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 Today 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 Tuesday 5:20pm

Dad Convinces Kid He'll Be Launched Into Space If He Pushes A Button

Having a kid grants a parent powers that would have seemed unimaginable before. Specifically, you have constant access to an extremely gullible tiny person you can convince of almost anything. Should you? That's for each parent to decide, but the results can be fun. And maybe just a little cruel. » 2/18/15 10:10pm 2/18/15 10:10pm

The Best Thing About This 2014 BMW 550i Is All The Technology

The BMW 550i has always seemed like a great alternative to the M5 since it's cheaper and delivers many of the same thrills that the M5 does barring its ultimate track superiority. But for daily driving on normal roads, the 2014 550i comes closer to the M5 than it did with the previous generation. » 2/01/15 1:35pm 2/01/15 1:35pm

Millions Of 'Connected' BMWs Were Possibly Using Unencrypted Data

BMW sent a press release out today partially titled BMW Group ConnectedDrive increases data security. This is technically true, but doesn't quite get at the core issue: data security was 'increased' because there had been almost none. The German Automobile Association (ADAC) discovered this when they were able to… » 1/30/15 1:45pm 1/30/15 1:45pm

The Electric BMW i3 Is The Cheapest Exotic Car You Can Buy

If up until this point you thought the BMW i3 was a rather ugly piece of overpriced boredom, please allow me a moment to explain why you've been misled. This rear-wheel drive electric car had a bigger effect on me than a Lamborghini Aventador and has just as much carbon fiber as that Italian exotic and can be had for… » 1/30/15 12:00pm 1/30/15 12:00pm

Despite High Prices BMW Will Continue To Give Us The Diesel

Right now we are seeing record low gas prices, with less pain at the pump many car buyers aren't seeking maximum fuel efficiency. Since diesel can be a tough sell, fans of oil burning cars might worry that their options could be limited. BMW has announced that they are staying in the diesel game in the US for awhile. » 1/28/15 9:27am 1/28/15 9:27am

Has the market for the BMW i8 changed?

A 2014 $147,000 Sophisto Grey BMW i8 sold for $140,000 at Barrett Jackson auction just held in Scottsdale, Arizona. Considering many dealers are asking substantially over sticker for the i8, this could mark a big shift in the market. The i8 that crossed the block at Barrett Jackson had 750 miles on the ODO and… » 1/26/15 11:13am 1/26/15 11:13am

Great BMW i3 Super Bowl Ad Reminds Us The Internet Was Once Terrifying

In 1994, the internet was brand new. Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel also talked about it on The Today Show and seemed so perplexed by it that their heads were going to explode. Gumbel literally says "what is internet anyway?" Now, 21 years later, the BMW i3 is the same level of confusing to the former morning show… » 1/26/15 9:28am 1/26/15 9:28am