426 miles road trip in a BMW i3 REx

Perhaps the most discussed topic of the BMW i3 is the implementation of the range extender for the North American market. In an effort to have the vehicle qualify for the California Air Resource Board BMW set restrictions on how and when the range extender can turn on, effectively reducing the utility of the REx.… » 12/18/14 3:07pm Thursday 3:07pm

BMW high-tech keyfob will self-park the car

Almost a year ago, we published photos of the BMW i8 keyfob which was regarded as one of the most high-tech car keys on the market. At the time, BMW has refrained from giving more information on the keyfob, but we have learned at the time that besides the usual buttons for locking and unlocking, a high-res LCD display… » 11/28/14 6:24pm 11/28/14 6:24pm

G11 BMW 7 Series will have a new iDrive system with touch screen

The cat is out of the bag. For months, we have learned that the new G11 BMW 7 Series will deliver some of the most advanced technology ever developed by BMW. One of them, was a complete revamp of the iDrive system and how the driver interacts with it. » 11/25/14 11:39pm 11/25/14 11:39pm

BMW i3 tuned by 3D Design and Studie Japan

Over the past decade Studie Japan has become synonymous with the BMW tuning scene. Headquartered in Japan, Studie evolved from a single tuning shop into 6 distinctive locations, including their most recent project Studie Thailand. The partnership between Studie and 3D Design is one that has evolved in lock-step. » 11/08/14 9:04am 11/08/14 9:04am

Can Heritage Hurt The BMW Brand?

Recently, while as a group the BMWBLOG team was mulling over the design of the 3 Series – *ahem* – 4 Series we found a moment of pause. During the discussion, Chuck Vossler brought up a hilarious yet poignant quote from Todd Lassa of Automobile Magazine in reference to the accompanying press release with the teaser… » 10/27/14 2:40pm 10/27/14 2:40pm