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!
The D4 Biturbo is Alpina’s follow up to the stunning D3. It’s capable of reaching 60mph in 4.6 seconds and can return up to 53mpg. Sounds like the perfect package, then, but are there any drawbacks? Steve Sutcliffe of Autocar finds out.
BMW NA has issued a recall for certain 4-cylinder powered 20i and 28i models for potential brake power assist problems. Here is the recall information from the NHTSA.
The affected models/years are as follows:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V-627 (14V627000)
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8,988
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sports … CONTINUED
With this video promo BMW USA is announcing that you can now equip select BMW models in the online builder with some of the M Performance Parts catalog to get a visual preview of the parts installed on the car.
For now, only certain models have this feature available and only some M Performance Parts have been built into the builder currently.
A very unique and individual 435i – in BMW Individual Mint Green.
BIMMERPOST moderator Dackelone tours the Italian Alps:
Well… for the last few years, every summer – some of us Euro 1Addicts have met for an awesome driving tour experience. One that we will never forget! The last two years – we have met and driven the infamous Stelvio Pass. You can see our past Stelvio 1.0 and Stelvio 2.0 tours under my signature. But for this year, we all wanted to try something different. Enter Sella 1.0
First off, I want to say I could … CONTINUED