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Fiat Punto Slapped With Zero Stars In Euro-NCAP’s Latest Safety Ratings 13
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Alfa Romeo Giulietta, BMW 6-Series GT, Dacia Duster, DS3, EuroNCAP, Fiat, Fiat Grande Punto, Fiat Videos, Ford C-Max, Hyundai Kona, Kia Stinger, Kia Stonic, Opel Karl, Toyota Aygo, Toyota Yaris, video on 12 13th, 2017


The Fiat Punto became the first model to receive a disappointing zero-star safety rating by Euro-NCAP.

The ageing Italian supermini has been on sale since 2005 and the new results reveal that it’s outclassed by every car tested in recent history, making it Euro NCAP’s first car ever to be awarded with zero stars.

The Fiat Punto managed to score two stars in adult and child occupant safety and pedestrian protection but the lack of driver assistance and crash avoidance systems brought its total score to zero.

“This is perhaps the strongest example of a manufacturer continuing to sell a product that is well past its best-before date, at the expense of the unsuspecting car buyer. We would urge consumers to check our website for the latest ratings and to choose cars with the most up-to-date five-star ratings, many examples of which we have seen in 2017”, Euro NCAP Secretary General, Michiel van Ratingen said.

The European New Car Assessment Programme updated the ratings of several recently facelifted models to allow consumers making a fair comparison to new cars. These included the Toyota Yaris, the Toyota Aygo, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, the Ford C-Max and Grand C-Max, the Opel Karl, the DS3 and the Fiat Punto.

With the exception of the Toyota Yaris which kept its five-star rating, most of the other models dropped to three stars in this year’s safety tests. The Toyota Aygo scored four stars with the optional safety equipment.

The safety organization also tested new models, awarding five stars to the Hyundai Kona, the Kia Stinger, the new BMW 6-Series and the Jaguar F-Pace. Three stars were awarded to the MG ZS SUV, the second-gen Dacia Duster and the Kia Stonic, which scores five stars when fitted with the optional safety equipment.

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BMW New 6-Series GT Is Much Better Looking Than 5 GT, But Is That Enough? 2
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW 6-Series GT, Galleries, Middle East on 12 2nd, 2017


Compared to its predecessor, the unloved 5 GT, the 6-Series Gran Turismo is a sportier and more well-proportioned vehicle.

You’ll probably still have to decide whether you’d choose one over the sleeker 5-Series Touring or the more imposing X5, but nevertheless, BMW did a good job with it.

As for this particular 6-Series GT, which is on display at the automaker’s Abu Dhabi showroom, it’s a 640i, the rear-wheel drive version, with a white exterior and a brown leather interior.

It’s even got M-styled wheels with blue calipers, as well as wood inserts inside the cabin, and rear seat infotainment, which is always a plus if you’ve got kids.

The 640i is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine, sending 340 PS (335 HP) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque to the rear wheels. It can get from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.4 seconds, just 0.1 seconds off the pace of the all-wheel drive xDrive version.

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BMW Bringing New Electrified Model At LA Show, Likely The i8 Roadster 9
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW 6-Series GT, BMW Concepts, BMW i8, BMW M3, BMW M5, concepts, Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, LA Auto Show, new cars, PHEV, Reports on 11 9th, 2017


BMW seems to have put an end to reports surrounding the time and place of the i8 Roadster’s presentation by announcing a new electrified model for the 2017 LA Auto Show.

Part of the brand’s commitment to offer 25 green cars by 2025, with 12 of those models to have zero-emission powertrains, the new BMW i8 Roadster will be based on its facelifted coupe sibling, bar the folding soft top.

Technically, it will remain identical to the regular i8, but it has been suggested that its battery capacity might double, from 7.1 to 14kWh. This means that the current electric range will be significantly improved, likely rising from 23 miles (37km), to over 40 miles (64km). Moreover, the entire powertrain is believed to be slightly updated as well, making a combined output of near 400hp.

