In the summer of 2015, BMW will be continuing with the generation change under the bonnet of many of its model series. Thanks to the optimised efficiency of the new three and four-cylinder engines, both the sporting characteristics and the fuel economy of numerous models will improve yet again. Moreover, the deployment of additional petrol and diesel power units will ensure even more diversity within the model range. Furthermore, as from July 2015, the BMW M235i xDrive Convertible will be the first open-top compact … CONTINUED
BIMMERPOST member 3er provides his excellent review of the BAVSOUND Stage 1 for the 3 Series, 4 Series, M3 and M4.
BMW has issued a recall on certain BMW 2 Series, 3 Series and 4 Series models for potential fuel pump failure. Please see details inside.
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
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.
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
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
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
The 435i Gran Coupe looking beautiful in some M Performance gear.
Dinan has just announced new applications for the DINANTRONICS Performance Tuner, with the goal of having the majority of the BMW lineup covered by year’s end.
Their latest releases are the DINANTRONICS for the F32/F33/F36 435i and the wastegate compatible versions for the F30 335i and the F10 535i. These applications join the growing list of vehicles already in the DINANTRONICS compatible stable that include the F22 M235i, F30 335i, F07/10 550i, F06/12/13 650i, F01/02 750i, F10 M5 (STD & Competition Package), and the F06/12/13 … CONTINUED
BBMW of North America will introduce a new campaign, BMW Innovations, which will highlight how the range of BMW vehicles share several key technology features with the visionary BMW i8, a plug-in hybrid high-performance vehicle. The BMW i8, with the “i” standing for innovation, exhibits futuristic design and groundbreaking technology built upon BMW’s storied history.
“Innovation is at the core of everything we do. Following in the lead of the BMW i8, which epitomizes innovation, we are elevating the technology across our entire range of … CONTINUED
Here are some highlights of the changes for the 2015 BMW models lineup.
New features as of 7/14 vehicle production:
The memory button for the electric seat settings is now marked with “SET” instead of “M.”
All models except Z4 Roadster:
When equipped with Navigation, an advanced version of Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI; option 6AM) provides a new function. Additional route suggestions are offered, highlighted by a “globe” icon in the NAV screen. This is especially helpful when traveling in heavy traffic situations such as rush … CONTINUED