The German Design Council paid tribute to the BMW Group with a total of 19 awards in the Automotive Brand Contest. The BMW Group emerged as a winner 16 times in the international design competition. In the Exterior Premium Brand category the winners included the BMW Z4, the BMW M6 Gran Coupé, the MINI Paceman and the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, which was also named a winner in the Interior Premium Brand category. The dynamic sculpture “MINI KAPOOOW!”, which was presented at the 2013 Salone del Mobile, was designated a winner in the events category. Likewise created for this year’s Salone del Mobile, the installation “QUIET MOTION” – a collaboration between BMW i and internationally acclaimed designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec – was singled … CONTINUED
Photos from the 2013 Beverly Hills Concours d’Elegance held on June 16, 2013.
We’ve spotted the BMW M235i Coupe again and although it remains in the previous stage of camouflage (you’ve seen it revealed in the photos below anyway), this is our first ever look at the 2 Series Coupe versus its older brother to be, the 4 Series Coupe.
Next to the 435i, the M235i appears to be a bit taller. But, it’s clearly narrower and cuts a squatter figure than the sleeker and more stretched 435i coupe. Remember too, that the 2 Series prototype still wears some heavy camouflage on its hind quarters and rear, which gives its rear half a bulkier appearance than on the production model.
Although we don’t have an end-to-end look between the cars, the 2 Series Coupe will also be shorter in length … CONTINUED
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The first 4 Series model has been revealed in the form of the 4 Series Coupe and it will eventually be joined by the Convertible and a 4 Series Gran Coupe (F36) variant.
The Coupe begins production this July, while the Convertible begins later this year in November. The 4 Series Gran Coupe will debut next year, with production possibly by late 2014 – early 2015.
With the reveal of the 4 Series Coupe, some digital artists have taken to photoshop for some new Gran Coupe renders. As you can see from the renders and spy photos below, the 4 Series Gran Coupe, like the 6 Series Gran Coupe, will be a 4-door version of the Coupe model and feature a … CONTINUED
Six brand new BMW M6 Gran Coupé are picked up by their Canadian owners to take the cars directly on a thrilling tour across Germany, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. The highlight is a BMW Driving Experience at the BMW Driving Academy in Maisach, Germany with BMW M3 and BMW M6 cars.
Spy photos of the upcoming 2014 BMW 228i coupe in Orion Silver.
The 228i coupe will join the M235i coupe as the first two 2 Series models available in the US. Both models will begin production in November 2013, as a 2014 model year.
The following spy photos of the M235i shows you what to expect underneath the camouflage in terms of the car’s sides and the front end – with a different front bumper design of course.
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Here is the German pricelist for the 2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe, which also includes a full ordering guide.
Dyno shootout by Alekshop:
From the time Dinan and RD Sport each introduced their 4.6L stroker motors, it’s always been our dream to have a dyno shootout to see how they would match up against each other. Both companies make 4.6 liter stroker motors, but each took a slightly different approach in their design. Dinan chose to design a shorter stroke and bigger bore, while RD Sport chose to design a longer stroke and slightly smaller bore. The shorter stroke approach gives the Dinan stroker a 4608 cc displacement, and the longer stroke approach gives RD Sport a 4619 cc displacement. Practically speaking, both engines are the same displacement, but in theory the longer stroke of the RD engine should give it a torque advantage. We … CONTINUED
Our M5POST members recently discovered a string of videos by a Pkill617 on Youtube which featured him cold revving brand new BMWs coming through the Boston Autoport, where he was an employee until this story came to light.
He had a special penchant for M models and although he never drove or hooned the cars (at least not on video), he did like to rev them when completely cold.
He has since been let go from his job at the Boston Autoport for these actions.
You’ve seen our comparisons pitting the all new 2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe (F32) against the E92 3 Series, Mercedes C Class, and Audi A5/S5.
Now see it versus its close brother – the F30 3 Series Sedan.