06/24/2013     10:50 AM

BMW will be unveiling the second version of the Concept Active Tourer [See Official Thread for first concept], which it calls the Concept Active Tourer Outdoor, on July 12, 2013 – at the 2013 OutDoor Exhibition in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

No preview image of the second concept was released with this announcement, but the company says that the concept is aimed at “meeting the special needs of an outdoor and leisure time oriented target group.”

The BMWNA CEO has confirmed that the U.S. will be receiving the production version of the Concept Active Tourer. The first Concept Active Tourer concept is a plug-in hybrid powered by a 1.5L TwinPower Turbo engine, an electric motor, and a lithium-ion battery. Total output exceeds 190 HP (140 kW) and 200 Nm … CONTINUED

06/24/2013     8:00 AM

BMW has released an M Performance Power Kit for the F20 125i with N20B20 engine.

It increases the factory 218 hp / 310 Nm to 238 hp / 350 Nm and of course retains the factory warranty.

This extra power drops the 0-100 km/h (0-62mph) acceleration from 6.4 to 5.9 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h.

It’s price at 899-999 euro /

06/23/2013     11:30 AM

Everything you ever wanted to know about the BMW N20 turbo inline 4 cylinder engine is contained in this technical product information manual, including servicing information.

06/23/2013     8:00 AM

Everything you ever wanted to know about the BMW N55 twinpower turbo inline 6 cylinder engine is contained in this technical product information manual, including servicing information.

06/22/2013     2:30 PM

A few months ago, I flew home to the East Coast (Washington, DC) to visit my family. While there, a good friend of mine suggested I go visit the Simeone Auto Museum up in Philadelphia, PA. I had never heard of the place. But, I am always up for a good auto museum. So… off we went to Philly. I thought if nothing else… we would get in some tasty cheese steaks.

The Museum is relatively new. I think it opened back in 2010-ish and in 2011 it was declared one of the best automotive museums in the USA! What I really liked about the museum was EVERY car ran. Everything. The staff starts up the cars every week… and they even encourage people to come … CONTINUED

06/21/2013     5:00 PM

The 2014 BMW X5 will feature an LED Lighting Package. Here are some previews of the various lighting combinations.

06/21/2013     12:00 PM

An interactive 3D modeler of the M235i Coupe is now available at Humster3D. This digitally modeled version is based off the revealing spy photos of the M235i we posted last month.

Generally speaking, it does a decent job at previewing the M235i, although it does have to make some predictions as to the rear view and tail lights, which remain partially covered in the spy photos. Its surfacing is also too flat in some areas, as the actual M235i’s hood and front fascia have more shape and curves.

If you want to play with the interactive modeler, visit: http://humster3d.com/360-view/?id=54832

The M235i and 228i coupe will be the first 2 Series models available in the US. Both models will begin production in November 2013, as a 2014 model … CONTINUED

06/21/2013     10:30 AM

The BMW Brand store Paris, a BMW Z4, a man and a woman.

These are the ingredients for this shortfilm named “Was it just a dream?”. A BMW interpretation by Thomas Hervet.

06/20/2013     7:30 PM

This is how a supercharged (VF supercharged VF620) M3 sounds and feels on the track. Just vicious!

06/20/2013     1:15 PM

The F32 4 Series Coupe may have been revealed already, but it continues to undergo final testing at the Nurburgring.

While the press release launch colors were Mineray Gray and Melbourne Red, we have our first look at the F32 in Mineral White (Individual), Black and Glacier Silver.

Per the U.S. dealer demo order guide, the 2014 4 Series Coupe will come in the following exterior colors:

Alpine White
Jet Black
Black Sapphire Metallic
Melbourne Red Metallic
Glacier Silver Metallic
Imperial Blue Metallic
Orion Silver Metallic
Midnight Blue Metallic
Mineral Gray Metallic
Liquid Blue Metallic
Estoril Blue (M Sport only)
Sparkling Bronze Metallic

Interior upholsteries and trim colors can be found in the U.S. dealer demo order guide.

Our 4 Series Coverage can be found @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/4-series/

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