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BMW 330e Plug-in Hybrid review

BMW 330e Plug-in Hybrid review

The impressive plug-in hybrid version of BMW’s popular 3 Series is one of the big sales successes of 2021. With officially quoted CO2 emissions as low as 37g/km, the 330e is especially appealing for company car drivers looking to make significant tax savings. It also makes sense for private motorists …

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BMWs star in Marvel’s upcoming Black Widow

BMW X3 and Marvel Studios' Black Widow

The BMW X3 and the 2 Series Gran Coupe play key roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s action-packed spy thriller, Black Widow, alongside actresses Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh. “This is the very first time BMW has worked with Marvel Studios and the result is just stunning,” said Jens Thiemer, …

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Genesis GV80 review

Genesis GV80 SUV

It’s always a pleasure to welcome a new name to the UK car market, so let’s hear it for plush South Korean brand, Genesis. Already successful in the US and South Korea (with 130,000 sales in 2020 alone), the luxury division of Hyundai (think Lexus/Toyota) initially launches in Europe with …

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Celebrating a MINI milestone

20 years of MINI production at Swindon and Oxford

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first modern MINI – and production at BMW Group’s two plants in Oxford and Swindon. Since 2001, more than five million MINI models (3-Door Hatch, 5-Door Hatch, Clubman and the Electric) have been built at Plant Oxford, all on the same production …

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25 facts you might not know about the classic Mini

Mini 1959

It’s more than 60 years since the launch of the iconic Mini – the British people’s car. With front-wheel drive, a transverse-mounted engine, its wheel-in-each-corner design and genius packaging, it became the blueprint for all small vehicles to follow. British Motor Heritage (BMH) has been making replacement body parts and complete …

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Jamiroquai star Jay Kay’s BMWs going under the hammer

1972 BMW 3.0 CSL (E9)

  Singer and musician Jay Kay is selling three BMWs from his extensive car collection on Saturday May 23 during Silverstone Auctions’ live online event. The auction will start at 14:00 BST and on offer are 86 cars, a rare Harley Davidson motorbike and 13 personalised number plates. The first …

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Morgan raises £1.39m for coronavirus relief effort

Morgan Plus Four

Morgan’s car giveaway for BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief’s ‘The Big Night In’ appeal raised a whopping £1.39 million. The amount, which will be matched by the Government, will help the most vulnerable across the UK who have been affected by the pandemic. The winner of the Morgan …

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BMW 8 Series Convertible review

BMW 8 Series Convertible

The all-new 8 Series Convertible joins the coupe to complete the top level of BMW’s sporty range. With prices starting at £83,295, this four-seat drop-top GT competes with the likes of the Mercedes S-Class Convertible, plus the more expensive Aston Martin DB11 Volante and Bentley Continental GTC. Costing £7,000 more …

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BMW 8 Series Coupe review

BMW 8 Series Coupe

The rakish, all-new 8 Series Coupe is proof positive that BMW is a brand on the move – in an upwardly mobile direction. Here’s an accomplished big GT that’s an intoxicating blend of old school and cutting edge with a dash of luxury. Powerful, plush and packed with the latest …

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Exclusive Goodwood drive day – the highlights

Goodwood Media Drive Day 2018 - credit Malcolm Griffiths-Goodwood

Goodwood is famous to petrol heads the world over for its hugely popular Festival of Speed, Revival and historic racing events. However, earlier this week I was invited to a special Media Drive Day featuring most of Goodwood’s main automotive partners, including Rolls-Royce, McLaren, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, …

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