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2019 BMW X5 M Spied with Minimum Camouflage

 

It has been confirmed some time ago that the BMW brand is working on a next-generation BMW X5 M rather than just focusing on a minor refresh. Several prototypes have already been spotted, and the latest reports suggest a 2019 release.


So, what do we know so far based on the latest spy pics? The exterior has some notable changes. The grille is noticeably larger, and the LED headlights and fog lights have been revamped…
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2018 BMW 5 Series to Get Diesel Engine

 

Currently, the BMW brand is the only German automaker that releases diesel options for its North American lineup. Other brands have done so in the past, but have since discontinued for the U.S. market. It has also just been announced that the 2018 BMW 5 series will be getting a diesel variant as part of its lineup.


The diesel turbocharged 3.0-liter inline engine will go under the hood of the new BMW 540d…
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Customize Your BMW M5 with the Online Converter

 
If you've had your eyes set on the 2018 BMW M5, you may want to visit the official BMW site to check out the online configurator for this model. If you are unfamiliar with the configurator, think of it as the car version of Build-A-Bear. Essentially, you can customize your own BMW M5 and see a virtual image of what the final personalized automobile looks like.

For now, the configurator is limited to mostly…
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BMW M8 Confirmed for 2018 Release

 
There has been much fervor about the release of a potential BMW M8 ever since the revival of the BMW 8 Series. BMW Chairman Harald Kruger has now confirmed that the model is in the works and will be here sooner than most people realize.

It was originally suggested that the BMW M8 was scheduled for a 2019 unveiling. However, the date has been bumped up to January 2018. The vehicle will not only be…
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BMW X8 Possibly Eyed for 2020 Launch

 
If you thought the 2018 BMW X7 was spacious, wait until you see the BMW X8. That is, of course, if it's ever released. The German automaker has confirmed that it is indeed contemplating about releasing a BMW X8, with a possible 2020 launch date.
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2018 BMW M3 May Get Carbon Fiber Roof

 
In previous BMW M3 and BMW M4 models, the driveshaft was made from carbon fiber parts to bring down the total weight. However, the German automaker recently announced that it will be returning to steel for the driveshaft in order to conform to emission regulations.
 
Of course, more steel means a heavier base weight. However, it looks like the carbon fiber will be fitted elsewhere. It was first reported in the official BMW blog that…
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Spy Shots Reveal BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

 
The latest round of spy shots reveals a heavily camouflaged BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe being tested on public roads. 

The vehicle's design is similar to the Gran Coupe for the 2017 BMW 4 Series and 2017 BMW 6 Series. However, the BMW 2 Series version has a more upright greenhouse with shorter rear and front overhangs. It is also suspected that the model will have a rear hatch, similar to the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. The prototype seen in test photos also appears to be an M variant due to the presence of blue brake calipers, a…
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Future BMW Vehicles May Not Use Traditional Keys

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It looks like BMW automakers has been toying around with the idea of making traditional keys obsolete. The brand is contemplating the transition to a mobile app that enables remote lock and unlocking. This will completely replace a standard car key and even the fairly recent wireless key fobs.
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