The 1 Series Coupe and Convertible era has officially come to an end.
In case there was still any doubt, this is per an official BMWNA press release:
1 Series: There won’t be a 2014 1 Series Coupe and Convertible in the US market, production of the 1 Series Coupe ends in August 2013 while the 1 Series Convertible will be produced until June 2013.
You can now configure / visualize your 4 Series Convertible at BMWUSA.com.
Harold Wood renders the upcoming 4 Series Gran Coupe based on recent images.
The E9x M3 generation is about to come to an official end, as BMWNA confirms that the E93 M3 Convertible (the only E9x M3 still being made) ends production this month.
Per BMWNA announcement:
M3 Coupe and Convertible
There won’t be a 2014 M3 Coupe and Convertible in the US market, production of the M3 Coupe ended in June 2013 while the M3 Convertible will be produced until October 2013.
The following are the 2014 6 Series and M6 changes, per BMWNA:
M6 Gran Coupe
Active Protection has been added to all M6 models to initiate protective measures for occupants if an accident situation is imminent: front seatbelts are pulled tight, windows are closed, and brakes are automatically applied after crash. Includes Attention Assistant, whereby the system’s electronics analyze driving behavior on the basis of various signals such as steering angle, road speed and other engine parameters. If the system increasingly detects signs of fatigue starting to build up, it issues a notification via the central Control Display to encourage the driver to take a break.
We’re pleased to announce the introduction of a new Competition Package (ZCP) available for $6,000. Further enhancing vehicle dynamics … CONTINUED
Per BMWNA, here are the details regarding changes for the 2014 Model Year 5 Series and M5
(also see F10 LCI Official Thread):
BMW 5 Series Sedan and 5 Series Gran Turismo:
Updated design and new equipment: Fresh contour lines for the surround of the BMW kidney grille and redesigned lower air intakes reinforce the sporty appearance of the 2014 BMW 5 Series Sedan. The accentuated width of the rear end is underlined by an extra crease in the apron, as well as slim, sharply contoured and therefore more striking rear lights.
The 2014 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo receives a modified front apron exuding presence and solidity. Its redesigned rear end creates a longer and lower visual impression. A three-dimensional surface design for the area around the … CONTINUED
BMWNA has announced the following changes to the 3 Series for the 2014 Model Year.
3 Series, 3 Series Sports Wagon and 3 Series Gran Turismo:
Navigation on 3 Series Sedan, Sport Wagon and Gran Turismo models is now iDrive 4.2 which includes a new iDrive rotary controller with integrated touchpad.
320i, 328i and 335i:
For MY 2014, the following features are made standard:
Sport leather steering wheel
Dark Burl Walnut wood trim
BMW Assist eCall
xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive is available on the 320i, 328i and 335i
A 6-speed manual transmission is available as a no cost option in the 320i, 328i, 335i and 335i xDrive models.
As of MY 2014, the Modern Line is discontinued. … CONTINUED
Green Car Journal has identified its five finalists for the magazine’s high-profile 2014 Green Car of the Year® program. The five 2014 models include the Audi A6 TDI, BMW 328d, Honda Accord, Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla. These five finalists are also honored as Green Car Journal’s “Top 5 Green Cars for 2014″ and earn the magazine’s “Green Car Product of Excellence” honors.
An increasing number of vehicle models are considered for the Green Car of the Year® program each year, a reflection of the auto industry’s expanding efforts in offering new vehicles with higher efficiency and improved environmental impact. Green Car Journal has been honoring the most important “green” vehicles every year at the LA Auto Show, since its inaugural award announced at the show … CONTINUED
Epic European Delivery report journal by BIMMERPOST member B-1 Pilot:
Just four days ago, we returned from an Epic European Delivery trip of my 2014 M5. In 10 days of travelling we visited 8 countries, drove 1800 miles, hit 162MPH, drove three laps around the Nürburgring, took 1200 pictures, shot 15 hours of video, and consumed copious amounts of good German beer and wine.
For my trip, I blended previous experiences, new knowledge learned here, and about 6 months of research to come up with our itinerary. I happily pay if forward and share the experience with you here, so that you might see something that piques your interest for a future European Delivery.