BMW’s X1 has been an undisputed hit in Europe so far. The X1 now tops the premium SUV class after overtaking the Audi Q5 as the top selling premium SUV for the first half of 2010 after selling 55,550 units through July. The X1 will arrive in US showrooms by Spring 2011. BMW sold 11,483 X1s in July 2010 alone.
BMW is shooting to sell 25,000 X3s in the U.S. for the 2011 calendar year, according to Insideline. For comparison, BMW sold 17,622 X3s in 2008. Also, custom ordered X3s will have exclusive options not available to off-the-lot models.
BMW has released an updated BMW Performance promo video, now also featuring the X6 and X5. The original clip featuring just the E90 3-series and E82 1-series portion of this video was released back in November 2008.
Here are the first photos of the new 507bhp Bi-Turbo Alpina B5 F10, in classic Alpina Blue. Previously, the new B5 had been shown only in Alpine White.
Can you think of any better combination for a BMW delivery? We can’t! DMD takes us through 5 day / 700 mile european delivery trip with his new M3 Competition ZCP.
One of the hottest comparisons between two of the hottest sports coupes available is on again, as Autoweek pits the E92 M3 versus the Audi RS5. Result? Let’s just say the boys at Autoweek call the M3’s spirit “unbeatable” English subtitled video review inside.
The M3 Tiger Edition is apparently already out, as spotted in these photos from a recent Beijing BMW event. Looking like a M3 GTS in Fire Orange Metallic, but without extra aero parts, this limited edition M3 stands out even in the rainy weather. Difficult to see the tiger head emblem on the headrests, which is probably a good thing.
According to Insideline, the take rate for manual transmission on the F10 5-series is only 6 percent of all orders so far, signaling an overwhelming preference by F10 owners for the automatic transmission. So what does this signal for the upcoming F10 M5? Will we see a manual transmission option? If so, will the percentage of manual transmission M5’s also be this low?
BMW documents the ultimate testdrive experience — Twelve BMW fanatics from Canada got the chance last year to drive BMW X5M or BMW X6M on the Salzburgring and then pilot BMW Formula Cars on the Nurburgring, all courtesy of Endras BMW.