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With its quirky design, the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo doesn't seem like the most-loved model in the BMW lineup. However, sales in the US and China have reportedly been strong enough to warrant a successor based on the next-gen 5 Series platform, likely in 2016.

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The partnership between BMW and Toyota is now tipped to expand to include a new city car to be billed as the Mini Minor, previewed by the Rocketman concept of 2011.

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Remember when no one understood the Internet? BMW does, and as it sees it, it's a similar story with its all-new i3.

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Spy shots confirm that BMW is at least testing an all-wheel drive version of the M5, confirming previous rumors. The model likely wouldn't debut until the more powerful, next-gen model debuts and possibly only as an option.

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Effective March 1, Mini is getting a new boss when current head of sales Sebastian Mackensen takes over the top spot. He succeeds Jochen Goller who is moving on to become marketing boss for the BMW Brilliance joint venture.

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Lexus will run a 30-second spot for the NX during this year's Super Bowl, while BMW announces it will be showcasing the i3 in a 60-second spot. Four other carmakers have announced plans to join the party, down from 11 carmakers who advertised during last year's event.

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Tear-down expert Munro & Associates analyzes BMW i3 plug-in and finds enough there to call it the best-engineered car in decades. Since the Ford Model T, in fact.

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The BMW 1 Series hatchback might not be for sale in the US, but European buyers get to see a whole new look for the model later this year. The changes are modest at the front, with redesigned headlights being the most prominent tweak, but they help clean up the nose nicely. At the rear, the redesign is much more obvious and gives the hatch wraparound taillights and a new lower apron. A few engine and interior tweaks also complement the aesthetic changes.

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Globally, The German Automaker Sold 16,052 i3s and 1,741 i8s Last Year

Production and sales for BMW's plug-in i project vehicles are on the upswing, but overall numbers remain moderate. The German automaker sold 17,793 i3s and i8s in 2014.

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New BMW M honcho Franciscus van Meel told Auto Express at the Detroit Auto Show that with an increase in output, "then probably the next generation M5 and M6 will have so much torque and power that we need to think about" going to an all-wheel drive system.

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The Second Annual One Show Automobile Advertising of the Year Awards celebrated the best commercials and print spots of the year during the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. The winners came from all over the world and a variety of brands, and we collected them all right here. Check out the best of 2014 and see if you agree.

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If you buy the Master- or OEM-level version of a detailed production and cost report on the BMW i3, prepared by engineering Munro & Associates, the firm will give you a 'free' i3.

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It might be hard to spot BMW's changes for the 2015 6 Series family at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, but they are there. The biggest of the understated tweaks all come at the front end, but there is some new tech for buyers, as well, like full-LED headlights. The interior upgrades are equally subtle.

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Reuters reports that BMW has agreed to pay its Chinese dealers 5.1 billion yuan ($820 million) to help them overcome huge inventories and poor profits last year. Audi and Daimler have are also subsidizing Chinese dealers with hundreds of millions of dollars as the local auto market slows down.

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There could be some big changes in store for the next-gen BMW 5 Series, as it gets a lighter platform made of high-strenght steel, aluminum and carbon fiber.

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The British duo at Xcar take a sepia-tinged look at the car that started the mass-market automotive adventure, the Ford Model T.

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Englishman Paul Bacon spent 18 months in his back yard building the Cosmotron, with custom bodywork sitting on the bones of a 1998 BMW Z3. It's got six SU carbs. Topped by salt-and-pepper shakers.

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In a new video, BMW is taking a glance into the rearview mirror to reminisce about the M535i. With a 218-horsepower 3.5-liter inline-six, the model qualified as a super sedan in its day. Also, despite being made for only a couple of years, it brought the Bavarian brand's touring car racing success to the street and sowed the seeds for the M5.

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Connected Box Keeps An Eye On Lower Electricity Prices

At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, BMW has announced that its i Wallbox Pro will be available in 2016. The BEV recharging system can deliver both solar and electric-grid power at the same time to recharge a vehicle's batteries.

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After seeing how they perform at the drag strip, the BMW i8 and M4 are now at Castle Combe circuit to see how they feel on the track. It's the modern hybrid versus the traditional sports coupe in this inter-brand rivalry. Check out the video to see which is better 'round a track.

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The Caccavo family has a thing of the second-generation BMW 5 Series. In fact, you could almost call it an obsession, as each member of the family drives some generation of the 1980s classic.

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