Later today at Opportunity Green in Los Angeles, BMW will announce the markets which will participate in the BMW ActiveE field trial when it begins in summer 2011 - including NYC, LA, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento and Boston.
EVO has posted these new 6-series Coupe Concept photos, the most realistic and natural we have seen yet. Previous photos have been heavily post-processed, but we think that the more realistic the photo, the better this concept looks. Which naturally means that it should look phenomenal in the metal at the Paris Motor Show next week! These are also the first photos of the 6-series coupe concept with its LED bumper lights prominently on.
Independent car reviewer The Getawayer spends a weekend with the F10 525d. While not an initial fan of the car based solely on styling, a weekend with the car convinces him that the F10 is superb. See his review here.
BMW inside Scott26 chimes in on mystery BMW concept, saying that is has no competition and never has there been a car like it. Confirmed is the use of battery power and a 3 cylinder diesel. Exciting times are ahead folks.
As expected, the dontblogaboutthis BMW Mystery Car has a new look. Up until now it has been in a randomly thrown-together looking VED+6-series form. The look we’re looking at is the form that this concept car may take at a possible unveiling at the 2010 Paris Motor Show next week (albeit without the camouflage scheme). It’s been rumored that the car could feature multiple electric engines or 3-cyilnder diesel.
Whether or not this hybrid concept car is unveiled at the Paris Motor show, its next showing (either via another video or at the show) seems to be September 30, which coincidentally is the first press day of the Paris Motor Show.
Optimedia CEO Antony Young makes an interesting analysis of BMW’s media strategies against Audi’s. Young compares the two companies’ video strategies, online and social media presence, mobile applications, magazine advertisements, film sponsorship and product placement. Results inside.
Here’s a great resource - a PDF containing all the technical specifications for every single M3 model and edition BMW has ever produced. Want to know what the roof load, gear ratios, or suspension type is for a particular M3? It’s all in here, plus much more.
We bring you the first photos of the upcoming 2012 1-series hatch (F20) 135i revealing its grille and front bumper design (also an M-sport bumper). Judging by the front bumper design, dual split exhaust, uprated wheel/tire combo, and large brakes, this is likely the 135i model, powered by the N55 6-cylinder turbo motor. An examination of the front bumper reveals a similar design to the current 135i’s, which happens to also be the 1-series M-sport bumper, with its aggressive twin splitters.
According to our BMW longterm roadmap, we expect the next generation F20 1-series to make its public debut at the 2011 Frankfurt IAA motorshow in September 2011.
Follow our complete 2012 1-series (F20) coverage: http://www.bimmerpost.com/spyshots/1-series/
Ahead of its appearance at the Paris Motor Show next week, here are the first real pictures of the three Mini Scooter E Concepts models.