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04/20/2014    8:13 AM
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The BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept has just made its world debut at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.

It’s a concept that BMW says is a long-term outlook on the perception of modern luxury for the BMW brand.

And here are its first live photos from the show.

04/18/2014    11:00 AM
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The 2014 NYIAS press days are over and the public days have now kicked off. There were several exciting debuts (global and North American) at this year’s New York show, which we covered earlier this week in the following threads.

And here are some video looks at the BMW and MINI displays at the show, along with the BMW press conference.

04/16/2014    12:50 PM
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Rounding out our day at the New York Autoshow is the always stunning BMW i8 painted in stunning Protonic Blue. Take care everyone!

04/16/2014    12:12 PM
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Last year, BMW first introduced the world to the BMW Concept X5 eDrive and now the “concept” vehicle is visiting the New York Autoshow. This is by far one of the more interesting prospects for BMW in the realm of electrified vehicles, especially from the POV of people who can’t yet make the full leap to the BMWi vehicles.

The X5 is powered by a combination of a BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder combustion engine and a 95-horsepower electric motor. This results in an average MPG of 62 and CO2 emissions of less then 90 grams per kilometer. The BMW Concept X5 eDrive obtains its electrical energy from a (lithium-ion) high-voltage battery, which is accommodated under the flat luggage compartment floor.

The X5 eDrive can be … CONTINUED

04/16/2014    11:31 AM
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The BMW 228i Coupe with Track Handling Package

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 14, 2014. . . BMW announced today the availability of the all-new Track Handling Package for the 2015 BMW 228i Coupe. Inspired by the original formula of BMW “S-package” vehicles manufactured in the course of the past three decades, the new Track Handling Package embraces the desires of the most enthusiastic BMW drivers. It includes the M Adaptive Suspension, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on unique 18-inch light-alloy wheels , Variable Sport Steering, and M Sport Brakes. The package will be available from July 2014 (production) for both 6-speed manual and 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission-equipped BMW 228i Coupe models. The Track Handling Package may be added to any 228i Coupe during … CONTINUED

04/16/2014    11:20 AM
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In truly awesome news, BMW is going to bring the Alpina 6-Series Gran Coupe to the USA, in the guise of the 2015 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe

Just to recap the BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe is a monster 540-HP (540Lb-Ft Torque) 4.4L Twin Turbo V8 powered 6GC created by Alpina in close co-operation with BMW. Like the Alpina 7 Series, the 6GC will come to the USA as a top of the line configuration, which means xDrive and an 8-Speed automatic transmission, Alpina’s own Switch-Tronic system.

The Alpina B6 also features Electronic Damping Control and Active Roll Stabilization technology, achieving a top speed of 198mph!

The 2015 BMW ALPINA B6 Gran Coupe will go on sale in spring 2014 for $118,225, including $925 Destination … CONTINUED

04/16/2014    11:02 AM
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While we are all familiar with the upcoming M3, we haven’t really gotten too many looks at the F80 in colors aside from Yas Marina Blue and Austin Yellow.

BMWUSA has given us the treat of the car in the sure to be popular Silverstone II. The 2014 New York Autoshow lighting makes it look downright sinister.

04/16/2014    10:43 AM
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While we all wait anxiously for the BMW M3 and M4 to hit the showrooms, BMWUSA has been kind enough to indulge us with some additional colors to look at. The car is absolutly sinister is Black Sapphire Metallic!