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After nearly a century of working to make their cars ever more refined, it looks like BMW has finally gone too far. That's because the new 2012 M5 has a feature that actually plays recorded engine sounds through the car's stereo system, as a "discreet soundtrack in keeping with the harmonious and assured characteristics of the V8 powerplant."
Obviously, lasers are the future of every single technology ever, from computers to sea jellies. BMW is now attempting to put lasers into car headlights, creating what could be (but isn't yet) the world's first combination road lighting system and pedestrian deterrence weapon.
We're big fans of electric cars, being vehicles that run on clean energy and all, but we're also incredibly sensitive to design. When we first caught wind that BMW was getting into the electric car business, we hopped around ecstatically like little schoolgirls. But those were concept renders. BMW took the wraps off its new BMW i series vehicles and both of them look futuristically gorgeous — or at least as true to a BMW as a car from the future can look.
One of the most common traffic accidents, is when people make a left turn into the path of an oncoming vehicle. BMW wants to make these accidents less likely using a system called Left Turn Assistant, which scans the road ahead for oncoming vehicles, and can even step on the brakes before you run into the other guy.