Check out this Estoril Blue II M235i from the Montreal Auto Show.
BMW has released the 2015 BMW M3 and M4 spec panels (the ones you see displayed at dealers and auto shows next to the cars). These sheets show us the model highlights, as well as confirming the options and packages for the U.S. M3/M4 models. Full pricing/ordering guides are forthcoming, so check back soon.
Packages include the Driver Assistance Plus (ZDB), Executive Package (ZEC) and Lighting Package (ZLP).
From the U.S. Military Price Estimates Guide, here are the descriptions of these packages.
Front and Rear Park Distance Control
Rear View Camera
Satellite Radio w/1 Year Sub in US
Heated Steering Wheel
Retractable Headlight Washers
Full Merino Leather
Driver Assist Plus: (Requires Executive Package)
Side and Top-View Cameras
Lane Departure Warning
Forward Collision Warning
City Collision Mitigation
Active Blind Spot Detection
Full LED Lights
Automatic High … CONTINUED
Heave the best listen yet at the factory BMW M4 (F82) and M3 (F80) exhaust system yet.
BMW recently announced that an extensive BMW Individual program would be offered for the BMW 4 Series (and 3 Series) from the spring of 2014.
Some of the options to be made available include Individual exterior paints, BMW Individual light-alloy wheels, extended BMW Individual leather trim, a Merino leather steering wheel as well as an instrument panel finished in leather.
We now have some first looks, via BMW’s facebook page.
BMW Individual fine-grain Merino leather in Gold Brown and BMW Individual fine-wood trim Plane Auburn dark.
BMW Individual fine-wood trim Ash Grain White, the upholstery in fine-grain Merino leather Opal White and leather-covered instrument panel.
BMW Individual fine-grain Merino leather in Opal White with contrasting piping and stitching.
BMW Individual leather steering.
Citrine Black metallic with BMW Individual 19″ light … CONTINUED
Online Entertainment from BMW ConnectedDrive stands for premium in-car music pleasure. The option provides direct access to the entire world of music and a range of spoken content. Online Entertainment’s latest partner is the music provider Napster, which offers a catalogue of over 20 million titles covering every possible genre – from rock, pop and soul to classical and jazz – in addition to thousands of audiobooks.
Connectivity from vehicle to music provider is via the car’s built-in SIM card, which ensures optimum transmission quality at all times. Requirements are ConnectedDrive Services and the BMW Navigation System Professional.
Real unlimited music streaming.
Users accessing Online Entertainment for the first time can automatically open a user account by entering their email address. This gives a year’s free access … CONTINUED
Here’s an extended road trip report by one of our F15 X5 owners of his F15 X5 xDrive35i xLine.
I saw it [4 Series Gran Coupe] today in the ‘closed room’ @ the car show in brussels. It’s sleeker than the 3gt and looks very nice i admit, like it a lot. They did a pretty good job with that c-pillar and backseat room is not that bad, better than the mercedes cla i sat in… But i’m not a big person so most of those type cars are ok for me
Oh yeah one more thing: it’s a 5-door like the 3gt…
It’s a good thing they did that tho, the boot is too short for a normal trunk imho. So it’s not a baby 6gc…
I would prefer this over a 3gt wich is a little bulkier, for ppl who need space … CONTINUED
The F85 X5 M has been spotted in testing since late 2012, and now it’s time for the F86 X6 M to hit the test circuit.
It’s not difficult to identify this next generation X6 M as it bears the tell-tale M model signs – huge front air intakes, more aggressive sideskirts and rear diffuser, blue M brakes, and cross drilled rotors (the first for any X6 model). The newest M styling trends are also evident — the double-slatted kidney grilles and the angled exhaust tips.
The front end styling of the next generation X6 (F16) and X6 M (F86) will share a similar front end design to the X5 (F15) and X5 M (F85), while the rear end will be similar to the BMW X4 … CONTINUED
Another color has been officially revealed for the BMW 2 Series. This Mineral Grey 228i Coupe is currently on display at the 2014 DC Auto Show.