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BMW M5 Competition Edition revealed

BMW has just revealed its latest limited edition vehicle – the BMW M5 Competition Edition limited to 200 examples.

No stranger to special edition models, BMW has done it again. To celebrate the end of the current generation of the M5, the brand decided to introduce a limited edition version of the vehicle, with a mere 200 units expected to be built.

Ferrari-charged engines for new Alfas in a bid to take on BMW

Alfa Romeo is leaning on the hind legs of Ferrari for added ‘umph’ in the Italian brand’s overhaul.

The cachet and horsepower of the Ferrari is now being incorporated by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, in an effort to turn Alfa Romeo into a profit-hungry pony.

Fiat has plans to develop a new line of rear-wheel powered vehicles to help taken on BMW Group.

The new models are expected to hit our shores in 2016, with high-end turbo-charged models fitted with Ferrari-developed engines.

With Fiat’s take-over of Chrysler and surging demand for new cars in the European motor industry following signs of economic recovery, it may be a case of now or never for the Italian sports car brand.

Giuseppe Berta, a Bocconi University professor said:

“To beat the German premium brands, he needs to make Alfa unique. His best chance is Ferrari engines and Italian design.”

Audi Overtakes BMW in Global Luxury Car Sales

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Did you know that Audi has now overtaken BMW in terms of luxury car sales?

The German car manufacturing giants have always been fiercely competitive, however BMW have always had the edge. Until now.

Audi sold 242,400 vehicles last month – 383 more than BMW – according to data from the Saxony-based auto outfit.

BMW, who has been number one for the last nine years in a row, were 429 cars ahead this time last year.

If you’re now in two minds as to whether to buy a car from Audi or BMW, the ones to watch at the minute from the big boys is the new Audi A3 and hybrid BMW i8.

BMW to offer carbon fibre wheels very soon

A carbon fiber wheel from BMW

Munich-based car giant BMW has just recently announced that it will offer fully carbon fibre wheels in the next year or two. Exciting stuff.

Alongside the carbon fibre wheels, the steering wheel and propeller shaft will see an equally riveting modification.

Reports claim the technology, known as Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer (abbreviated to CFRP, could be on the market as soon as early 2016.

It follows the Citroën SM, which, in 1972, sat on the first set of production glass fiber and resin wheels.

If you’re considering investing in the technology, you’ll be interested to know that the M3 and M4 will be the benefactors.

So if you need a few bob to save up until then, why not check out how much you car is worth now, so you can get properly planning?

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CES 2014: ‘BMW, drive me to safety!’

A BMW is put though its paces at test track where a safety system that takes over control of the car in skids is tested

Fresh from CES 2014. Did you know that BMW is working on a self-driving car that actives only in emergencies.

Released to eagerly anticipating eyes in the scorching desert of Las Vegas, this concept is nothing but hot.

At the Consumer Electronics Show that is renowned for releasing the year’s latest gadgets, cars and tech.

So far, this year has not dissappointed.

According to the German car manufacturing giant, BMW, they have prototypes fitted with a system called ActiveAssist.

The automated system is reported to have perfromed flawlessly and with great precision in a wet slalom test run.

Real world trials are expected on Europe’s roads in 2015. BMW don’t expect a highly autonomous vehicle to be road-ready until 2020.

So you have plenty of time to save before selling your used BMW just yet.