The BMW Group sold 212,908 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles in March – the company’s best-ever monthly results. It’s a significant 11.3% increase on the previous all-time monthly high in March last year (191,269 units). A new high for the first quarter of the year was also achieved with a total of 487,024 vehicles delivered in the first three months of 2014 (prev. yr. 448,200 / +8.7%).
Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, Sales and Marketing BMW, said: “This is the first time in the company’s history that over 200,000 vehicles were delivered to customers in a single month – March has rounded off a strong first quarter in 2014. Despite continuing economic uncertainties, we are experiencing steady improvement in almost all regions. … CONTINUED
We’ve added new wallpapers of the 4 Series Gran Coupe and a feature launch film.
Video of the next gen BMW X6 (F16) from the Nurburgring.
More photos of the BMW M4 Safety Car, this time with interior and undercarriage (BMW M Performance Exhaust) photos.
Finally, some more looks at the F80 M3 in Mineral White. This particular car is equipped with M Carbon Ceramic Brakes and a sunroof (no carbon fiber roof).
The guys at TFLCAR pit the M235i against the Lexus IS-F in a drag race. Watch the results of M235i’s 320 HP / 330 lb-ft (turbo 3.0L I6) versus the Lexus IS-F’s 416 HP / 371 lb-ft (5.0L V8), at a mile above sea level.
According to manufacture quoted stats, the IS-F does 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds with its 8 speed auto and the M235i covers 0-60 in 4.8 (auto) / 5.0 (manual).
The BMW 1M coupe remains as desirable as ever, and perhaps even more so, as its current market value is even higher than the retail price when sold.
Of twenty 1M coupes currently on sale, by way of major used auto sales websites, they were listed at an average asking price of $61,670 with an average mileage of about 11,600 on the clock. That’s more than $15,500 over the MSRP when new!
BMW has once again been named to Automobile Magazine’s coveted list of All-Stars, this time for the 2014 BMW 3 Series Sedan and all-new BMW 4 Series Coupe. As the segment leader since its launch in 1977, the BMW 3 Series has now collected nearly 20 of Automobile Magazine’s highly sought-after awards by remaining the best in the business. The BMW 4 Series Coupe is now also recognized as an All-Star in its inaugural year.
In referring to this year’s All-Star award, the editors at Automobile Magazine noted, “The BMW 3 Series is a perennial Automobile Magazine All-Star award winner, with this being its eighteenth year on the list. For 2014, the 3 Series name refers to four-door models, while coupe and convertible versions get … CONTINUED
The all-new BMW X4 Sports Activity Coupe as well as the BMW M4 Convertible make their world debuts at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. North American debuts include the all-new BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe as well as the BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe. Also making its North American debut will be the updated 2015 BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle which will include the X3 xDrive28d, the first BMW Advanced Diesel X3 model for the US. The BMW Concept X5 eDrive will show the potential of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology in a full-size Sports Activity Vehicle.
The 2015 BMW M4 Convertible will share its 425 horsepower 3.0-liter M TwinPower Turbo inline six with the new M4 Coupe and M3 Sedan and … CONTINUED