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Apple takes on keyless entry with iOS, coming first in BMW 5 Series

Physical keys are so 2019.


Apple

If you’re an owner of a recent Tesla, like the Model 3, chances are you’ve been enjoying the virtual key lifestyle for some time. Now, Apple wants to bring it mainstream, by baking virtual car keys (but not CarKeys) into iOS 14 — and even iOS 13 — with BMW as its first partner.

Virtual car keys are just what they sound like: digital keys that allow you to open and unlock your car just by using the NFC chip in recent iPhones. No more fumbling for keys at the bottom of your purse

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No, the 4 Series’ huge grille won’t proliferate across BMW’s lineup

This will not be the new face of all BMWs.


BMW

Arguably the most controversial aspect of the new BMW 4 Series is its design — specifically, the oversized kidney grille. But BMW designers say this isn’t going to become the new face of the brand. Instead, it will be specific to the 4 Series family.

“It’s not changing for all BMWs,” Domagoj Dukec, the company’s head of design, told Roadshow in a web conference on Tuesday. “We wanted to give [the 4 Series] a very particular kidney.”

Dukec believes the large kidney grille “is the right character for this

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2021 BMW 4 Series revealed with controversial grille, mild-hybrid tech

Yes, that face.


BMW

From its turbocharged powertrains to its robust cabin tech to its advanced driver-assistance systems, there are a lot of reasons to like the 2021 4 Series, which BMW officially revealed Tuesday. But the one thing everyone’s going to get hung up on is the styling — specifically, that enormous grille.


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Yes, the 2021 BMW 4 Series has the enlarged kidneys first seen on the Concept 4 showcar from the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, as well as the

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2021 BMW 4 Series vs. Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Luxury coupes compared

You can’t see that grille when you look at it from the side.


BMW

The bulk of the conversation surrounding BMW’s new 4 Series coupe is likely to be centered around its massive, all-encompassing grille, but if you can get past that, there’s plenty worth talking about. And if you’re going to dissect the new 4 Series, you might as well do so in the context of its closest rivals: Audi’s A5 and S5, Mercedes-Benz’s C300 and the AMG C43.


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