The BMW 5 Series was released in 1988. It became a milestone in the company’s history. The car offers a variety of extras, such as a four wheel drive for the first time in this segment. The entire range of engines was available. The surface is almost seamless, all profiles mesh. The entry into the now common flash design.
The successful concept turns the car into a bestseller. Until today, it can still be seen on the road frequently.
Now that we’ve spied an uncovered 2 Series, let’s take a look at how it stacks up visually against what will be one of main competitors – the Mercedes CLA sedan (with Sport package). One may be a coupe and the other a sedan with coupe-like styling, but this is the closest match we have, until the rumored 2 Series Gran Coupe is revealed.
Once the 2 Series official specs and photos are released, we’ll put together another comparo comparing official photos, as well as physical … CONTINUED
It was one of those last minute things… I was traveling to Munich for our Welt 4.0 car show last weekend (held at the BMW Welt grounds) when I got an invite from Gennaro, VP of ///M Flight, to see if I was interested in joining him on a tour of the ///M Studio. Of course I wanted to go! Who wouldn’t!!
This was a sort of unofficial tour of the ///M Studio, since it was on a Saturday and our guide was just coming back … CONTINUED
Here is the M235i coupe, fully uncovered (save for the covering on the back). But, nearly the entire car is revealed here!
Non-fans of the F20 1 Series front design with its in-your-face headlights and blunt nose look will appreciate the much sportier 2 series coupe front end, with significantly sleeker headlights and grilles.
The front air intakes are large and aggressively shaped, with the fins that we spied in the last M235i sighting. As on the prototypes, the wheels are from the M135i, as are the … CONTINUED
Sumptuous flair and alluring athleticism come together in the BMW 6 Series models to invest these premium luxury-class vehicles with hallmark driving fun. The new M Sport edition offers a particularly exclusive opportunity to highlight the dynamic attributes of the BMW 6 Series Coupe, BMW 6 Series Convertible and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. With their harmoniously coordinated design details and ultra-high-quality range of features, the BMW 6 Series models in M Sport Edition guise deliver a driving experience that assuages the most discerning requirements … CONTINUED
BMW Group DesignworksUSA, a subsidiary of BMW Group, and mobile company ADAIA today announced a creative collaboration and partnership. On behalf of ADAIA and with outdoor enthusiasts in mind seeking perfect mobile reception on their expeditions, DesignworksUSA is creating a design concept for a smartphone and its interface. The ADAIA phone will be unique in the mobile industry in offering adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts not only extreme ruggedness but also seamless reception and satellite-based life-saving functions. Very soon a climber on Mount Everest will be … CONTINUED
Here are some previews of the upcoming production BMW i8 hybrid electric sports car, in multiple colors, courtesy of BIMMERPOST member kv12.
These should be very accurate since they are based on our most recent i8 spy photos.
Video update and reaction from the driver (Johan) for breaking the world drift record in a BMW F10 M5.
Have a real life first look at the 2014 M6 Gran Coupe in Sakhir Orange and Frozen White Individual!
Both of these cars feature the M Carbon Ceramic brakes and will be used in the US press drives to launch the 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe in the US.
Very nicely produced video feature for a competition model E92 M3 coupe.
At the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013, two tradition-steeped car manufacturers – the BMW Group and Pininfarina – will be straddling the automotive past and future as they unveil the result of their debut cooperation to the global public on 24 May: the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé.
Together they have created the embodiment of sheer elegance.
The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé is the sequel to a new approach introduced at last year’s Concorso in the shape of the BMW Zagato Coupé. Always in search of … CONTINUED
Our first look at a F13 M6 Coupe in Imola Red Individual.
Edmunds.com Editors pit the 2013 BMW 328i M Sport vs. 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0 Premium vs. 2014 Lexus IS250 F Sport in a comparison of $45,000 sport sedans.
Here are some photos from the Drift Record Attempt this past Saturday at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, SC.
The driver was Performance Center Instructor Johan Schwartz in a bone stock F10 M5. They only changed the engine oil. The old record was 41 miles or 251 laps on the skid pad. The new record is now 51 miles and it took 322 laps on the skid pad to get the record.
Congrats to Dan and Ben Schaut for placing their Active Autowerke supercharged E90 M3 (owned by Dan & Ben Schaut) in first place in its class for the 3rd straight year in the One Lap of America competition.
This M3 placed higher in class than the brand new 2013 M6 and came in 14th overall among the fierce Gtr’s.
The Tire Rack One Lap of America is the toughest 8 days of racing in the country, featuring the fastest street legal cars on America’s most … CONTINUED
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago is back and driving all four generations of his favorite German sports car, the BMW M3! Through 28 years of evolution, from E30 to E36 to E46 to E90, has the M3 lost its edge?
BMW i8 testing continues and this prototype is the most revealing we’ve seen yet.
The thick rear camouflage has been dropped to reveal the production model’s rear shape and design. It mostly retains the look of the i8 concept model. We also get a look at the turn signals, reverse light position and the LED bars of the tail lights. The front now reveals a large portion of the headlights.
For the first time we get a look at the i8′s production wheels, a 5 (or 10 … CONTINUED
BMW Canada has announced the introduction of a limited production run of 335i M Performance Edition for the months of July and August.
This limited production F30 M Performance Edition features all the M Performance parts – cosmetic and performance enhancing, including the M Performance Power Kit and M Performance exhaust.
See the full details inside.