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In 2015, BMW was the world's twelfth largest producer of motor vehicles. Automobiles are marketed under the brands BMW (with sub-brands BMW M for performance models and BMW i for plug-in electric cars), Mini and Rolls-Royce. Motorcycles are marketed under the brand BMW Motorrad. The company has significant motor-sport history, especially in touring cars, Formula 1, sports cars and the Isle of Man TT. Wikipedia

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BMW to introduce personal assistant for drivers

BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant will serve drivers in a variety of ways

Set to debut in 2019, the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant can help explain vehicle systems, check vehicle status and can even carry on a conversation. Read More

Auto Technology Luxury Cars Sep 10, 2018, 2:30 AM

Over 340,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in July

Ram pickups accounted for bulk of the total to address tailgate unlatching Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Aug 4, 2018, 10:30 PM

BWW introduces second-generation 8 Series

BMW M850i xDrive comes 20 years after original 8 went out of production Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Jun 18, 2018, 10:30 PM

Nearly 570,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in May

490,000 Fiat Chrysler vehicles recalled for cruise control problem Read More

Car Safety Car Care Jun 4, 2018, 2:30 AM

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Toyota products again judged tops in value

Vincentric hands out 2018 Best Value in Canada awards to top brands, models Read More

Auto Awards Auto Industry Car Buying May 31, 2018, 9:25 AM

New M5 Competition is BMW's most powerful sedan ever

Competition designation to become specific trim at top of M model ranges

TwinPower Turbo 4.4-litre V-8, generates 617 hp at 6,000 rpm and 553 lb-ft or torque from 1,800-5,860 rpm, to accelerate to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Car Nuts May 10, 2018, 2:30 AM

Nearly 150,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in April

April recalls totalled 35, affecting 147,607 vehicles from 25 makes

Ford pickups, Audi sedans and crossovers, Smart cars, Land Rover Discoverys and VW Tiguans among largest recalls, combining for over 118,000 vehicles. Read More

Car Safety Car Care May 4, 2018, 2:30 AM

More than 158,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in March

Non-latching seats and loose steering wheels among the issues addressed

Total of 15 automotive recalls were issued in Canada over the month, involving 24 models from 16 marques, and affecting 158,301 vehicles in total. Read More

Car Safety Used Cars Apr 5, 2018, 2:30 AM

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BMW shows off upcoming M8 in concept form

Concept M8 Gran Coupe conveys coupe performance in sedan bodystyle

Long hood and short rear deck create a classic dynamic stance, and a long wheelbase hints at stability while providing ample legroom for cabin occupants. Read More

Auto Shows Future Cars Mar 9, 2018, 4:30 AM

BMW sets continuous drift record at 8 hours

Mid-drift refuelling of M5 enabled continuous drift for nearly 375 km

BMW partnered with parts maker Detroit Speed on fueling rig that could refuel the drifting car on the go, similar to how fighter jets refuel mid-flight. Read More

Motor Sports Auto Industry People Jan 10, 2018, 9:55 PM

More than 235,000 vehicles recalled in Canada

Hyundai Elantra tops numbers game with nearly 105,000 cars recalled

Most year-end recalls affected motorhomes and bikes, but 237,105 passenger vehicles were named in 23 recalls concerning 29 models from nine brands. Read More

Car Safety Jan 1, 2018, 9:10 PM

QUICK TAKE: 2018 BMW i3s ups the ante for compact EVs

We sample the joys and delicious quirks of BMW’s pure electric hatchback

Price aside, there are no other cars like the four variations of BMW’s i3 and they might be the very best you can get today, for city driving. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Green Cars Dec 20, 2017, 7:45 AM

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BMW X2 and new i8 to debut in Detroit

Also on tap are sportier i3 electric hatchback and hybrid X7 SUV concept

X2 is a close reinterpretation of a concept that made its debut at the 2017 NAIAS, while i8 has been enhanced with improved power and increased range. Read More

Auto Shows Dec 18, 2017, 10:25 PM

Meet the new BMW M5 – the ultimate stealthy sport sedan

The M5 carves twisty, undulating roads with surgical precision and exquisite ferocity

