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We get a sneak preview of the upcoming luxury crossover

We get a sneak preview of the upcoming luxury crossover.

Study

Electric cars have fewer parts, take 30 percent less time to assemble

Electric cars have fewer parts, take 30 percent less time to assemble.

First Drive

Behind the wheel of BMW’s ragtop Hail Mary effort

Behind the wheel of BMW's ragtop Hail Mary effort

Quick Spin

All-wheel or rear-wheel drive — it's up to you

All-wheel or rear-wheel drive. It's up to you.

Comparo

We drove them back-to-back and picked our favorites

We drove them back-to-back and picked our favorites

Report

Except hundreds of thousands are built here, though not Audi or Porsche

Except hundreds of thousands are built here, though not Audi or Porsche.

Followup

U.S. national security investigation alarms BMW, VW and Daimler

U.S. national security investigation alarms BMW, VW and Daimler.

Opinion

Not Android Auto — Android Automotive, the OS starting with Audi, Volvo

Not Android Auto — Android Automotive, the OS starting with Audi, Volvo

First Drive

The M3 CS is ready to play, and loves to be hurled into any corner

It has exquisite balance, responds accurately and quickly to steering inputs, and its performance envelope takes both gentle and heavy-handed drivers and gives them similar point-to-point speed, no frights, and lets them gorge on giggles.

Teased

EV will have 435 miles of range

We have very few details on the BMW iNext project. The new EV is set to go on sale in 2021, will have 435 miles of range and self-driving technology. BMW has described the vehicle as its "technology flagship," so expect every last bit of tech the German automaker has to be packed inside. Still, we don't even know what the new model will look like. It could be a sedan, hatchback or crossover. Each seems as equally likely as the other. Well, we will soon see the iNext — at least an early con

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Right before the 24 Hours of Le Mans

The long wait for the 2019 BMW 8 Series is very nearly over. BMW announced that the car will be unveiled on June 15, the day before the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The reason for this date is that this will be first Le Mans endurance race the company has participated in since 2011, and its entry is the 850 GTE race car that has preceded the road car. And on the topic of the road car, you can spot it behind the race car in the photo above. So you know what that means. It's time to zoom and enhance!

Report

Car magazine reports that BMW's wireless inductive charging system will go into production in July and be available in Europe by the end of the summer. We queried BMW USA about the inductive charger coming to the U.S. and were told, "Yes we are bringing the charging pad also to the U.S." We expect our market to follow a similar timeline.

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Trump wants more U.S.-built vehicles, and more exports

Ten American and foreign automakers went to the White House on Friday to push for a weakening of U.S. fuel efficiency standards through 2025, while President Donald Trump used the occasion to launch a fresh attack on the North American Free Trade Agreement that has benefited the companies.

Podcast

And ... will BMW finally make an M7?

On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Green Editor John Beltz Snyder and Senior Editor Alex Kierstein. We talk about our favorite cars from the 1990s, and the ones we've been driving recently. We also speculate about the BMW M7, talk about the Mercedes-AMG GT four-door, and reach a consensus (sort of) in this week's "Spend My Money" segment.

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For when an M5 isn't quite enough

It's becoming clear that buying a BMW M model will not get you the ultimate performance variant of the base car. Instead, just wait a bit for the BMW M Competition models, the latest of which is the BMW M5 Competition Edition. This M5 takes the previously most-powerful M5, the normal one, and tops it off with an extra 17 horsepower, and a slightly broader torque peak.

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Lots of carbon fiber and other parts to boost sportiness and save weight

BMW says it will make a series of weight-saving and sportiness-enhancing M Performance Parts available when it launches the 410-horsepower M2 Competition performance coupe this summer.