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BMW Posts Eight Years In a Row of Sales Increases

Let the BMW Good Times Roll BMW is on a sales increases run that’s years long. The company posted an annual sales increase for the eighth straight year. The company saw an uptick in sales of 0.9 percent for 2018. That brings BMW’s annual total of motorcycles sold to a strong 165,566. That’s the sales for both the brand’s motorcycles and maxi scooters. There are other companies that sell way more units, but eight straight years of increases for BMW is quite impressive. BMW Motorrad ha...
Tags: China, Motorcycles, Bmw, BMW Motorrad, Brazil India, Schramm, BMW Good Times Roll BMW, Markus Schramm Head

How the New BMW 7 Series Propelled into English Skies Without a Single Sighting

To relaunch the iconic BMW 7 Series model, a two-minute spot created by Serviceplan and shot by Tony Petersen Film, required the expert knowledge of production service company LS Productions to pull off the logistically complex airport runway shoot without a single person seeing the new vehicle. Contending with airports from around Europe, LS Productions sourced an exceptional location in the North of England with both the right aesthetic and the practical needs for the highly secretive shoot. ...
Tags: Europe, England, Germany, Advertising, Automotive, Switzerland, Bmw, SFX, Artem, Deva, Serviceplan, LS Productions, Gloria J, Deva Smith, Tony Petersen Film, TP Films

LG to Supply Gesture-Reading System for Mercedes-Benz, Sources Say

A camera installed in the car ceiling will read the driver’s hand gestures, letting them control tasks such as turning on cruise control and adjusting music volume. BMW has already deployed a similar system in its 7 Series sedans, using technology from Softkinetic Systems, which was later bought by Sony Corp. LG already has a deal with Mercedes for a camera system that can tell if the driver is drowsy. A Jan. 8 news release by Mercedes-Benz from CES in Las Vegas showcased a new feature called ...
Tags: Science, Las Vegas, Bmw, Lg, Mercedes, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Benz CLA Coupe, Mercedes Benz Sources Say, Softkinetic Systems, Sony Corp LG

Augusto Farfus replaces Tom Blomqvist at BMW for Daytona 24 Hours

BMW works driver Tom Blomqvist has been forced to withdraw from next weekend's Daytona 24 Hours owing to delays securing his visa application.
Tags: Sport, Bmw, Daytona, IMSA, Tom Blomqvist, Augusto Farfus, Autosport

Shitanes 61: VTR Customs’ outrageous BMW R nineT

There’s a lot to be said for elegance and subtlety. And there’s also a time and place for going completely over the top. Dani Weidmann and his crew at the Swiss shop VTR Customs can play it both ways. This time, they’ve turned the volume up to 11 and built a BMW R nineT that’s about as subtle as an AC/DC riff. It’s got 136 hp, a stonking 145 Nm of torque, and it’s called ‘Shitanes 61’—a reference to the famous Gitanes motor racing livery from the 1980s. The story starts at the last Swiss ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Michelin, Bmw, Dani, Monza, Magura, VTR, Kellermann, Equipe Ligier, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Café Racer, BMW R nineT, VTR Customs, Dani Weidmann, Benken

Supra Vs. Z4: The Fine Line Between Toyota & BMW Sports Cars

The 2020 Toyota Supra is destined for greatness. But there’s a problem. The BMW Z4 M40i is basically the same car albeit with a more powerful motor. Which begs the question: when is a Toyota sports car not a BMW? Where does one end and the other begin? The much anticipated hype is over. In the immortal words of my colleague Tony Borroz, it’s time to stop frothing at the mouth since the 2020 Toyota Supra is finally here. And boy, what a journey it has been, huh? I’m pretty sure Toyota did ev...
Tags: Porsche, Autos, Fiat, Toyota, Bmw, North America, Subaru, Mazda, Supra, GTE, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Toyota Supra, Car News, Car Talk, Tony Borroz, BMW of North America LLC

We Need This Lexus V8-Swapped Toyota Celica Supra, Immediately

If the idea of a BMW-powered Toyota Supra doesn’t do it for you, what about an early one driven by a borrowed Lexus V8?
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Bmw

BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure launched in India

BMW Motorrad has launched the all-new BMW R 1250 GS and the R 1250 GS Adventure...
Tags: India, Autos, Bmw, BMW Motorrad

2019 BMW Z4: Turbo 4s & Straight 6s All Day

The 2019 BMW Z4 features two new engines, one of which is nearly 400 horsepower.  With a 50:50 weight distribution, curb weight comes in at 3,443 lbs.; GVW is 4,092 lbs. The electrically-operated soft top can be opened in ten seconds at speeds up to 31 mph. BMW is touting their latest Z4 roadster, fitting since it shares a lot of bits and pieces with the current show-stealer, Toyota’s new Supra. As hot and anticipated as that Supra is, it is best not to overlook what BMW is doing. It’s never a...
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Bmw, North America, Supra, Car News, Tony Borroz, BMW of North America LLC, Fuel Tank Capacity

