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BMW Car August 2021

BMW Car Magazine is the world’s number 1 magazine for all things BMW, independently written for real enthusiasts. News of all the latest developments and future projects, as well as regular features on classic’s, make this magazine essential reading for fans of this prodigious marque. The pages of BMW Car Magazine will keep you fully up to date with all the latest releases from the BMW production line and give a unique insight into the cutting-edge technologies powering the cars. Expect in-depth commentary on all the latest features and specs of your favourite models as well as plenty of magical stories about the all-time classic beamers. It doesn't stop there though as BMW Car Magazine also takes you under the hood of the top tuning firms to give you unrivalled insight into their unique upgrade packages!

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
Frequency:
Monthly
$8.13
$61.91
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
welcome

For Volkswagen you might argue that it was the Beetle or Golf, for Porsche the Boxster, maybe even the Cayenne, but for BMW the car that saved its bank balance bacon was the Neue Klasse. In this issue we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the car that helped steer BMW from the brink of bankruptcy in the 1950s, this humble yet brilliant little mid-sized saloon put the firm back on the road to recovery and for that alone we owe it a debt of gratitude, p18. Much has changed at BMW since those days, in fact we’re living through some fascinating, shifting, times now – just look at BMW’s new iX and i4 (news of which broke in recent weeks) – for proof of that, p6. BMW’s electric future is…

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5 min
ix unleashed

The new iX is presented as the pinnacle of the BMW Group’s electrification strategy, which makes it an exceptionally important model. Two models will be available at launch; iX xDrive50 and iX xDrive40. The former boasts a combined output of 523hp (564lb ft torque) and a range of up to 380-miles, the latter 326hp (465lb ft torque) and it is able to cover up to 257-miles on a single charge. Both variants will be available in Sport or M Sport trim levels in the UK. The iX will be built at BMW’s Plant Dingolfing in Lower Bavaria, that’s where the 5, 7 and 8 Series ranges are manufactured, importantly the iX is the first all-wheel-drive pure electric vehicle from BMW. The electric all-wheel-drive system splits drive between the front and rear…

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1 min
m4 convertible arrives

BMW has launched the 510hp (479lb ft torque) M4 Competition Convertible M xDrive. The new model boasts a long name and a high-revving 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line engine at its heart, this translates its power to the road via an M xDrive all-wheel-drive system, it’s capable of returning 27.7mpg. Using its system for optimum traction, the new car can sprint from 0-62mph in only 3.7-seconds but it also has a rear-biased setup, meaning it still delivers a classic M-style driving experience. Following the recent UK launch of the new M4 Competition Convertible M xDrive, M3 Competition Saloon and M4 Competition Coupé, the new M xDrive model will enter production in July. Signature M design features can be found throughout, they compliment a new panel bow softtop roof (it can be opened or…

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2 min
bmw i4 launched

BMW calls the new i4 a 'statement vehicle' – it’s the first all-electric premium BMW aimed at the traditional midsize segment. Due for launch in the UK in November 2021, the i4 uses a four-door gran coupé body style and offers a range of up to 367-miles. Three different models will be available at launch, including the first ever BMW M car with all-electric drive – the i4 M50. The entry-level models, the i4 eDrive40 Sport and i4 eDrive40 M Sport, offer a 340hp (317lb ft torque) electric motor with rear-wheel drive and a range of up to 367-miles. Both specifications include 18-inch alloy wheels and the Live Cockpit, plus standard equipment such as a reversing camera, Parking Assistant, automatic air conditioning, ambient lighting, LED lights front and back and acoustic…

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9 min
six-pack of red stripe

If you take a map of any British town and draw a straight line across it from one side to the other, you’ll meet certain constants. Regardless of the angle, or indeed the town, your line will almost certainly pass through a backstreet tyre fitter with a smattering of grubby TSW five-spokes nailed to the wall, and a closed-down motor factors with whitewashed windows that’s long since succumbed to the viral spread of out-of-town Halfords megastores. It will pass through a dozen basic-spec Ford Focuses with three wheel trims and fuel stains around the filler, a greyscale kaleidoscope of panel vans, and a couple of shiny new Audi A5s in ice white, trying to pretend that they don’t have a telltale TDI badge on their pert, angular rumps. What it…

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10 min
a new dawn

Many cars have been mooted as the model that saved BMW but there’s only one that really deserves that honour – the Neue Klasse saloon that made its debut at the 1961 Frankfurt motor show. Before then BMW had been launching and producing machinery that was able to just about keep the company afloat but cars like the Isetta and the 700 were almost just delaying the inevitable – without a significant new machine in its showrooms the company was teetering at the edge of the abyss. Things had been looking decidedly rocky for BMW during the 1950s with its hugely expensive Baroque Angels losing the company money on every example that left the factory and the Isetta bubble car more or less keeping the company afloat. Things picked up with…

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