There will be a new generation of BMW X3 that will be revealed in early 2011. Somehow, this model will be a direct competition with Audi Q5, Volvo XC60 and probably the forthcoming Land Rover LRX.
BMW X3 has struggled to match the sales of BMW X5, though BMW has still sold more than 600,000 units globally since the model was initially launched in 2003.
The engines that will be use by BMW X3 include four and six cylinder turbo diesels and a 3.0-litre turbocharged six cylinder gasoline engine that similar to the one on BMW 535i Gran Turismo. The gearbox mated with the engine is likely to be the ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox as well.
The overall size of the car will be slightly bigger as BMW aims … CONTINUED
Heres the link Insideline longterm test on M3 click<<<
The M3 E46 coupe proved to be a stunningly good car, yet the M3 E90 four-door sedan offers a stiffer chassis, more power, plus the utility of four doors. If the point of the M3 is to deliver extraordinary performance in a package that is compatible with everyday life, then the E90 is the best M3 ever, because it is both very, very fast and very, very refined.
On 5/2/2010 at Gulfstream (Casino/RaceTrack) Park Hallandale, Beach Florida – next session from 11am-1pm. Go figure I didnt receive any info in the mail, nor anything from my dealer. Luckily I live right down the block. I am going to see if I can get some seat time in the new 5.
Of all the ways to find out about this .. the morning news (WSVN 10). As I am sure many of you, I have attended several of these ride and drive events in the past- they are usually pretty fun. Looks like they have a few competitors on hand to drive as well – Lexus GS, Mercedes E, etc.
If you are in Dade or Broward … CONTINUED
Why BMW is building an M version of the 1 series coupe, and not just a 135iS.
The need for a sporty 1 series car
Its been a difficult time for fans of BMWs 1 series coupe, the compact and agile whippersnapper from Munich. Why? News, rumors and spyshots filter through the internet on a daily basis, enough to overwhelm even the most dedicated BMW fanatics. Many of us have been left asking, "What does this all mean?".
Actually, comments have also started to sound like this, "It cant be a real M model, this must be a 135iS. I mean, BMW has already laid down a path with the 335iS … CONTINUED
BMWs lineup of high security vehicles is larger then ever, which revolve mainly around the X5 and 7 Series cars (and has included the 5 series with the previous generation). BMW has put together this video highlighting what goes into and what happens behind the scenes with these cars.
Here is the official BMW website for BMW Security vehicles: http://www.bmw-security-vehicles.com…/en/index.html
You can see our related articles here: http://www.bimmerpost.com/?s=+security
Or directly jump to the 7-series security: http://www.7post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=290141
and 5-series (E60) security: http://e60.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=171326
The BMW Group is taking an active role in the “national platform for electromobility” launched by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday. The BMW Group will contribute its many years of experience in the area of electromobility to the project, plus the extensive scientific results from field tests currently being carried out with the MINI E. The “basic conditions” working group will be chaired jointly by Dr Klaus Draeger, Member of the BMW AG Board of Management responsible for development, and Prof. Lars-Hendrik Röller from the European School of Management and Technology.
The aim of this joint initiative – which brings together the worlds of politics, science and industry – is to further strengthen the pioneering role of Germany in the area of electromobility. “Germany … CONTINUED
Good Times! BMW USA is reporting a 9% increase in overal vehicle sales (BMW + MINI) as compared to the April of 2009. No doubt those were difficult times, but it seems the mild-moderate sales rebound BMW predicted are in fact coming true. The month to month sales increase of 9% is a big part of a much more important 7.9% increase in sales when comparing Year-to-date sales.
The new F10 5-series configurator for the U.S. market is now available on BMWUSA.com. Available for configuration are the 535i and 550i models. The 528i model is not expected until later. Spec yours out now!
Until now, weve only had one small little glimpse of the BMW 6 series interior with a short statement from BMW insider Scott that in essence alluded to the interior being a mix of the Z4 with the F10 5-series. Taking the best from both world would really create the ultimate interior environment. With these new photos we see a little bit more of the center console and it does look like the interior really will be a mixing of the two, from these pictures you can already see that this will be a very high end and elegantly appointed center console.
The F12 6-Series has been promised to be the most beautiful car BMW has put in years, and looking … CONTINUED