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    Review: 2013 BMW 750Li [w/video]
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    Bavarian Hustler Gets Solid Update Including Stunning New iDrive For a while now, the absolute and rather uncontested king of big luxury executive sedan sales worldwide has been the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Among the obvious competition, there has been an almost unspoken agreement that this is so, ...

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    Official: BMW adds iDrive Touch and 3D maps to latest generation infotainment system [w/video]
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    BMW claims to have been the first carmaker to offer an in-dash navigation system all the way back in 1994 on its 7 Series. It was also arguably the first automaker to experience the backlash that comes with poor user interface design when it introduced the iDrive system in 2001. Nav systems today ...

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    Video: Getting intimate with Mini Connected
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    We've being living with our long-term Mini Countryman Cooper S All4 for a little over two months, but we haven't spent much time on one of the most often used – and complex – bits of the car. Mini Connected is essentially a reworked version of BMW iDrive for the Mini line-up. The ...

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    Video: BMW's iDrive gets improved iPod functionality
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    BMW's iDrive features for the iPod – Click above to watch video after the jump
    One of the next steps to evolve BMW's iDrive into Connected Drive is increasing the communication the car has with peripherals. In this case, work is nearly complete on you being able to control your iPod Touch ...

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    Review: 2010 BMW X5 M is illogically sound
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    2010 BMW X5 M - Click above for high-res image gallery
    No one ever said that evolution is pretty. Take the best-of-breed BMW M Division product: the E30 M3. Little more than a homologated race car, the first generation M3 was potent, nimble, and with its small displacement 2.3-liter ...

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    The Next Big Debate: Hardware or software?
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    More tech in your car? Oh, that's inevitable. But automakers are trying to figure out the best way to implement it. There are two main architectures currently; tethered and embedded. Ford's SYNC is an example of a tethered tech-integration system that uses Bluetooth to connect to mobile devices ...

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    RIM and BMW collaborate on iDrive-controlled BlackBerry integration [w/video]
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    BMW iDrive BlackBerry connectivity – Click above to view the video after the jump
    Research In Motion has been hard at work bringing new ways to integrate the functionality of its BlackBerry devices into the automobile. We recently brought you news of RIM's acquisition of QNX Software ...

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    BMW M3 facelift revealed, along with new hue
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    Click either image for a high-res gallery of the 2009 BMW M3.We've only had a few months to get to know the new BMW M3, but the 2009 model has already gone under the knife. For 2009, the M3 sedan gets the revised taillights that originally debuted on the 328i and 335i, but the nip and tuck up front ...

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    2009 BMW 3 Series unveiled
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    Click above for 40 hi-res images of the freshened 3 seriesBMW has unveiled photos and details pertaining to the facelifted, Euro-spec 2009 3 Series sedan and wagon. We touched on the visual updates yesterday, but to recap, the car sports a revised front fascia, a new hood, restyled mirrors, and ...

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    Officially Official: 2009 BMW 7 Series
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the new 7 SeriesBMW has officially announced the details pertaining to the 5th generation 7 Series, so let's cut right to the chase. In Europe, there are five models arriving on the market in November of this year: the 730d; the 740i and Li; and the 750i and ...

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    Next BMW iDrive to take cues from Audi's MMI
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    We've already gotten a sneak peak of what the 2009 BMW 7-series will look like on the outside ahead of its official launch, but the interior – and iDrive in particular – is still veiled in a cloak of secrecy. However, Bimmerfile has supposedly gotten the inside dope on the new ...

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    BMW to add further features, complications, to iDrive
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    These days, technology and customization go hand-in-hand. Laptop computers and MP3 players now come in a rainbow of colors and your computer's operating system can be made to suit your unique preferences. BMW has big plans in store for its oft-criticized iDrive system which would make it and the ...

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    BMW gets in bed with Google Maps for MyInfo
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    Promising to make automotive navigation systems "easier, faster, and more convenient to use," BMW is (finally) rolling out its Google-partnered "Myinfo" service in North America (Europeans received BMW's similar "ConnectedDrive" late last year). With a click of a mouse from the Google Maps web ...

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    M5's traction control 'off' switch nixed for a reason
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    When Automobile got their paws on a six-speed manual version of the M5, they were none too pleased that BMW's engineers wouldn't allow drivers to fully disable the traction control. At the time, we assumed that BMW's legal boffins pictured overly enthusiastic Americans, stomping the go pedal and ...

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    Build a better iDrive, get $5m in venture capital
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    From CNN Money's Business 2.0 Magazine, we've learned of a proposal that is anything but indecent. Business 2.0 asked several venture capitalists what projects they would like to fund. Knowing this can be a touchy subject, they were pleasantly surprised to get some of the VCs to divulge their pet ...

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    No iDrive for the MINI and there was much rejoicing
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    Mr. Paukert, our compatriot at Winding Road, was able to abduct a few BMW execs in Paris and beat them with stale baguettes until they finally put to rest rumors of an iDrive-like interface finding its way into the new MINI.Since a touch screen setup was nixed due to design and placement issues, ...

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    MINI gets iDrive - uses joystick instead of dial
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    Motoring File is reporting that for 2007 the MINI will receive a new navigation system that is basically a slightly altered version of BMW's now infamous iDrive system. The iDrive controller will be a small joystick instead of BMW's trademark dial located directly behind the shifter. From there the ...

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    Spy Photos: SMART ForTwo
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    For those of you following the saga of SMART's progress towards infiltrating the U.S. more closely than the NBA Finals, these spy shots are for you. The soft-top Cabriolet and City Coupe pictured show that SMART's here to stay, at least for now. Refreshed head and tail lamps, a ...

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    BMW named top brand for telematics
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    According to the Telematics Research Group (TRG), the crafty engineers at BMW are the most technologically savvy bunch selling cars in North America-- at least as far as telematics go. The upscale Bavarian marque headed the TRG Automotive Technology Index thanks to its range of available ...

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