BMW

BMW is a top German brand with the initials standing for Bavarian Motor Works. This Torque News page covers all BMW models, and the latest news and stories from the Bavarian Automaker. It is located in Munich Germany, and is known as “The Ultimate Driving Machine” which comes from their sporty driving dynamics. BMW is now a top brand in the U.S. market, because of models like the BMW 1600 and 2002 introduced in the late 60s, when their popularity skyrocketed. The high performance 2.0 liter powertrain, defined what a 'sport sedan' is, and created a generation of performance enthusiasts around the globe. BMW evolved over the years into a luxury brand with models like the 320i, 528i, 630 CSI and 733i luxury 4-door sedan.

Now BMW has a wide-range of sedans, sport coupes, crossovers and SUVs. The BMW 3 Series still defines the modern sport sedan, while the '5', '6' and '7'-Series are now recognized as top models in their respective categories. The top-selling vehicles now include the entry-level X1 to top-of-the-range X6 crossover coupe. BMW is also a global leader in the all-electric revolution and now includes the BMW i3 model and i8 performance car in their lineup.

Several views of the BMW i8, a hybrid sportscar.

The BMW i8: Eight Years Of Turning Heads

The BMW i8 has sleek lines and aggressive styling cues that scream expensive taste. The sports hybrid has been turning heads since 2013 and is almost everything that I want from an electric vehicle. It’s sleek, it’s sporty, it’s got enough batteries to do quick jaunts around town but still has a gas powerplant that allows for more flexibility. This amazing piece of European Engineering sings its alluring siren song, and I am caught in her trance.
The AC Shelby Cobra and the BMW iM2 Coupe, two very different vehicles

CARB Compliance And Why It Should Matter To You

With offerings like the Dodge Charger and Challenger, the Chevrolet Camaro, and the Ford Mustang all being so near and dear to the hearts of automotive enthusiasts, it’s sometimes strange to think about where these icons of vehicular performance will wind up in the near future due to the changing demands of environmental protection.
2019 BMW M850i xDrive Convertible top opened

The 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Is a Powerful Convertible with Explosive Power

Last year BMW replaced the already-prestigious 6 Series with even more prestigious 8 Series. BMW 8 Series are available in coupe, convertible and soon Grand Coupe four-door body styles. The 2018 xDrive Convertible was worth $113,000, but the 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Convertible costs $130,745. Some reviewers have already called it an expensive bargain.
Spy shot of i4 electric, i4 proto pics, 430i, and my 328i towed to the shop.

Test Drive: Dropping Off my 3 Series For a Week in a Loaner BMW 430i: the Setup for the Soon Coming i4 Electric

Sometime next year BMW will be introducing their first real non-compliant full production all electric car. It won’t look as funky as i3 does. It’ll actually look like a real normal car. And it’ll be based off the 4 series. So with my BMW in the shop AGAIN, and the dealer giving me a 430 coupe as a loaner, I decided to take this opportunity to give you a dynamic of what to expect from a 4 series electric by looking at the gas one and my car, a 3 Series, first.
DSRC devices on a sign post and car roof, DSRC V2X traffic signal, and V2X cars and a scooter

The Car Language Dilemma of Radio-Based DSRC v. Cellular Based V2X: VHS or Betamax? 100 Years Ago: Gas or Electric Car?

Which shall it be? Betamax or VHS? Although fully driverless autonomous cars are years and miles away, as we get there shortly, cars need to learn now, how to communicate to each other as they robotize. But car makers are battling each other over older radio DSRC v. the newer cellular V2X, and the debate, like American politics, is getting intense. It’s the same kind of moment we went through when deciding which video platform to use 40 years ago, even 100 years ago which kind of car, gas or electric?
The BMW iNext Electric Autonomous Concept

BMW Reveals a Normal Looking Driverless Car: iNext: the Next Step in Electric Autonomous Driving

Instead of going over the top like most car makers do, especially startups when introducing autonomous technology in their concept vehicles, BMW took a more practical approach recently with theirs, called iNext, a new electric driverless capable concept CUV but still a human hands on driving car which includes a steering wheel and pedals. So practical they intend to put something much like it into production in as little time as in 2021.

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