BMW North America to get new CEO

Effective March 1, BMW North America will have a new CEO. Bernhard Kuhnt will take over the position from Ludwig Willisch, who stays on as Head of BMW Group Region Americas. Willisch took on the North American CEO role in late 2011. Kuhnt had previously spent nine years in sales management in the United States for BMW and is currently in charge of…

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2018 BMW M4 spy shots (with interior)

A prototype for an updated version of the BMW M4 has been spotted once more. The changes are part of a mid-cycle update planned for the entire 4-Series range. The cars should be introduced in 2017, as 2018 models. The prototype reveals that the updated M4 will be receiving some of the mods fitted to the high-performance M4 GTS, such as that…

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BMW 8-Series, Audi TT RS, Genesis G70: This Week’s Top Photos

Rumors of its comeback have been circling for years but now, finally, we have tangible evidence that a new BMW 8-Series is in the works. A prototype for what’s clearly a large BMW coupe was spotted at one of the German automaker’s test facilities. We’re expecting a market launch around 2019. Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] now has a model with two…

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BMW builds long-wheelbase X1 for China

BMW has been cranking out its X1 compact crossover since 2009, when it debuted for the 2010 model year. The X1 has proven exceedingly popular as global sales of the model have topped 800,000 units. Over 200,000 of those sales came by way of the Chinese market, and it’s there where BMW will launch an updated version of the X1. ALSO SEE: Jaguar…

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How turbocharger wastegates work

Your turbocharger. It’s the snail of mystery attached to your engine, allowing it to breathe in more deeply. With the wonders of forced induction, a smaller engine can create the horsepower and torque of a larger-displacement engine. There are many parts to a turbocharger, which means you might have questions about any number of those parts. Today…

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Manual no more: BMW to drop stick from next M5, M6

It will soon be the end of an era for BMW’s manual transmission—at least in the company’s sporty M5 and M6 models. BMW says that limited interest from consumers is forcing it to drop the manual transmission option in its next generation M5 and M6 to focus instead on dual-clutch gearboxes. Speaking with Car and Driver, the head of BMW’s M…

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Callaway AeroWagon Corvette shooting brake coming by end of 2016

Back in 2013, Corvette tuner extraordinaire Callaway unveiled a shooting brake concept based on the C7 Corvette. At the time, Callaway said it hoped to have the conversion ready for sale in late 2013 and at price of no more than $15,000. Though we haven’t heard about the project since the original announcement, it’s still alive and…

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2017 BMW M760i xDrive V12 Excellence: A Sleeper Super Sedan

BMW recently unveiled an M Performance version of its 7-Series flagship that came with a V-12 engine and an M760i xDrive title. It also came with a sporty body kit and a host of M-badged performance upgrades. However, BMW understands that some, slightly more conservative buyers may desire the performance of the V-12 super sedan in a more discrete…

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New M6 GT3 Racer To Serve As Basis For Latest BMW Art Car

Off and on since 1975, BMW has seen one of its race cars turned into an art car. It all started when French racing driver Hervé Poulain turned to his artist friend Alexander Calder for a new design on a car. The resulting BMW 3.0 CSL became an instant hit when it zipped around the Circuit De La Sarthe for the 24 Hours of Le Mans that year…

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This Week’s Top Photos: The 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Edition

Our coverage on the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show is now complete, so now it’s time for a quick recap on some of the stars. One of the crowd favorites this year was the rear-wheel-drive Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2. It’s amazing what the designers have achieved with just a few tweaks to the styling and a new coat of paint. Another…

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