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Don't miss the 43rd Annual BMW CCA Oktoberfest
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The BMW CCA Oktoberfest is returning to Mid-Ohio for our 43rd annual celebration, Sept. 17-23, 2012. All track events will take place at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, and our host hotel is the luxurious Hilton Polaris, just outside Ohio's capital city of Columbus. More

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US stiffed on M class diesels
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Once again the U.S. is being tantalized by powerful diesel BMWs we'll never see. You'd think that there'd be some way to get them into this country, as diesel engines are proven performers and a significant part of the European car market. It seems unlike BMW to leave money on the table, but there it is — again. Now BMW has announced its line of diesel-powered M Performance vehicles to be launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Needless to say, there are currently no plans to bring them stateside. More

BMW recalls SUVs that could roll away when parked
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Luxury car maker BMW AG is recalling certain X5 xDrive 35i sport-utility vehicles from the 2012 model year to fix a transmission problem that could lead to roll-away accidents. While the flaw affects only a handful of vehicles, the potential for accidents and injury is significant. More

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BMW rolls out 2-seat Mini Roadster
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BMW continues to squeeze retail mileage out of its Mini platform a decade after the debut of its first Mini Cooper. The German car maker's British unit is rolling out a two-seat roadster, the sixth variant of the sub-subcompact car. More

BMW shows hands-free driving on Autobahn
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VideoBrief Move over, Google, or better still, stay off the Autobahn, best not to interfere with the main show, which now stars BMW and its technology feats with self-driving cars. BMW has been drawing press interest in its recent show of what will be possible in self-driving cars 10 to 15 years from now. BMW announced in August its "ConnectedDrive Connect" system. Recently, a video was released showing a BMW on CDC realtime. BMW put it on the Autobahn, along with a human driver who nonetheless kept hands off the wheel of the car, a BMW 5 series model. More

BMW 3 Series GT launching in March 2013
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BMWBLOG just learned that the long-time rumored BMW 3 Series GT will come to market in March 2013. According to a BMW source the 3 Series GT features more attractive and sleeker lines than its older brother, the 5 GT, but it maintains a somewhat bulky look. The 3 GT is said to offer same trunk space as the 5 Series Sedan and interesting enough, more legroom. More

Take a tour of BMW's new Mog online music system
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An iPhone, with 8GB of memory, can hold about 1,700 tracks. A BMW's internal hard drive has room for almost 3,000 tracks. Now, BMW's new Mog integration puts 14 million tracks at a driver's fingertips. More

For BMW ActiveE, a home base that speaks fluent E.V.
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BMW and Tendril, an energy management company, are developing a fully wired home to house the automaker's electric ActiveE sedan. The companies announced that they would build a demo home at BMW's technology office in Mountain View, Calif., where the automaker would refine battery charging and monitoring of the ActiveE, a limited-production, lease-only electric vehicle based on the 1 Series. The two-year project, which will include smart thermostats, solar panels, lighting and appliances, is expected to be completed by the end of March, although renderings of the home's design were not released by either company. More

Most powerful BMW M6 on its way
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The all-new BMW M6 will be the most powerful super-coupé in BMW's history when it goes on sale this summer. The M6 gets the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 from the M5. The M6's rear-drive chassis has been tuned extensively at the Nürburgring and BMW insiders claim that it has the dynamic proficiency to cope with prodigious power outputs. More

Report: BMW M division wants its own sports car
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Ever since the stunning M1 Homage concept was shown at the Villa D'Este Concours in 2008, the rumor mongerers have been flogging the idea of a reborn M1. BMW M development boss Albert Biermann effectively put those rumors to rest last year, but with the M division now on the verge of expanding its offerings with the upcoming BMW M Performance lineup there’s renewal of hope of a new sports car being developed. More

BMW updates its stylish X6 crossover
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For the 2013 model year, the BMW X6 undergoes a subtle midcycle update, keeping the nearly 4-year-old model fresh enough for prospective buyers. Unlike purely cosmetic M Packages on models like the BMW 1 Series, the trim package actually boosts performance on the X6. The new 2013 BMW X6 goes on sale this spring. More

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Grand-Am announces a 6-race B-Spec series
Mini Coopers and other B-Spec cars will run sprint races on 6 Grand-Am weekends    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Grand-Am announced that it will add B-Spec races to the program on six of its race weekends in 2012. B-Spec, which originated as an SCCA class, is designed for near-stock sub-compacts, including the Mini Cooper. More

BMW M3 DTM returns with Castrol EDGE and Aral livery
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BMW will return to the German Touring Car series with six BMW M3 DTM cars in 2012 and one of the cars will carry the colors of Castrol EDGE and Aral Ultimate. This sponsorship marks the continuation of the existing, long-term partnership between Castrol and BMW Motorsport. Aral Ultimate is a first time partner of BMW Motorsport in the DTM. More

BMW Motorsport talks 2012 ALMS, Grand-Am programs
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BMW Motorsport has its tentacles spread throughout the sports car world, from the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series to the American Le Mans Series to DTM and beyond. The 2012 season marks the 40th anniversary of BMW's iconic M brand and the motorsport branch of the company is refocusing its efforts on product-based motor sport, according to Jens Marquardt, the head of BMW's racing activities. More

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