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Confident performance. You can be seen anywhere with a 280 CE: the Coupé is timeless and popular.
Lucas Auer will start for BWT Mücke Motorsport in the ADAC GT Masters at Spielberg.
BMW said a shortage of steering gears supplied by Bosch slowed production of several of its models at its factories in South Africa and China. “Our supplier Bosch is not currently able to provide us with a sufficient number of steering gears for the BMW 1 Series, 2 Series, 3 Series and 4 Series,” BMW said in a statement on Monday. BMW plants in Tiexi, China and Rosslyn, South Africa have extended or pulled forward planned interruptions to production, the carmaker said. “We are...
This past weekend, BMW handed out the keys to the M4 CS fleet to a few journalists from around the world who had the chance to lap the Nurburgring during the M Corso event and to drive the new M4 model around the city of Nurburg. The BMW M4 CS sits right smack in the middle of the M4 Competition Package and M4 GTS, filling up a small nice in the M lineup. It manages to blend some of the hardcore performance of the M4 GTS with the everyday usability of the standard M4 Competition Package but, to...
Former head of BMW Interior Design and now in charge of the concept designs in Munich, Marc Girard, goes on camera to talks about the new Concept 8 Series. Girard does a great job highlighting the most important design cues of the new concept car, both inside and outside the cabin. The new 8 Series Concept features lines that flow like water over its Barcelona Gray Liquid body. Creases along the hood and large side air intakes give the concept a fluid look. Bold arches framing 21-inch alloy whe...
The BMW 8 Series is no longer a rumor, or a silent whisper among enthusiasts wishing for a revival of the badge. No, the BMW 8 Series is coming and the concept BMW unveiled at this year’s Villa d’Este speaks of big grills, wide air intakes and powerful curves all around its body. Sure, the production model probably will be a bit more toned down but overall, we can expect the general lines to be kept and that’s great news. The sad part is that the 6 Series range will no longer ...
Living next to the Nurburgring certainly seems like a dream to all of us currently residing in the US. The track where all BMWs are tested before being given the green light to enter production, is probably the most adored in the world. One of the reasons certainly has to do with Touristenfahrten days when anyone can get on the track and push his or her car to the limit. We saw some rather interesting combats take place on it during these ‘tourist days’ and we even saw buses being dr...
The world is currently patiently waiting for BMW to go through the usual process of bringing out the final version of the 8 Series Concept that was unveiled in Italy last week. The revival of the beloved badge will take place next year, with the 2-door coupe version leading the assault on the S-Class Coupe. However, more body styles will join the range later down the line. According to our sources, we’ll also get to see a Convertible and a Gran Coupe. But what about a shooting brake? Well,...
We’ve seen quite a number of renderings of the BMW 8 Series come out lately. It’s understandable as there are few cars out there that can evoke so much emotion. Furthermore, the concept itself has a shape that is prone to be modified quite a lot using digital tools. But while the Convertible and Gran Coupe models will definitely make the cut, others are a bit too far off. And if you thought the shooting brake rendering was a bit much, you’re not ready for this one. The guys fro...
The dashboard originates from an era when horses and riders still communicated with one another directly. The dashboard of the future will finally mark a return to intuitive communication.
By the time I hit elementary school, the white-blonde hair I’d had my entire childhood began to fade into darker blonde. And ever since then, I’ve strived to be as blonde as humanly possible—all while still maintaining my status as a person with hair on her head. As you can imagine, it’s a very delicate balance: Taking any kind of drastic measure to lighten hair has the potential of damaging its health and integrity—and, you know, making it all fall out in clumps—so wh...
With a Mercedes-Benz Actros via Moscow, Samara and Tashkent, east along the mountains toward China.
Summing up a tough race around the streets of Monte Carlo in pictures
Difficulty in balancing the car on the softest of Pirelli's available tyre compounds, the UltraSoft, shaped the team's weekend
We’ll admit it: We live in such a picture-obsessed era that it’s practically blasphemous if you don’t Instagram/Snapchat/InstaStory every second of your day. And it’s equally true that the newest set of Korean beauty products encourages that obsession: Think food-inspired beauty products, skin-loving makeup removers, crazy unique anti-aging serums, and most recently, character sheet masks, which are basically selfie-worthy Instagram treasures for your medicine ...
