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.

A trio of BMW 3 Series sedans

7,600 2012 BMW 3 Series recalled for faulty headrests

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and BMW have announced a recall of select 3 Series sedans from the 2012 model year over a concern that the headrest could move more than it should and in the event of an accident – the headrest could fail to provide proper restraint which may cause injuries to the driver and/or passenger.
The 2012 BMW 3 Series with M Performance Parts

BMW debuts M performance parts for new 3 and 5 Series

The folks at BMW’s M Performance Parts division have just announced a spread of new high performance goodies for the 2012 BMW 3 Series and the 2011-2012 BMW 5 Series – including wheels, brakes, body parts, interior components and an exhaust system that can help make your new Bimmer sportier looking while also boosting performance.
The 2010 BMW 335d

BMW recalls 24k+ vehicles for emission system failure

BMW has announced that they will recall 24,340 cars and sport utility vehicles in the United States over a concern that the emission control systems may not be calibrated properly – a problem that could cause the service engine soon light to come on due to excessive levels of contaminants being released through the exhaust system from both diesel and gasoline powered vehicles.
Tesla coils and wireless charging, it's a short hop to the EV world

Bringing Convenience to Electric Cars With Wireless Charging

Although it might seem a little funny, some people still don’t like the idea of touching a cable to cheaply and conveniently recharge their electric car. Many companies are tweaking a technology already in use for many of our electronic devices, wireless charging, also called inductive in order to charge electric cars, EVs.
The 2008 BMW 750li

NHTSA upgrades investigation of BMW 7 Series for rollaway risks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that they have upgraded their investigation of the BMW 7 Series to an engineering analysis – a move that could lead to a recall to address a possible safety issue if the US government agency finds some sort of engineering or mechanical defect with the range-topping BMW’s shifting system.
The 2012 BMW M6 Convertible

The 560hp 2012 BMW M6 Convertible debuts at the NY Auto Show

Among the world debuts at the 2012 New York Auto Show is the introduction of the 2012 BMW M6 Convertible - a high performance droptop slated to hit North American dealerships this summer with a price starting well above the $100k mark but just like the M6 Coupe, the M6 ‘vert comes with all of the high performance goodies that you would expect from BMW’s performance division.
A screenshot of the 1995 BMW M5 from FM4

The Forza Motorsport 4 April Alpinestars Car Pack arrives

This morning, the April 2012 car pack for Forza Motorsport 4 hit the Xbox Live marketplace – bringing 10 new cars to the incredible driving simulator that offer a great spread of European luxury performance road and street cars both new and old, old school and new school Japanese performance coupes, a 50s era American convertible and even a high performance Swedish station wagon.
The BMW i8

BMW i8 to pack 393hp, 406tq, 0-62 under 5 seconds

Since the BMW i8 began making its motor show rounds around the world it has been speculated that the unique German hybrid sports car would feature a gasoline-only version that would wear the famed M badge and while new reports indicate that there will be no M version of the I8- the sleek BMW sports car could pack more power than originally expected.

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