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 would.
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
Sport Exhaust system
Insert for the rear bumper
All finished in body colour
Optional: rear spoiler, rear fins in matt black and a front grid finished in high-gloss black paint
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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 AMG, Audi S8 and Bentley Flying Spur Speed, with extra horsepower, refined handling and unique looks setting it apart from standard 7 series fare. Sadly, that car was only produced from 2007-2008 and since 09 theres been nothing to fill … 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 the new F10 5-series. While, its a near guarantee that the car will be very expensive, it should be much more affordable and attainable then the ActiveHybrid 7 and X6.
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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!