BMW will launch a hybrid petrol version of the newly unveiled 7-series in 2009, but admits it’s more for green-leaning V8 addicts than seriously eco-aware bosses. Even with the latest...

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  • Max Mosley continues as FIA president

    03 June 2008 by Ben Pulman

    Max Mosley will continue as FIA president after member clubs today voted overwhelmingly in his favour. At the meeting in Paris, Mosley received 103 votes supporting a ‘motion of confidence in the FIA...

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  • BMW tii models are go

    02 April 2008 by Georg Kacher

    BMW chief Norbert Reithofer has confirmed to CAR Online that a range of tii performance options will be launched soon on the company's smaller models. He has finally ruled out a rumoured M1 version of...

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  • BMW and Merc to join forces

    08 February 2008 by Georg Kacher

    CAR Online today reveals the extent to which BMW and Mercedes are plotting to cooperate on future models. In a wide-ranging plan, the two German premium marques could join forces to take on the might...

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  • BMW wins engine of year

    09 May 2007 by Ben Whitworth

    BMW’s twin turbo 3.0-litre engine – the mighty 306bhp straight six from the 335i - has taken top honours at the 2007 International Engine of the Year Awards, the engineering equivalent of the Oscars.

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  • BMW prices M3

    25 April 2007 by Tim Pollard

    The new M3 will cost £50,625, BMW announced today. That's a hefty £8k more than before and brings the new coupe closer than ever to a basic Porsche 911 Carrera which is just under £60k. Deliveries in...

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  • BMW M3 engine shown

    23 March 2007 by Ben Barry

    BMW has revealed detailed specs on the all-new 4.0-litre V8 that’s soon to be slotted into the all-new M3. Power is confirmed at 420bhp with 295lb ft peak torque available from 3000 to 7000rpm. The...

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  • BMW M5 manual mess-up

    27 January 2007 by Chris chilton

    North American customers were delighted when BMW bowed to their demands for a full three-pedal manual version of the current V10 M5 super saloon, but aren’t quiet so enamoured with the finished...

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  • Hot turbo engines for BMW's 3-Series

    11 August 2006 by Angus Fitton

    Three new six-cylinder engines are joining the BMW 3-Series range. Top of the pile – until the V8 M3 arrives – is the 335d, which runs the twin-turbo 3.0-litre diesel engine offered in the...

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  • BMW axes B-class rival

    07 August 2006 by Georg Kacher

    BMW has put on ice plans for a mini-MPV based on the 3-series, to rival the Mercedes B-class. Instead, it will focus on a bigger, Mercedes R-class challenger, due in 2009. 'Originally, we looked at...

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