This Autocar article claims that several years down the line, all BMW 3 Series models and upwards will become plug-in hybrid cars, ditching the gasoline or diesel only powerplant and requiring a complete rethink of the make-up of its cars from first principles.
Lexus tells us why you should buy the RC350 over the 435i in this unintentionally funny infomercial.
Want a chance at owning one of only thirty “30 jahre M5″ (30 year anniversary M5 edition)? You can have your chance at the Barrett-Jackson auction taking place on January 15, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The BMW CCA Foundation has announced that they will be auctioning the last unsold 30 Jahre M5. Proceeds will benefit “The Ultimate Driving Community . . . Building the Foundation” Capital Campaign of the BMW CCA Foundation, a campaign to raise funds for teen driver safety programs and the preservation … CONTINUED
Record worldwide sales: up 7.9% with a total of 2,117,965 deliveries
Best ever year for BMW, BMW Motorrad and Rolls-Royce
MINI sales up 20.7% in December – a new record for the month
Robertson: New models and balanced global growth key to success
BMW i sales around 17,800; Krüger: BMW i8 production increased
In 1980 BMW presented the BMW M535i, a family sedan combined with a sports car. It became a success. The 3.5 litre 6 cylinder engine produced 218 HP. Five years later the BMW M5 was developed on the base of this car.
Check out this most unique BMW M5 in Sepia Violet Individual paint.
Have a look at the latest spy photos of the F30 3 series sedan M Sport.
Until now, adaptive LED headlights have only been available on the 4 Series, but as we can see, it will soon be available on the F30/F31 LCI models. Alongside the LED headlights, the F30/F31 LCI will also feature LED tail lights.
As seen before, these prototypes show a restyled front bumper, deeper inset headlights (from the beefier bumper design) and shapelier kidney grilles. The M Sport bumper seen for the … CONTINUED
Twelve years after the start of production of BMW cars back in 2003, the Chinese production site in Shenyang has reached an impressive milestone: At the newest plant at the production site, Tiexi, the one-millionth vehicle produced in China has rolled off the assembly line earlier today. The anniversary vehicle is a BMW 3 Series Sedan long version; the model has been produced exclusively for the Chinese market since 2012.
Harald Krüger, member of the Management Board of BMW AG responsible for production, commented on … CONTINUED
Check out the first 435i to M4 body conversion.
F80 M3 photo shoot on the streets of Long Beach and lakebeds of Yermo.
There is a recall campaign / service bulletin for the BMW N63 engine (V8 twin turbo).
On December 29th, 2014, BMW released Bulletin “B001314″ or the “N63 Customer Care Package ” affecting any vehicle that saw use of the 4.4-liter V-8 (N63B44O0) within the 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, X5, and X6 model lines manufactured between 2008 and 2013. Dealership instructions include checking the timing chain for stretching and replacing it if necessary, replacing the fuel injectors, mass air flow sensors, crankcase … CONTINUED
A quick look at the M4 Concept Iconic Laser Lights and OLED tail lights in action.
You’ve seen the launch comparison, now watch as Steve Sutcliffe of Autocar takes the M4 versus the i8 around the track.
If you’ve been following the homepage today, you’ve seen an impressive and unprecedented number of new technologies previewed by BMW at CES. And if you haven’t, here’s a roundup of the many technologies on display.
At CES 2014 last year, BMW demonstrated how highly automated driving using advanced control technology can cope with all driving situations right up to the vehicle’s dynamic limits. Now, at CES 2015, the company is showing how new sensors can be used to move to the next stage – fully collision-free, fully automated driving. This latest milestone from the BMW Group is a further step on the road towards accident-free personal mobility in both driver- operated and fully automated, driverless vehicles.
360-degree collision avoidance is … CONTINUED
Intelligent, proactive charging to reduce overall running costs of electric vehicles.
The BMW Group is a leading innovator in the field of electric mobility and battery charging technology. Jointly with Californian energy provider Pacific Gas and Electric Utility Service (PG&E), BMW i will launch an 18-month pilot project under the name BMW i ChargeForward, starting in July 2015. The project will research and develop a system for smart charging of electric vehicles. Starting in January 2015, BMW i3 owners from the Greater San Francisco area … CONTINUED
Powered by high-voltage EV batteries, the first premium all-electric vehicle – the BMW i3 – and the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car can be driven with zero tailpipe emissions. As a fast and simple solution for battery charging via a hardwired connection, BMW i offers the Wallbox. At CES, BMW will present an alternative solution: in a BMW i8 it will demonstrate a research application for inductive – i.e. wireless – battery charging.
Contact-free power transfer between coils.
Inductive charging provides reliable, wear-free and … CONTINUED
With its premium ParkNow service, BMW i has devised an exceptionally customer-friendly and convenient solution to the problem of parking in urban centres – for drivers of all makes of car. ParkNow covers both on-street and off-street parking.
The all-encompassing approach optimises all key steps in the process. If the customer is interested in an off-street parking space, for example, it can be easily found, booked and paid for, all with ParkNow. The booking can be made either in advance from a PC or … CONTINUED