03/29/2014     8:30 AM
COMMENTS: 13

The Geneva Auto Show may be over, but we still have some more to show you from the show. Here’s a collection of Le Mans race cars which ran and won at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. I was in awe. Can’t wait for June (next 24 Hour Le Mans) to come!

03/28/2014     12:20 PM
COMMENTS: 100

BMW Group Expands its Commitment in the USA

Commits US $1 Billion investment by 2016; Extends X family with new BMW X7; Increases plant capacity 50% up to 450,000 vehicles; Creates 800 new jobs; Starts production of the new BMW X4; Celebrates 20 years of production in the USA.

Spartanburg, South Carolina – March 28, 2014 1:00pm EDT/10:00am PDT…Celebrating 20 years of production in the USA, Dr. Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW Group, today announced plans to invest US$ 1 billion in the company’s South Carolina plant: “We will expand the plant’s annual production capacity by 50% up to 450,000 vehicles by the end of 2016. Today’s capacity is around 300,000 vehicles. This investment will also create an additional 800 jobs, increasing … CONTINUED

03/28/2014     11:00 AM
COMMENTS: 19

Justin Bell takes the BMW X5, the World’s first SUV equipped with Night Vision Technology, for a drive through downtown Los Angeles. The catch – he’s blindfolded.

03/28/2014     9:00 AM
COMMENTS: 24

BMW will be holding a press conference today (Friday) at its U.S. plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina to announce significant economic and product news. The economic news will include the announcement of a several hundred million dollar expansion to the plant and the product news is widely expected to be BMW X7.

The press conference begins at 1 PM (Eastern time).

Speaking at the event will be:

BMW Group Chairman Dr. Norbert Reithofer
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley
BMW Group Board Member Harald Krueger – head of the global production network
Manfred Erlacher – President, BMW Manufacturing.

Watch the press conference live at:

http://www.audiosolutionsusa.com/bmw-032814.html

03/27/2014     6:30 PM
COMMENTS: 50

CAR has posted its effusive full BMW i8 test drive review, which resulted in a full 5-star rating for overall rating, handling, performance usability and “feelgood factory.”

Here are some of the most telling excerpts from the review:

Play it right, and Eco Pro can extend the range over the regular Comfort mode, from 310 to 370 miles. Flick the gear selector left, to engage Sport mode. The dials switch to a bright red glow, any throttle resistance is replaced by eagerness. The six-speed automatic – already responsive in Eco Pro mode – shifts like lightning in Sport.

There may be a tiny turbocharged three with a balancer shaft behind you, but the petrol engine now snarls as you demand more from the i8. The three-cylinder is … CONTINUED

03/27/2014     4:20 PM
COMMENTS: 35

Video of the F80 M3 in Sakhir Orange and a X6 M prototype found test drifting on the Nurburgring.

03/27/2014     12:55 PM
COMMENTS: 86

Photo gallery of the all new M3 and M4 at the 2014 Vancouver International Autoshow.

The F80 M3 is featured in Austin Yellow and the F82 M4 in Yas Marina Blue.

03/27/2014     12:15 PM
COMMENTS: 12

Photo gallery of the BMW i8 and i3 at the 2014 Vancouver International Autoshow.

03/27/2014     10:30 AM
COMMENTS: 23

Some impressive sounds, driving and sliding from this F10 M5 Taxi.

03/27/2014     8:30 AM
COMMENTS: 33

Here some fresh impressions from the M235i Racing Event today at the Nurburgring where the first 15 customer teams received their cars for the 2014 season.

Here some fresh impressions from the M235i Racing Event today at the Nurburgring where the first 15 customer teams received their cars for the 2014 season.

When BMW Motorsport announced last year it would be including a new entry-level model in its range of Customer Racing cars, the news was welcomed with open arms by privateer teams and drivers. Within a short space of time numerous orders had been placed with BMW Motorsport Distribution for the racing car, which is priced at just 59,500 Euros (plus VAT). On Wednesday, the first 15 customer teams received their cars for the 2014 … CONTINUED

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