Motor Trend stacks the BMW 650i Gran Coupe against the Audi S7 and Mercedes CLS550. We won’t spoil the outcome for you, so read on inside for their conclusion.
For BMW, the year 2013 has got off to a really pleasing start. Readers of the trade magazine “auto, motor und sport” gave models of this brand the best rating in three different categories. The new version of the BMW 3 Series went immediately to the top of the highly competitive midrange segment, the BMW 5 Series once again defended its lead in the upper midrange segment and the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe went straight to first place in the luxury class ratings. In addition, like last year, the BMW 6 Series seized third place in the category convertibles. On the whole, an impressive result, continuing with the numerous successes achieved in recent years in this survey. The high total of 112,877 readers participating … CONTINUED
2012 DTM Champion Bruno Spengler takes on German Golf Pro (and BMW Brand Ambassador) Martin Kaymer in this BMW xDrive Moutain Challenge featuring driving, golfing, and sledding antics up in the Austrian mountain.
While this was just a lighthearted ‘challenge’ and it’s clear that we’re watching athletes and not actors, we get some looks at the BMW xDrive system in action on the 5 Series Touring M550d xDrive and 6 Series Coupe with xDrive.
2012 was a busy year for BMW and saw the company introduce many models. These include the LCI 7 Series, 6 Series Gran Coupe, ActiveHybrid 5, F10 3 Series Sedan, F11 3 Series Touring, M135i hatchback, M Performance Automobiles, M6 Coupe and Convertible, and M6 Gran Coupe.
BMW revisits the 2012 year in this review video.
BMW TwinPowerTurbo technology again takes two of Ward’s 2013 10 Best Engines Awards. The 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder (N20) and 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline-6 (N55) are both repeat winners.
“Nearly every BMW now sold in the US features TwinPower Turbo technology,” said Ludwig Willisch – President and CEO of BMW of North America, LLC. “In such a competitive market, to take two spots highlights the benefits of the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy. It also shows that while we look for improvements in efficiency, we are still committed to fulfilling the promise of The Ultimate Driving Machine.”
Currently five models feature the 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder – Z4 sDrive28i, 528i Sedan, 328i Sedan, X3 xDrive28i and more recently, the X1 sDrive28i/xDrive28i. They will be joined next spring by the … CONTINUED
Hamann has taken the sleek and classy 6 Series Gran Coupe and added what the tuning company feels are some necessary cosmetic changes for some added aggression. Can’t say that it’s an improvement, but it’s certainly a change.
The Hamann BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe comes with a full body kit including a full front bumper with custom grille and LED DRLs, side skirts, full rear bumper with vents for cooling the brakes, a trunk spoiler, roof spoiler, rear diffuser, and a wild carbon fiber hood.
It rides on 21-inch aluminum alloy wheels and 30-mm lowered suspension system.
Many are calling the just revealed F32 4 Series Coupe Concept a baby 6 Series coupe, an understandable comparison given the coupe’s new sleek low-slung and rear fastback shaped look. Some of you have requested a comparo, so here’s a look at how the two coupes compare visually and specs-wise.
As with the other comparison threads, keep in mind that we are comparing a concept against a production model, but nonetheless the general styling, shape, and dimensions of the 4 Series Coupe Concept will carry over to the production model. The more conceptually styled elements such as the bumpers, mirrors, fender vents, and wheels will look different on the production model.
Also see our other comparisons:
F32 Concept vs E92 3 Series @ http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=777968
F32 Concept … CONTINUED
BMW brand up 45 percent in November – best month ever; 10.4 percent year-to-date increase.
MINI brand up 10.5 percent in November; 15.2 percent increase year-to-date – already surpassed 2011 sales record.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 3, 2012… The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported November sales of 36,461 vehicles, an increase of 38.8 percent from the 26,271 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group is up 11.3 percent on sales of 303,728 in the first eleven months of 2012 compared to 272,873 in the same period in 2011.
“Supply is catching up with demand, making November the best sales month on record for BMW in the U.S.,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. … CONTINUED
Hamann reveals its complete aero kit for the M Sport 6 Series coupe (F13) and convertible (F12) models, consisting of:
HAMANN COMPETITION FRONT SPOILER
HAMANN SIDE SILLS
HAMANN REAR SPOILER
HAMANN REAR CENTER MOLDING 4-TAILPIPES (with cut out for HAMANN 4 tailpipes rear muffler)
This kit joins Hamann’s already released standard 6 Series Coupe/Convertible kit.