2016 BMW X1 (F48) Gets Brawnier

10/10/2013 at 9:35 PM
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For Americans, it may seem way early to see next gen X1 prototypes, but here it is. As the current X1 has been in production in Europe since 2009, the next generation model should come in 2015-2016.

On the outside, the F48 X1 adopts a brawnier and stockier look, owing to a significantly shorter front end, shortened overhangs, and a taller and more upright greenhouse.

The next X1 will make the switch from RWD to FWD by riding on BMW’s FWD “UKL” platform, which will also underpin … CONTINUED

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As our newest photos show, the 2 Series Coupe (F22) sure has grown up from the current 1 Series Coupe (E82). The 3.1 inch gain in overall length and 1.2 inch longer wheelbase (see dimension/specs comparisons) appears to come mostly in the front, elongating the front end and giving the F22 a sleeker look overall. Adding to this effect is the less bulbous greenhouse which features a more raked window and a rear roofline that has been elongated and joins the trunk on a more … CONTINUED

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BMW i3 First Drive Reviews

10/10/2013 at 11:40 AM
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The first drive reviews are in for the BMW i3 electric car and they are resoundingly positive so far.

Check out what Top Gear, Autocar and Autoexpress have to say about BMW’s first fully electric vehicle.

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The previous set of 4 Series Gran Coupe photos may have given us our first look at the M Sport package equipped model, but our new photos give us the best look yet, and in Estoril Blue II, which has proved to be the most popular 4 Series color among our members yet (see color poll).

The Gran Coupe variant (F36) of the 4 Series effectively shares the same exterior styling as the Coupe, but with an elongated roofline and an extra pair of doors. The … CONTINUED

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Evolve held an open house day at their new premises this past Saturday. A great mix of cars turned up including E92 M3s (even an E91 M3), E46 M3s including a few CSLs, E36 M3s including some GT2s, E60 M5s, E39 M5s and an E34 M5.

Check out some sights inside.

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Now that the BMW M235i specs have been revealed, we take a look at how they compare on paper to the M135i hatchback, 435i coupe, 135is and E46 M3. All in all, its specs are very encouraging for those of us clamoring for a return of a E46-type sports coupe/sedan.

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189,675 vehicles sold in September, an increase of 6.7%
Worldwide sales reach all-time high at the end of third quarter
Company maintains sales growth in nearly all regions

The BMW Group continued its successful course in September with another record month in sales. With 189,675 (prev. yr. 177,726) BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered worldwide, sales were 6.7% higher than in the same month last year. In the first nine months of 2013, sales increased by 7.5% to the new all-time high of 1,436,178 vehicles (prev. … CONTINUED

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Here they are – official BMW M235i and 2 Series specs!

See the details inside.

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Here is the F33 4 Series Convertible in some official images.

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On the latest episode of “The Blueprint,” JAY Z’s Life + Times travels to Germany for the unveiling of the 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe at the legendary 24 Hour Nurburgring race. Shaped by BMW’s rich legacy at the exacting racetrack–the German automaker has won 19 of the 41 races and the Ring also serves as its test site–the new 4-door M6 Gran Coupe is an unprecedented blend of the high performance M line and the luxury stylings of the brand’s 6 series. Here, the … CONTINUED

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With the F15 X5 now launched, BMW turns to developing its SAC (Sports Activity Coupe) sibling – the F16 X6.

The new X6 shares styling cues from both the new X5 and the upcoming X4. It shares the X5′s new headlights-meet-grilles, enlarged kidney grilles and more forward leaning front fascia. Like the X5, the X6 also features air breather vents behind its front wheels.

With the X4 it shares the distinctive rear upsweeping character line which extends from the front of the rear fender upwards to meet … CONTINUED

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Watch the E90/E92 M3 take on some beefy cabrios.