In grand style, BMW marked the official World Premiere of the BMW X3 by driving out an X3 as the first car out of the gates during the press conference. The X3 was also showcased in both diesel and gasoline versions with and without M-Sport.
We are having a blast @ the 2010 International autoshow in Paris. Next up are photos of a Frozen Black Matte M3 Coupe with exclusive M Performance Parts, that was nicely tucked away in a special M booth.
We are LIVE at the 2010 Mondial de L’Automobile in Paris. The show so far has been great and we have a slew of new photos on the way! We begin with the new BMW 6-Series Concept Coupe which BMW board member Ian Robertson said in no short order would be nearly identical to the production BMW 6-Series.
The 2010 Paris Motor Show press days start tomorrow morning. We have put together a guide for the upcoming BMW premieres and innovations at the show, including the 6-series coupe concept, BMW ConnectedDrive innovations, F10 5-series, and E84 X3. Be sure to tune in for Paris Motor Show coverage!
Car and Driver has compiled a guide for purchasing and comparing the four M3 generations, including market value, what to watch out for, and the pros and cons of each model.
Ever wonder how much and what kind of testing suspension manufacturers conduct in the development of their parts? Here’s some rare testing footage from Bilstein’s development of their suspension parts for the pre-LCI E90 back in 2006. The video shows the suspension testing includes slalom, irregular roads, high speed track, and even some hooning!
BMW AG plans to start a car-leasing business in China in 2012 to help boost its presence in the fast-growing auto market. A leasing business and a new finance arm, announced earlier this week, may help the Munich, Germany-based automaker increase sales in China’s fast-growing luxury sector. Sales of luxury cars in the nation may grow at almost double the industry pace of 20 percent to reach 530,000 units this year and 1.1 million by 2015, according to researcher J.D Power & Associates.
Here’s another set of spy shots showing the 2012 6 series convertible, this one was caught parked in Munich. The exterior color appears to be Milano Beige metallic, and the exhaust tips give it away as a 650i.
Comparing a sportbike against a car is mostly just a fun exercise, but this is as fun as it gets. Insideline took the BMW S 1000 RR out against the Bugatti Veyron 16.4, exotics of the motorbike and automotive world.
New BMW 1M info and images have slowed, but Gerald Alvarez’s renditions of the upcoming 1 series M have not. Here is his latest impression of the future BMW hot coupe.