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BMW X6 painted with the ‘world’s blackest black’ coating

LONDON: BMW has unveiled a special edition BMW X6 that you might struggle to see. The vehicle is spray-painted with “the world’s blackest black” coating – Vantablack VBx2 – that absorbs more than 99% of visible light. The one-off X6 sprayed with a Vantablack VBx2 finish will be unveiled at ...

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Electric Mini production to begin at UK plant in late 2019

OXFORD: BMW will begin building its new electric Mini at its British factory from late 2019, with the first vehicles reaching customers from spring next year, the German carmaker said on Tuesday. “The Mini Electric will kick off our new model offensive for fully electric vehicles,” said Oliver Zipse, the ...

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BMW to recall over 360,000 vehicles in China

BEIJING: BMW will recall 360,001 vehicles in China to replace defective airbags, according to a State Administration for Market Regulation statement. The recall, set to begin on Aug. 30, involves 272,880 vehicles produced by BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. between Jan. 2, 2014 and Oct. 16, 2017, and 87,121 imported models ...

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BMW, Varta apply for funds in battery cell push for e-vehicles

HAMBURG/BERLIN: BMW and Germany’s Varta have both applied for state funding aimed at supporting battery cell production for electric vehicles, they said, hitting a deadline set by the German government. Germany has earmarked 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) to support a consortium looking to produce electric car battery cells and ...

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South Korea fines BMW 11.2b won for engine fires

SEOUL : South Korea’s transportation ministry fined BMW 11.2 billion won (US$9.93 million) for allegedly trying to hide faulty parts and belatedly recalling its vehicles after some engines caught fire. About 40 engines of BMW vehicles caught fire earlier this year, prompting the German luxury carmaker to recall some 100,000 ...

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BMW moves UK plant shutdown to just after Brexit

LONDON: German carmaker BMW said it will move the annual maintenance shutdown period for its British Mini plant to just after Britain is due to leave the European Union in April, in case there is no Brexit deal. Carmakers generally close their factories over the summer for a few weeks ...

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BMW expands UK car recall again

LONDON: German car manufacturer BMW expanded a British safety recall for another 88,000 vehicles because of a fire risk. The announcement – the second in two weeks – comes after it had already expanded an initial recall to 312,000 diesel and petrol vehicles on May 9 due to a risk ...

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Mercedes-Benz claims luxury pole position in 2017

FRANKFURT AM MAIN: Mercedes-Benz said Monday it had defended its top spot as the world’s biggest luxury carmaker in 2017, with a surge in sales, particularly in China, enabling it to clock up another record year. The Stuttgart-based group reported sales of around 2.3 million cars last year, an increase ...

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Chinese Electric-Car Startup NIO Undercuts Tesla With Debut Model

LONDON: Chinese electric-car maker NIO has launched sales of its first vehicle three years after the company was founded, undercutting the price of a rival model from Tesla Inc. Chinese customers can buy the ES8 sports utility vehicle, with a range of 500 kilometers (311 miles) on a single charge, ...

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Sachin Tendulkar gifts BMW to Sehwag

NEW DELHI: Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, also the brand ambassador of BMW India, has just gifted former teammate Virender Sehwag a BMW 730 Ld luxury sedan. Prices of BMW’s flagship luxury car start at 1.38 crore rupees in Delhi, the city where Sehwag currently resides. Sehwag tweeted this picture from ...

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