We won’t bore you by revisiting the whole when-is-it-okay-to-wear-white debate because, well, the debate’s over, and it’s final: White is seasonally agnostic. Yep, it’s fine to wear white literally any day, any month, before or after every calendar holiday. In fact, you can wear an all-white poplin dress, a pleated white skirt, and, yes, white jeans—all year round. More about that last one though: Even if, like us, you wore your pair proudly all winter long, that doe...
The Silver Arrows missed out on silverware for the first time in 2017
Here is a first close look at the all-new BMW M8. Even though still in a prototype form, BMW has decided to let M fans from around the world spend some time with the new M flagship sports car. At the 2017 M Corso, the M8 was the lead car and not only allowed us to see from upclose its design, a glimpse of the interior, but also delivered its impressive exhaust sound. Compared to the BMW Concept 8 Series, the M8 sports larger air intakes, massive brakes, and an exhaust with four tailpipes instead...
BMW is recalling 45,484 2005-2008 7 Series model in the United States because the doors could open unexpectedly while being driven, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. BMW says the issues are related to the door latching system equipped with comfort access and soft door close options. They include models 745i, 745Li, 750i, 750Li, 760i, 760Li and B7 ALPINA cars. “In these vehicles, the door can appear to be closed, although it has stopped in a position where the main...
The F10-generation BMW 5 Series was one of the brand’s most successful models in some time. Despite enthusiasts bemoaning its weight and relative lack of driver involvement, customers loved it. BMW sold what seems like billions of F10 5ers over the course of its generation. However, this new car, the G30-generation 5 Series, is better in every way. And the sales sheets can prove it. In its first three months of sales, the new 5 Series has double what its predecessor did in its first three...
The internet is awash with comparison tests between the BMW M3 and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. Journalists can’t stop comparing these two and fans can’t stop reading. However, it’s typically not those cars that customers buy. It’s typically their standard baseline siblings, the 3 Series and Giulia. So Top Gear figured it best to compare the two more basic diesel powered cars to test which was better for the Average Joe. Oh, and they threw the Jaguar XE in for good mea...
This September, BMW will unveil a new version of the i3 electric car. BMWBLOG reported earlier this year that the i3S will be the top model of the electric range with a series of subtle styling updates that help to visually differentiate it from its four-year-old predecessor, but also performance improvements. Built upon the current i3, but with tech and features from the upcoming i3 facelift, the i3s is expected to deliver between 10 and 15 more horsepower than the current model – which offe...
A dramatic and rain-soaked finale, soaring summer temperatures and 205,000 thrilled spectators: the 45th edition of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (GER) lived up to the event’s reputation as one of the toughest and most spectacular GT races in the world. Alexander Sims (GBR), Markus Palttala (FIN), Nick Catsburg (NED), Richard Westbrook (GBR) and BMW had every reason to celebrate. After completing 158 laps in the number 98 BMW M6 GT3 from ROWE Racing, the quartet finished in second place...
BMW is returning the favor – the Munich-based automaker is congratulating its archival Mercedes-Benz on the 50th anniversary of the AMG brand. At the 2017 M Festival, BMW used their customer pavilion to put up a huge billboard to congratulate Mercedes on its impressive achievement. “You ordered cake, we made donuts,” says the ad. To the right of the message there is an M4 doing some “donuts” in the asphalt. AMG used this year’s Nurburgring motoring event to showcase...
The No. 96 BMW M235iR of Dane Cameron captured the Touring Car win Saturday morning on the 1.5-mile 7-turn Lime Rock Park with a ’nail biter’ finish in round six of the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Championship. Cameron, who started from fifth position on the standing start, charged his way up to second before entering big bend for turns one and two on the first lap of the forty-minute sprint race. Cameron went on to battle the Porsche and Audi in an intense fight for the lead for muc...
It’s Memorial Day Weekend and that means most of our Instas are filling up with pics of peeps on beaches or roof decks or yachts if your friends are fancy AF. But Insta wouldn’t be Insta without those random pics from celebs that make you go, “Wait, what?” Sometimes they’re awkward, sometimes they’re weird, sometimes they’re fails. But they always beg the question, “So… what are you doing?” Kendall Jenner, WYD? Source: Instagram I literally do not understand why four fully-dr...
