Autobild is reporting that the next generation 2017 BMW 5 Series will add a 3 cylinder turbodiesel model in certain markets.
The 3 cylinder turbodiesel 5 Series is rumored to output 150 HP (110 kW) and sip diesel at just 3.9 liters / 100 km (60 MPG US / 72 MPG UK). The next gen 5 Series will ride on a new platform which it will share with the next gen 6 Series and 7 Series.
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A couple of our shop cars are on 20″ HRE wheels. Black and Yellow is on S101′s in gun metal and Sal’s Melbourne is on brushed P101′s. We tried to avoid civilization by getting out into the sticks a little bit.
Have a close-up look at the BMW 4 Series Convertible (F33) exterior and interior.
The 2014 U.S. models start at $49,675 (428i) and $55,825 (435i) and will arrive in US showrooms in the first quarter of 2014, after making its world debut at the 2013 LA Auto Show next month.
For all official info on the 4 Series Convertible, see our Official Thread.
An imaginative look at the BMW M2 Coupe, M235i in different colors and with different wheels, as well as the M235i with M Performance Parts.
Follow this M3POST member’s great European Delivery journal from a 17 day adventure through Europe. Make sure your bandwidth is free as there are hundreds of photos to view!
The first official 2 Series video teaser posted nearly two weeks ago previewed not only the M235i, but also a cinematic short-film featuring the car.
The complete short-film has now been posted. It’s essentially a gratuitous car chase scene, but what better way is there to get more looks at the M235i in action? Click inside for a look (may take a few seconds for video to appear).
The story started with a Facebook post from Debra to BMW. And it ended with a surprisingly delivery of her new BMW 4 Series. What happened?
When Debra saw the BMW 4 Series Launchfilm, she decided to buy a BMW 4 Series Coupe instead of a Mercedes Benz and posted that on Facebook. Guess what: BMW somehow liked that and decided to take her by surprise at her delivery at the BMW Welt in Munich…
Here is a preview peek at the Austin Yellow color for the upcoming F80 M3 and F82 M4.
As you can see, it’s basically the production version of the M4 Concept’s Aurum Dust color.
A 2014 M3 and M4 Order Guide has just been released to U.S. dealers for the ordering of dealer demo launch cars. As before, this list should generally be reflective of what options will be available for customer cars, though it may not be all-inclusive.
300 – Alpine White
B39 – Mineral Grey Metallic
475 – Black Sapphire Metallic
B50 – Sakhir Orange Metallic
A29 – Silverstone Metallic
B67 – Austin Yellow Metallic
A96 – Mineral White Metallic
B68 – Yas Marina Blue Metallic (see photos/video)
CSAT – Cloth/Leather combination Carbonstructure Anthracite/Black
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We’ve now added a video of the Yas Marina Blue F80 M3!
We reveal to you the F80 M3 in production form! This M3 wears the Yas Marina Blue Metallic color with carbon fiber roof and was spotted during an official commercial filming session.
Seeing the F80 M3 in Yas Marina Blue for an official commercial shoot also indicates that this may be the launch color for M3 marketing material and for when it makes its debut at the 2014 Detroit auto show in January.
For the technical specs of the F80 M3, see our Official Thread.
The BMW M4 Concept is making its first appearance in the UK. It’s currently at the BMW UK HQ and is available to the public for viewing.
BMW 4 SERIES CONVERTIBLE WILL MAKE ITS WORLD DEBUT AND THE BMW i8, BMW CONCEPT X4 AND BMW 5 SERIES GRAN TURISMO WILL MAKE NORTH AMERICAN AUTO SHOW DEBUTS AT THE 2013 LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
Additional Featured BMW Vehicles to Include: BMW i3, BMW 4 Series Coupe, BMW X5, BMW 5 Series Sedan, and the North American Debut of the BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive Motorcycle
The new BMW 4 Series Convertible will make its world debut and the BMW i8, BMW 5 Series … CONTINUED
This may not be a direct apples to apples comparison since the M235i is currently only available in 2-door coupe form while the CLA45 AMG has 4 doors and a higher price tag, but the M235i will compete in the same segment as the CLA45 AMG and the performance figures are not far off. This is the best comparison we can make until a M2 comes along…
BMW insider Scott26 shares some info on the upcoming BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe 4-Door Sedan.
A 4 door model of the 2 Series has been conceived as part of an expansive compact model strategy. And make no mistake BMW are interested in such a model because it adds consistency to the Gran Coupe series and would be a successful profit unit as well as establishing a RWD narrative for this exciting new segment.
The car is viable because of the modular architecture within the platform.
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Here is a great real life look at the E92 3 Series coupe vs the F32 4 Series coupe.
BMW Motorsport has completed a successful second DTM season since its return to the series last year. The BMW M3 DTM again emphatically demonstrated just how competitive it is in 2013, with five wins, four pole positions and four fastest laps. No other DTM manufacturer won more races than BMW this season.
After ten thrilling races, BMW defended the Manufacturers’ title it won last year. In total, the eight BMW drivers scored 369 points. In the team competition, BMW Team RBM came out second with … CONTINUED
RIP F10 M5 Ring Taxi. The circumstances behind the crash are not yet known, but the good news is that nobody was seriously hurt in this crash.