Who needs British Airways when you’ve got a BMW 7 Series, your own private cross-continental cruiser?

Utterly predictable, but utterly superb. Who knew, seven generations ago, that the BMW 3 Series would become one of the most common cars on UK roads. The range has expanded to include ferociously fast coupes, practical estates and stylish faux-SUVs, but the core model is, and pretty much always hasContinue Reading

BMW’s latest luxury sports car requires serious rubber to keep it on the road, which is why the company turned to Bridgestone. Already the German firm’s number-one tyre supplier, Bridgestone has developed tyres specifically for the 8 Series, with the R&D team starting from square one. Using an innovative mixingContinue Reading

Over 150 car, motorcycle, mobility and technology manufacturers are exhibiting at this year’s Paris Motor Show that opens to the public on 4 October. With so much to see, here’s an advance guide to the most exciting new cars expected to have their first public viewing at the show… BMWContinue Reading

Larger than life and loaded with tech, can the new 7 Series really compete with the S-Class?

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The Maserati brothers Alfieri, Bindo, Carlo, Ettore and Ernesto were all involved in motor racing in the early part of the 20th century, winning back-to-back Indy 500’s in the 30s and going on to worldwide fame in the 50s when Juan-Manuel Fangio won Formula One championships with the team. ItContinue Reading

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When it comes to developing cars for new segments BMW is developing quite a knack at making something for everyone. The Bavarian firm may often come in for harsh criticism in this regard but in the case of its new 2 Series Active Tourer it looks set to win overContinue Reading

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BMW’s M division is now focusing on taking weight out of its cars rather than putting more power into them as a way of delivering its familiar high performance. “We want to be in a different league for power-to-weight,” says Carsten Pries, the head of M product management, “but weContinue Reading

Mini has revealed its hotly anticipated five-door version of their new Hatch. It’s the first time that the Hatch has been offered with two rear doors, opening up a new level of practicality matched only by the Mini Clubman. The five-door variant of the Mini has been stretched by 161mmContinue Reading

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A Lamborghini Aventador, Audi R8 and BMW M4, Ken Block and his 650bhp Ford Fiesta, DTM racers Augusto Farfus and Mike Rockenfeller, Lamborghini test driver Adrian Zaugg, and an airfield at night with lots of lasers. That sounds like a recipe for some spectacular fun, and this time there’s noContinue Reading

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Alpina, a company whose name is synonymous with that of BMW, is gearing up to celebrate its half-century in 2015. Among the ideas under consideration to mark the occasion are special new Alpina models and the appearance at selected events of some of the most successful BMW Alpina competition cars.Continue Reading