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    Official: BMW outlines plans at Pebble, teases new Zagato concept
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    The pageant of global automotive finery that is Pebble Beach weekend is under way, and among the many automakers with big plans is BMW. Its prize pony will be the unveiling of the BMW Zagato concept (click the photo above to enlarge) – a different BMW-Zagato collaboration than what was ...

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    Official: BMW announces pricing for updated 2013 7 Series
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    The latest new bit of news surrounding the 2013 BMW 7 Series is a price tag: $74,195 gets you inside the large doors of the 740i, and that includes $895 destination (as do all prices that follow). The 740Li xDrive is a new addition slotted at the top of the 740 range and will run $81,195. Next up ...

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    Video: Who makes the best night-vision system? Car and Driver weighs in
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    Car and Driver Tested continues with an episode comparing the night vision systems from the Big Three German luxury makers. While the testing involves a remote-controlled turkey and a deer crossbred with a construction cone, the most interesting thing the guys from C/D do is to cover the ...

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    Official: BMW reveals Alpina B7 upgrades for 2013
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    We've already read about the new features that will be available on the refreshed 2013 BMW 7 Series, but now, the German automaker has spilled the beans about its delicious Alpina B7, as well. As you'd expect, the B7's 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 has been massaged for the new model year ...

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    Report: Diesel-powered BMW 7 Series headed to U.S.
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    According to a report in Car and Driver, the refreshed 2013 BMW 7 Series will be offered with diesel power here in the Untied States. The flagship BMW will be powered by the same 3.0-liter turbo-diesel inline-six that's found elsewhere in the Roundel lineup, though as of this moment, it's still ...

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    Report: BMW copyrights 2 Series, X2, M7, M10, etc.
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    BMW looks to be on something of a name-grabbing spree. The German automaker has reportedly trademarked a number of new vehicle names, including 2 Series, X2, M7 and M10 among others. Of course, just because a manufacturer lays claim to a name doesn't mean there's a production model around the ...

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    Report: BMW M7 talk picks up speed
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    With Mercedes-Benz and Audi happy to slake the world's appetite for top-dollar, full-size luxury sports sedans through their AMG and S divisions, we can't help but wonder why it's taken so long for BMW to commit to an M7 model. For years, the sportiest 7 Series in the U.S. has been the Alpina ...

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    Study: America, these are your top 10 most expensive cars to own
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    Picking up a used luxury car is a great way to save some coin. Letting the previous owner take the fall on depreciation is a smart move, but it's worth remembering that high-end autos carry with them high-end maintenance and repair costs. Using Edmunds.com data, 24/7 Wall Street has compiled what ...

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    Official: 2013 BMW 7 Series arrives with more power, gadgets and safety [w/video]
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    The 2013 BMW 7 Series gets incremental improvements everywhere. Outside the changes are minimal: fewer vertical slats inside the kidney grille and a larger chrome surround, two horizontal chrome accents bars splitting the lower intake, restyled side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, and new ...

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    Rumormill: BMW considering possibly, maybe making an M7, sort of
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    Okay, so maybe this isn't much in the way of confirmation, but BMW M division president Friedrich Nitschke told Car and Driver that the company was "considering" building an M Performance version of the 7-Series. While that's not quite an M7, it's close. Remember, M Performance is the new ...

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    Recalls: BMW, Rolls-Royce issue recall over smoldering circuit boards
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    Drivers of 2010-2011 Rolls Royce Ghost models and several BMW models with turbocharged engines need to get their vehicles to their dealers. The cars are being recalled for a potentially hazardous defect that could turn their high-end autos into smoldering hunks of less luxurious melted plastic ...

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    Report: NHTSA: BMW 7 Series gearshift issue has resulted in 16 crashes, 5 injuries
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    You had to figure that this might happen when BMW decided to reinvent the gearshift lever for the 2002 7 Series. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been investigating the 2002-2008 7 Series since last fall, and has now "upgraded the probe to an engineering analysis," according ...

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    Report: BMW 7 Series getting mid-cycle updates for 2013
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    The 2013 BMW 7 Series has an appointment for some cosmetic surgery, according to a report in Car & Driver. The restyle will be minimal, with detail changes around the fascia going just far enough to let other 7 Series owners know that you have the latest model. A more substantive change ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #273
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    Geneva Motor Show Recap Episode #273 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan hosts and is joined by Autoblog Executive Editor Chris Paukert and Zach Bowman. Topics range far and wide around our recap of the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Your questions and comments power the end of the ...

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    Report: Next gen. BMW 7 Series to use carbon fiber
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    The next BMW 7 Series, said to be arriving in 2015, will reportedly use more CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) in its build. In two interviews R&D head Dr. Klaus Draeger said the big sedan will introduce the expanded use of CFRP components into the mainstream BMW line. Draeger made sure ...

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    Recalls: BMW recalls over 32,000 cars and CUVs over fire risk
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    BMW has issued a recall of five different model lines covering the years 2008-2011 due to a fire risk. Turbocharged eight- and twelve-cylinder engines in the 5 Series, 5 Series Gran Turismo, 7 Series, X5 and X6 could suffer from overheating circuit boards that control the electric auxiliary water ...

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    Official: This is what a 217-mph BMW 7 Series looks like
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    Take one BMW 7 Series, hand it over to Germany's TuningWerk, ask for the second-stage tune that the company characterizes as "a little revitalization," and the sedan you get back will top out at 720 horsepower, 803 pound-feet and 217 miles per hour. The super stormer gets bigger, lighter brakes, ...

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    BMW 7 Series under investigation for roll-away issue
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun an investigation (not a recall) into BMW 7 Series models made from 2002 through 2008. The reason? A 2006 BMW 7 Series rolled away when it was parked, and NHTSA wants to make sure this was an isolated incident. After all, we don't want ...

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    Review: 2011 BMW 740Li [w/video]
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    Rolling Sixes In Bimmer's Big 7 It's been a good long while since the BMW 740Li badge graced American shores, and even longer since the entry-level 7 Series packed anything other than eight furious cylinders under its hood. The last time a straight-six lurked behind the quad head lights of the ...

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    Spy Shots: BMW 7 Series nip/tuck spotted
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    The current-generation BMW 7 Series, or F01 to you Bimmerphiles, was launched in 2009. After the German luxobarge hit the streets, Audi and Jaguar decided to launch their own redesigned flagship sedans. Mercedes-Benz will soon step out with an updated S-Class, and that means BMW will need to ...

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