Here’s the first video of the upcoming MINI Countryman WRC prototype testing in Portugal. The sound of the turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder BMW Motorsports engine can be heard screaming way before the car comes into view. Sounds great and we can’t wait to see it in final form and action!
This isn’t the first time we’ve spotted an F30 335i in testing, but it’s been quite a while. This next generation 335i prototype was recently spotted testing in public in Germany. The interior remains a dummy interior (from the 1-series) fitted for testing purposes only. We’ve yet to spot the production F30 interior.
Compared to the E90 3-series, the F30 will feature a longer wheelbase, but shorter shorter overhangs, for a sporty squat look. It will also have wider and lower kidney grilles. Engine options will include a full range of turbo and naturally aspirated 6-cylinder motors, 4-cylinder motors, and possibly even a new 3-cylinder motor. The F30 335i will again be powered by a turbo 6 cylinder motor.
The F30 3-series sedan will make its world public … CONTINUED
Many of you were impressed by the Lummar F10 5-series “CLR 500 RS2″ in Lumma’s studio photos. Now here are real life photos of the CLR 500 RS2 from the 2010 Moscow auto show where it debuted to the public.
1Addicts faithful Dackleone has gone on another BMW heritage adventure, this time visiting the converted BMW Eisenach factory museum
Could F10 5-series coupe and cabrio models be in the future of the 5-series portfolio? It certainly sounds like a possibility according to BMW insider Scott26, who even explains the coupe and cabrio designs which have already been proposed and is being considered. Read on for more details.
As we move closer to its likely unveil at the 2010 Paris Motor Show later this month, the dontblogaboutthis mystery BMW continues to be teased. The latest video shows the vehicle driving towards camera with its apparent Vision Efficient Dynamics front end and LED lights clearly seen. Don’t take much stock in the car’s current form however, as it’s sure to be revealed in a different concept form at Paris.
You can also hear the car’s exhaust and likely hybrid powertrain as it passes the camera.
In case you haven’t yet noticed, the MINI USA Online Configurator has been updated as of last Friday! No Countryman yet, but the 2011 Mini Cooper, Convertible, and Clubman are all updated and ready for your imagination.
The German BMW X3 Brochure has been released. English speakers unable to read the text can nonetheless gleam the X3 features, options, accessories, and packages from the photos. We will bring you the US version when available.
Many members have already posted great photo journals from their European Delivery experiences, so how about some motion video? M3Post member greycrx87 shares this compilation of moments from his ED experience in a video, including time spent at the Welt and the Stelvio Pass.