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  • New face for the BMW 1-Series F20 2015

    BMW F20 2015

    The remodelled 1 Series three- and five-door hatches will be on sale on 28 March and offer plenty of added goodness over the outgoing machines, most obviously the reshaped headlights and rear light clusters. Everyone will have their own feelings on the updated lights, but to our mind the headlights in particular are much sleeker with their new look which more closely apes that of the 2 Series Coupé. At the back the rear clusters have expanded and are now running on to the hatch where previously they were simply mounted on the wing. It does seem as if BMW may have poached VW’s rear light designer though as the original lamps looked very similar to those on a Polo while the face-lifted ones wouldn’t look out of place on a Golf!

  • New Schnitzer 2021 BMW X3 M G01

    Schnitzer 2021 BMW X3 M G01

    AC Schnitzer's revised version of the X3 M is said to show that even BMW's M vehicles have not yet reached their full potential...

  • Next 2020 BMW M3 to go 4WD

     Next 2020 BMW M3 to go 4WD

    Next M3 to go 4WD BMW’s 2020 M3 will break with tradition by being four-wheel drive. But rear-drive isn’t completely off the table… Words by Stuart Gallagher.

  • Next-generation 2019 BMW 3-Series G20 defeat rivals at every level

    2019 BMW 3-Series 340i G20

    Defeat rivals at every level. Next-generation 2019 G20 3 Series will arrive in the UK next March with a swisher-looking cabin, new technology and the promise of class-leading dynamics from the base model up…

  • Next-generation 2020 BMW M3 G20-based

    Next-generation 2020 BMW M3 G20-based

    Next M3 lighter, 465bhp New M3 is rear-wheel drive and has a 3.0 turbo straight six BMW’s 2020 M3 will weigh less, be more rigid and have more power than today’s.

  • Nieuwe 2019 BMW Z4 G29

    Nieuwe 2019 BMW Z4 G29

    Hard Gaan. Na een concept-car die twaalf maanden geleden al veel geheimen prijsgaf en na verschillende gelekte foto’s op het wereldwijde web, waren de o[1]ciële foto’s niet het meest schokkende moment van het jaar. Maar nu is het moment daar dat BMW de auto zelf mag onthullen. We presenteren: de volledig nieuwe Z4!

  • Nouveau 2019 BMW Z4 G29

    BMW Z4

    Le nouveau roadster Z 4 présenté à Pebble Beach dans sa variante M40 i First Edition arbore une teinte Frozen Orange métallisée, comme le concept présenté un an plus tôt au même endroit. ce cabriolet reprend à son compte les thèmes chers à   BMW, comme le traitement

  • Paul Walker BMW collection sale

    Paul Walker BMW collection sale

    Two BMW E30 M3s and five BMW E36 M3 Lightweights belonging to Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker sold at auction recently...

  • Pure-electric BMW X5 being lined up to follow iX3

    Pure-electric BMW X5

    BMW is working on advanced tech for an electric X5 to arrive two years after the iX3.

  • Rarest ever BMW, reborn

    Ultra-rare BMW R7 reborn

    One-off 1934 concept-bike Recreated by US custom house – and yours for £30K!

  • Rétromobile 2019

    Rétromobile 2019

    Super-rare supercars, quirky curiosities, a lot of Citroëns and one very large lorry… it can only be Rétromobile. Words & Photography Drive-My Team.

  • Return of the M3 BMW’s hi-po icon could well be set for a stunning return to form

    2020 BMW M3

    Return of the king. As BMW’S M Division regains its mojo, we highlight why you should get excited about the next M3 and M4.

  • Rolls-Royce's next project is a Dawn-based roadster

    Rolls-Royce's next project is a Dawn-based roadster

    Rolls-Royce has revealed sketches of a two-seat roadster variant of its Dawn convertible, of which just fifty examples will be made. Called the Dawn Silver Bullet Collection, the variant is inspired by the classic roadsters of the 1920s, according to Rolls-Royce. The Silver Bullet replaces the standard Dawn’s two back seats with titanium, metallic silver buttresses, with the silver colour also extending to the rest of the car’s bodywork.

  • Second punchy 2019 BMW X3 M40d G01

    2019 BMW X3 M40d G01

    Second punchy BMW X3 on way… With the premiere of the 2019 BMW X3 M40d G01, the number of engines available to choose from for the Sports Activity Vehicle in the premium mid-range segment, increases to five in the UK.

  • Secrets of 2022’s BMW X8 M

    2022’s BMW X8 M

    BMW is working on an X8 M, to push the limits of how un-green a plug-in hybrid can be. By Georg Kacher and Tim Pollard.

  • Seventh generation of BMW 3 Series 2019 318d G20

    New 2019 BMW 3 Series G20 on show

    The seventh generation of BMW 3 Series saloon has been unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, and it’s set to go on sale here in March. When it does, the 320d SE will kick off the range initially, with a £33,610 starting price, with the newcomer boasting more space, improved engines and updated technology.