The sixth-generation BMW M5 super sedan is the first M car to feature all-wheel drive and a conventional automatic gearbox and it doesn’t disappoint Read More

Car Nuts New Cars Dec 12, 2017, 1:30 PM

More than 125,000 vehicles recalled in Canada

Honda Odyssey, Nissan Micra account for 86% of total vehicles recalled

Nearly 70,000 Odysseys recalled to fix issue with outboard second row seats, while over 39,000 Micras must counter inadvertent side airbag deployment. Read More

Car Safety Dec 4, 2017, 9:30 PM

BMW builds a better M3

Only 1,200 units will be available worldwide, with half in North America

Special edition sedan equipped with more powerful 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-6 engine, lightweight aerodynamic exterior, and exclusive interior. Read More

New Cars Car Nuts Nov 8, 2017, 2:30 AM

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Something spooky is going on at BMW!

Halloween pumpkin takes the wheel to preview BMW’s forthcoming X2 utility vehicle

Mysterious sighting of the compact Sports “Paranormal” Actitivity Coupe during the night of jack-o’-lanterns and sorcery. Read More

New Cars Oct 30, 2017, 11:25 PM

BMW’s and Canada’s electric-vehicle future

The transition to electrified vehicles is under way and BMW is ahead of the curve

If Quebec’s ambitious EV regulations are successful, other governments will likely follow their example and automakers will have to be prepared. Read More

Green Cars New Cars Sep 7, 2017, 8:50 AM

26 models recalled in Canada in August

Canadian recalls issued for 14 brands and a total of 44,165 vehicles

Issues include engines and transmissions, airbags and seatbelt systems, steering systems and chasses, labelling and owner's manuals, and fuel systems. Read More

Car Safety Sep 4, 2017, 9:30 PM

20 models recalled in Canada in June

Nearly 350,000 vehicles named in recalls to address some 20 problems

Audi, BMW, Buick, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Hyundai, Honda, Jaguar, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota and Volvo all require attention to some issues. Read More

Car Safety Jul 4, 2017, 10:30 PM

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BMW teases drop dead gorgeous drop top

BMW i8 Roadster expected to be almost identical to original i8 concept

Although heavily camouflaged, there are some clues to the finished product — a fabric Targa roof over two seats, accessible through butterfly doors. Read More

Green Cars New Cars Jul 3, 2017, 10:30 PM

Over 345,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in May

Various manufacturers issued recalls for 23 models over the month

Recalls from Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, Jaguar, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Ram and Volkswagen address issues from labels to fuel leaks. Read More

Car Safety Jun 2, 2017, 10:20 PM

BMW Concept 8 Series points to production model

Concept coupe to be unveiled at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

Exterior combines past and future, immediately recognizable as BMW; interior blends dynamics and luxury, in a tight cockpit with uncluttered IP. Read More

Future Cars Luxury Cars New Cars May 29, 2017, 10:00 PM

BMW gets its styling mojo back

BMW Concept 8 series previews a new coupe model to be launched in 2018

The BMW Concept 8 Series, unveiled at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, is a tour de force that brings the brand back to the styling forefront. Read More

New Cars Future Cars May 25, 2017, 7:15 PM

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BMW's new M2 takes on ‘Old Blighty’

Vacationing in the English countryside with the new BMW M2

Could it be that the ideal car for England’s winding lanes is German, specifically BMW’s sporty new M2? Read More


BMW recalls cars repaired with Takata airbags

Recalled 3 Series, 5 Series, X5s outside current Takata airbag recall

Petri, a German parts maker owned by Takata, made airbags used as replacements (such as after a front-end crash that results in airbag deployment). Read More

Car Safety Feb 4, 2017, 9:30 PM

Green Car of the Year award down to 5 finalists

BMW 3 Series,Chev Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica, Kia Optima, Toyota Prius

This year’s finalists represent the momentum electrification is experiencing in the auto industry.~Ron Cogan, Green Car Journal PUblisher and Editor. Read More