Joining the i8 Roadster on the showroom floor will be the BMW i Vision Dynamics, an electric four-door Grand Coupe that can accelerate from 0 to 60mph (96km/h) in 4.0 seconds, and reach a top speed of 120mph (193km/h), while boasting a range of 373 miles (600km).

The MINI Electric Concept will also celebrate its North American premier in LA, alongside the BMW i3s. Other vehicles made by the BMW Group set to shine under the spotlight in the City of Angels are the newly-unveiled M3 CS, 8-Series Concept, X7 iPerformance Concept, M5, and 6-Series Gran Turismo, which is offered locally from $69,700, in the 640i xDrive specification.

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2018 BMW 6-Series GT M Sport Debut Edition Is A Japan-Only Limited Model 25
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW 6-Series, BMW 6-Series GT, BMW Individual, japan, new cars, prices on 10 25th, 2017


BMW is celebrating the arrival of the new 6-Series GT by launching a limited edition in Japan.
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BMW’s New And Not-That-Weird-Anymore 6-Series GT In 60 Shots 13
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in BMW, BMW 6-Series GT, BMW Videos, Galleries, new cars, video on 10 13th, 2017


BMW dropped a fresh gallery of the new 6-Series Gran Turismo, a more practical sibling of the 5-Series sedan with a five-door hatchback body.
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BMW Hatches A New 6-Series In Frankfurt 12
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW 6-Series GT, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, new cars on 09 12th, 2017


The BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo was the automotive equivalent of Quasimodo but the company is hoping for greater success with a new name and design.
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BMW Plans To Showcase At Least Ten Different Models In Frankfurt 30
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW 6-Series GT, BMW 7-Series, BMW 8-Series, BMW i3, BMW M5, BMW X3, BMW Z4, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, motorcycles on 08 30th, 2017


The countdown to the Frankfurt Motor Show continues as BMW has unveiled its plans for this year's event.
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BMW Plans To Showcase At Least Ten Different Models In Frankfurt 30
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW 6-Series GT, BMW 7-Series, BMW 8-Series, BMW i3, BMW M5, BMW X3, BMW Z4, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, motorcycles on 08 30th, 2017


The countdown to the Frankfurt Motor Show continues as BMW has unveiled its plans for this year's event.
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BMW Plans To Showcase At Least Ten Different Models In Frankfurt 30
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW 6-Series GT, BMW 7-Series, BMW 8-Series, BMW i3, BMW M5, BMW X3, BMW Z4, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, motorcycles on 08 30th, 2017


The countdown to the Frankfurt Motor Show continues as BMW has unveiled its plans for this year's event.
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BMW 1-Series Sedan Could Come To America In 2019 9
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW 1-Series, BMW 1-Series Sedan, BMW 2-Series, BMW 3-series, BMW 4-Series, BMW 6-Series, BMW 6-Series GT, BMW 7-Series, BMW M5, Reports on 08 9th, 2017


BMW launched the 1-Series Sedan in China earlier this year and a new report is indicating the model could soon be offered in the United States.
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BMW M Performance Parts Give The New 6 GT A Sportier Look 6
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in BMW, BMW 6-Series, BMW 6-Series GT, BMW M, tuning on 07 6th, 2017


Want the versatility of a wagon in a sportier form? BMW has been keen to help for some time now, first with the 5 Series Gran Turismo and now with its 6 Series-branded replacement. But those looking for an even sportier take on the tall-roofed oddity may be interested in these new M Performance Parts.
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BMW Wants You To Fall In Love With The New 6-Series GT 20
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW 6-Series, BMW 6-Series GT, BMW Videos, video on 06 20th, 2017


If you're still unsure what to think about the new BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo, then perhaps this presentation video will clear some things up.
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BMW’s New 6-Series GT Gets Rendered In M6 Guise 20
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW 6-Series, BMW 6-Series GT, BMW M, Renderings on 06 20th, 2017


While it's unlikely BMW will build an M-version of the new 6-Series Gran Turismo, we can still get an idea of what it would look like thanks to rendering artists.
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