We’ve just had a chance at the 2014 NYIAS to sit down and discuss the all-new M3/M4 with the M3/M4 project manager, Michael Wimbeck (pictured) and M3/M4 product manager for BMW NA, Victor LeLeu.
Thanks to these two gentlemen, here are some hopefully enlightening answers.
Are there official EPA MPG figures for U.S. M3 and M4 yet?
No, not yet.
Will M3/M4 be subject to gas guzzler tax?
We’ll wait for the official EPA numbers to provide an answer. We do expect a substantial increase in … CONTINUED
The Car of the Year Awards have just been announced at the 2014 NYIAS and the BMW i3 has won both the World Car Design of the Year and the World Green Car of the Year awards!
The i3 beat out the following cars for World Car Design of the Year: Cadillac CTS, Citroen C4 Picasso, Mazda3, Lexus IS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Volkswagen XL1
And it bested the following cars for World Green Car of the Year: Audi A3 Sportback e-tron , BMW i3, Honda Accord … CONTINUED
Have a first look at the BMW M4 Convertible in Individual Frozen Red.
It is all change for the reigning DTM manufacturers’ champions as for 2014 the brand new BMW M4 DTM will take the place of the successful BMW M3 DTM. The 2013 car went out on a high as, when Timo Glock won the final race of the season, this was the 51st victory of the BMW M3 in the prestigious touring car series. Add to that the fact that Marco Wittmann was the Rookie of the Year, Augusto Farfus was second in the drivers’ … CONTINUED
Rounding out our day at the New York Autoshow is the always stunning BMW i8 painted in stunning Protonic Blue. Take care everyone!
Making its New York Autoshow premiere is the X3 LCI, which was announced earlier this year
Last year, BMW first introduced the world to the BMW Concept X5 eDrive and now the “concept” vehicle is visiting the New York Autoshow. This is by far one of the more interesting prospects for BMW in the realm of electrified vehicles, especially from the POV of people who can’t yet make the full leap to the BMWi vehicles.
The X5 is powered by a combination of a BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder combustion engine and a 95-horsepower electric motor. This results in an average MPG … CONTINUED
The BMW 228i Coupe with Track Handling Package
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 14, 2014. . . BMW announced today the availability of the all-new Track Handling Package for the 2015 BMW 228i Coupe. Inspired by the original formula of BMW “S-package” vehicles manufactured in the course of the past three decades, the new Track Handling Package embraces the desires of the most enthusiastic BMW drivers. It includes the M Adaptive Suspension, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on unique 18-inch light-alloy wheels , Variable … CONTINUED
In truly awesome news, BMW is going to bring the Alpina 6-Series Gran Coupe to the USA, in the guise of the 2015 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe
Just to recap the BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe is a monster 540-HP (540Lb-Ft Torque) 4.4L Twin Turbo V8 powered 6GC created by Alpina in close co-operation with BMW. Like the Alpina 7 Series, the 6GC will come to the USA as a top of the line configuration, which means xDrive and an 8-Speed automatic transmission, … CONTINUED
While we are all familiar with the upcoming M3, we haven’t really gotten too many looks at the F80 in colors aside from Yas Marina Blue and Austin Yellow.
BMWUSA has given us the treat of the car in the sure to be popular Silverstone II. The 2014 New York Autoshow lighting makes it look downright sinister.
While we all wait anxiously for the BMW M3 and M4 to hit the showrooms, BMWUSA has been kind enough to indulge us with some additional colors to look at. The car is absolutly sinister is Black Sapphire Metallic!
Making its U.S. debut a the 2014 New York Auto Show is the 4-Series Gran Coupe. The now familiar Gran Coupe moniker means this is a 4-door sedan but with a sloping coupe like silhouette.
This is the first time BMW has attempted this formula in the small/mid-size luxury sedan format, but it does come across pretty nicely.
Prices in the U.S. will start at a base MSRP of:
$41,225, including $925 Destination & Handling for the 428i Gran Coupe,
$43,225, including Destination & Handling, for the … CONTINUED