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BMW Issues Two Recalls Impacting 1 Million Vehicles

According to filings with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), BMW Group has issued two recalls regarding potential electrical fires in over 1 million vehicles. Despite both issues resulting in electrical fire risk, the two are entirely unrelated.  The first recall impacts 740,561 BMW models in which the positive crankcase ventilation valve heater can short and melt. The melting can cause…

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BMW To Outsource Mini Production To China's Great Wall

BMW is reportedly in talks with Chinese automaker Great Wall Motors to outsource Chinese production of the iconic Mini. The agreement would mark the first time the Mini would be produced outside of Europe and units could be exported to markets beyond China.  Currently BMW Group produces Mini models at assembly plants in the UK and Netherlands. BMW recently selected…

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BMW 8 Series Will Start Production In 2018

BMW Group has confirmed plans to begin production of its flagship 8 Series model in 2018 at its Dingolfing, Germany plant.  The new coupe and convertible will be BMW's answer to the Mercedes-Benz S Class coupe and cabriolet, a nod to BMW's renewed focus at the top-end of its model range as it looks to increase margins. BMW says it will…

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Report: BMW X8 Super-Luxury SUV Possible

This week BMW revealed the Concept X7 iPerformance in Germany to preview the next-generation X7 SUV. While the concept has gotten a lukewarm reception, the production version of the new X7 is nearly ready to rollout and may ultimately spawn a larger, more luxurious X8 model. According to a report by AutoExpress BMW insiders have claimed that the idea of…

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All-New BMW M5 Leaked

BMW is planning to reveal it tomorrow, but that hasn't stopped a Chinese video from leaking the 2018 BMW M5. The hot new sedan is entirely uncovered in the video, which showcases nearly every angle of the car, inside and out. As expected from the M version of the F90 5 Series, the car provides a more aggressive look over…

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