04/03/2014     3:00 PM

Autobild get closer with new BMW X1 rendering.

In some markets, including the North American market. The F48 X1 is going to be xDrive only.

This rendering is very close indeed. The front is very similar, with a dynamic sweep of the headlights. A feature on the next generation 7er, 5er and new X7.

And although it is shown as the M Sport in this render. The front fascia aligns with the new X family signature but looks more sporty to appeal to younger customers. The rear incorporates typical BMW L-shaped units that wrap around the exterior X3-like.

The shape and character sculpture on the render conforms to what is hidden underneath camouflage and vacuumed plastic paneling on the current prototype.

The kicked-up hofmeister kick and rising glasshouse is … CONTINUED

04/03/2014     11:55 AM

BMW North America has just announced the 2014 M5 and M6 Ultimate Package for the Canadian market, offering up to 14 Individual colors.

BMW Release:

Due to the extremely positive response received to the limited production run of BMW Individual M5 and M6 models in recent months, we have opted to expand a similar offering on an on-going basis providing consumers with an exceptionally high value package, while adding 14 new BMW Individual exterior colours for consumers to choose from. Some of BMW M’s most iconic colours, such as Phoenix Yellow, Dakar Yellow II, or Laguna Seca Blue will be available for those opting for the Ultimate Package at no-additional charge.”

Each and every Ultimate Package will also come with the new BMW M Performance Titanium Exhaust … CONTINUED

04/03/2014     9:45 AM

Check out this proper BMW 1M Coupe build by Precision Sport Industries. Mods list:

Mod List:
Bmw Performance alcantara steering wheel
P3 gauge
Clear bra
Slek carbon fiber front lip splitter
AFE Stage 2 intake
Evolve Stage 3 tune
BMW Performance carbon fiber spoiler
BMW Performance carbon fiber mirror caps
Revozport carbon fiber rear diffuser
Akrapovic Evolution exhaust with downpipes
KW V3 coilovers
BBS FI titanium 19×9.5 / 19×10.5
OEM Blackline taillights

04/02/2014     8:50 PM

If a recent report from German Auto Motor und Sport is to be believed, BMW will showcase another large luxury concept car at the upcoming Beijing Car Show starting April 20th.

After last year’s Gran Lusso concept which previewed a possible large coupe like the possible revival of the 8-series, AMS has allegedly learned that BMW is about to unveil a 9-series concept car shortly. This concept car is also said to preview a new generation of BMW’s interior design to debut in the all-new 2016 BMW 7-series (internally dubbed G11).

As the concept car debut in China suggests, one of the possibly largest markets for a car like the 9-series (and the 8-series) would be China. Technically, these cars would be based on the new … CONTINUED

04/02/2014     3:25 PM

We got a hold of the operating manual of the F80 M3 and found some interesting tidbits we would like to share.

Break-In Period
As with any other current or late M model, break-in period is 2,000 km or 1,200 miles. During that time, maximum engine speed should not exceed 5,500 RPM, maximum speed is 170 kph (105 mph).

Between 2,000 and 5,000 km (1240 and 3100 miles), engine RPM can be slowly increased but speed should not exceed 220 kph (137 mph) for a longer period of time.

Recommended Oil
Unlike the E9x M3, BMW recommends 0W-30 oil. The times of mandatory 10W-60 oil apparently seem to be over.

Engine Warmup / Shift Lights
The good ole engine warmup and shift lights in the tachometer are back … CONTINUED

04/02/2014     1:10 PM

Photo shoot of a BMW 435i by Velos Designwerks. The vehicle includes the following:

- Velos Designwerks S1 signature series forged wheels
- Gloss Black Kidney Grill
- Gloss Black Emblem
- Color Matched Reflector
- Lowered on KW V2 coilovers
- Stoptech big brakes 380mm 6 piston front | 355mm 4 piston rear.
- Tires Pireli Pzero 285/25/20 Rear | 255/30/20 Front.

04/02/2014     11:18 AM

Happy 30th Birthday BMW M5! The turns 30 this year and this video celebrates that occasion.

There are rumors that there will be a special limited anniversary edition of the F10 M5 released, and it may be in Frozen Green.

04/02/2014     9:00 AM

Catch our coverage from the 2014 Techno Classica Essen.

There is a reason why I LOVE attending the Techno Classic in Essen… it’s all the cool classic cars! Yup, the quality of the cars on display here and that fact that all the major German car makers are here – at the factory level, makes this show a MUST SEE event each year. It’s the worlds largest classic car show(so says Siha, the organizers) held in Europe. I believe it. I always have such a great time here.

It’s a wonderful car show. You can find anything car related here: cars, car parts, tools, artwork, cars for sale, model cars and toys for big boys and small one too! And its always nice to … CONTINUED

04/01/2014     4:09 PM

The 2015 M3 and 2015 M4 online configurators are finally live at BMWUSA.com!

For additional info, be sure to reference the: U.S. 2015 BMW M3 and M4 Pricing Guide

04/01/2014     3:25 PM

Austin Yellow and Yas Marina Blue are the launch colors for the F82 M4 and F80 M3, but the colors are still available through BMW Individual for other BMW models, as long as you’re willing to pay for it.

Here’s a look at how the two colors look on the F30 3 Series.

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