The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported March sales of 35,762 vehicles, an increase of 7.9 percent from the 33,149 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 2.6 percent on sales of 81,034 in the first three months of 2014 compared to 78,957 in the same period in 2013.
“You could almost feel the desire as March roared out with record-breaking numbers for BMW making for a strong start … CONTINUED
BMW NA has released the full M Performance Parts list and retail pricing for the X5 (F15) Series.
Click inside to download full PDF.
All 8 of the BMW M4 DTM cars for the 2014 DTM season have now been revealed. Check them out inside.
BMW looks set to change the face of motoring with the introduction of a patented artificial G-force technology.
BMW’s new Force Injection Booster simulates the effects of spirited driving, even when commuting at slower speeds, to create a thrilling ride. When activated at speeds under 20mph, the Force Injection Booster (FIB) works by extracting kinetic energy from the car’s engine and converting it into positive g-forces. These are then channelled directly at the driver and passengers through the air conditioning vents, while a mild electric … CONTINUED
BMW NA has released the full M Performance Parts list and retail pricing for the 4 Series.
Click inside to download full PDF.
BMW NA has announced availability of and prices for M Performance Parts for the 2 Series – 228i and M235i.
Check out the full set of info inside (click for PDF) which contains parts, part numbers, availability and MSRP.
Video of the BMW M4 Convertible testing at the Nurburgring. The M4 will have its debut later this year – potentially as early as the NY Autoshow in April.
Mechanically, the M4 Convertible will share with the M4 Coupe and M3 Sedan. Stylistically, it shares much of the M4 Coupe’s design, but is differentiated by its folding metal roof (without double-bubble), lack of B pillar and different trunk lid shape. The trunk lid styling looks to be something halfway between the high curvy CSL-style … CONTINUED
Two M235i Racing cars had unfortunate ends to their day at the first VLN race of the season at the Nurburgring.
Car and Driver interviews former BMW design head and polarizing figure, Chris Bangle.
Some video clips from the BMW M4 Safety Car’s debut at the Qatar MotorGP race. The M4 Safety Car showcases the following BMW M Performance Parts:
Titanium exhaust system with carbon finishers
Black front grille
Front splitter with blade
Carbon rear spoiler
Carbon mirror caps
Alcantara M Performance … CONTINUED
For 2 series owners and owner-to-be, or even just the curious, here’s the 2 Series Coupe U.S. Owner’s Manual.
The Geneva Auto Show may be over, but we still have some more to show you from the show. Here’s a collection of Le Mans race cars which ran and won at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. I was in awe. Can’t wait for June (next 24 Hour Le Mans) to come!
BMW Group Expands its Commitment in the USA
Commits US $1 Billion investment by 2016; Extends X family with new BMW X7; Increases plant capacity 50% up to 450,000 vehicles; Creates 800 new jobs; Starts production of the new BMW X4; Celebrates 20 years of production in the USA.
Spartanburg, South Carolina – March 28, 2014 1:00pm EDT/10:00am PDT…Celebrating 20 years of production in the USA, Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW Group, today announced plans to invest US$ 1 billion in … CONTINUED
Justin Bell takes the BMW X5, the World’s first SUV equipped with Night Vision Technology, for a drive through downtown Los Angeles. The catch – he’s blindfolded.
BMW will be holding a press conference today (Friday) at its U.S. plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina to announce significant economic and product news. The economic news will include the announcement of a several hundred million dollar expansion to the plant and the product news is widely expected to be BMW X7.
The press conference begins at 1 PM (Eastern time).
Speaking at the event will be:
BMW Group Chairman Dr. Norbert Reithofer
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley
BMW Group Board … CONTINUED
CAR has posted its effusive full BMW i8 test drive review, which resulted in a full 5-star rating for overall rating, handling, performance usability and “feelgood factory.”
Here are some of the most telling excerpts from the review:
Play it right, and Eco Pro can extend the range over the regular Comfort mode, from 310 to 370 miles. Flick the gear selector left, to engage Sport mode. The dials switch to a bright red glow, any throttle resistance is replaced by eagerness. The six-speed automatic – … CONTINUED
Video of the F80 M3 in Sakhir Orange and a X6 M prototype found test drifting on the Nurburgring.
Photo gallery of the all new M3 and M4 at the 2014 Vancouver International Autoshow.
The F80 M3 is featured in Austin Yellow and the F82 M4 in Yas Marina Blue.