We are LIVE at the 2010 Mondial de L’Automobile in Paris. The show so far has been great and we have a slew of new photos on the way! We begin with the new BMW 6-Series Concept Coupe which BMW board member Ian Robertson said in no short order would be nearly identical to the production BMW 6-Series.
The 2010 Paris Motor Show press days start tomorrow morning. We have put together a guide for the upcoming BMW premieres and innovations at the show, including the 6-series coupe concept, BMW ConnectedDrive innovations, F10 5-series, and E84 X3. Be sure to tune in for Paris Motor Show coverage!
Forum member Harold Wood aka Roger Lighterness brings us up to date with photos from the Goodwood Festival of Speed which he has dubbed “probably the best car show in the world”. Included are pictures of BMWs at the event, including a large ALPINA display, but his full flickr gallery actually has some extensive coverage.
The Calder car was the first BMW Art Car in a 35-year tradition of turning cars into canvases. In 1975, Hervé Poulain commissioned American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) to paint the BMW 3.0 CSL Poulain to drive in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. BMW continued this tradition and has sponsored 16 works from artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg. The Calder BMW Art Car will be on display in the lobby of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art from May 10 to May 21 to coincide with the opening of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Here is video coverage of the new BMWs being shown off at Auto China including the LCI 3-series coupe/convertable, LCI X5, Concept ActiveE, Concept Vision EfficientDynamics, 5-Series LWB and of course the newly introduced BMW Concept Gran Coupe
The F10 5-series recently debuted in Asia at a launch event gala held in Hong Kong. This particular F10 launch event appears to be the fanciest one yet, including musical and artistic performances and celebrity appearances. Even the F10 models on hand were the most decked out, with more wheel variety and some accessory parts.
Thanks for pinguhk for sharing the photos.
Techno Classica Essen
This past weekend I went to Essen (Germany) to go see the Techno Classica Essen. It is a very cool and eccentric classic car show. I saw some really cool cars and a ton of memorabilia and collectables. I have been wanting to go to this event ever since I heard about it way, way back when! I am glad I went!
I tried to concentrate on BMW cars. But there was really so many cool cars it was hard to edit my photo essay. I am glad I took two cameras with me because my first camera ran out of battery life right as I got to the BMW … CONTINUED
Here is the new BMW F11 Touring as it debuted @ the AMI Leipzig. On display was the 535i in Imperial Blue, 530d in Tasman Green with optional accessories and the 520d.
Those of us who have seen (or will see) the BMWs at the New York Autoshow have apparently been viewing replacement cars and missing other cars scheduled to be shown. 6 BMWs were stolen in 3 separate heists from a NJ processing center and a private facility – a sophisto gray 550i, 535xi, 650i, 750LXI.