Hot off the reveal of the 3 Series-rivaling 2018 Genesis G70, the company’s CEO has boldly announced that Genesis has no interest in developing a high-performance sub-brand for its luxury cars like many of its rivals due to the imminent threat of electric car performance.
Chris Bangle was gladly talking shit about one, or possibly all, of the major automakers during the Frankfurt Motor Show this past week, but that overshadowed one very important detail: he’s finally working on another car for a mystery company and claims it was so liberating it made one designer physically sick.
BMW has been in a weird place concerning design for awhile, perhaps even decades, now. The main issue seems to be the company not being too sure how to adapt its classic kidney grille design to increasingly large vehicles. All of that has culminated in the new X7 SUV concept, which is borderline horrendous.
Heaven forbid BMW ever makes a full size truck, because the kidney grills on the ugly mug of this leaked 2018 BMW X7 concept are quite disturbing and don’t scale up very well.
BMW is likely already preparing to introduce a four-door version of the new 8 Series shortly after the coupe and convertible models go on sale, which would be great if they didn’t already sell five other stylish luxury sedans or five stylish luxury SUVs.
You hated the BMW i3. You mocked it. You called it ugly. Over-styled. Too expensive. You didn’t buy it. Now look at what you made BMW do. The old i3 is dead. The BMW i3s is the electric car of your bad dreams.
BMW has been the mysterious half of a long-reported partnership with Toyota to develop a new sports car platform. Toyota’s side of things has been busy, with plenty of teases and looks at what could be the next Toyota Supra. The BMW side has been relatively quiet, at least until now.
Despite only just recently getting to see the revival of the BMW 8 Series in concept form, it won’t be too long until we see the real deal, which should be a sweet deal considering what’s been spotted rolling around the Nürburgring lately.
The BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo is the latest attempt at getting people to like the idea of a Gran Turismo body style. This is perhaps BMW’s best attempt yet, but it still doesn’t look quite right.
The 8 Series is actually coming back in 2018, and BMW had planned to give internet fanboys who have been dreaming of this for decades a concept design this weekend. Well the weekend is here early, as photos of the concept have allegedly leaked.
Tom Cruise is hard at work filming the sixth (sixth!) Mission: Impossible movie in Paris right now, and videos from the set show him doing his own stunts—which sadly involve badly damaging a fleet of puke-green E28 5 Series BMWs.
You know how BMW is, in almost certainty, developing its next sporty roadster alongside development of the new Supra with Toyota, right? In all of that will they, won’t they—wait, are they?—commotion, the BMW somehow started being labeled the ‘Z5' as an assumed progression from the previous Z4. Well that’d made too…
BMW has touched up the full 2 Series range but you’ll be hard pressed to find exactly what has changed—and that’s perfect, because the 2 Series is one of the most handsome BMWs on the market right now.
BMW got comfortable and sales have slipped behind the surging growth of Mercedes, so now BMW thinks this is not good. It’s pretty safe to say that its new plan of launching a hellstorm of 40 new models and variants over the next two years is the closest we’ll ever get to desperation from a German automaker.
Finally some fun news out of BMW: two workers reportedly caused vehicle production to temporarily shut down after passing out from being both too stoned and too drunk at work.
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If you actually believe Tupac Shakur died.... you can now submit your information to purchase the BMW he and Suge Knight were shot up in six days before his death back in September of 1996.