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SA BMW drivers all set for 2020 DTM racing season

MUNICH, Germany - The 2020 DTM season grid will include two BMW works drivers from South Africa: Sheldon van der Linde and Jonathan Aberdein. The BMW brand has a long history in South Africa and the German automaker says each has been a BMW fan since childhood. The 2020 DTM season will start in August… Continue reading SA BMW drivers all set for 2020 DTM racing season

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Aero rims bump up range for BMW’s electric iX3

MUNICH, Germany - Aerodynamic wheel rims will debut with the BMW iX3 some time in 2020. The combination of aluminum base rim and individua inserts, BMW says, will complement the already efficient basic shape of the group's first purely electric sport activity vehicle. BMW believes the design will reduce aerodynamic drag by about five percent… Continue reading Aero rims bump up range for BMW’s electric iX3

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BMW M2 CS: Another hotshot from BMW M set for 2020

WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey - BMW M has completed another step in the evolution of the BMW M2 and it's due for global launch during 2020 - a high-performance M2 CS  coupe which, its maker says, ''blends racetrack optimisation with everyday usability as the most capable version of M’s smallest model''. Power and torque are… Continue reading BMW M2 CS: Another hotshot from BMW M set for 2020

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New BMW 1 Series: More of a wedgie and a hot new grille

Sportier design, more cabin space Less emissions, more power, less fuel Array of new driving assistance systems LONDON, England - The arrival on world markets of the all-new BMW 1 Series, the automaker says, comes with the dawn of an era for the range while continuing the cars' reputation for ''consistently combined handling excellence, practicality,… Continue reading New BMW 1 Series: More of a wedgie and a hot new grille

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BMW US updates its 8-Series convertibles and coupes for 2020

WOODCLIFF GLADE, New Jersey - BMW America has added the inline, six-cylinder,  840i and 840i xDrive Coupes and Convertibles to its 2020 8 Series model year range. They join the recently announced 840i and 840i xDrive Gran Coupes and the eight-cylinder M850i xDrive Coupe, Convertible, and Gran Coupe models for 2020. Production for all the… Continue reading BMW US updates its 8-Series convertibles and coupes for 2020

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New Mini Cooper Electric muscle-car in it for the long-haul long haul

Special trial and demo for electric Mini Cooper SE Mini 'muscle car' doubles as Frankfurt airport tug Take a look at the slow, but steady, demonstration MUNICH, Germany - Silent, emission-free, but very powerful: the Mini folk are talking about their Mini Cooper SE Electric which will soon be on the world's roads. A recent “test… Continue reading New Mini Cooper Electric muscle-car in it for the long-haul long haul

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Toyota i-ROAD: Done before – but maybe this one will catch on?

Weatherproof single-seater scoot from Toyota Lack of range and no pillion are going to cost sales Heating and sound system listed as optional extras GIVEN the new road taxes about to be introduced by the South African government and local authorities in South Africa, here's a very sensible vehicle for the solo commuter - a… Continue reading Toyota i-ROAD: Done before – but maybe this one will catch on?

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Exclusive for SA: Only eight of 400 BMW M850i xDrive coupe

Collector's dream: A super unique BMW 8 Series Individual specifications for luxury cabin Twin-turbo, 390kW, eight-cylinder, petrol engine MUNICH, Germany - A special run of only 400 BMW 8 Series coupes badged as M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition will be released in April-June 2019 with a promise of ''maximum exclusivity due to its individual configuration''.… Continue reading Exclusive for SA: Only eight of 400 BMW M850i xDrive coupe

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Beemer and Zon build one beaut of a custom creation

Japan and Germany build joint beaut bike First home for prototype BMW boxer Tradition and custom get creative YOKOHAMA, Japan - Japanese motorcycle customiser Custom Works Zen has created a ''spectacular'' - and it sure is! - custom bike built around the prototype of a new BMW Motorrad boxer engine. The bike has just been… Continue reading Beemer and Zon build one beaut of a custom creation

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BMW M340i xDrive: ‘Extremely dynamic’ 3 ready for LA show

'Extremely dynamic' new sedan Three on way More torque from well-known straight six 'Exceptionally sporty character' for 2019 launch MUNICH, Germany - The new BMW 3 Series Sedan, the automaker says, is picking up speed on its way to its market launch in early 2019. That's it above... cool, hey? It's said to be ''an… Continue reading BMW M340i xDrive: ‘Extremely dynamic’ 3 ready for LA show