01/27/2012, If you’re in the market for a new car and you’ve got the cash to spare, you might want to take a look at BMW’s X6 “Sports Activity Coupé”. The company originally launched the vehicle back in 2008 and this would be the vehicle’s first refresh since then, although based on its appearance, it will be quite difficult in seeing what sort of physical changes the carmaker has made to […]
01/25/2012, BMW is one of the German automakers that have stirred the hearts while keeping pulses racing with their range of vehicles. Of course, they have had their fair share of misses, but those are rare and few in between amidst all the hits. It is still the yuppie vehicle to purchase in many countries regardless of the continent that you are on, and their motto of it being the “Ultimate […]
01/17/2012, BMW has issued a recall for nearly 89,000 Mini-branded cars in the US, where that will include the Mini Cooper range, because of the presence of faulty water pumps which have the possibility of malfunctioning, and that alone might cause engine compartment fires. Three months ago, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened up a defects investigation, citing a dozen reports of fires in the vehicles manufactured by BMW, and […]
12/21/2011, BMW has just announced a new addition to its suite of integrated BMW Online apps. BMW drivers with BMW Online-equipped cars will now be able to access the popular review app – Yelp in their cars, without the aid of a smartphone. All they have to do is launch Yelp from within the car’s in-dash display and they can easily search for restaurants or stores by category. Users can then […]
10/07/2011, If you own a BMW and an iPhone, it looks like you will now be able to integrate your iPhone’s Calendar app with BMW’s ConnectedDrive system. The app will be display in the BMW’s center screen where it will show upcoming appointments, and even comes with the ability to read out the details, which sounds like something a busy workaholic would like to have. At the moment BMW’s app efforts […]
09/26/2011, Drinking (alcohol) and driving do not mix, and another element that does not jive with driving includes speaking on your phone or checking up on emails, text messages and social network updates. BMW intends to safeguard the driver and occupants from any mishaps by working with text-to-speech specialists Nuance so that you can keep abreast of what’s happening to your social networks without having to divide your eye’s attention equally […]
09/06/2011, Do you feel like the LED headlights on your car aren’t bright enough? Apparently so does BMW, as the company has announced that it has started experimenting with laser headlights to replace the LEDs that we currently have. Some of you might be wondering why we need laser lights, well according to BMW, it’s “the next logical step” and it provides huge advantages over current headlight technology. Laser lights would […]
09/02/2011, Fisker Automotive has recently announced that they have inked a deal with BMW for their second-generation line of plug-in hybrid (a car that charges by plugging into an electric power source, but at the same time features as internal combustion engine) cars. The manufacturing is expected to take place next year and according to the deal, BMW will be providing up to 100,000 engine units per year at peak volume.
08/22/2011, BMW wants to continue with their green reformation by drawing up plans to build a quartet of wind turbines that will see action in powering a factory with enough juice so that it is able to assemble hundreds of vehicles each day – at least that is what auto newspaper Automobilwoche reported. The same report also mentions that the wind farm constructed ought to be able to produce enough energy […]
08/16/2011, You know something? For a vehicle that isn’t even going to be out for a couple more years, it is something to see the 2013 BMW i3 roll down Chicago recently. What makes this particular BMW i3 so special from the rest? Well, it is an all-new rear-wheel-drive EV hatchback that was obviously brought out to the open presumably, to shoot a commercial as it cruised down Chicago’s Wacker Drive. […]
08/12/2011, Let’s face it, when it comes to driving from point A to point B, everyone has a different way of getting there. Some might prefer a quick and efficient route while some prefer a long and scenic drive. Some probably only know one way which can sometimes result in it being the longer and more inefficient route.
07/29/2011, BMW has just announced its entry in the electric car market with two impressive looking models – the i3 and the i8. Even though the cars are spec’d differently for different markets, one thing the cars have in common is that they’re both great for the environment. The i3 will be an all-electric small city car, while the i8 will be a powerful hybrid sports car featuring an electric motor […]
07/11/2011, When it comes to electric vehicles (EV), our thoughts usually jump straight to cars, but if you think about it, motorbikes also run on gasoline, and they contribute to pollution too, albeit on a smaller scale. So if we can make electric cars, why can’t we make electric motorbikes too? The BMW E-scooter, which was funded by Germany’s federal ministry of transport, building and urban development, was developed with two […]
06/21/2011, Mini has officially revealed the upcoming version of its iconic small car – the 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe. It is Mini’s first two-passenger variant of the car and is touted to be the fastest stock Mini ever. The car features a familiar face, but from its side, the familiar hatchback rear end of the vehicle is instantly noticeable, and in its place is a protruding boot with a retractable spoiler […]