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Official

Two price tiers and unlimited vehicle swapping

BMW has officially launched its new vehicle subscription service, becoming the latest automaker to embrace the more flexible alternative to traditional leasing. It's called Access by BMW, and it'll offer a selection of vehicles in two tiers via a new mobile app or dedicated website.

Spy Shots

Those kidneys are huge.

There's not much camouflage left on this BMW X5 test mule.

Spy Shots

The South Carolina facility builds the X5.

Look for six-cylinder, eight-cylinder and hybrid power powertrains.

TV reporter offers color commentary as the tide comes in.

Good job, mate. Real good job.

Recalls

Problems with ISOFIX child seats in the X3 and X4 and the front driveshafts in the X5 and X6 have prompted BMW to issue two recalls amounting to over 200,000 crossovers in the United States.

Recalls

BMW will recall about 840,000 vehicles from the 2007-2015 model years to replace their Takata airbag inflators.

Spy Shots

BMW has already kicked off the testing of its next-generation X5 in a snowy, cold environment. The next X5's on-sale date is slated for somewhere in 2018.

Report

Automotive News reports that more than a third of BMW's US sales were crossovers in 2015, and crossovers will be 40 percent of BMW's US sales in 2016.

Review

Bringing The i Movement Into The Mainstream

The BMW X5 gets a plug-in hybrid version for 2016, the xDrive40e, offering seamless integration of EV tech into one of our favorite SUVs.

Report

The EPA challenged the 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 35d to its more rigorous testing for diesel models, and the SUV passed. It should arrive at dealers by late January.

Recalls

BMW, FCA, Ford, Honda, Mitsubishi All Affected

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is starting to announce the expanded Takata airbag inflator recalls. FCA has over 5 million vehicles affected worldwide, and BMW has over 420,000 in the US. Honda's expansion includes 350,000 more Civics and Accords.

Report

BMW is working hard to keep up with the high demand for its crossovers. The expansion at the Spartanburg plant should help things by giving a big boost to annual capacity.

Official

BMW rolls out its first plug-in hybrid crossover in the new X5 eDrive40e, packing a 2.0-liter turbo four, an electric motor, eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive into the Bavarian "sports activity vehicle."

Video

Jimmy Kimmel has a bit of a rivalry going with Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. Not like the "I'm on television, you're on the radio" one he has with his former Man Show co-host Adam Carolla (who of course has more to do with cars than the last name he almost shares with a Toyota economy sedan). With Blunt and Krasinski, it's more of a prank rivalry.

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