What we previously thought could be an early next generation M5 prototype is instead a G30 5 Series eDrive prototype. While the mention of anything hybrid may not get your enthusiast heart racing, this particular model just may change that… *if* it receives the same hybrid “power eDrive” powerplant that was recently previewed in a 5 Series GT prototype by BMW to the press.
Here’s some enticing details of the Power eDrive system from the 5 Series GT eDrive prototype:
The Power eDrive system featured new … CONTINUED
In depth review of the F80 M3 vs the Mercedes Benz C63S AMG, by Mode Carbon.
BMW was one of the first carmakers to understand the importance of connectivity between cars, drivers and their surroundings, and with BMW ConnectedDrive it has gone on to become a world leader in this field. At the same time, the company is further expanding its position as a premium mobility provider, with intelligent services and applications like ChargeNow, ParkNow or intermodal navigation. Now, with the Dynamic Parking Prediction research project, the BMW Group is demonstrating a solution that will in future be able to … CONTINUED
Package details (individual markets may vary). Compare to the standard X1.
M aero package with front apron, side skirts, wheel arches in body color and rear apron with diffuser in Dark Shadow metallic.
Kidney grilles with eight exclusively designed slats in high-gloss black.
Bi-color 18 inch M light alloy wheels double-spoke style 570 M
Bi-color 19 inch M light alloy wheels Double-spoke style 572 M
M Sport suspension
We’ve added some official hi-res wallpapers of the new BMW X1.
We’ve assembled a comparison to give you a better visual on how the all-new X1 [see official thread] compares to the outgoing model.
Length: 175.4 in (0.1 in shorter than E84 X1)
Width: 71.7 in (1.3 in wider than E84)
Height: 62.5 in (2.1 in taller than E84)
Wheelbase: 105.1 in (3.6 in shorter than E84)
Legroom Front: 40.4 in (1 in more than E84)
Legroom Rear: 37 in (1.5 inches more (standard seats), 2.6 inches (adjustable rear seat) more than E84)
SSales of BMW brand vehicles increased 4.7 percent in May for a total of 31,003 compared to 29,602 vehicles sold in May, 2014.
“The summer driving season is getting underway and judging by the record May for BMW it’s clear the demand is still strong for new cars across the U.S.” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. “The momentum continues as we celebrate 40 years of the iconic BMW 3 Series and look for more news to come from BMW in … CONTINUED
Introducing the all-new BMW X1 (F48). Full details, specs, photos and videos inside!
The new F85 X5 M drag races a Corvette ZR1. Result inside.
Another rare Pyrite Brown F80 M3 delivered.
Harman Industrial Industries Inc., a supplier of infotainment, audio and software services, said it has completed the $156 million acquisition of Bang & Olufsen Automotive, a Danish supplier of audio products to luxury automakers.
Harman announced the deal in March. At the time, the U.S. company said it would pay 145 million euros ($156 million) for the unit as well as technology license fees, Bloomberg reported.
Bang & Olufsen Automotive supplies audio and infotainment products to major luxury automakers including Audi, Aston Martin, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
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The all-new BMW 7series. Driving luxury. Unveiling June 10th.
Via CBS San Francisco:
A man who allegedly stole a $100,000 BMW car from a San Francisco dealership Monday morning was arrested an hour later following a hit and run collision and domestic dispute nearby.
The 37-year-old suspect entered the BMW of San Francisco dealership on the 1600 block of Howard around 5 a.m., according to San Francisco police officer Albie Esparza.
When officers arrived, they found the front of the dealership with smashed windows and misplaced cars.
The suspect first attempted to steal a black car … CONTINUED
BMW insider Scott26 gives some more clues as to what the M4 GTS may be (or not be) equipped with. Likely to come in just 3 colors, with optional rollcage, no rear seats and minus amenities.
Here are the 2016 4 Series Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe pricing guides.
Great journal documenting a BMW PCD (Performance Center Delivery) and the 3,000 mile drive home for this owner and his new F80 M3 in Austin Yellow.
Words by IND: Gruppe M’s Mamoru Ogose has dedicated his life to European sports car racing. Since 1996, Gruppe M has constructed and supported BMW, Porsche, and Ferrari competition cars in Japanese club racing, FIA GT, LMES, and ALMS. Gruppe M’s dedication to creating parts that are both functionally beautiful and aesthetically pleasing makes the company a pleasure to work with.
Today, we’re proud to announce our installation of the world’s first Gruppe M intake on our IND F82 M4 demo car. The beautifully crafted … CONTINUED
For this year’s Salone del Mobile, BMW Design joined forces with Alfredo Häberli. Inspired by the BMW Design leitmotif “Precision & Poetry”, the Swiss designer invites to a philosophical journey into the future of mobility. The film documents the intense personal debate and the development process with the aid of numerous research documents, sources of inspiration, drawings and sculptural objects. More: https://www.facebook.com/BMW.Design