Before this morning’s BMW Press Conference came and went, we had already accepted the sad fact that no BMW M1 concept would be making a surprise appearance. So why no M1 appearance? If a certain insider is to be believed, it’s because a higher-up at BMW recently drove and was disappointed by the M1 prototype, and has requested changes which the M1 concept is currently undergoing. Another reason is supposedly that BMW wishes to concentrate its marketing on products coming to market sooner than the M1 … CONTINUED
The world wide premiere of the F10 5-series ActiveHybrid concept is not until the official BMW Press Conference tomorrow, but we bring you photos today of BMW’s newest hybrid concept. As you can see by the scene, the 5-series hybrid is a main part of a presentation that will be held by Dr. Reithofer, which will stress BMW’s EfficientDynamics concept.
BMW recently announced a full lineup of BMW Performance Parts for the X6, including both power upgrades and cosmetic enhancements. As you can see, the Performance Parts aero parts is a stunning and aggressive upgrade to the regular X6. We almost mistakened it for an X6M upon first glance! Here is the list of X6 Performance Parts available:
Retrofitable (Available June 2010)
xDrive50i: Power increased to 448 hp and 479 lb-ft.
xDrive35i: Power increased to 326 hp and 332 lb-ft.
xDrive50i: 0-60: 5.2s
xDrive35i: 0-60: 6.5s
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We’re live at the Geneva Motor Show where BMW is displaying for the first time the LCI (facelifted) E92 coupe with M-sport package. BMW recently announced that the regular (non 335is) E92 coupes and E93 convertibles can now be ordered with the optional M-Sport package. Also making its debut here in Geneva is the LCI E93 convertible.
Bimmerpost is coming to you LIVE from the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. We share with you the first pics of the E92 coupe with M-sport package, E93 LCI, X6 with Performance Parts, Z4 sDrive35is, X5 LCI, and world premiere of the F10 5-series ActiveHybrid concept! Tune in all week as we bring you more.
The new 5-series touring (F11) model will make its world debut at the 2010 Auto Mobil International (AMI) being held on April 10, 2010 in Leipzig, Germany. Germany is traditionally the biggest market for the 5-series wagon so it’s natural that the F11 make its debut in Leipzig. The F11 touring is not expected to be available in the U.S. market however.
Autoblog caught up with the 2011 Alpina B7 and has posted an brief exceprt and some photos online, make sure to follow through to their site for all their autoshow photos
Not only will BMW not make an M7, but they even stopped making the incredibly-close-to-an-M Alpina B7 a few years ago. That car could hold its head high against competitors like the Mercedes-Benz S63 … CONTINUED
So far, ActiveHybrid cars have been interesting reads, but very much out of reach for the average BMW enthusiast. The system has exclusively been fit to the 7 series and X6, two of the most expensive cars in the BMW lineup. Whats worse, the mere addition of Active Hybrid to those cars has shot the price tag up even higher.
Now for the good news, the system is working its way down the lineup, and will arrive under the hood of … CONTINUED
This is a video released on an official level by BMW with a really nice tour of BMWs stand and technologies at the NAIAS. They basicly go over and show you the main features at the show: the Z4 sDrive 35is, the Concept ActiveE (electric 1-series) and the ActiveHybrid cars including the 7 series and X6. Enjoy!
The 2010 autoshow in Detroit saw the official presentation of a few cars that are very important to rounding out BMWs vehicle portfolio, especially in the United States.
Notably, the all new BMW Z4 sDrive35is which is the first car to feature the new uprated N54 Twin Turbo engine mated to specifically tuned DCT drivetrain and suspension. This car is the closest one will get to an ///M Z4.
In addition, BMW brings its ActiveE … CONTINUED
The Z4 sDrive35is which features the uprated N54 Twin Turbo engine makes its US debut at the Detroit Autoshow. Here is a collection of photos from the show!
Hamann brought out its F01 7-series to the Frankfurt IAA featuring a Hamann bumper with LED lights, sideskirts, roof spoiler, quad exhaust pipes, and trunk spoiler. Hamann wheels finish off the exterior look.
The 7 series M-sport was recently introduced at the Frankfurt IAA. This is the first time it has been shown to the public.
Its the 740d, with biturbo 3.0L diesel outputting 306hp.
Photos by Bimmertoday
The special limited edition “BMW M3 Edition” made its appearance at Frankfurt IAA in a stunning Monte Carlo Blue metallic paint. Production is limited to 6 months and all BMW M3 Edition cars come with a host of special touches, such as:
- Dark eloxy-plated chrome kidney grille, side gills, and the dual tailpipes on the exhaust system
- Black finish on the the caps on the special BMW M exterior mirrors, attached to the A-pillar by dual arms finished in body colour.
- The surfaces on the center … CONTINUED
These are the first photos of the stunning BMW M6 Competition Limited Edition in frozen gray metallic “matte finish”, unveiled at Frankfurt IAA today.
Day 1 of the IAA Frankfurt Autoshow 2009 has passed and this looks like its by far the biggest show for BMW Group EVER. Follow this thread for pics and reveals of the cars at the show, we will update it as we see interesting photos. Every car in the BMW range looks like its going to have a nice representation there.
The BMW Vision EfficientDynamics hybrid sports car concept was unveiled to the public for the first time at a BMW hosted preview event at the Frankfurt IAA. CEO Dr. Norbert Reithofer took part in the uncovering and had some words to say as well…
BMW — "Experiencing Joy."
BMW has historically always had a strong presense at the IAA, but this year looks like it may be the biggest show for BMW yet.
September 15 marks the start of the show and BMW will be situated in the all new Hall #11. This is a newly constructed addition to the IAA and BMW is making the most of the new space. First and formost, BMW will finally be able … CONTINUED