Some updates on future BMW models by trusty source ynguldyn:
F39 is still using the “Xcite” designation. Whether or not it will be marketed as X2, is unclear. The good news is that in addition to the FWD and AWD 25i models (probably to be marketed in the U.S. as 28i), there will be the xDrive35i model.
There wil be an update to i3. Not exactly clear on what that will mean – probably a bigger battery.
G01 X3 is being tested with a range of 4- … CONTINUED
BMW of North America announced today that three of its models – the BMW 2 Series; the BMW 4 Series; the BMW 5 Series – were the top ranked vehicles in their categories according to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS). Also, BMW ranked 6th among all the brands, considerably above the industry average.
“IQS is the leading indicator of customer delight in the initial phase of ownership as it measures not only how well our vehicles perform but also how well … CONTINUED
Beautiful video of the 435i in HD video from Angeles Crest Highway.
Here are the 2016 4 Series Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe pricing guides.
Paying tribute to the iconic ZHP Performance Package, BMW today released details for a 2016 BMW 435i ZHP Coupe Edition. The original ZHP option code was created by BMW Individual as a performance package for the 2003-2006 E46 3 Series that included the M-Tech II body kit, a ZHP shifter knob and shifter, upgraded suspension parts and settings, a different DME and special cam shafts that raised power output to 235 hp and allowed for a higher redline. Fulfilling the desires of true enthusiasts, … CONTINUED
In the summer of 2015, BMW will be continuing with the generation change under the bonnet of many of its model series. Thanks to the optimised efficiency of the new three and four-cylinder engines, both the sporting characteristics and the fuel economy of numerous models will improve yet again. Moreover, the deployment of additional petrol and diesel power units will ensure even more diversity within the model range. Furthermore, as from July 2015, the BMW M235i xDrive Convertible will be the first open-top compact … CONTINUED
BIMMERPOST member 3er provides his excellent review of the BAVSOUND Stage 1 for the 3 Series, 4 Series, M3 and M4.
Unique colored 2015 435i M Performance Edition, in Battle Ship Gray vinyl wrap paired to all the M Performance Parts trimmings.
BMW has issued a recall on certain BMW 2 Series, 3 Series and 4 Series models for potential fuel pump failure. Please see details inside.
An airbag related recall has been announced by the NHTSA for certain 2015 BMW 4 Series:
Report Receipt Date: MAR 13, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V148000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,067
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2015 428i Convertible, 428i xDrive Convertible, 435i Convertible, and 435i xDrive Convertible vehicles manufactured October 22, 2014, to February 27, 2015. Due to a programming error, the driver’s front air bag deployment timing may be … CONTINUED
BMW Abu Dhabi Motors showcasing a 4-Series Convertible equipped with the M Performance kit and Akrapovic exhaust system.
Interior features red Merino leather upholstery and carbon fiber accents (and M Performance steering wheel).
It’s also fitted with the M Performance Power Kit, increasing output by 34 HP (25 kW) and 50 Nm (36 lb-ft).
For the fifth straight year, the BMW 3 Series (4 Series included) was the best selling premium car in 2014 in the United States.
Here are the 2014 stats:
142,232 3-Series / 4-Series sold in U.S. in 2014
3-Series / 4-Series made up 42% of U.S. BMW sales
3-Series / 4-Series was America’s 16th-best-selling car in 2014
3-Series / 4-Series sales reached highest level since 2007 (when 142,490 were sold)
3-Series hasn’t been outsold in premium category since 2009
The runner up was the Lexus RX with … CONTINUED
We’ve been reporting since last Summer that the 335i would be replaced by the 340i to coincide with the F30 3 Series LCI facelift and changeover from the N55 engine to the new inline 6 turbo B58 engine.
And now the 340i has officially appeared on BMWUSA’s official production map for the 2016 model year. As the schedule indicates, production of the 340i begins in July-August 2015, with the Munich plant starting production in July and Rosslyn plant in August.
Its sibling, the F32 435i coupe … CONTINUED
Lexus tells us why you should buy the RC350 over the 435i in this unintentionally funny infomercial.
Check out the first 435i to M4 body conversion.
BMW of North America today announced a modest inflationary price increase for some Model Year 2015 vehicles, effective January 5th, 2015. The Destination and Handling fee for all models is $950 and is included in the following list for current and new prices.
The revised pricing covers the 4 Series, X1 and X5.
We’ve shown you BMW-centric cars from the Essen Motor Show, now see the rest of the show!