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.

BMW's new technology may end automotive collisions with bikes

The German manufacturer announced they are developing technology that can extrapolate when a vehicle is about to turn into oncoming traffic. The system is called Turn Left Assistant, and it can alert drivers of cars, trucks and motorcycles with a heads up display, even braking the car when necessary.

BMW 5 Series, Citroen DS3 tie for 2011 Women's World Car of the Year Award

Women around the world have become very influential in the decision making process of purchasing an automobile. The newly released 2011 Women’s World Car of the Year Award winners list will certainly play a part in that decision for women who are in the market for a new car.

BMW and Brilliance joint venture to show 5-Series plug-in hybrid at Shanghai show

BMW Brilliance Automotive, a joint venture between BMW and the Chinese automaker Brilliance will use the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show to premiere a prototype of a plug-in hybrid sedan. The hybrid is based on the long-wheelbase version of the BMW 5-Series, a model exclusively for the Chinese market, built by Brilliance at its facilities in Shenyang, Chinyang, China.

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