Latest Mini puts BMW in top gear for all-electric option era

Flexible architecture taking all models electric Fully electric Mini confirmed as three-door German electric drivetrain, car assembly in UK MUNICH, Germany – Electrification is one of the central pillars of the BMW Group’s corporate strategy and now it has been announced that all brands and model series will be electrified. A full-electric or plug-in hybrid…

BMW Motorrad goes high-tech with bike info screen

All bike info through one-touch controller Take a phone call on move, get full route Rider distraction kept to the minimum MUNICH, Germany – BMW Motorrad has brought to market what it describes as “a high-quality”, 16.5cm, full-colour, TFT display to providing fast and clear information to riders. The intention of the new Connectivity option…

Beat traffic commute with this high-tech battery scoot

Put foot to work (maybe) with the scoot Cruise at 25km/h through town or country BMW tech – but at (in SA) a tough price MUNICH, Germany – The new BMW Motorrad X2City folding scooter is yet another fresh new face at the BMW Group in the segment of zero-emissions, two wheels, mobility. The kick-scooter…

Journey of a lifetime with cult Bulli VW’s

Malaysia to Germany by three intrepid VW Bullis Round trip will cover more than 50 000km Vintage VW buses, five guys, and a load of pluck HANNOVER, Germany / KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – It was the Bulli journey of their lives: three months, two continents, 20 000km but one destination: the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles assembly…

BMW’s latest X3: More power, more features, more rugged-rider

More than 1.5 million units sold since 2003 Range-topping BMW X3 M40i expected Comprehensive protection with new BMW CoPilot MUNICH, Germany – This the third-generation BMW X3 is said to have gone more rugged-rider than either of the first two with its off-road looks and “greater sporting presence”. BMW says the new 4×4 has built…

Hot for Daytona – the 2018 BMW M8 GTE

Daytona race debut for BMW M8? It’ll be an 8 Series with track capability First the M8, then an M8 GTE mid-2017 MUNICH, Germany – BMW engineers working on the upcoming 8 Series are already busy creating an M performance version. Pictured is a fully camouflaged early prototype of the coming BMW M8 which will…

Mini reborn: Yes, it’s the real thing, but Remastered

Mini Remastered brings back 1960’s classic Second David Brown model after Speedback GT Public debut for May 2017 in UK capital       LONDON, England – Just as Jaguar recently brought the original E-Type back from the grave so British coachbuilder David Brown Automotive has elected to resurrect the original 1960’s Mini – or, more accurately…

BMW Bagger B: Big-six goes Bigger and Better

WOODCLFF LAKE, New Jersey – BMW Motorrad USA has at last announced the US price for the “much-anticipated” K1600 B, the BMW bagger developed for the American biking market. Sales target? “American riders who love the great open American roads,” BMW US says. The price? Five bucks short of $20 000 – or the equivalent…

2017 BMW 5 Series Touring: It’s the Fifth Estate

Four models, four engines, two gearboxes Expanded cargo space, opening tail window New driving assistance technolody 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring   Image: BMW MUNICH, Germany – Dynamic excellence, aesthetic appeal and intelligent functionality, BMW says, are attributes for which the BMW 5 Series Touring is renowned. The car above is the latest – the…