Two BMW models have won over voters with their exceptional design in the readers’ survey conducted by German motoring magazine Auto Zeitung. The design of the elegantly sporty BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe took the honours in the “Sedans / Station wagons / Vans” category, while the extrovert use of forms embodied by the BMW 2 Series Convertible won the day in the compact class. Elsewhere, the MINI 5-door, the BMW M3/M4 and the BMW X6 ranked among the top three most aesthetically pleasing … CONTINUED
An airbag related recall has been announced by the NHTSA for certain 2015 BMW 4 Series:
Report Receipt Date: MAR 13, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V148000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,067
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2015 428i Convertible, 428i xDrive Convertible, 435i Convertible, and 435i xDrive Convertible vehicles manufactured October 22, 2014, to February 27, 2015. Due to a programming error, the driver’s front air bag deployment timing may be … CONTINUED
BMW Abu Dhabi Motors showcasing a 4-Series Convertible equipped with the M Performance kit and Akrapovic exhaust system.
Interior features red Merino leather upholstery and carbon fiber accents (and M Performance steering wheel).
It’s also fitted with the M Performance Power Kit, increasing output by 34 HP (25 kW) and 50 Nm (36 lb-ft).
For the fifth straight year, the BMW 3 Series (4 Series included) was the best selling premium car in 2014 in the United States.
Here are the 2014 stats:
142,232 3-Series / 4-Series sold in U.S. in 2014
3-Series / 4-Series made up 42% of U.S. BMW sales
3-Series / 4-Series was America’s 16th-best-selling car in 2014
3-Series / 4-Series sales reached highest level since 2007 (when 142,490 were sold)
3-Series hasn’t been outsold in premium category since 2009
The runner up was the Lexus RX with … CONTINUED
We’ve been reporting since last Summer that the 335i would be replaced by the 340i to coincide with the F30 3 Series LCI facelift and changeover from the N55 engine to the new inline 6 turbo B58 engine.
And now the 340i has officially appeared on BMWUSA’s official production map for the 2016 model year. As the schedule indicates, production of the 340i begins in July-August 2015, with the Munich plant starting production in July and Rosslyn plant in August.
Its sibling, the F32 435i coupe … CONTINUED
Lexus tells us why you should buy the RC350 over the 435i in this unintentionally funny infomercial.
Check out the first 435i to M4 body conversion.
BMW of North America today announced a modest inflationary price increase for some Model Year 2015 vehicles, effective January 5th, 2015. The Destination and Handling fee for all models is $950 and is included in the following list for current and new prices.
The revised pricing covers the 4 Series, X1 and X5.
We’ve shown you BMW-centric cars from the Essen Motor Show, now see the rest of the show!
The 2014 Essen Motor Show has opened its doors and we bring you some photos.
Here are the AC Schnitzer 2 Series and 4 Series Gran Coupe from the show.
More technical details:
2 Series: http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1028920
4 Series Gran Coupe: http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho….php?t=1044171
The D4 Biturbo is Alpina’s follow up to the stunning D3. It’s capable of reaching 60mph in 4.6 seconds and can return up to 53mpg. Sounds like the perfect package, then, but are there any drawbacks? Steve Sutcliffe of Autocar finds out.
BMW NA has issued a recall for certain 4-cylinder powered 20i and 28i models for potential brake power assist problems. Here is the recall information from the NHTSA.
The affected models/years are as follows:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V-627 (14V627000)
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8,988
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sports … CONTINUED
With this video promo BMW USA is announcing that you can now equip select BMW models in the online builder with some of the M Performance Parts catalog to get a visual preview of the parts installed on the car.
For now, only certain models have this feature available and only some M Performance Parts have been built into the builder currently.
Japanese tuner 3D Design puts its own touches on the 4 Series Gran coupe with an exterior carbon fiber kit including front splitter lip, side skirts, rear diffuser, trunk spoiler and roof spoiler, as well as its own exhaust system.
AC Schnitzer shows us its take on the 4 Series Gran Coupe — dubbed the ACS4 Gran Coupe.
On the performance side, the ACS4 gets power bumps for the following models:
428i – 294hp (+94 hp over factory)
435i – 350hp (+50 hp)
420i – 245hp (+61 hp)
420d – 218hp (+34 hp)
430d – 309hp (+51 hp)
435d – 360hp (+47 hp)
The gasoline engines are all available with an intercooler. Suspension upgrade includes 1) a sports suspension which lowers the front by 10-25mm and the … CONTINUED
A very unique and individual 435i – in BMW Individual Mint Green.
The 435i Gran Coupe looking beautiful in some M Performance gear.