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
We don’t usually report on smaller cosmetic modifications such as this, but one of the most often asked question on our forums is what solution there is for mounting a front plate without drilling your bumper. Solutions have usually been too expensive, unsightly, or impractical.. until now. Check out this great $9 dollar solution from Autozone!
To date, weve only seen two test mules so far. The earliest one was the sedona red with chopped fenders to accomidate a wider track and wider wheel/tire combinations. From the exterior, the car was simply a standard 135i with the aformentioned chopped fenders. The second car to arrive on the scene is the now famous black M1/1M we have seen on the nurburgring which appears to have the final body work (under heavy masking of course).
Its time of course to throw a third car into the pile BMW have thrown this new test car onto the ring that appears to sport identical bodywork as the black car (what we assume is the … CONTINUED
When the LCI 3-series coupe was released, so was a deluge of wallpapers, photos and videos related to the car. Oddly enough only a handful of pictures of the car with the factory M-Sport kit were released. Luckily now, we’ve gotten a few more added to our official thread, so if this car is up your ally, you might want to visit the thread and download a wallpaper!
Nothing will stop resident photoshop guru Gerard Alvarez. Hes now used real photos of the BMW Gran Coupe concept to base what a true two door coupe based on this design would look like. The result is expectedly crisp clean and professional. Here is your 6-series coupe ladies and gentlemen.
Well it has been a LONG hiatus for BMW from the DTM series, in fact they havent raced since 1992. Many of us remember the fun times watching the hectic DTM series and BMWs have been very competitive in the series in the past. Luckily, in the wake of BMWs pull out from F1 whispers were flying around that BMW would turn its attention to the DTM series and now it seems to have come true.
What are BMWs plans? Well they are working with the governing ITR body to make sure their car is not only ready to go for the 2012 season but is a competitive car at that time.
For now, BMW stays commited … CONTINUED