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  • Nokia Sells HERE Mapping Business To Group Of European Car Makers For $3.07B

    Nokia Sells HERE Mapping Business To Group Of European Car Makers For $3.07B

    Nokia has announced that it has agreed to sell its HERE mapping business to a consortium of automobile makers for €2.8 billion ($3.07 billion), ending months of speculation over its future. The Finnish company confirmed that it will hand the business over to AUDI AG, BMW Group and Daimler AG (Mercedes) in a deal that is expected to close in the first quarter of next year. Read More

  • Lexus RC 350 F Sport Review

    The Lexus RC 350 F Sport combines a stylish body and just over 300 horsepower to deliver a luxury ride that won’t bore you on your commute. If you’re familiar with Lexus’s attempts at making their lines a bit sportier, the RC 350 F Sport borrows the same V6 engine that powered last year’s IS 350 F Sport. It’s got plenty of kick, but Lexus wraps it in a heavy… Read More

  • The Sights And Sounds Of The BMW i8

    TechCrunch recently spent sometime with the BMW i8 hybrid supercar. The full review can be found here. But here are the best photos and videos from our time with the amazing glimpse at the future. Just look at her, she’s a beauty. Read More

  • BMW I8 Hybrid Supercar

    Video Review: BMW i8 Hybrid Supercar

    The i8 is BMW’s latest supercar. Able to go 0 to 60 in about 4.4 seconds with its hybrid electric/gas powertrain. The i8 looks like a Hot Wheels car, handles like a supercar and is as expensive as a high-end Porsche. With a starting price of $135,000, this isn’t the car for everyone. It’s actually a gateway into BMW’s other hybrid, the cute and cheap BMW i3, a… Read More

  • BMW i8: Reviewing The Car Of Tomorrow

    BMW i8: Reviewing The Car Of Tomorrow

    We were promised flying cars, teleportation and hover boards. We don’t have any of that. But now we have this: The BMW i8 and it’s a future that cannot get here soon enough. Read More

  • BMW Demos New Parking And Gesture Technology

    BMW Shows Off Gesture Controls And Automated Parking

    BMW is showing off a bunch of new or new-ish technologies this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. On the just-announced side, there are in-development gesture-based controls — so, thanks to an in-car camera, you may soon be able to draw circles in the air to adjust the volume of your music, or point in a certain way to answer a phone call. Read More

  • A Weekend With The All-Electric BMW i3

    A Weekend With The All-Electric BMW i3

    I’ve never driven a BMW, or an electric car, so I might have been an odd choice to test drive the new BMW i3, the German car maker’s all-electric hatchback, which packs the equivalent of 170 HP into its electric engine. But an unexpected reviewer might be the perfect candidate for an unexpected car. Read More

  • A BMW Can Now Control A GoPro Camera Because Why Not

    A BMW Can Now Control A GoPro Camera Because Why Not

    As a result of a new partnership between GoPro and BMW, it’s never been easier to record your hoonage antics. Select late-model BMW cars will soon be able to control GoPro cameras directly from the dash. Just click record on the dash of the car and the connected GoPro cameras click to life. Starting in July, the owner of a 2012 or later properly equipped BMW or Mini will be able to… Read More

  • Volvo, Ferrari, And Mercedes First To Add iOS In The Car Next Week

    Volvo, Ferrari, And Mercedes First To Add iOS In The Car Next Week

    iOS in the Car, announced by Eddy Cue last year at the iOS 7 launch, was supposed to appear in 2014 and, according to the Financial Times, it’s finally coming to Volvo, Mercedes, and Ferrari. BMW, a premium launch partner mentioned last year, was notably absent. Read More

  • Real Estate Startup CommonFloor Solving The Last Mile Problem By Hiring BMWs And Mercs To Chauffeur Indian Customers

    Real Estate Startup CommonFloor Solving The Last Mile Problem By Hiring BMWs And Mercs To Chauffeur Indian Customers

    Indian real estate startup CommonFloor has made its first major move since raising $7.5 million investment from Accel and Tiger Global in July: it is hiring air-conditioned hatchbacks, sedans and luxury cars to ferry aspirational Indians to/from unconstructed properties. In a sense, it is bringing the mountain to Moses. Read More

