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BMW Turned Into a Real Life Driveable Transformer +VIDEO

BMW Turned Into a Real Life Driveable Transformer +VIDEO

If you thought that driverless vehicles were all the rage then you might have been mistaken. Turkish engineers have recently taken a BMW and turned it into a real life, driveable transformer. No, seriously. Research and development company Letrons built a real, full-scale, driveable BMW that can be remotely operated. S ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - September 12-18, 2016; Recalls, VW And Nissan World Debuts, Bolt 238, EV Points, Ford Goes Mass

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - September 12-18, 2016; Recalls, VW And Nissan World Debuts, Bolt 238, EV Points, Ford Goes Mass

* A VW engineer has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in the company's emission cheating scandal. James Liang, age 62, of Newberry Park, Calif. entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Detroit. He is cooperating with investigators with the hopes of a reduced sentence from the maximum of 5 years and a fine of ... Continue reading

Magna to Build New BMW 5 Series

Magna to Build New BMW 5 Series

Production at Magna Steyr in Graz to start in 2017 GRAZ, Austria, Sept. 15, 2016 - Magna International Inc. announced today it will manufacture the new 5 Series sedan for the BMW Group at its contract vehicle assembly facility in Graz, Austria. The production, which is expected to begin in 2017, will be split with BMW ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - August 29-September 4, 2016: Buh Bye Z4, Caddy Future, Betty J France RIP, Higher Octane Needed (E85 Already 100+) VW Cash Call, Tesla Auto Pilot Fixes

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - August 29-September 4, 2016: Buh Bye Z4, Caddy Future, Betty J France RIP, Higher Octane Needed (E85 Already 100+) VW Cash Call, Tesla Auto Pilot Fixes

* August brought a slowed pace to new vehicle sales with the SAAR dropping below 17 million. Down 3.5% from a year ago, total volume was 1.51 million. The big players are all down although FCA was up 2.9%. Jaguar-Land Rover is up a huge 46.5%, Volvo up 30.9%, and Subaru up 14.7%. * Volkswagen AG is promising U.S. deale ... Continue reading

BMW Group U.S. Sales - August 2016

BMW Group U.S. Sales - August 2016

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BMW At The Petersen Museum In LA

BMW At The Petersen Museum In LA

The Petersen will host some of BMW’s greatest road and race cars through October 14. Woodcliff Lake, NJ, August 30, 2016 – In celebration of the BMW Group’s 100th anniversary, BMW of North America and The Petersen Automotive Museum will feature “BMW: 100 Years of Performance,” from September 1 through October ... Continue reading

Water instead of gasoline: Bosch water injection innovation reduces fuel consumption by up to 13 percent

Water instead of gasoline: Bosch water injection innovation reduces fuel consumption by up to 13 percent

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.—Did you know that even advanced gasoline engines waste roughly a fifth of their fuel? Especially at high engine speeds, some of the gasoline is used for cooling instead of for propulsion. While Bosch didn’t create an engine that gets its energy from water, it has introduced water injection a ... Continue reading

2016 BMW 340i XDrive Review +VIDEO By John Heilig

2016 BMW 340i XDrive Review +VIDEO By John Heilig

2016 BMW 340i XDrive Review By John Heilig ... Continue reading

Cars That Have the Most and Least Maintainence Costs

Cars That Have the Most and Least Maintainence Costs

Washington DC August 12, 2016; The AIADA online newsletter reported that according to the website Priceonomics the Toyota brand and its gas-electric hybrid Prius are the winners in keeping maintenance costs low in the long run and luxury brands like BMW and Mercedes-Benz are on the high end of maintenance costs. Over t ... Continue reading

2016 BMW 7 Series Touch Points From Thom Cannell +VIDEO

2016 BMW 7 Series Touch Points From Thom Cannell +VIDEO

By Thom Cannell Senior Editor Michigan Bureau The Auto Channel There is no photograph collection, no running shots of the 2016 BMW sprinting down a cobblestone lane, no thrilling image of BMW's new flagship on the autobahn. Those will come later, after the October 24 sale date in the US, after the launch in Frankfurt D ... Continue reading

BMW Group U.S Sales - July 2016

BMW Group U.S Sales - July 2016

BMW Group U.S Sales - July 2016, WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Aug. 2, 2016 -- Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 4.4 percent in July for a total of 25,777 compared to 26,970 vehicles sold in July, 2015. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 8.4 percent in the U.S. on sales of 179,213 compared to 195,593 sold in the first sev ... Continue reading

The New BMW 740e and 740Le xDrive

The New BMW 740e and 740Le xDrive

LONDON - July 22, 2016: The sixth generation of the BMW 7 Series is a true flagship of the BMW range, blending comfort, style, dynamic ability and cutting edge technology in equal measure to create an inspiring mode of luxury transport. To complete the range, the BMW 7 Series has borrowed technology from the BMW i sub- ... Continue reading

The New BMW M5 Competition Edition

The New BMW M5 Competition Edition

LONDON - July 22, 2016: The BMW M5 Competition Edition celebrates the production life of the F10-generation M5, with just 200 M5 Competition Editions offered for sale worldwide. Both power and torque have been increased, making the Competition Edition one of the most potent cars ever produced by BMW. The peak power out ... Continue reading

2016 AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards-Includes All Winner's-Trim Levels, Specs, Prices and Reviews

2016 AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards-Includes All Winner's-Trim Levels, Specs, Prices and Reviews

TUSTIN, Calif., July 21, 2016 -- Automotive research and consulting firm AutoPacific, Inc. today announced the 2016 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA), recognizing vehicles that best meet their owner's expectations and desires. The 2016 awards are based on responses from over 65,000 owners of new model year 2015 and 2016 vehic ... Continue reading

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