Auto Shows Green Cars Nov 12, 2016, 10:05 PM

BMW previews its next 100 years

BMW displays four futuristic concepts together for the first time at 100th celebration

To mark its 100th anniversary, BMW created four concept vehicles that it sees as the future of its brands – and of transportation. Read More

New Cars Future Cars Luxury Cars Motorcycles Oct 18, 2016, 12:05 PM

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BMW makes the M5 ultimater

Competition Limited Edition to be available in Europe only

The heart of the car is the 600-hp 4.4-litre twin-turbo V-8 that puts down 516 lb-ft of torque to take the luxury sedan to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. Read More

New Cars Car Nuts Jul 28, 2016, 10:45 PM

BMW sweeps automotive design awards

IDEA annually recognizes design excellence in several industries

International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) judging is based on innovation, aesthetics, and benefit to the user, client and society. Read More

Auto Awards Jul 2, 2016, 10:30 PM

BMW M3 celebrates a special birthday

M3 30 Jahre (30 years) Edition is limited to a run of 500 cars

Based on the M3 with Competition Package, the limited edition wrings 19 more hp out of the 3.0-litre twin turbo inline-6, taking horsepower to 450 hp. Read More

New Cars May 28, 2016, 10:30 PM

What makes the 2016 BMW 750Li worth $148,900?

The new BMW 7 Series is the 2016 "World Luxury Car of the Year"

Pricing for the new 7 Series starts at $117,900 in Canada, but there’s an endless possibility of options to send the price much higher. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Automotive Reviews Apr 19, 2016, 10:15 AM

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Wards honours 10 top vehicle interiors

Luxury vehicles hold slim majority in interior excellence

Wards editors evaluated 47 vehicles on aesthetics, design, materials, ergonomics, safety, fit and finish, and effectiveness of machine/user interface. Read More

Auto Awards Auto Industry Apr 18, 2016, 10:30 PM

BMW spells 7 Series performance with an M

First time M Performance has been applied to the 7 Series

Based on the sixth generation 7 Series, the all-new BMW M760i xDrive features a 600-hp version of the twin turbo 6.6-litre V-12 used in Rolls-Royces. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Feb 12, 2016, 5:35 PM

BMW 7 Series reaches new heights with Alpina B7

Classic performance take on large sedan coming to North America

Under the skin is where the beauty really comes out, with a 600-hp twin-turbo 4.4-litre V-8, air suspension and a cabin accented in leather and wood. Read More

Luxury Cars New Cars Feb 8, 2016, 5:30 PM

BMW turns to aftermarket for 7 Series CV Joint

New sideshaft helps reduce weight, and noise, vibration and harshness.

GKN Driveline supplies the 7 Series’ new constant velocity joint, saving more than 4 kg in weight and increasing torque by 27%, in the same packaging. Read More

Auto Accesories Auto Technology Jan 28, 2016, 9:30 PM

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Up close and personal with BMW's i8 hybrid sports car

An electrifying blend of performance and fuel economy, charisma and user-friendliness

The BMW i8 is a concoction of performance and fuel economy, charisma and user-friendliness that makes its $150,000 MSRP seem almost a bargain. Read More

Car Nuts Green Cars Automotive Reviews Dec 18, 2015, 4:35 AM

Should you buy a used BMW 3 Series?

BMW hasn't won its laurels based on anything related to reliability

Fifth-generation (2006-2011) 3s are now relatively affordable, with prices ranging from less than $10K to the mid-$20Ks, depending on year and model. Read More

Used Cars Car Buying Car Nuts Dec 10, 2015, 10:05 AM

Honda sneaks new CR-Z into SEMA

Hybrid two-seater keeps powertrain in freshened exterior and interior

Most notable changes are in performance, with reported upgrades to suspension and brakes, and safety items like Lane Watch and active sound generation. Read More

New Cars Auto Shows Oct 25, 2015, 9:00 PM

BMW 7 Series can be parked by remote

Technology fits large car into tight spot without driver in the cabin

The BMW Display Key houses a touchscreen for control over several functions, including parking the car without actually being in the driver’s seat. Read More

Auto Technology Oct 5, 2015, 12:00 AM

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