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.

2022 BMW M440i Coupe

2022 BMW M440i Coupe: Performance with Mild Hybrid Technology

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.
BMW S58 Engine

Insight into BMW's G80 M3 Engine. What Made It So Good?

The idea of combining commuter convenience and sports car enjoyment has always been fascinating. Many tried, few did it as well as BMW with their M3. Every single model from 1986 had been well-received by the motoring public. The new G80, released in 2020, was the biggest, heaviest, but at the same time fastest. It even had better fuel consumption than the previous F80 M3. Now, while driving dynamics are subjective, engine performance is not. And these facts point to a superb powerplant within.
White exhaust is a strong sign of blown head gasket problem.

Consumer Reports Mechanics Advise Avoiding These Models Known for Blowing a Gasket

Consumer Reports mechanics listed 9 models you should keep an eye on if you are a current owner (or totally avoid, if you are looking to buy a used car among the models listed) and want to significantly decrease your risk of having to pay for one of the three biggest repair bills common to cars.
EV SUVs are taking over, and it's not a bad thing.

BEV SUVs, Like The Cadillac Lyriq, Toyota BZ4x, And BMW iX Are Taking Over!

The Mustang Mach E, Ford’s first commercially available Battery Electric Vehicle, has been a smashing success and a great kick-off for the company’s future of electrification. It’s expected that the Cadillac Lyriq will be out later this year to amaze us with the luxury brand’s first BEV. It’s not just the American manufacturers rolling out EV SUVs either. On June 2nd, Toyota announced the BZ4x, and before that, Subaru promised us the Solterra.
BMW iX vs Tesla Model Y

BMW iX Is a Closer Match To Tesla Model Y

Today when I published the video report about BMW's iX xDrive40 and xDrive50 release specs, date and price, Torque News Youtube community actively provided some good and informative feedback. Some people said it's expensive at $83,200, others said it's impressive, while others complained about the grill and BMW's current design language. However, Torque News contributor Dean McManis compared the BMW iX with Tesla Model Y in a very interesting comparison. Here is what Dean wrote.
Newly teased 2022 i4 and the amazing Rimac Nevera are great performance EVs.

BMW's i4 Reveal, And Ferrari's Defeat At The Wheels Of Rimac Nevera: Important Milestones For EVs

With the Rimac Nevera destroying the first hybrid Ferrari in a straight-line battle, and BMW showing us the i4 eDrive40 and I4 m50, there’s been a lot to talk about on the electric vehicle front. As the Electric revolution picks up pace, it feels like we’re nearing a tipping point at which electric vehicles will take over as the main means of transportation.
Having a range extender can be a serious boon to EVs

Range Anxiety Plagues F-150 Lightning, BMW Has Solved That In The i3

Yesterday, Ford unveiled their entry into the EV Truck market, the F-150 Lightning. Many fans were less than enthusiastic about the reported 300 mile range, but in 2014 BMW gave us something that eases those worries substantially; a petrol fueled Range Extender. See the i3 for example! In 2014, it won Green Car of The Year.
Upcoming BMW EVs, like the i4 and iX will feature a unique pedestrian warning sound.

The BMW i4 Sports Its Own German Soundtrack

BMW has been a leader in automotive innovation since its inception, even going so far as to bolster the engine noise of the i8 to make the ride sound more like a traditional sports car. As they ditch the gas engine altogether, what sound will BMW rely on to engage the driver? It turns out that help from composer Hans Zimmer will influence the symphony of BMWs electric i4 and iX.
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.

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