Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, commonly referred to as BMW , is a German multinational company which produces luxury vehicles and motorcycles. The company was founded in 1916 as a manufacturer of aircraft engines, which it produced from 1917 until 1918 and again from 1933 to 1945.

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    The (not so) all-new design of BMW’s 2 Series Active Tourer


    The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer looks very familiar on the outside, but there are a few surprises inside

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    Review: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021


    Goodwood Festival of Speed has become the premier UK car show with a variety of cars both old and brand spanking new on display. What’s more its outdoors which means Covid restrictions are a little less stringent. Armed with camera and notebook, longtime CDN contributor Guy Bird reports

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    Trio of BMW models break cover – 4 Series Gran Coupe, X3 and X4


    The three new BMW models include some fresh design details, but there is something very familiar about it all

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    Driven: Mini Electric and Mini Convertible


    A mix of modern and retro design details feature in the latest generation of Mini’s, including the new Electric and Convertible models

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    State of the Screen


    As technology has become more prevalent in car design, interiors have been marked by a steady proliferation of touchscreens. Guy Bird explores the near future to discover whether the black mirror is here for good

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    Interior Motives Winter 2020 Digital Edition


    The winter edition of Interior Motives is out now featuring cutting edge design and high-end materials, with exclusive coverage of the Mercedes Maybach S-Class, BMW iX, Maserati MC20, Hyundai Prophecy and more

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    Interior Motives Autumn 2020 Digital Edition


    The autumn digital edition of Interior Motives features in-depth car interior design insight on the Rolls-Royce Ghost, Volkswagen ID.4, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Yangfeng XiM21, Buick Elektra and more 

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    Interior Motives Spring 2020 Digital Edition


    Check out the spring digital edition of Interior Motives, featuring in-depth interior design trends, interviews, sketches and galleries featuring Lexus, GMC, BMW, GAC and more

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    BMW looks to 2021 with triple launch


    The first Alpina SUV will hit the US, while updated versions of the Mini Countryman and BMW 5 Series have been released

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    BMW i Interaction Ease - interior only concept

    2020-05-20T12:50:00+01:00By Nick Gibbs

    This concept collaboration between BMW’s Californian DesignWorks satellite and its Munich studio gave us a compelling insight into how cloud-enabled ‘shy tech’ could deliver a luxury autonomous travel experience while also simplifying the interior to the point that it was difficult to recognise this was a car at all.

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    BMW reveals Concept i4


    BMW has launched the near-production Concept i4 gran coupé which, as expected, builds on the design language set out in the Concept 4 from Frankfurt 2019

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    CES 2020: the best design stories from the show

    2020-01-10T11:42:00+00:00By Nick Gibbs

    The BMW i Interaction Ease is a concept envisioning a future two-seat interior design for autonomous vehicles

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    CES 2020: BMW brings an ‘Urban Suite’ to Vegas


    BMW brings a luxury mobility concept interior to CES 2020 – squeezed inside an i3

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    Iconic BMW Designs: 8-Series (E31)


    The final featured BMW design in this little series is the company’s ’90s flagship: the E31 8-Series.

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    Iconic BMW Designs: Z8


    BMW addict Steve Carter profiles his top-five most iconic BMW designs

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    Iconic BMW designs: M5 (E60)


    BMW fan and M-car obsessive Steve Carter on the E60 – controversial when new, but ageing more gracefully than expected… especially in M5 form

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    Iconic BMW Designs: the i8


    BMW fan and M-car obsessive Steve Carter highlights his Top 5 BMWs of all time, including this mould breaking i8 hybrid

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    Iconic BMW designs: the 2002tii


    BMW fan and M-car obsessive Steve Carter highlights his Top 5 BMW cars of all time, starting with the legendary BMW 2002tii

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    Design interview: Domagoj Dukec, BMW Head of Design


    The design direction BMW is pursuing may be controversial but is quite deliberate, as we discovered when we spoke to the man recently promoted to lead it, Domagoj Dukec

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    BMW Design spotlight


    BMW has shown some really interesting Vision concept cars in the last few years, most recently, the Vision M Next. If you want to understand what BMW design’s aesthetic values are – the Vision cars are a good place to start.

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    HMI walk through: BMW X7 phone and messaging apps

    2019-10-09T08:49:00+01:00Sponsored by

    This week’s video from Screens walks you through the BMW X7’s phone and communications interface. Watch to see how BMW have optimised the car’s head unit UI to keep you connected while you’re (safely parked) on the road

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    BMW restructures design teams (again), Mini to keep a friendly face

    2019-09-13T11:36:00+01:00By Car Design News

    BMW Design has announced a major reorganisation of the way the brands and functions hang together. Under the new structure Domagoj Dukec leads BMW Design including the i M sub brands

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    HMI walk through: BMW X7 Head Unit

    2019-08-27T16:22:00+01:00Sponsored by

    New video walk through from Screens on the BMW X7 Head Unit. A comprehensive video narrative of the user experience of the dominant display unit in this big BMW, including customising screens and navigating through all the different tiles and sub-menus. 

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    HMI walk through: BMW X7

    2019-07-30T08:36:00+01:00Sponsored by

    In their latest video HMI benchmarkers Screens review the BMW X7’s head unit gesture controls

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    BMW recreates legendary BMW Garmisch


    BMW recreates a lost Bertone concept for Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

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    CCotW: BMW Vision EfficientDynamics (2009)


    A study in aero, packaging and fuel saving that still looks futuristic

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    BMW announces design management reshuffle


    Jozef Kabaň heads up Rolls-Royce as BMW i & M head ascends

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    Driven: BMW X6

    2015-05-09T10:14:00+01:00By Sam Livingstone

    Why do people like some cars and dislike others? There are all sorts of reasons for sure, but there aren’t so many cars that one both likes and also dislikes. The BMW X6 takes this a stage further in being a design that is likable and unlikable for the same reason