Alpina Celebrates 50th Birthday By Making Its Most Powerful V8 Yet

Do We Need A BMW Mi8?

Evo put the BMW i8 against the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS PDK on track, only to be surprised by how much fun BMW's eco-supercar is despite making a few compromises in favor of better fuel economy. But what if the M division were to make a few modifications? » 3/25/15 3:36pm 3/25/15 3:36pm

A Journey to Not Be Repeated

So I recently took a trip to New Orleans for my birthday and St. Patrick's day, but that has little relevance to the story. Where we shall begin is when my girlfriend and I left New Orleans, we did not return home to Philadelphia, no we flew to Orlando to meet a gentleman, term used very loosely, about a car. This… » 3/25/15 10:39am 3/25/15 10:39am

The BMW-Toyota Supra Project Could Spawn Different-Sized Sports Cars

Say, what’s going on with that BMW-Toyota joint sports car project that’s been in the works since 2012? It’s apparently chugging along as both companies figure out exactly what they want to get out of it. According to a new report, that could mean different sized sports cars for each brand. » 3/24/15 10:28am 3/24/15 10:28am

BMW Factory's New Fully-Electric Shop Truck Can Haul 36 Tons, Slowly

The BMW Group Plant in Munich, Germany will start using a Terberg Type YT202-EV to make daily trips to their nearby shipping hub, cutting 11.8 tons of annual carbon output. They say that's the equivalent of a BMW 320d "driving almost three times around the world." » 3/23/15 4:47pm 3/23/15 4:47pm

Your Ridiculously Awesome BMW i3 Wallpaper Is Here

Congress Is Trying To Kill The Loan Program That Helped Tesla

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 3/19/15 9:06am 3/19/15 9:06am

This Is What BMW i Looked Like When It Started... In 1972

During the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, it made sense to use an experimental BMW as an escort vehicle for long distance runners. Everybody got to breathe fresh air and BMW got some nice PR. Four decades later the i3 arrived, but this was the original electric BMW. » 3/18/15 10:20pm 3/18/15 10:20pm

Double-Amputee Alex Zanardi Will Share A Car For The 24 Hours Of Spa

BMW plans to modify a Z4 GT3 not only to accommodate world's toughest double-amputee Alex Zanardi, but other drivers as well. According to Axis of Oversteer, the team will participate in the 2015 Total 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, but the team has an interesting design challenge to make it work. » 3/18/15 5:50pm 3/18/15 5:50pm

Why Mexico Is Kicking Our Ass On New Car Production

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 3/18/15 9:55am 3/18/15 9:55am

BMW's First 'Mainstream' Plug-In Will Be This 71 MPG X5 Hybrid

BMW knows you progressive gentry love hybrids, but their 'i-car" sub-brand is a little too wacky ( i3) and flashy (i8) for many. So they're porting their hybrid tech to the ever-popular X5; which gets 313 horsepower and supposedly as much as 71 MPG as the 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e. » 3/16/15 1:26pm 3/16/15 1:26pm

BMW Dressed Up The Team RLL Z4M Like The Batmobile For Sebring

To commemorate their first victory in the United States at Sebring 40 years ago, BMW whipped out a classic livery that's unmistakably BMW for the BMW Team RLL Z4Ms: the livery of its 1975 3.0 CSL, lovingly known for its outlandish wings and flares as the "Batmobile." » 3/16/15 10:40am 3/16/15 10:40am

Why Volkswagen Is Smart To Start Cutting Cars And Trim Levels We Love

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 3/16/15 9:33am 3/16/15 9:33am

Canyon Carving Hooligans Get The Ultimate Reaction Time Test

BMW drivers parking like asshats is nothing new. But BMW drivers parking in the middle of the damn road makes for a perfect "Oh Shit!" storm for a rider and his Ariel Atom cohort. » 3/11/15 4:56pm 3/11/15 4:56pm

BMW i Remote Will Be The First Car App For The Apple Watch

It won't take much for developers to port existing iOS apps over to the Apple Watch, and it looks like BMW is the first out of the gate with its i Remote App for the i3 and i8. » 3/09/15 3:11pm 3/09/15 3:11pm

BMW Wants To Make The 3 Series Out Of Carbon Fiber, But Can't Just Yet

I sat down with BMW's Head of Design Adrian van Hooydonk at the Geneva Motor Show. We chatted about the BMW i cars and X6Ms wearing the same logo, smaller Minis, and the future of the brand. One thing was clear: BMW plans to go all the way with carbon fiber. But it's going to take a while. » 3/06/15 7:35pm 3/06/15 7:35pm

Leather vs Leatherette vs Cloth – Which one should I get?

If you've ever sunk yourself into one of the leather thrones of a BMW 7 Series or X5, you'll know just how comfortable and supportive seats of any kind can be. BMW is one of the better makers of bum supporters in the industry. Somehow, the Bavarians are able to make seats that both comfort and support, allow for both… » 3/06/15 12:12am 3/06/15 12:12am

Tapping Into Your Bike's Brains To Make You A Two-Wheeled Tony Stark

We've seen a spate of "smart" helmets that incorporate tiny screens to show everything from navigation to rearview camera feeds, but none of them pull data from the motorcycle's onboard computer. A couple of Intel engineers decided to change that with a new chipset and a smartphone app that answers to "Hello Jarvis." » 3/03/15 5:20pm 3/03/15 5:20pm

​Watch BMW's Self-Drifting Car Face-Off Against A Formula D Champ