  • BMW Officially Unveils The i3, An Electric Hot Hatch With A $41k Starting Price

    BMW Officially Unveils The i3, An Electric Hot Hatch With A $41k Starting Price

    Watch out, Tesla. BMW has officially entered the EV market. With the BMW i3, officially announced today, the Bavarian auto maker has a vehicle and, with that, a platform, that could shake up the electric vehicle market. Meet the BMW i3, the ultimate electric driving machine. Read More

  • BMW LTE Wi-Fi Demo

    BMW Wants To Make Your Next Car A Truly Mobile 4G LTE Hotspot

    BMW has rolled out a new feature that will let riders stay connected, by adding 4G LTE WiFi connectivity to its cars. BMW owners will be able to buy an optional hotspot that connects with the car and can use its antenna to provide blazing-fast wireless Internet speeds. Read More

  • Meet BMW’s New All-Electric i3 SUV And Hybrid-Electric i8 Sports Car

    Meet BMW’s New All-Electric i3 SUV And Hybrid-Electric i8 Sports Car

    Because our resident automotive enthusiast Matt Burns up and decided to go camping this week, I was lucky enough to attend BMW’s sneak preview event in NYC today where I got a first look at two new eco-friendly vehicles: the BMW i3 and i8. Referred to as mega-city vehicles (or MCVs if you will), both are built with the urban driver in mind, capitalizing on green features and stability. Read More

  • BMW Demos MOG

    BMW Demos MOG

    Earlier today we ventured to downtown New York for a demo of a BMW equipped with MOG’s music streaming app. MOG has been working with Mini and BMW on this app for a while. The BMW version is slated to launch in mid-October and it works with BMW’s new ConnectedDrive technology, available in 2011 and beyond models. MOG’s music library contains 12 million songs. Read More

  • AutoTech: Hands-on With The Mini Connected Infotainment System

    http://player.ooyala.com/player.swf?embedCode=lrZ3NlMjqM7CJJj9PV5x5ngX9HG5TeI4&version=2 Mini’s rolling out a slick new in-vehicle system and we recently got a hands-on demo. Mini Connected features much of what you’d expect for a modern infotainment system including a tight integration with iOS devices but there are some nifty new tricks. Everyone wants RSS feeds in their… Read More

  • Video: Inside BMW's Secretive Plant Zero R&D Manufacturing Facility

    Take a quick look at where BMWs are conceived. The video doesn’t show much, but clearly gets across the message that BMW is committed to making the world’s best cars. Crafting prototypes out of solid aluminum says commitment. Nuts. Read More

  • Bang And Olufsen Bring 16 Speakers To The New BMW 6-Series Coupé

    BMW announced today the all-new BMW 6 Series Coupé with a Bang and Olufsen sound system with 16 loudspeakers driven by 1,200 watts of power. There are seven tweeters that come paired with mid-range speakers for consistent sound. The other two speakers are the two massive subwoofers mounted to the car body under the front seats. This method ensures there aren’t any vibrations or rattles… Read More

  • BMW Teams Up With, Invests $5 Million In MyCityWay

    Auto maker BMW recently established a New York-based venture capital firm dubbed BMW i Ventures that it seeded with $100 million to seek out partnerships that might facilitate BMW-i product adoption in urban markets. BMW-i is a BMW sub-brand solely focused on developing and producing sustainable mobility vehicles. Its first investment was made public this week: BMW pumped $5 million into… Read More

  • New BMWs To Sport Apple Interface, iPad And iPod Out Integration

    The Paris Motor show is going on now. The usual car unveilings are a given, but also the shows are becoming a place for automakers to showcase and release exciting new tech. Take BMW for example, they are known around the globe for making the “ultimate driving machines.” Now, they are entering the realm of being the ultimate connectivity machine. Read More

  • BMW plus Sennheiser equals some sweet-looking headphones

    I always wonder what is really meant when people say that BMW, or Ferrari, or whoever, colluded with this or that consumer tech company to create a product. Obviously they didn’t get the lead designer for the 5 series to work on these from the ground up, but at the same time they didn’t hire the guy who created the seat-recline mechanism. I’m guessing they get a few sketches… Read More