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BMW South Carolina Plant Becomes Largest Production Site in Past 25 Years

The BMW Group has been doing business in the U.S. market for a quarter-century. Now it is celebrating the fact that the Spartanburg, SC plant has become the largest production location within the past 25 years.

The plan to build the plant was announced in 1992, but continuous expansion and extensive additions and the decision to build the BMW X models in Spartanburg have made the plant the largest manufacturing location in the BMW Group production network within the past 25 years...

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The 2018 BMW X3 is Almost Here

We are very excited for the 2018 BMW X3 to arrive at dealerships this November. The X3 debuted 15 years ago as the original BMW Sport Activity Vehicle, and its third generation, which is coming out later this year, will be one of its best versions yet. The new X3 will feature a new exterior look, upgraded tech features, an available M performance model, and chassis and aerodynamic upgrades.

The wheelbase is expected to be slightly elongated by 2.2 inches, and the front fascia will boast a more muscular kidney grille and fog lights...

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BMW 5 Series Proclaimed IIHS Top Safety Pick+

BMW embodies sophistication, but it also prides itself on building safe and reliable vehicles, like the 2017 BMW 5 Series lineup.

The high-end sedan earned top marks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and because of that, it was dubbed a Top Safety Pick+. The BMW 5 Series boasts strong marks in five crash tests, which consisted of the small overlap front, roof strength, side, head restraints, and moderate overlap front. The BMW 5 Series took home bragging rights and a...

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BMW i and TED Work Together to Implement Innovative Ideas

BMW i and TED are joining forces on a new contest to find visionaries from around the world who have powerful new ideas about mobility and the future of personal transport. The NextVisionaries competition will announce the winners at the Frankfurt Motor Show and also at TED’s New York theater in November. The winners will discuss their ideas at both locations.

Throughout the next four months, according to a press release from BMW, a group of mentors will choose the...

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Meet the BMW i8 MemphisStyle at the Frieze New York Art Fair

The BMW Group is working with the Frieze New York art fair for the sixth year in a row. From May 5 to 7, BMW will host an exclusive Art Talk and a Design Talk at the Soho House. BMW will welcome visitors to a unique BMW lounge, which will display the exclusive BMW i8 MemphisStyle. Guests will also get to cruise around in a fleet of BMW 7 Series cars instead of a standard shuttle service. At the Frieze art fair, it’s all about style, bold designs and luxury—three things the BMW brand has been known for…

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BMW i Ventures Takes a Chance on

BMW i Ventures is partnering with an up and coming business to improve the state of charter bus transportation in North America.’s goal is to do away with the complexity of renting a charter bus and coordinating group transportation in the U.S. and Canada.

“Better busing is fundamental to the future of travel.” Kyle, CEO of says. “Buses are the best way to...
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2017 BMW X5 Earns Acclaim from Critics


We here at Global Imports BMW have to hand it to our beloved Bavarian brand: its midsize SUV, the 2017 X5, is downright divine.


Yet what, specifically, makes it so?


That answer, conveniently enough, can be found in the clip below. Tag along with Road Test Editor Dan Ilika, as he gives the X5 a go:

If you're the sort who has a taste for the finer things in life, then the X5's range-topping trim -- the xDrive50i -- may well be the one for you.


Standard features on this model include a brawny, 445-horsepower turbo-V8 engine, keyless…

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BMW M2 Praised as 2017 All-Star Winner

At Amelia Island Concours d ’Elegance, the BMW M2 was awarded AUTOMOBILE Magazine’s All-Stars award. The newest BMW M model was selected as a 2017 All-Star winner for its driving dynamics and agility.

After extensive road tests on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, judges praised the BMW M2 for its precise steering and robust engine. BMW M GmbH engineers wanted to give sporty drivers who like to push the limits on the track something to work with. So, the BMW M2 comes with the latest generation of...

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