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First BMW revealed the upcoming BMW X4 in concept form, then came the photoshops of what it could look like in various colors, and now in the next stage of online followship of the new BMW, come the very first prototypes of the production version.

Just like the bigger siblings in the BMW X family, the BMW X5/X6, the BMW X4 will be closely paired with the X3 in both looks and underlying architecture. The styling is where the real differences seem to be. And thankfully, … CONTINUED

BMW Spyshot

BMW i3 Leaked Patent Drawings

06/28/2013 at 6:05 PM
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The patent designs of the upcoming production BMW i3 electric car has been revealed.

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Photo gallery from the 2013 German Car Fest, which took place recently at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver. It is hosted by the BMW Car Club of BC, Porsche Club of America – Canada West Region, and the Mercedes-Benz Club of America – BC Section. It was open to all German cars, and proceeds and non-perishable food donations benefit the North Shore Harvest Project.

My pictures mostly covers the BMWs in attendance, plus a smattering of general pictures from the other makes.

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The production BMW i3 will finally make its debut this Summer and as BMW’s first electric car available for purchase, there’s plenty of anticipation for it as 100,000 people are reported to have reservations to test drive the i3.

The following video demos some of the connectivity / infotainment features of the i3 concept, previewing some (if not all) of the features to expect in the production i3. Also re-posted below are videos explaining the philosophies and technologies behind the BMW i3 (and i8) and BMW’s … CONTINUED

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The 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe boasts plenty of power out of the box, but adequate power has never stopped the aftermarket from shooting for more.

AC Schnitzer has now tuned the M6 Gran Coupe to an impressive 665 HP / 652 LB-FT, up from the factory quoted 560 HP / 500 LB-FT.

No exact details yet on the hardware upgrades used to achieve these power levels and the software has yet to be finalized, but that should be forthcoming, eventually. For now, we get a preview … CONTINUED

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The 2014 5 Series (LCI refresh) receives both cosmetic and mechanical updates [full details] and many of you have wondered what effects the updates to the suspension and steering will have.

Edmunds shares their first drive review of the 2014 5 Series and gives their take on this:

The 5′s chassis has also seen a light rethink in the form of retuned dampers for improved comfort, quietness and reduced roll, besides some fresh mapping of the electric power steering to sharpen its precision.

These dynamic upgrades are subtly … CONTINUED

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Autocar’s hot hatch shootout featuring the BMW M135i, Mercedes A45 AMG and the VW GTI.

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A BIMMERPOST member shares this video with us detailing the steps needed to properly launch an M5/M6 using the factory Launch Control feature.

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See our photo gallery from the “BMW – The Ultimate Driving Machine.” exhibition at the Saratoga Automobile Museum.

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We’ve all been impressed by the first E91 M3 Touring conversion by 63NP, and now be impressed by another full touring conversion!

This Mineral White E91 M3 was built by M3POST member HAMDAN1000 and also features a full S65 V8 and DCT transmission fitted into what was originally a 335i touring.

As you can see, it features full M3 body panels, hood, mirror and a custom rear M3 bumper. The interior features BMW Performance seats and BMW alcantara steering wheel.

Total build time and cost for this radical … CONTINUED

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A group of Indonesian BMW M customers flew in to Malaysia to participate in BMW M Track Days 2013 at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia. They got the chance to drive a fleet of BMW M cars (M3, M5, M6, M6 Gran Coupe) lead by BMW Driving Instructors. Most of the cars have BMW Individual special paintwork and upholstery, which looks AMAZING in person!

Video: Steel Harmony by IND

06/25/2013 at 9:30 PM
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Great video feature of a beautiful Silverstone E90 M3 by IND.

By IND: Jesal has been a member of the Chicago European Car community for so long, it seems like he has been involved since the very birth of the Euro scene here in the Midwest. As a moderator of our local EuroTeknik forum and an active member of our community for almost two decades, Jesal is a key part of the IND team. His perpetually flawless Silverstone E90 M3 doesn’t hurt, either.

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Now that the 4 Series Coupe (F32) has been revealed, it’s no surprise that we’ve now spotted the 4 Series Convertible (F33) with less camouflage than ever, essentially fully revealing itself. As with its predecessor (E93 3 Series convertible), the 4 Series Cabrio features a folding metal roof.

Earlier spyshots show the hard top operation and the design is largely similar to the current E93 convertible (video in action below). The Mebourne Red model features the M Sport Package.

The F33 will share the same engine and … CONTINUED

BMW Spyshot

2014 X5 xDrive50i Photos

06/25/2013 at 1:40 PM
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BMW has posted some real life photos of xDrive50i on facebook.

The xDrive50i features:

4.4L V8 (N63Tu)
445 hp between 5500-6000 RPM / 480 lb-ft torque @ 2000-4500 RPM
0-60 mph: 4.9 sec (0.4 sec faster than predecessor)

Its 2014 pricing was just announced to start at $69,125.

Follow our 2014 X5 coverage at http://www.bimmerpost.com/x5/

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BMW rolled out some very unique BMW M3 individual models for the BMW M Track Days in Singapore (at the Sepang track).

On hand were Java Green, Suzuka Grey, Sakhir Orange, and Frozen Monte Carlo Blue M3s.

Check out some photos inside.

Full 2014 BMW 4 Series Pricing Guide

06/24/2013 at 5:00 PM
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We bring you the full 2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe pricing guide. Production of the 2014 3 Series models will begin in July and deliveries begin August-September.

Starting prices as follows:

428i Base MSRP: $41,425 (includes destination & handling)
428 xDrive Base MSRP: 43,425 (includes destination & handling)
435i Base MSRP: $46,925 (includes destination & handling)
435 xDrive Base MSRP: 48,925 (includes destination & handling)

For full details on the BMW 4 Series Coupe, see the Official Thread.

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BMW Announces Pricing for All-New X5 Sports Activity Vehicle. The newly available rear-wheel drive 2014 X5 sDrive35i will start at $53,725 and the 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i is priced at $56,025. The 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35d price is $57,525 and the 2014 BMW X5 xDrive50i will start at $69,125. All prices include $925 destination and handling.

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Have a look at the very first BMW 4 Series M Sport spotted in the wild.