We were in attendance today at the NYC world premiere event for the BMW i3 sedan [Official Thread]. The i3 was simultaneously debuted in three cities – NYC, London and Beijing, and the cover was pulled back on the i3 at the same exact moment over live feeds at each location.
The debut event was held in a building bordering the High Line Park in NYC, a 1-mile linear park built on a 1.45-mile section of a former New York elevated subway track. It was quite … CONTINUED
Here is a set of photos of the most revealing M4 prototype yet, together with a great video of the M4 being tested hard at the Nurburgring.
Introducing the BMW i3 electric car. BMW today introduced the all-new BMW i3 electric car, constructed in a revolutionary way from next- generation materials. The BMW i3 will go on sale in the US market in the second quarter of 2014, and starts with a base MSRP of $41,350, before any federal or state incentives, and before Destination & Handling fee (currently $925).
Full details, specs and press release inside.
An online visualizer for the just revealed BMW i3 is now available at: http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicle…isualizer.html
You can see the i3 in its initial available colors, wheels, and interiors. Exterior colors include:
For the full details of the i3, see our Official Thread.
Supersprint has announced its quad exhaust system for the F30 328i. Here’s the relevant data:
Horsepower 245,9 Hp @ 5490 rpm
Torque 355 Nm @ 2305 rpm
Supersprint Exhaust System:
- Downpipe with Metallic catalytic converter 200 CPSI 987321
- Front pipe 987812
- Centre exhaust 987903
- Rear exhaust Right OO80 – Left OO80 987906
Horsepower 261,0 Hp @ 6460 rpm
Torque 368,6 Nm @ 4035 rpm.
The BMW Welt in Munich welcomed its 100,000th vehicle-collection customer today, Thursday. Helmut Marxen, a businessman from Sylt, actually took delivery of two cars: a BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Sportline and a BMW X3. Thomas Muderlak, head of BMW Welt, gave the lucky new car owner a warm welcome. After a busy day with behind-the-scenes tours of the BMW Welt and the BMW Plant, and lunch at Käfer’s Bavarie restaurant, this special customer can also look forward to an exclusive DTM (German Touring Car … CONTINUED
Launchfilm for the LCI updated 2014 BMW 5 Series facelift model.
You’ve seen them separately, now see them visually compared – the 4 Series versus 3 Series M Sport and M Performance Parts equipped models.
The 4 Series M Sport model can be ordered now and the 4 series M Performance Parts will be released in October-November.
Good morning New York, hello London, wanshang hao Beijing – at 14.30 Central European Time on Monday, 29 July 2013, these greetings will ring out from megacities in the USA, Europe and Asia to mark the unveiling of the BMW i3 to a global audience. The spectacular premiere for this revolutionary vehicle takes place exactly two years after the BMW i3 Concept was presented in Frankfurt on 29 July 2011 prior to the International Motor Show (IAA).
The simultaneous launch in three continents highlights the global … CONTINUED
“The biggest four-cylinder in the world – a landmark for the city of Munich alongside the Olympic Park. Ergonomically compact inside and clearly contoured outside, it is a boldly conceived experiment and a milestone in the history of architecture. BMW has created space for its expanding business with an administrative centre of the New Class.” (Internal memo, 1973)
Since its official opening on 18 May 1973, the BMW Group Headquarters has become an indisputable icon of architectural history and a permanent feature both of Munich’s skyline … CONTINUED
BMWUSA.com now has the Build Your Own feature updated for the 2014 BMW X5 (F15). It has some bugs still, but go forth and configure!
Geek out with us and follow this analysis by a BIMMERPOST member in which he predicts the upcoming F80 M3 and F82 M4 s55 engine RPM redline, by way of a technical sound analysis.
He began testing a couple of dyno recordings and fairly quickly found an E92 M3 video and V12 Aston with 6800 rpm redline. He recorded the sounds (just from crappy Youtube videos) and then did a Fourier transform to get the spectral content. E92 M3 frequency peak at redline should be 560 … CONTINUED
Chris Harris reviews the F32 435i on the track and road… and abides by BMW’s no drifting rule at the Estoril track (or does he??)
Check out this great M3 build by ONEighty, based on a limited edition Frozen White Edition E92 M3 coupe.
Many BMW fans have been waiting for the F32 4 Series Coupe [full official details] to arrive. And arrive it has. We have recently driven the 435i Sport Line in Portugal – Lisbon and at the Estoril Track. It was a joy.
What I Loved?
The cliché holds true for 4 Series as it does with many BMWs – the styling looks so much better in real life than in 2D photos on a computer screen. As for the package? Besides all the standard qualities that make … CONTINUED
We recently asked for your questions regarding the BMW 4 Series and we brought those (together with some of our own) to the press launch for the F32. Big thanks to all the gracious BMW representatives who patiently answered our questions.
Here’s what we were able to find out for BIMMERPOST members.
Are there suspension or steering tweaks/improvements in the F32 compared to the F30?
The F32 is much more rigid than the F30. One way BMW has done this is by using a different suspension with … CONTINUED
BMW has changed its long time recommended oil change mileage intervals for all 2014 models and beyond. The changes apply to all vehicles produced from July 2013 on.
Previously, BMW recommended a 15,000 mile / 24 month Condition Based Service interval, but as of July 2013, the new basic interval will be every 10,000 miles / 12 months. This applies to both gasoline and diesel models.
The Z4 roadster, M5/M6 and ActiveHybrids have some special recommendations, which you can see in the announcement and charts below.
We know that BMW and Toyota have teamed up on a joint sports car project, but what we don’t know is exactly what models this collaboration will spawn for BMW and Toyota.
For Toyota, many speculate that this collaboration will result in the next coming of the Toyota Supra.
As for BMW, it seems that the decision is still up in the air. Members of BMW’s product team recently spoke with Drive and revealed that they are working on “four, five or six” different possible models for … CONTINUED