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Give your Harley a rest: the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100
Following the BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Vision concepts, BMW has now revealed its next progressive solution, this time for the world of motorcycling: the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100. The electric-powered concept motorcycle was unveiled today at the “Iconic Impulses. The BMW Group Future Experience” exhibition in Los Angeles. The BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 stands for the ultimate riding experience, delivering an analogue experi...
eCall to offer fast help for riders in emergency situations
Getting to the scene of an accident or emergency quickly can save lives, especially where motorcyclists are concerned. This is why BMW Motorrad has developed an optional Intelligent Emergency Call (eCall) system for riders. When activated, BMW’s intelligent eCall system starts the rescue chain by sending out GPS position coordinates of the motorcycle accident site directly to a BMW Call Centre, where operatives are also able to speak to the...
The future of intelligent driving
To mark its 100th anniversary, BMW has produced a prototype of its ultimate intelligent driving car of the future. BMW showcased a prototype of the car to represent the future of vehicles for next 100 years. It is an emission-free vehicle which has been built with both automatic drive and self-driving modes, as majority of cars in the future will be self-driving.
BMW to incorporate VR into its vehicles
BMW has become the first car manufacturer to introduce a mixed reality system into vehicle development that has been devised entirely using components from the computer games industry. This offers some significant advantages over the VR systems that have existed to date and is the first step towards making virtual reality a very real part of many developer workstations in the not-too-distant future.
BMW 7 series finds a space, then parks itself
For the first time, you don’t need to be in the driving seat to park your car. Using the latest BMW Display Key, users can effortlessly manoeuvre their latest 7 series in and out the tightest of spots with the touch of a button. This can be done from the driving seat or even from outside the vehicle.
BMW Group Plans Plant In Brazil
The BMW Group plans to build a new plant in Brazil. “We welcome the new framework for investments in Brazil, based on the recently adopted “Inovar Auto” legislation. We have submitted an investment proposal for our planned new plant to the Brazilian Government,” said Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW, at a meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in the capital, Brasilia, on M...
UK Engine Plant To Build Engines For BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Sports Cars
At today’s SMMT 2012 International Automotive Summit at Canary Wharf, London, Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW, announced that the new generation of high-tech, 3-cylinder petrol engines for the future BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car will be produced exclusively at the BMW engine plant at Hams Hall, near Birmingham.
BMW The First With New Jam-Busting Technology: Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI)
BMW drivers are the first in the world to benefit from an advanced traffic information system giving fast, accurate and reliable data about road conditions on their journeys. Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) is an enhanced BMW ConnectedDrive feature designed to increase the comfort and peace of mind of BMW owners.
BMW At The 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA)
BMW i is a synonym for visionary vehicles and mobility services, inspirational design and for a new interpretation of the premium concept, strongly defined by a commitment to sustainability. With BMW i, the BMW Group is taking a holistic approach: with its customised vehicle concepts, sustainability across the entire the value chain and additional mobility services, BMW i is rewriting the concept of individual mobility. At the Frankfurt Motor Sho...
BMW develops laser light for the car
Following the introduction of the full LED headlight, laser light is the next logical step in the development of vehicle headlight technology. BMW is planning this step, thus further expanding its lead in innovative light technology.
BMW EfficientDynamics means ongoing research. Exhaust heat offers the greatest potential for the future.
Even the most efficient internal combustion engine can only convert about one-third of the energy derived from fossil fuels into the mechanical kinetic energy needed to power a motor vehicle. Over the past few years BMW EfficientDynamics has made great improvements in engine efficiency, for example with technologies such as direct fuel injection, variable valve timing, exhaust-driven turbochargers, brake energy regeneration and the Auto Start Sto...
BMW i – A New Understanding Of Mobility
BMW i is about the development of visionary vehicles and mobility services, inspiring design and a new understanding of premium that is strongly defined by sustainability. With BMW i the BMW Group is adopting an all-embracing approach, redefining the understanding of personal mobility with purpose-built vehicle concepts, a focus on sustainability throughout the value chain and a range of complementary mobility services.
The New BMW Range: More Driver Enjoyment With Even Greater Efficiency
With the all-important UK business market in mind, BMW engineers have created a car that is approximately 10 per cent more fuel-efficient than the best its rivals can muster, without reducing the 184hp or 380Nm of torque developed by the 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine. This equates to fuel economy of 62.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 119g/km, which means a company car benefit-in-kind taxation band of only 13 per cent.
BMW 3 Series Sedan Engines: Fascinating Drive Technology Spanning Five Vehicle Generations
In 1975, the sporty midrange BMW 3 Series established a new vehicle category. Innovative engines rendered it a forerunner for state-of-the-art technology.
2011 Engine Of The Year Award: Four Titles For BMW Group
Engines featuring four, six and eight cylinders prevail in their respective displacement classes most successful manufacturer in the most significant international competition.
Quadruple success as BMW Group wins Plus X Award 2011 for ConnectedDrive
The BMW Group has walked away with no less than four prizes for BMW ConnectedDrive in the annual, internationally renowned “Plus X Award”. Apart from the top awards in the categories Innovation, Design and Operating Comfort, the jury also honoured BMW ConnectedDrive as the “Best Technology of the Year 2011” with an additional “Plus X Award” seal of quality.
BMW Group expands its activities in China
The BMW Group is planning further expansion of its activities in China in the future. “BMW Group vehicles are very popular in China. We anticipate that this growth will continue in the future. Therefore, together with our Joint Venture partner Brilliance we will increase the previously announced investment of 560 million euros in our Chinese facility in Shenyang to around one billion euros,” announced Chairman of the Board of Management of BM...
Driving fun, the enjoyment of music and social networks
MINI Connected gives drivers an even more intense experience of limitless driving fun, and allows that experience to be tailored to personal preferences and even shared with other users. Now the intelligent link-up of the driver, the MINI and the outside world has reached a new stage. The extended MINI Connected App gives Apple iPhone users access to innovative functions designed to enhance driving fun, entertainment and social networking. MINI t...
BMW Group and PSA Peugeot Citroën Create Joint Venture to Enhance Cooperation on Hybrid Technologies
The joint venture will focus on developing and producing hybrid components, a fast-growing sector Cooperation will leverage significant economies of scale