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”We just spent and spent and spent,“ Mr Hills told the police

Man arrested after M25 motorway chase

A man was arrested today after leading police on a 140mph chase on the M25.

New BMW engine to be built in UK

A new generation of engines for the future BMW plug-in hybrid sports car will be built at a UK factory, it was announced today.

Usain Bolt unharmed in 5.15 am car crash in Jamaica

Usain Bolt walked away unharmed from an early morning car crash in Jamaica yesterday. According to a report in the Jamaica Gleaner, later confirmed by Bolt's management, the Olympic 100m and 200m runner crashed his BMW car at 5.15am at Half Way Tree, St Andrew.

Work at the Hams Hall plant

BMW produces three-millionth engine at UK plant

BMW has now produced three million four-cylinder petrol engines at its plant at Hams Hall in the UK Midlands. The factory has supplied engines for the Mini since 2006, when the company started phasing out the Chrysler-sourced power units that had previously been used, and it has been producing engines for BMW-badged cars such as the 1-Series, 3-Series and X1 for over a decade.

Hams Hall

UK car factory Hams Hall celebrates as it builds three millionth engine in landmark production achievement

A UK car factory has built its three millionth engine in a landmark production achievement praised by its owners and the Government.

BMW 640d Gran Coupé - First Drive

Engine: 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder turbo-diesel

Transmission: eight-speed automatic

Power: 313 PS at 4,400 rpm

Torque: 630 Nm between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm

Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 49.6 mpg

CO2 emissions: 149 g/km

Top speed: 155 mph (artificially limited)

Acceleration (0-62 mph): 5.4 seconds

Price: £63,900 (6-Series Gran Coupé range starts at £61,390 for the 640i)

Suspended jail term for Premier League footballer Jermaine Pennant

Premier League footballer Jermaine Pennant has been given an eight-week jail sentence, suspended for a year, and has been disqualified from driving for three years after he admitted drink-driving.

BMW electric 1-Series ActiveE

Motor: synchronous electric motor (12,000 rpm max. speed)
Battery pack: 2kWh lithium-ion, 192 cells/25 modules divided between three compartments
Power: 170 PS
Torque: 250 Nm
Range: up to 100 miles
CO2 emissions: zero at tailpipe but overall impact depends on fuel burnt at power station
Top speed: 90 mph (artificially limited)
Acceleration (0-60 mph): 9 seconds
Price: trials vehicle not available for sale

Stoke winger Jermaine Pennant arrested over alleged assault

Stoke winger Jermaine Pennant has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in a nightclub, sources said.

BMW ActiveHybrid 5

Engine: 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder petrol engine paired with electric motor
Transmission: eight-speed automatic
Power: 306 PS at 5,800 rpm + 40kW (electric motor)
Torque: 400 Nm between 1,200 and 4,000 rpm
Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 44.1 mpg
CO2 emissions: 149 g/km
Top speed: 155 mph (artificially limited)
Acceleration (0-62 mph)
: 5.9 seconds
Price: £46,855

Stoke City's Jermaine Pennant charged with drink-driving after car crash

Premier League footballer Jermaine Pennant has been charged with drink-driving.

BMW and Locog unveil low-CO2 Olympic fleet

BMW and the London 2012 organising committee, Locog, yesterday revealed details of the 4,000-strong vehicle fleet the car-maker will be providing as Official Automotive Partner for this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN: Neighbourhood watch volunteer has admitted shooting dead Trayvon Martin

Trayvon killer is bailed – and goes straight into hiding

Zimmerman is allowed to live in secret location outside Florida because of threat of attacks

Mini Cooper S Roadster

Engine: 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol, turbocharged
Transmission: six-speed manual
Power: 184 PS
Torque: 240 Nm between 1,600 and 5,000 rpm
Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 47.1 mpg
CO2 emissions: 139 g/km
Top speed: 141 mph
Acceleration (0-62 mph): 7.0 seconds
Price: £20,905

Judd Trump: 'My Twitter account used to say 'part-time
playboy' on it but I've taken that down now'

Judd Trump: 'I love fast cars but please don't call me a playboy'

He has enjoyed himself after reaching last year's world snooker final. But his fun will be limited to the table next week

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