BMW R 1250 GS India pre-bookings open, to be launched on 20 January

BMW Motorrad has started accepting pre-bookings for the R 1250 GS in India for...
Tags: India, Autos, Bmw, BMW Motorrad

Manual, rear-drive BMW M3 'Pure' rumoured

Next gen M3 could well be 4WD and automatic only, but what if there's money to be made in a manual one?
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What Harley Davidson and BMW Are Doing to Make Future Mobility Revolve Around You

Of all the smart technologies brands displayed at CES this year, it was the transportation industry that seemed to get the most attention and capture the imaginations of the most attendees. Smart mobility is something that will affect all of us. On-site in Las Vegas, Adweek had the opportunity to catch up with some of...
Tags: Advertising, Ces, Bmw, Harley Davidson, Las Vegas Adweek

BMW completes 2019 DTM roster with Sheldon van der Linde

Sheldon van der Linde will make his DTM debut in 2019, as he replaces Augusto Farfus in BMW's factory line-up
Tags: Sport, Bmw, DTM, Augusto Farfus, Autosport, Sheldon van der Linde

BMW unveils 2020 7 Series sedan with controversial redesign

While the interior design and mechanics haven't significantly changed in the latest version of the BMW 7 Series, the exterior received a serious facelift that is leaving some fans confused and a few disappointed. BMW officially unveiled the latest 7 Series luxury sedan Wednesday with a redesign that the company says gives it a "confident presence" while some onlookers are giving it a mediocre review. The focal point of the new design is the inflated, trademark 7 Series kidney grille placed on ...
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A Roundup Of The Most Intriguing Travel Tech From CES 2019

 The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is over 3.2 million square feet (297,200 sq. meters) of the most current, upcoming, and concept technology, brands and startups alike want to share with the world. There were a lot of travel products at CES 2019 and starting in the first part of this video series, you can see the emphasis on wearables and enhancing experiences on the road. Check out the video above for the second part of my visit to CES or read on for the most useful inventi...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Tech, Car, Luggage, Las Vegas, Bmw, Huawei, Istanbul, Jabra, Consumer Electronics Show CES

Sibling rivalry: 2019 BMW Z4 takes on the 2020 Toyota Supra

BMW and Toyota forged an unlikely partnership when they set out to build a sports car platform together. Here, we examine the similarities and differences between the 2019 Z4 and the 2020 Supra. The post Sibling rivalry: 2019 BMW Z4 takes on the 2020 Toyota Supra appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Toyota, Bmw, Supra, 2019 Detroit Auto Show

Man arrested after police car chase crash in Peebles

A BMW being pursued by a police car hit four vehicles on the A703 in the Scottish Borders.
Tags: News, Bmw, Peebles

Grill Yourself: The 2020 BMW 7 Series

Following leaked images that made the rounds online, BMW has officially taken the wraps off the 2020 7 Series. The latest update to the German manufacturer’s luxury line plays host to an almost comically oversized kidney grille, slimmer headlamps, and some zestier powertrain options. However, before we get into technical and mechanical upgrades, we need to […] The post Grill Yourself: The 2020 BMW 7 Series appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Bmw, New Cars, News Blog, Luxury Sedans, 2020 BMW 7 Series, 740i, 750i, German Luxury, M760i

2020 Toyota Supra vs. Its Competition

It’ll not have escaped your notice that Toyota unveiled a new Supra this week in Detroit. We’ve been expecting such a beast since what seems like forever. In fact, during the reveal, Akio Toyoda himself jokingly called it the “worst kept secret.” Guaranteed there will be plenty of complaints from armchair CEOs and keyboard racers […] The post 2020 Toyota Supra vs. Its Competition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: 2020, Autos, Toyota, Bmw, Detroit, Z4, Cayman, Naias, Supra, Akio Toyoda, Toyota Supra, News Blog, F-type, M240i

Electric Mobility Innovation at CES 2019

Beyond cars, some of our favorite one- and two-wheel vehicles At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the attendees were hovering, around many major car brands’ electric vehicles and the numerous future-fantasy aircrafts on show. Audi and Mercedes-Benz unveiled theirs, while Nissan debuted a revision of an earlier debut, and Bell collaborated with Uber. But, some of the most practical innovations on exhibition this year plan to solve …
Tags: Design, Tech, Ces, Bikes, Scooters, Electric Vehicles, Mobility, Segway, Bmw, Audi, Nissan, Harley Davidson, Bell, Yamaha, Mercedes Benz, Personal Mobility

Big tech, bigger grille: BMW updates its 7 Series flagship for 2020

The BMW 7 Series will enter the 2020 model year with a host of updates inside, outside, and under the sheet metal. The new-look nose with a jumbo grille hides updated engines, while passengers benefit from smart tech features. The post Big tech, bigger grille: BMW updates its 7 Series flagship for 2020 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Bmw, Luxury Sedans

QOTD: Manufacturer Cooperation – Cash Saver, or Corrosive Cancer?

