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Import Cars Could Soon Be a National Security Threat

Big tariffs on imports could be coming on “national security” grounds, the German automakers are bracing for them, one of Tesla’s top lawyers quits and much more for The Morning Shift of Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.

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The Engineering Behind the New BMW 3 Series’ Handling

BMW says the new 2019 BMW 3 Series, which debuted last month in Paris, “moves the game on once again in terms of driving dynamics.” So, to learn the tech behind what makes the new car handle better than its predecessor, I spoke with dynamics engineer Robert Rothmiller. Here’s what he told me.

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The Upcoming BMW M8 Could Have Over 600 HP

It should come as no surprise to you that BMW is cooking up an M8 to accompany the newly returned 8-Series. After all, ///M now colloquially stands for Money, so that’s why we need to ///M all of the things. Here are some preliminary details about it.

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Watch the New BMW M8 Bully Its Way Around the Nürburgring

The new BMW M8 is coming soon, so you just have to drive it around the Nürburgring a bunch to make sure it’s as good as anyone who’s been dreaming of an M8 since 1990 expects it to be. Sometimes you may have to push Lamoborghinis out of the way.

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The 2019 BMW Z4 Isn’t a Hardcore Sports Car, but Here’s Why That’s Okay

A hairdresser’s car? A worthy alternative to the Porsche Boxster? The savior of BMW’s sports cars in a time when that market is declining? A Toyota Supra? The 2019 BMW Z4 M40i could be all of those—and maybe a bit more than people will give it credit for.

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Trump’s Trade War Threatens BMW’s Biggest Factory in the World, but South Carolina Doesn’t Seem to Mind

SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA—Textiles used to dominate this part of South Carolina, which locals call the Upstate. But after the textile industry went overseas, BMW came in and built its biggest car factory in the world, bringing back prosperity in the process. But for more than a few voters and public officials in the…

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The BMW Z8 Was the Last Great BMW Design

BMW peaked with the Z8 roadster.

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2016 and 2017 BMW M3s and M4s Are Being Recalled for Driveshaft Issues

If you’re someone who ordinarily likes to go rocketing around in your 2016/2017 BMW M3 or M4, then this might pertain to you. NHTSA has just issued a recall on them and this one affects their “propulsion.”

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Our 1970 BMW 2500 Crosses The Finish Line in New York; 2,800 Miles With No Breakdowns; Hero Car Vanquishes All Haters

NEW YORK—Six days. Nearly 3,000 miles. Thirteen states. Almost 50 hours of driving. And through it all, zero mechanical issues. Though I almost can’t believe it myself, I am thrilled to report that our 1970 BMW 2500 successfully crossed the finish line last night, completing its white-knuckle dash from Seattle to New…

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The 2019 BMW 8 Series Goes From Clark Kent to Superman

Just like how Clark Kent and Superman are never in the same place at the same time, the 2019 BMW M850i xDrive shows up on the scene shortly after the 6 Series departs. Coincidence? Is the 8 Series just a replacement for the venerable 6 or, like Superman, something far more special?

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