2017 DAKAR MINI: Text. Images: Mini / Newspress
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New Dakar Mini: ‘A giant in cross-country rallying’

Meet Mini's giant - all set for Dakar All new to take on South African Toyotas Aerospace steel, carbon fibre everywhere else CARMAN'S CORNER recently published a feature on Toyota SA's two Hilux bakkies kitted out and ready, with two famous driving teams, for the 2017 Dakar rally scheduled to start on January 2. Now Mini… Continue reading New Dakar Mini: ‘A giant in cross-country rallying’

GOING COASTAL: The next Mini Countryman - the biggest yet - will arrive in South Africa around March 2017.
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New Countryman a big jump for Mini market

All-new longer, wider, Mini Countryman Five adult seats, 'premium cabin ambience First Mini with all-wheel plug-in hybrid drive Satnav, Bluetooth, emergency call, on all models OXFORD, England - The new Mini Countryman, its maker says, is the biggest and most versatile model yet in the brand’s 57-year history. So, what's it got... Well, it's marginally… Continue reading New Countryman a big jump for Mini market

2017 BMW K1600 B: Image: BMW Motorrad
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BMW’s K1600 B brings class to the American ‘bagger’

Carman's Corner has already carried a feature on the 2017 BMW K1600 six-cylinder tourer - now comes the Bagger for frequent long-distance touring. MUNICH, Germany - A “Concept 101” study released in early 2015 was an impressive new chapter for BMW Motorrad in its history of concept bikes: a luxury interpretation of horizon-to-horizon motorcycling evoking… Continue reading BMW’s K1600 B brings class to the American ‘bagger’

BMW K1600 GT: Image: BMW Motorrad
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Motorrad’s Big Six: Top-end ‘K’ goes upmarket

Top-end BMW - it's the 'Big Six' of motorcycling Ultimate high-performance touring Multiple ride modes; automatic emergency call MUNICH, Germany - Six-cylinder in-line engines have been part of BMW automobile history and brand identity for more than 80 years. Come 2017, that won't have changed... With the launch in 2010 of the K1600 GT and… Continue reading Motorrad’s Big Six: Top-end ‘K’ goes upmarket

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Motorcycle crash-bags just got simpler with BMW

Riding protection on and off-road Full-body impact-absorbtion Nothing to be fitted to the motorcycle BMW Motorrad launches Airbag Jacket Street Air Dry by Alpinestars. Street Airbag System for improved motorcycling safety. MUNICH, Germany - BMW Motorrad is launching its Street Air by Alpinestars, an advanced motor-cycle crash-bag system that clailms to give comprehensive upper-body protection… Continue reading Motorcycle crash-bags just got simpler with BMW

Michael Martin Image: BMW Motorrad
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Meet Michael Martin: Extreme biking on a Beemer

25 years of exploring on a BMW Michael Martin, fotog extraordinaire Two kinds of desert - forests in between MUNICH, Germany -. Michael Martin has been travelling to the most remote places around the globe for more than 30 years and has become the world’s most renowned desert photographer. For 25 years or those years… Continue reading Meet Michael Martin: Extreme biking on a Beemer

BMW Hommage Image: BMW
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Quel Hommage! BMW 2002 flashes back through years

BMW 2002 Hommage celebrates turbo cars Design study honours motor-racing glories Special car for Pebble Beach Concours MUNICH, Germany, PEBBLE BEACH, Caifornia - BMW Group is presenting the BMW 2002 Hommage at the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach   to shine a spotlight back over its successful history with turbocharged engines. In 1973 the BMW 2002 turbo… Continue reading Quel Hommage! BMW 2002 flashes back through years

Full auto autonomy by 2021 Image: BMW Germany
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Big 3’s five-year vow: Full auto autonomy by 2021

Fleets of fully autonomous cars in cities BMW, Intel and Mobileye to collaborate Three companies share a common vision and goal MUNICH, Germany - BMW Group, Intel, and Mobileye are joining forces to make self-driving vehicles and future mobility concepts reals. Scary? Read on... These three automotive, technology and computer vision and machine-learning industries say… Continue reading Big 3’s five-year vow: Full auto autonomy by 2021

BMW Group electric car speed record
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0-100km/h in 1.5sec – how the heck did they do it?

BMW helps student team crack global record Record speed reached in only 30 metres Swiss air base used for the record run MUNICH, Germany and ZURICH, Switzerland - From 0-100km/h in 1.513 seconds - a student team from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich has broken the acceleration record for electric cars.… Continue reading 0-100km/h in 1.5sec – how the heck did they do it?

Papal electric police vehicles fleet
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Papal hummers: Electric ‘i’ fleet for Vatican

THE VATICAN, Italy - A small fleet of BMW electric cars and scooters has been received by the president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation by BMW Italy. The fleet of electric vehicles, handed over by  BMW Italy's president and CEO Sergio Solero, consists of two all-electric BMW i3 hatchbacks two BMW… Continue reading Papal hummers: Electric ‘i’ fleet for Vatican