Cooperation and borrowing between auto manufacturers is nothing new, and it isn’t always a bad thing. For example, look what happened in the 1980s when Lincoln borrowed a BMW inline-six turbodiesel for its Continental Mark VII luxury coupe. Oh, maybe that’s not the best example. But two events this week have led to a couple […] The post QOTD: Manufacturer Cooperation – Cash Saver, or Corrosive Cancer? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Lincoln, Bmw, Continental Mark VII

Yes, The New BMW 7-Series Really Does Have A Grille This Big

BMW has updated the super-comfortable 7-series with new cutting-edge tech and a larger grille that, well, draws the eye
Tags: Autos, Bmw

2020 Toyota Supra: It’s Finally Here!

The 2020 Toyota Supra debuts at the North American International Auto Show. After a long wait – 21 years in fact – Supra fans finally receive their unicorn. Zero to 60 times are solid and the chassis setup is impressive.     Okay, just calm down, calm down I say! The 2020 Toyota Supra is here. You will get your chance to bask in its glory, including tons of specs and performance numbers, in due time, but until then, you are going to have to calm down. You have been frothing at the mouth for t...
Tags: Sweden, United States, Autos, Toyota, Michelin, Bmw, Fernando Alonso, Yota, Nurburgring, Supra, Brembo, Akio Toyoda, Standard, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Magna Steyr, Graz Austria

Toyota brings back the fast and sporty Supra

With the help of BMW, and Toyota's hard-driving CEO, the brand's high-performance sports car is returning this year.
Tags: Cnn, Toyota, Bmw, Supra

The legendary Toyota Supra sports cars has returned to America after a 20-year absence to take on Porsche, BMW, and Mercedes

Toyota unveiled its all-new 2020 Supra sports cars at the 2019 Detroit auto show on Monday. The Supra will take on the Porsche 718, BMW Z4, and Mercedes-Benz SLC. The 2020 Supra is powered by a 335 horsepower, 3.0-liter turbocharged, inline-six-cylinder engine.  According to Toyota, the new Supra should be able to sprint from 0-60 mph in just 4.1 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph The 2020 Toyota Supra, is expected to go on sale in the US in the summer of 2019 with a st...
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The legendary Toyota Supra sports car has returned to America after a 20-year absence to take on Porsche, BMW, and Mercedes

Toyota unveiled its all-new 2020 Supra sports car at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show on Monday. The Supra is designed to take on the Porsche 718, the BMW Z4, and the Mercedes-Benz SLC. The 2020 Supra is powered by a 335-horsepower, 3.0-liter, turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine. According to Toyota, the new Supra should be able to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. The 2020 Toyota Supra is expected to go on sale in the US this summer...
Tags: Facebook, California, US, America, Trends, Porsche, Toyota, Bmw, Mercedes, Detroit Auto Show, Supra, Mercedes Benz SLC, Toyota Honda, Toyota Supra, Magna Steyr, Graz Austria

The 2020 Toyota Supra Is a Resurrection of a Hero

Toyota–with lots of help from BMW-brings back a sports-car legend.
Tags: News, Toyota, Bmw

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 13 January, 2019

Ever heard of the Suzuki XF650 Freewind before? Neither had we, but we love this custom scrambler from the Netherlands. We’ve also got a Buell M2 Cyclone that actually looks attractive, and a Honda CR750 racer priced at a quarter of a million dollars—and worth every cent. Buell M2 Cyclone by Officine Urgani Even the most ardent Buell fanboy would have to admit that the M2 Cyclone is an ugly bike, even by Buell’s admittedly variable standards. The M2 wasn’t a bad bike though, and with 91 hp...
Tags: Japan, Germany, Milwaukee, Motorcycles, Netherlands, Las Vegas, Bmw, Honda, Scrambler, Harley Davidson, Joe, Eindhoven, Harley, Martin, Daytona, Brembo

I've Started Looking At BMW E30s Again: Please Send Help

The BMW E30 is one of my favourite cars ever, and I've started looking at buying a Touring, despite no money nor space. Please send help!
Tags: Autos, Bmw