BMW electrifies urban mobility

I live in the suburbs and look longingly at the downtown core. I now realize I am not alone. By the year 2030, roughly 60% of the world’s population will live in cities, compared with 2008, when the split was equally divided. That number is expected to rise to 80% by the year 2050. The demographics of that population are also changing. Traditionally, older people have tended to flow into cities for access to health care centers and enhanced public transit. Now, the number of condo-dwelling 18- to 35-year-olds is growing and, given their waning appetite for vehicle ownership, many ...

Keeping your BMW connected

BMW has a reputation for experimenting with multimedia in the car, and ConnectedDrive is now a big part of the wider iDrive infotainment system. While deep in features, functions and integration, it has a learning curve that...

2013 BMW 740Li xDrive

Ultimate Luxury Sedan

            Modesty — in pure acquisitional terms — is not something we humans come by easily. Even we Canadians, supposedly more pragmatic and unpretentious than o...

DRIVEN: High-Styling In BMW’s Gran Coupe

sleek design of the 6-Series coupe

The Gran Coupe version I drove was the 640i, powered by a twin-turbo inline-six-cylinder engine that generates 315 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of maximum torque delivered in an ultra-smooth rush. BMW claims a zero-60 sprin...

BMW TAKES ON JAGUAR AND MERCEDES-BENZ

Comparison Review

It’s the BMW M5 versus its rivals, the Jaguar XFR and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, as Germany and Britain battle to take over as chair-car of luxury performance sedans. Executives have been in a rush to make money long be...

Fan Of The BMW i8 Concept?

Catch It In New York, This November

As production edges ever closer for BMW's i3 and i8 electric vehicles, examples of each are touring the globe and letting fans get a closer look.   The BMW i 'Born Electric' Tour kicked off in Rome back in June, a...

BMW i8 Concept Becomes Life-Sized LEGO Toy

Ultimate ego build

We might not know what the production BMW i8 is going to look like but the German automaker is clearly proud of its concept model.   At this year’s LEGO Kids Fest in Munich, the BMW Group teamed up with LEGO...