At a press conference at the Geneva International Motor Show, the top three finalists for the World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year awards were announced yesterday.
The overall winners in all categories will be declared at the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 17, 2014.
World Car of the Year
From an initial entry list of twenty-four new vehicles from all over the world, then a short list of … CONTINUED
Live pics of the Alpina B4 Convertible from its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
THE NEW BMW ALPINA B4 BITURBO
The foundation that Burkard Bovensiepen laid in the 1960s in the form of a performance-enhanced BMW 1500, has since developed into a permanent fixture in the luxury sports car segment.
What were then the first technologically advanced products marketed by ALPINA, namely four-cylinder petrol engines with Weber dual carburettors, are now in modern form high-tech automobiles. Equipped from the outset with the best possible genes by BMW, they represent the ultimate in performance, comfort, driving culture and efficiency.
The new BMW … CONTINUED
Check out this beautiful Estoril Blue BMW 4 Series 428i with M Performance Parts.
2014 428i M sport Estoril Blue II:
M Performance 405M 20″ wheel set
M Sports brake
M Performance exhaust (for 28i)
M Performance carbon splitter
M Performance carbon spoiler
M Performance carbon mirror cap
AC schnitzer power kit (294HP)
AFE momentum PRO5R intake
M Performance side decal (upcoming)
M Performance rear diffuser (back order)
One of our 435i xDrive owners has detailed his experience from some recent quarter mile runs:
I had been looking for some official 1/4 mile times on the car and I just haven’t seen anything reliable. I went today to see what the car would do with me driving it.
Car has 3100 miles and is an 8 speed auto. I had never used or tried launch control so I only got it to work on my last of 4 runs. It was my best time … CONTINUED
CAR Magazine reviews the BMW 435i coupe against the Audi S5 and Mercedes E400. Check out the comparison review inside.
The other day I was at the BMW Welt and was kind of shocked to see the new 4er vert on display. Not only that, but there was a lot of interest in how the top folded up and down. I made two videos.
The car that was on display was a 428i Luxury. Enjoy the pics!
Technical specs and diagrams for the BMW 4 Series, M3 and M4 LED headlights.
Here’s a great writeup of a recent 435i M Sport delivery via the BMW Performance Center Delivery (PCD) experience, complete with photos and videos.
We compare the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe (F36) versus the 3 Series Sedan (F30) and the 4 Series Coupe (F32), both visually and specs-wise.
BMW starts 2014 with four awards from the automobile magazine “auto motor und sport”. The BMW i3 (combined fuel consumption: 0.6-0.0 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 13–0 g/km), BMW 4 Series Coupé (combined fuel consumption: 8.4-4.6 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 197-121 g/km), and BMW 5 Series (combined fuel consumption: 9.6-4.5 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 224–119 g/km) were the winners in their respective categories. The BMW i3 was also recognised by the editors-in-chief of “auto motor und sport” as well as more than … CONTINUED
BMW recently announced that an extensive BMW Individual program would be offered for the BMW 4 Series (and 3 Series) from the spring of 2014.
Some of the options to be made available include Individual exterior paints, BMW Individual light-alloy wheels, extended BMW Individual leather trim, a Merino leather steering wheel as well as an instrument panel finished in leather.
We now have some first looks, via BMW’s facebook page.
BMW Individual fine-grain Merino leather in Gold Brown and BMW Individual fine-wood trim Plane Auburn dark.
BMW … CONTINUED