2012 DTM Champion Bruno Spengler takes on German Golf Pro (and BMW Brand Ambassador) Martin Kaymer in this BMW xDrive Moutain Challenge featuring driving, golfing, and sledding antics up in the Austrian mountain.
While this was just a lighthearted ‘challenge’ and it’s clear that we’re watching athletes and not actors, we get some looks at the BMW xDrive system in action on the 5 Series Touring M550d xDrive and 6 Series Coupe with xDrive.
2012 was a busy year for BMW and saw the company introduce many models. These include the LCI 7 Series, 6 Series Gran Coupe, ActiveHybrid 5, F10 3 Series Sedan, F11 3 Series Touring, M135i hatchback, M Performance Automobiles, M6 Coupe and Convertible, and M6 Gran Coupe.
BMW revisits the 2012 year in this review video.
BMW TwinPowerTurbo technology again takes two of Ward’s 2013 10 Best Engines Awards. The 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder (N20) and 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline-6 (N55) are both repeat winners.
“Nearly every BMW now sold in the US features TwinPower Turbo technology,” said Ludwig Willisch – President and CEO of BMW of North America, LLC. “In such a competitive market, to take two spots highlights the benefits of the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy. It also shows that while we look for improvements in efficiency, we are still committed … CONTINUED
Hamann has taken the sleek and classy 6 Series Gran Coupe and added what the tuning company feels are some necessary cosmetic changes for some added aggression. Can’t say that it’s an improvement, but it’s certainly a change.
The Hamann BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe comes with a full body kit including a full front bumper with custom grille and LED DRLs, side skirts, full rear bumper with vents for cooling the brakes, a trunk spoiler, roof spoiler, rear diffuser, and a wild carbon fiber hood.
It … CONTINUED
Many are calling the just revealed F32 4 Series Coupe Concept a baby 6 Series coupe, an understandable comparison given the coupe’s new sleek low-slung and rear fastback shaped look. Some of you have requested a comparo, so here’s a look at how the two coupes compare visually and specs-wise.
As with the other comparison threads, keep in mind that we are comparing a concept against a production model, but nonetheless the general styling, shape, and dimensions of the 4 Series Coupe Concept will carry over … CONTINUED
BMW brand up 45 percent in November – best month ever; 10.4 percent year-to-date increase.
MINI brand up 10.5 percent in November; 15.2 percent increase year-to-date – already surpassed 2011 sales record.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 3, 2012… The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported November sales of 36,461 vehicles, an increase of 38.8 percent from the 26,271 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group is up 11.3 percent on sales of 303,728 in the first eleven … CONTINUED
Hamann reveals its complete aero kit for the M Sport 6 Series coupe (F13) and convertible (F12) models, consisting of:
HAMANN COMPETITION FRONT SPOILER
HAMANN SIDE SILLS
HAMANN REAR SPOILER
HAMANN REAR CENTER MOLDING 4-TAILPIPES (with cut out for HAMANN 4 tailpipes rear muffler)
This kit joins Hamann’s already released standard 6 Series Coupe/Convertible kit.
In the “Auto Trophy 2012″, the new BMW 3 Series was chosen as the most popular mid-range automobile, while the BMW 1 Series Convertible came out top in the “Convertibles up to 30,000 euros” category. The “Best Advertising” award also went to BMW – here readers of the automobile magazine “Auto Zeitung” showed a clear preference for the BMW 5 Series Touring campaign. The outstanding BMW result was rounded off with numerous other top 3 placements for the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 6 Series … CONTINUED
BMW today announced a portion of its lineup to be displayed at this year’s Los Angeles International Auto Show press days [public days go from November 30 - December 9]. From the exotic BMW Concept i8 Roadster to the versatile new BMW Concept K2 Powder Ride based on the popular new BMW X1 with graphics designed by Designworks USA, the company will showcase a comprehensive product arrangement which strikes the perfect balance of high performance, innovative efficiency, and outstanding design. There will be more BMW … CONTINUED
Painted in the style of a BMW Art car, this BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe (650i) M Sport is currently on display as part of an art exhibition titled “The Road is your Easl” in Abu Dhabi Motors’ showroom in Umm Al Nar, which features art by internationally renowned artists such from the likes of Andy Warhol and Ki Soo Kwon. The show runs until December 6th, 2012. via BMW Middle East
The BMW Group continued to perform successfully during the period under report despite difficult market conditions. Sales volume, revenues and earnings figures all constituted new highs to date for a third quarter. Revenues during the three-month period from July to September rose by 13.7% to € 18,817 million (2011: € 16,547 million). The profit before financial result (EBIT) increased by 13.8% to € 2,004 million (2011: € 1,761 million). Third-quarter profit before tax (EBT) improved by 17.6% to € 1,987 million (2011: € 1,689 million). … CONTINUED
Have a gander at the first images of the AC Schnitzer 6 Series M Sport Package aero kit, consisting of a carbon fiber front spoiler lip and rear diffuser which each attach to the OEM 6 Series M Sport aero parts.
BMW of North America announced today the 2013 BMW Individual X6 Performance Edition and the 2013 BMW 6 Series Coupe Frozen Silver Edition. There will be only 100 copies of the BMW Individual X6 Performance Edition [full details/photos] and 55 copies of the BMW 6 Series Coupe Frozen Silver Edition. BMW will make available fifty Edition copies of the 2013 BMW X6 xDrive35i, with an MSRP of $81,695, and fifty Edition copies of the 2013 BMW X6 xDrive50i with an MSRP of $92,895 including Destination … CONTINUED
The BMW Group experienced growth in many regions around the world in September and achieved another record month in sales. With 177,716 (prev. yr. 159,223) BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand automobiles delivered worldwide, sales were 11.6% higher than in the same month last year. It was also the best first nine months for the company, with sales up 8.3% compared to the same period last year. A total of 1,335,502 BMW Group vehicles were delivered during this time (prev. yr. 1,232,619).
Ian Robertson, Member of the Board … CONTINUED
Have a look at Studie project 6 Series Gran Coupe, their take on giving the already gorgeous 6 Series Gran Coupe an even sportier look.
The project car is based on a Mineral White 640i Gran Coupe.
The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported September sales of 26,660 vehicles, an increase of 3.5 percent from the 25,749 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group is up 7.1 percent on sales of 234,928 in the first nine months of 2012 compared to 219,314 in the same period in 2011.
“The economic indicators and consumer confidence are showing improvement and the traffic in our showrooms is further encouraging our optimism for the fourth quarter of the year … CONTINUED
With their expressive and unmistakeable design, BMW’s latest new models convince not only juries of experts at renowned competitions, but also the general public. Latest example of this is BMW’s double victory in the readers’ survey conducted by the trade magazine “auto, motor und sport”. In the vote for the best design innovations 2012, the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé and the new BMW 3 Series Sedan each attained a top position in their respective vehicle segment. As a result, both models are now being honoured … CONTINUED
BMW has released its M Performance Parts and accessories for the F12/F13/F06 6 Series convertible, coupe, and gran coupe. You can download the full PDF catalog or view the pages inside.