Not to be a Negative Nancy, but are we the only ones low-key dreading summer? I mean, sure, an 85-degree, pool-side Saturday sounds idyllic, but what about the non-pool moments, when your face sweats so profusely during your morning commute that all of your meticulously applied makeup slides off your face and into your fine lines? Yeah, not looking forward to that. Which is why we’re putting all our summer hopes and dreams into setting sprays, your new, non-negotiable beauty product that...
What good is saving money by resolving to work out at home if your gym clothes start to drain your bank account instead? And sure, if your $120 leggings are your only vice, who are we to judge?—but we’ll wager a guess that dropping three figures on something you’re just going to sweat in isn’t always at the top of your list. MORE: How to Get the ‘Ab Crack’ Everyone’s Suddenly Obsessed With Still, it’s not impossible to find a sports bra that’ll hold you in through five-dozen bu...
Although still under wraps, the first BMW M8 – or some may say the second one –  was crafted along side the all-new Concept 8 Series that made its stunning debut earlier this week. The M8 followed today with a semi-reveal giving us a glimpse into the future of the M Division. In an uncharacteristic move, BMW has unveiled the M8 to the public today in the minutes leading to the start of the Nürburgring 24 Hour race. The camouflaged M8 gave the M fans a sneak peak of what its versio...
Now that BMW decided to launch more M cars with the CS lettering on the boot, some younger fans of the brand might think this is a new thing. However, as history shows, BMW has been making CS versions of their otherwise standard M cars for quite some time. One epic example is the BMW E46 M3 CS model that had the misfortune of being launched under the tall shadow of the iconic BMW E46 M3 CSL model. In the video below we get to see exactly how the two stack up against each other, at least on the d...
It was a tough Saturday for the Silver Arrows in Monte Carlo
Okay, so we’ve officially seen the BMW M8 prototype in the camouflaged flesh. BMW enthusiasts have been waiting decades for such a vehicle to materialize and now it’s here. To quote a movie I’ve seen the commercial of too many times, it’s very, very exciting. So now that it’s here, there are going to be endless fans analyzing the most minute of details to try and figure out what’s underneath. At its premiere, some attendees caught a glimpse of its exhaust note...
Drivetribe has been posting a series of videos pitting the BMW M2, Audi TT RS and Porsche 718 Cayman S together in a variety of different tests. First there was just a spec-sheet test, with all three cars getting weighed and hitting the dyno. Sort of like a weigh-in for a boxing match. Then, all three cars took to the drag strip to see which was fastest in a straight line. Now, they get to the actual race track to see which can set the fastest lap time. At the weigh-in, we learned that the Audi ...
While being professionally good-looking does give them a bit of an advantage, models seem to have a way of dressing for the summer months that makes us forget for a minute how frankly icky July heat can be. Whether it takes the form of denim cutoffs and a slouchy tee or tailored lightweight layers, model-off-duty style is particularly well-suited to balmier days. MORE: 51 Cute Summer Outfit Ideas to Try This Season So let’s push the thought of sweaty subway rides and matted bangs to the si...
Once upon a time, Hilary Duff’s name was known only because of “Lizzie McGuire.” As in—old photos of her refer to her as “Hilary Duff of ‘Lizzie McGuire.’” These days, she definitely doesn’t need a preface or any kind of introduction at all—we all know exactly who she is. But that certainly hasn’t always been the case. Oh, you know what else has really changed and evolved over the years? Her style. MORE: The 60 Most Naked Celebrity Ins...
Using sunscreen is a lot like eating vegetables: You know it’s good for you, you know you need it, you know your mom’s obsessed with it, and yet, ugh. Just ugh. Because sunscreen can be a weirdly intimidating product to slather on your skin, especially if you’ve ever dealt with sensitivity, oiliness, clogged pores, or, most frustrating of all, breakouts. We get it—if you have acne-prone skin, you absolutely do not need some thick, heavy, pore-clogging sunscreen destroying your already an...
