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Two F15 X5s were just spotted during transportation in a cargo plane and while their exteriors remain camouflaged (previously revealed exterior photos below), we get some nice clear looks at their interiors.

As seen in previous spy shots, the F15 X5′s features a multi-layered dashboard design look and is both more driver-centric and upright compared to the current X5′s dashboard.

You can see the black panel display gauges, large free-standing navigation/infotainment LCD screen and new iDrive Touch system.

The US will receive the following models in the first … CONTINUED

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Check out this rare bird – a limited BMW M3 Edition Model in Monte Carlo Blue.

Standard Equipment

Interior mirror with automatic-dip
Seat adjuster, electric, with memory
Headlight cleaning system
Xenon Light
Automatic air conditioning
Cruise control
Kilometer-calibrated speedometer
Headlining anthracite
Language version German

Optional Equipment

CO2 package
Brake Energy Regeneration
Electronic Damper Control (EDC)
Extra package, EU-specific
M Drive
M double-clutch transmiss. w/Drivelogic
Alarm system
Fold-in outside mirror
Comfort access
Sun-blind, rear
Floor mats, velours
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Smoker package
Ski bag
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Some first real life video and photos of the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe from its debut at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013 in Lake Como, Italy.

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A great pictorial of the Technik Museum Sinsheim in Sinsheim, Germany. Opened in 1981, it is run by a registered association called “Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim e.V.” which also runs the Technik Museum Speyer.

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A Jalopnik editor shares his reasons on why he thinks the E82 1 Series is the next great future classic BMW.

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BMW and Pininfarina are two of the most tradition-swathed names in the motoring world. Each is a byword for cutting-edge technology, style, dynamics and aesthetics. With the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé, the two time-honoured companies are unveiling the outcome of their first collaboration at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013. The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé is a one-off and represents the exclusive interpretation of a luxurious BMW Coupé as seen through the eyes of Pininfarina. Working in close consultation, the two design teams … CONTINUED

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90 years of BMW Motorrad, 90 years of two-wheeled history – hardly another motorcycle manufacturer can boast such a longstanding and successful heritage as BMW. The BMW R 90 S likewise has cause to celebrate: the BMW Motorrad design icon turns 40 this year. As a tribute to both these anniversaries, the BMW Group is presenting a very special model at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013: the BMW Concept Ninety. In partnership with the custom bike company Roland Sands Design, the BMW Motorrad design … CONTINUED

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Some photos and video from another great fun event by M Owners Club Indonesia (MOCI) last month, attended by 200+ cars, including other local car clubs and exotics. Started out with drag race, followed by laps around the track.

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This is one extreme 1 Series Coupe (E82) build! It has received a heart transplant and is now powered by a turbocharged S54 motor, good for approximately 800 WRHP! Here are the full build specs so far:

Chassis:

- 2012 make factory new bodyshell
- Glassfiber bodykit and doors
- Carbonfiber hood, roof, trunk, inner fenders and dash

Suspension/subframe:

-E92 front and rear subframe incl diff and electric steering
-Custom K-sport E92 M3 spec coilovers
-K-sport 356mm front and 330mm rear brakes
-Custom exhaust with twin pipe… CONTINUED

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Here is the official pricing guide for the 2014 3 Series Sedan (F30) [download PDF below]. The pricing listed in the guide is effective May 20, 2013. Here are the 2014 price increases:

- 328i increases $600
- 328i xdrive increases $600
- 335i increases $400
- 335i xDrive increases $400

Newly available for the 2014 model year is the 328d sedan [official details], priced starting at $40,600.

Also of note is that the Modern Line has been eliminated.

Production of the 2014 3 Series models will begin in … CONTINUED

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Steve Sutcliffe of Autocar takes the Alpina B6 and the Nissan GT-R for a track (Brands Hatch) and open roads comparison.

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Here’s a rare look at the BMW M3 Carbon Edition. It’s a rare sighting because 1) it was only sold in China and 2) only 111 units were sold in total.

The M3 Carbon Edition limited run model cost 1.23 million yuan (approximately $189,000 USD), went on sale in July of 2011. It joined the M3 Matte Edition and M3 Tiger Edition as Chinese-market only M3 editions. Its exterior featured carbon fiber roof, BMW Performance front lip splitters, trunk spoiler, hood inlet surrounds, mineral white paint, … CONTINUED

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Black and Yellow – A nighttime photo shoot in Esquire’s Dakar Yellow E92 M3 coupe.

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Nearly a month ago, we spotted the first non-black F82 M4 coupe prototype (in Silverstone) on the road (reposted below). We’ve just spied a Silverstone F82 M4 testing on the Nurburgring, wearing M Carbon Ceramic Brakes. This prototype doesn’t reveal any new physical details, but we do have a new technical detail to share.

We were recently told by a high-ranking BMW M official intimately familiar with M3/M4 development that the engine powering the M3/M4 will feature a nearly 8000 RPM redline. As we’ve reported all … CONTINUED

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Some rare photos of F31 3 Series touring decked out in full M Performance Parts.

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BMW along with Audi and Mercedes have experienced large sales increases in South Korea in the first quarter, each by at least 25% – faster growth than even in China.

Foreign brands have managed to secure 41% of Korea’s market for premium vehicles (up from 28% two years ago). A big part of the reason is the lower duties on European imports – down to just 3.2% (from 8%) after a trade agreement was signed in 2011. Next year will see these taxes eliminated for most … CONTINUED

More LCI 5 Series Facelift Videos

05/21/2013 at 8:45 PM
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New videos featuring the new 2014 BMW 5 Series LCI facelift model – sedan, touring and GT models (exterior, interior and driving footage).

Welt 4.0 Meet at the BMW Welt

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Enjoy a mega gallery from the Welt 4.0 friends reUnited meet at the BMW Welt.