As announced yesterday, BMW’s N20, N54, S65, N18 engines have each picked a best engine award at the 2012 International Engine of the Year Awards [Full Award Results].
Here’s a brief overview of two of the technologies featured in most of the BMW engines available today – TwinPower Turbo and VALVETRONIC (variable valve timing) technology. Valvetronic was first introduced by BMW on the 316ti compact in 2001, and has since often been coupled with BMW’s double-VANOS.
Until 2012, no M model used Valvetronic, but instead continued to feature … CONTINUED
Here are comprehensive DIY instructions for F30 3 series (and other model) owners for the coding of many electronically controlled functions, such as Auto Start Stop, DVD player in motion, folding mirrors, and a myriad of other features.
Enjoy the first 6 Series Gran Coupe commercial, new wallpapers, and a feature video.
For our Official 6 Series Gran Coupe info/media thread, see http://www.6post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=622073
BMW has been busy trademarking. Below is a list of some recent BMW trademark filings for future potential models. Remember, just because a manufacturer registers a trademark does not mean that the model will necessarily come to fruition. But, it makes for some fun speculation and certainly paints a rough map of what potential future models we may see out of Munich.
Recent Trademark List:
M1, M2, M7, M10
2 Series Active Tourer
On display at the BMW exhibit at the 2012 AMI auto show is a frozen bronze 640d gran coupe with BMW Individual interior.
Elsewhere in the exhibit was the first BMW 114i to be shown to the public. The 114i features a de-tuned version of the 116i’s 1.6L 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. Power output is 101hp / 133 lb-ft. 0-100km/h (62mph) in 11.2 seconds with top speed of 195km/h (121mph). Average fuel consumption is 5.5lt/100km (42.8mpg US).
Promotional video featuring the Alpina B6 with its V8 producing 540hp (397kW), with a maximum torque of 730Nm from 2800 to 5000rpm. The exhaust system is by Akrapovic. Full technical details can be found inside.
The 6 Series Convertible M Sport may already be a pretty eye catching car, but this owner wanted to make doubly sure that he would be noticed by ordering his car in Atacama Yellow Individual color.
Here are the official ordering and pricing guides for the 2013 6 Series coupe (F13) and convertible (F12) [download PDFs below]. The pricing listed in the guide is effective July 1, 2012.
For a list of the July production changes for the F12 and F13, see the following info: ALL 6 Series Changes from July Production
Press conference from the 6 Series Gran Coupe international press drives in Sicily, Italy, along with our first drive review.
BMW invited us to test the all-new 6 Series Gran Coupe (internally dubbed F06) [full info thread] which is set to complement the already available Coupe (F13) and Cabrio (F12) versions. Here’s our review after two days and roughly 160 miles.
Let’s begin with some facts and figures. At 197.1 inches, the Gran Coupe is about four inches longer than the F13 Coupe, and only 2.7 inches shorter than the F01 7 Series. To allow the additional doors and rear space, the wheelbase of the Gran Coupe … CONTINUED
We have posted some updated photos of the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe M Sport in beautiful Black Citrin Individual, from the BMW press drives in Sicily, Italy.
We’re here in gorgeous Sicily, Italy for the BMW press drives for the 2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. There’s a fleet of 6 Series Gran Coupes here for evaluation and on display at the hotel is a Space Grey / Cohiba Brown Individual 650i and Citrin Black Individual 640i M Sport, which we’ve posted photos of below.
We’ll be sharing our first drive reaction to the Gran Coupe with you soon, but for now enjoy some more looks at the 6 Series Gran Coupe.
The international press drives for the 2013 6 Series Gran Coupe are recently underway and with that come the car’s first drive reviews.
The general sentiment so far has unsurprisingly been that the 6 Series Gran Coupe is a sportier looking and driving alternative to the 5 Series sedan. Check out some of the car’s initial reviews/impressions inside.
BMW has just released a torrent of new photos, videos, info, and full pricing details on the 2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. The 2013 6 Series Gran Coupe will be offered as three distinct models in the US. The TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder BMW 640i Gran Coupe is the initial model and arrives in late June with an MSRP of $76,895. Later in the summer, the TwinPower Turbo V-8 BMW 650i Gran Coupe and the all-wheel drive BMW 650i xDrive Gran Coupe will join the range. … CONTINUED
The 2013 6 series Gran Coupe has already made its rounds on the auto show circuit, but has never been presented officially in M Sport form yet. Seen here at the BMW Performance Center in South Carolina is the first good look at a fully equipped 6 Series Gran Coupe M Sport. This frozen bronze 650i Gran Coupe wears the same aggressive, sideskirts and rear diffuser as the M Sport 6 series coupe/convertible M Sport. It rides on the 20″ M Sport wheels.
To our eyes, the … CONTINUED
The 2012 Eurofest took place this past weekend at the The New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey (where the Jets and Giants call home). Cars of all European makes and models were in attendance, but the scene appeared to be dominated by BMWs.
Check out the photo coverage inside, featuring hundreds of photos from the event.
The 2012 NYIAS press days wrapped up last week and the public days opened this past weekend. Hopefully our NY area members have gotten (or will get) a chance to attend. Those of you who did attend this past weekend, what did you think? Any favorites?
The video below shows the press conference highlights from the press days, featuring the stars of this year’s display – the M6 Coupe and Convertible, the X1, and the 6 Series Gran Coupe.
What is the fastest way to travel in South Carolina: By car or by boat? Matt Farah finds out by racing the new BMW 650i convertible against Zack in a Boston Whaler. First one to Hilton Head Island wins.
Next week’s episode will feature the X6 M.