Sweptail is a highly bespoke motor car created by Rolls-Royce to fulfill the dreams of a single customer. Unveiled at Villa d’Este for Concorso d’Eleganza, it evokes the drama of the swept-tail Rolls-Royces from the 1920s. When, approximately one year ago, Rolls-Royce presented 103EX to the world, it invoked its coachbuilding heritage to inspire its future clientele. This Vision Vehicle envisaged a world of completely personal luxury mobility where new technologies would allow every Rolls-Ro...
For the first time since its introduction last month, the upcoming BMW M4 CS is shown in the Lime Rock Grey color. There are also colors specific to the BMW M4 CS as factory colors, not Individual options. The first is the San Marino Blue Metallic, as shown in the pictures and was a popular Individual color on the standard car. There’s also a Lime Rock Grey Metallic and a very special Frozen Dark Blue II, the latter of which is a matte finish and will only be available on a limited number of ...
All week, we’ve been talking about the BMW 8 Series Concept. The stunning looking concept car that BMW has presented us shows off the future design language of the 8 Series and the brand as a whole. While we haven’t seen any real photos of the 8 Series without any camouflage, we can tell that the final production car will borrow many of the design cues from the concept. But since we’ve known of the new BMW 8 Series’ existence, and after seeing this concept, enthusiasts ha...
Ever since the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde came out, hundreds of tests were done against the benchmark in the segment – the M3. For over 30 years, the BMW M3, and now the BMW M4, have been the best in the segment when it came to an all-round package. Now with the Italians back on the scene, things are getting a bit more complicated for the Germans; the Alfa turning out to be quite a fierce challenger. As far as a clear winner goes, conclusions are still split, depending mostly on ...
We love summer—but with summer comes heat and with heat comes oily skin and trying to figure out how to control it. There’s a fine line between a glowing face and a greasy face, after all. The trick to balancing the seesaw that is our perfect complexion? Lots of exfoliation. Face peels, which tout hardcore exfoliation and expiated cell turnover, are a great option to keep summer grease in control. We reached out to Dr. Hadley King, MD, board certified dermatologist at NYC’s SKINNEY Me...
Tomorrow, BMW M will be holding an M Concours, a sort of M Festival to showcase a new sports car. In this video, we get a teaser of the upcoming BMW M8 wearing camouflage. While BMW doesn’t exactly say it’s an M8, or anything about it at all, if you freeze the video at the right moment, you can see that the license plate says “BMW M8” on it. That means a legitimate, real-deal BMW M8 is finally coming, after all these years of waiting. The video shows a couple of fleeting ...
IND Distribution has just unveiled their latest tuning project. Dubbed, Gelbgrun, the exotic build is based on the BMW M2 Coupe and features a striking green paint job, along with an impressive list of performance and aero upgrades. IND says the M2 is one of their most ambitious projects to date: few IND Portfolio cars have been subject to such extensive development, both of one-off components and production pieces. The Chicago-based tuning shop wanted the M2 to rival the M4 GTS and their own...
Welcome to 2017, a time in which eight billion anti-aging products currently line the shelves of every beauty aisle in the world, promising to magically erase any and all signs of wrinkles and fine lines from your face. But let us also welcome you to this harsh reality: No product can truly stop your skin’s natural process of aging (nope, not even that $800 diamond-infused eye cream). And although we’ll probably never find a real-life miracle product—other than retinoids; sorry, they&...
If you’ve had to daily the same rear-wheel drive car all throughout the winter, you’d know that winter tires are a must. When I was younger and far dumber than I currently am and quite broke, I had to tough it through the winter with summer tires. It wasn’t fun. Okay, actually it was kinda fun, because skids. However, I was stuck constantly and had many terrifying near-crashes. Automobile Mag is far smarter than I was and decided to avoid such stupid behavior by ordering a set...
Walking down the aisle is often one of the biggest moments in a person’s life, and, naturally, you’d want all your best girlfriends there with you. But what happens when, say, you have Taylor Swift, Rihanna, or Jennifer Lawrence in your squad? You gotta ask them to be a bridesmaid—or risk them leaving you out of their wedding or, even worse, out of another “Bad Blood”-esque music video. MORE: Cool Wedding Favor Ideas You Can DIY in 3 Steps or Less To prove our point, ...