  • Sixth-gen supersaloon 2018 BMW M5 F90

     2018 BMW M5 F90

    The original super-saloon hits back BMW double-whammy with a 4WD 592bhp M5 F90 Leaner, faster, 4WD M5. Sixth-gen supersaloon with groundbreaking all-wheel-drive finally shows its face. Text by Adam Towler. Photography by Antony Fraser.

  • Spirit of cooperation

    Spirit of cooperation

    The BMW Group and Daimler AG are to join forces on automated driving. Initially, the focus will be on advancing the development of next-generation technologies for driver assistance systems, automated driving on highways and parking features (up to SAE Level 4).

  • Swiss tuner Dahler 2019 BMW X2 F39 power and suspension upgrades

    Swiss tuner Dahler 2019 BMW X2 F39 power and suspension upgrades

    The rakish BMW X2 might only just have gone on sale, but fans of the low-slung SUV can already buy a selection of modifications from Swiss tuner Dahler, altering the way the crossover looks and drives.

  • The future’s in Las Vegas

    BMW Vision iNEXT

    The BMW Group used this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas – which we’ll be reporting on in next month’s issue – to showcase the future of driving pleasure, and the potential of digital connectivity in a variety of different ways.

  • The long-lost record-setting 1979 BMW M1 E26

    1979 BMW M1 E26

    Twin-turbo LPG-powered 1979 supercar BMW M1 E26 emerges from 27 years in family ownership.

  • The magnificent 2019 BMW 7 Series G11/G12

    2019 BMW 750Li xDrive G12


    With more technological advancements that deliver both outstanding comfort and handling, greater fuel efficiency and innovative driver assistance and connectivity, the new BMW 7 Series sets out its stall as the ultimate vehicle for luxurious driving pleasure.

  • The Power of Three - BMW classic touring cars

    BMW classic touring cars

    There’s nothing quite like a historic BMW Touring Car and this month we’re up close and personal with three examples at Amspeed Racing.  The enthusiasts at Amspeed have been making a name for themselves in recent years, looking after historically significant BMW race cars for modern competition. We caught up with them for a closer look at three cars they prepared for the 2015 Silverstone Classic. Words: Daniel Bevis. Photography: Dave Smith, Steve Hall and Jacob Ebrey.

  • The Sportiest 2019 BMW X2 M35i F39 coming to UK

    The Sportiest 2019 BMW X2 M35i F39 coming to UK

    We always knew the BMW X2 could handle a bit more power and now BMW has gone and proved it can by launching the 2019 BMW X2 M35i F39.

  • Top of the pickup line - 2020 BMW X7 Pick-up G07

    Top of the pickup line - 2020 BMW X7 Pick-up G07

    Not content with Mercedes-Benz’s X-Class hogging the premium- bakkie limelight, BMW has built a one-off design study for an X7-based double cab. The 3,0-litre inline-six turbopetrol-powered (250 kW) model boasts a luxurious cabin, 1 400 mm loadbay with handcrafted load area and dual-level air suspension. BMW has stated the bakkie is not destined for production but could considerable public interest change that stance?

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    Topklasse-sedans uit de jaren 70 zijn vaak verrassend goedkoop. Bij complexe slagschepen uit Groot-Brittannië moet je echter wel rekening houden met hoge onderhoudskosten, zodat je alsnog flink in de buidel moet tasten.

  • We bumped into BMW’s Karl Viktor Schaller at Motorrad Days

    We bumped into BMW’s Karl Viktor Schaller at Motorrad Days

    Straight from the top We bumped into BMW’s Karl Viktor Schaller at Motorrad Days and couldn’t resist a natter with the man responsible for steering new model development…

  • What a motorsport year that was!

    What a motorsport year that was!

    There’s no longer much of a winter break in modern motor racing, as BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt is only too well aware. But in an interview recently, he did find time for a quick review of BMW’s many successes on the track during 2018.

  • Winter testing the BMW iX3, i4 and iNEXT

    Winter testing the BMW iX3

    Coming to market in 2021, BMW has been testing its latest electric development cars near the Arctic Circle The company's next EV will be the iX3, that will feature the fifth- generation BMW eDrive system for the first time. Though details are limited at present, range is said to be 250 miles and the car will be able to accept 150kW charge rates. Meanwhile, the BMW i4 will offer 372 miles to a charge, does the 0-62mph sprint in just 4 seconds and will be available not only in full-electric form, but also with as-yet undetailed combustion engine options too. As for the iNEXT, BMW states a similar specification to that of the i4, but with added functions including Level 3 autonomous capability.

  • История марки БМВ

    История марки БМВ

    В мире насчитывается бесчисленное множество марок автомобилей – и с каждым днем их количество продолжает увеличиваться. Нет, конечно, речь не идет о геометрической прогрессии, но число внушительно. Отдельное спасибо можно сказать дружественному китайскому народу – они мастаки придумывать разный ширпотреб. Естественно, на китайском рынке можно найти достойные кадры для вашего гаража, но в большинстве своем машины из Поднебесной – это не круто.