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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.

By Timothy Boyer on January 13, 2024 - 9:31AM
Here are Consumer Reports’ best deals toward buying the most fuel-efficient cars and SUVs based on overall fuel-economy test results, recent consumer car shopping data, and current MSRP pricing.
By John Goreham on December 5, 2023 - 2:23PM
We had a chance to experience the 2023 BMW Z4 and came away with five strong impressions.
By Marc Stern on September 14, 2023 - 6:54PM
Three major automakers roll out plans for a new charging network. Ford has already joined with Tesla to use its SuperCharger Network.
By Timothy Boyer on September 2, 2023 - 10:41AM
The latest economic analysis on EV battery tech, the 250,000-mile EV battery, and how EV shoppers are mistaken in what they want.
By Armen Hareyan on August 14, 2023 - 1:49PM
Tesla showroom sign compares cost of ownership and points that Model 3 ownership cost is less than Toyota Corolla, Camry and BMW cars. Here is how much.
By Mary Conway on July 27, 2023 - 9:01AM
Lack of chargers and range anxiety has always been the big hold up for reluctant buyers but now seven automakers are agreeing to work together on super charging network.
By Armen Hareyan on May 10, 2023 - 8:06AM
Tesla's four car factories across China, Germany, and the US are currently producing at an estimated run rate of over 2.1 million cars per year, and are on track to surpass BMW's global annual production run rate of 2.4 million by this summer.
By Marc Stern on May 6, 2023 - 4:31PM
BMW has issued a "don't drive order" for 90,000 older models, including the M3, M5, and X5 from 2003-2006. The automaker issued the order during the ongoing Takata airbag scandal and recall.
By Armen Hareyan on April 21, 2023 - 4:38PM
Today, in this review we are taking a closer look at the 2023 BMW MX - the latest offering from BMW's M division. This SUV is packed with high-end features and impressive performance specs, but as always, there are a few downsides to consider. Let's dive in.
By John Goreham on April 10, 2023 - 11:15AM
We came away very impressed by the 2023 BMW M2 sports coupe. Our review has important information for buyers about which options to get and which to avoid depending on your driving intentions.
By Timothy Boyer on March 10, 2023 - 8:59PM
Listen to all of the reasons according to this popular mechanic on why this make of car is the biggest money pit ever made; but if you just have to have one, he includes a review of one exceptional used model and what it cost the owner to have it repaired.
By Armen Hareyan on February 16, 2023 - 4:01PM
Tesla takes the lead! With just one model, Tesla has emerged as the top luxury car brand in the US, surpassing BMW. A true testament to the power of innovation and sustainable technology.
By Justin Hart on January 7, 2023 - 6:15AM
What is a “strong PHEV”? Put most simply, it is a plug-in hybrid vehicle that can use electricity to solely power the vast majority of the distance it drives on a daily basis. Are there other criteria that might define a strong PHEV? Of course, and I’ll cover some of those below. How many strong PHEVs are on the market (of the 40 or so available for the current model year)? Not as many as there should be, even if we count the used ones, but I’ll cover this more below too.
By John Goreham on December 8, 2022 - 9:07AM
We all know Tesla is the hottest EV brand in America. But which models from which brands are being searched for and discussed the most if we look past the top brand? One new study helps illustrate other EVs on consumers’ minds today.
By Timothy Boyer on December 3, 2022 - 10:20AM
Here’s the latest on one popular mechanic and his team who turned a junkyard engine into a $500 budget racer and what happened on the track necessitating the second cousin of duct tape repairs.
By Timothy Boyer on November 26, 2022 - 10:25AM
Can a car be designed to run safely under two different liquid fuel types? Is BMW’s latest hydrogen-based Hybrid a bomb waiting to explode? Here’s the latest on a model made by BWM that can run on both hydrogen AND gasoline!
By Armen Hareyan on August 24, 2022 - 11:29PM
Let's start this review of the 2022 BMW 230i Coupe by explaining where this vehicle falls on BMW's lineup. The 230i Coupe fills the gap between the 220i, equipped with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 184 hp and the M240i xDrive which receives the 3.0 in-line 6-cylinder with 374 hp.
By Tinsae Aregay on June 28, 2022 - 5:03PM
After facing difficulties ramping 4680 cell production in-house, Tesla has been partnering with battery suppliers to build the new cell format. And today we learned that Samsung SDI is setting up a pilot plant to supply 4680 cells to Tesla and BMW.
By John Goreham on April 25, 2022 - 10:27AM
We compare and contrast two excellent vehicles and explain why EVs dominate luxury.
By James Walker on April 22, 2022 - 2:26PM
BMW's new flagship sedan offers buyers a choice of EV power or good old V8 internal combustion with a focus on comfort and technology.
By John Goreham on April 22, 2022 - 10:24AM
We test and review the new 2022 BMW 220i coupe and find it sharp in more ways than one.
By John Goreham on April 13, 2022 - 11:41AM
The former head of the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety was involved in a horrific crash. Here’s why he lived.
By Harutiun Hareyan on April 9, 2022 - 11:25AM
Toyota is turning to the parts bin again as it sets to debut a Supra unlike no other, with an amazing horsepower and BMW M3 engine.
By John Goreham on April 6, 2022 - 10:22AM
The BMW i4 M50 is a beast from the former and now current company that sets the bar in sports-sedan excellence.
By Justin Hart on March 12, 2022 - 12:06AM
This week, the price of nickel has jumped up significantly. This almost certainly will lead to significant price increases, and or production halts, for electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicles from most manufacturers since nickel is commonly used in most propulsion batteries in these types of vehicles. In fact it already seems to be happening.
By James Walker on March 9, 2022 - 3:56PM
Our Next Energy recently drove a Tesla Model S over 750 miles on a single charge and has secured funding led by BMW i Ventures to aid its expansion. With names like Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos on its list of supporters, could ONE be the next big thing in EV batteries?
By Armen Hareyan on December 23, 2021 - 9:14PM
In BMW's performance department the M3 is fast and refined, the M5 is fiery, the M8 is aggressive and stylish, the M4, which Torque News is reviewing this week, is the one that impressed us with its technological advancement. We have been driving the 2022 BMW M4 Competition xDrive Coupe and we think the technology in the car is what stands out the most.
By Armen Hareyan on November 6, 2021 - 2:15PM
In the new edition of BMW's 4 Series, the Coupe not only looks different, it has also received a lot in terms of driving technology that distinguishes it from the 3 Series. Torque News test drove the 2022 BMW M440i Coupe and in this review will focus on its design, mild-hybrid technology allowing great mileage for a sports car, and driving qualities.
By John Goreham on November 2, 2021 - 6:04PM
We test the new BMW 430i soft-top convertible and discover why a $67,000 four-cylinder coupe makes perfect sense.