The all new 2014 BMW X5 (F15) has been revealed [official release], styled in the latest BMW design language. Take a look below at how it compares visually to the outgoing E70 X5, which was first introduced in 2006 and facelifted in 2010.
BMW has revealed that the xDrive35i is lighter by 170 lbs and the xDrive50i lighter by 230 lbs compared to the E70 X5.
As for physical specs, this is how the two models compare [see inside].
Introducing the all new 2014 BMW X5 (F15) SAV!
It isn’t often that an automobile manufacturer gets to launch an entirely new vehicle segment, but that’s exactly what BMW did in 1999 when it introduced the world’s first Sports Activity Vehicle – the BMW X5. Two generations and some 1.3 million vehicles later, the BMW X5 is set to enter its third generation. As its predecessors have done before, the all-new 3rd generation X5 will again set new standards for luxury, versatility and – … CONTINUED
An M3POST member shares his newly delivered Phoenix Yellow E92 M3 with us:
After 3.5 months of patiently waiting, my 2013 Phoenix Yellow/Fox Red Extended E92 M3 is here. As far as I know it is one of very very very few in the country. No pictures I have ever taken have done justice to show this color properly, something you must see in person to truly appreciate and give an honest opinion of.
I am one of the few who is completely obsessed with Phoenix Yellow … CONTINUED
This weekend was the annual Sport Auto (a German car magazine) drift challenge and fastest lap around HockenheimRing.
Sport Auto calls it: “High Performance Days”. Its generally just a bad a$$ car show with a track day thrown in for good measure. All the German manufactures bring their museum and production cars for display. And then you have the drifting crowd that brings their machines to shred tires with! Its a great weekend car event. We went and toured the paddock area for a few … CONTINUED
Excellent short feature film capturing the scenes and action at the 2013 24 Hours Nurburgring race.
BMW put on one unique light show at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este by way of a vintage five-cylinder BMW radial engine powered Klemm L25 airplane.
This light show will undoubtedly perpetuate the common myth that the BMW roundel symbolizes a spinning airplane propeller blade – from the days when BMW built aircraft engine in the early 20th century. But, as we’ve reported before, the roundel has a different origin. See the second video below where Kai Jacobson, BMW’s in-house historian explains the true origin of … CONTINUED
Street vs. Air, Racecar vs. Aircraft, Drift Ace vs. Action Pilot: Drift pro Dominic Tiroch with his Dotz BMW E92 (M3) DD1 drifting versus former Red Bull Air Race world champion Hannes Arch in his Zivko Edge 540. A nail-biting battle that couldn’t be any more thrilling and comes with a surprising, action game showdown.
The F32 BMW 4 Series Coupe (435i) is currently making its rounds in Denmark at BMW dealers. A BIMMERPOST member recently had some up close and personal time with the 435i coupe and shares his impressions with us:
First of all, the car was shown in Denmark at the presentation of the 3GT and only the two 3GTs was in the showroom. Everybody were asked to either give the dealer their cell phones (which I don’t think anybody did) or get a sticker on the … CONTINUED
E92 M3 coupes with LB Performance wide body kits, which features bolt on wide body fenders and bumpers, and a carbon fiber front spoiler and trunk wing.
Akrapovic Evolution exhaust systems for the BMW 335i are the result of the perfect integration of expertise, the best technology, and the use of the finest materials. Made of austenitic stainless steel, these systems feature a newly developed layout with two central link pipes replacing the single stock pipe, a new muffler design, and carbon fibre tailpipes. This sporty elegance makes this Bavarian machine stand out from the rest and offers the taste of a more powerful version, accentuated with the additional power gains and … CONTINUED
Two F15 X5s were just spotted during transportation in a cargo plane and while their exteriors remain camouflaged (previously revealed exterior photos below), we get some nice clear looks at their interiors.
As seen in previous spy shots, the F15 X5′s features a multi-layered dashboard design look and is both more driver-centric and upright compared to the current X5′s dashboard.
You can see the black panel display gauges, large free-standing navigation/infotainment LCD screen and new iDrive Touch system.
The US will receive the following models in the first … CONTINUED
Check out this rare bird – a limited BMW M3 Edition Model in Monte Carlo Blue.
Interior mirror with automatic-dip
Seat adjuster, electric, with memory
Headlight cleaning system
Automatic air conditioning
Language version German
Brake Energy Regeneration
Electronic Damper Control (EDC)
Extra package, EU-specific
M double-clutch transmiss. w/Drivelogic
Fold-in outside mirror
Floor mats, velours
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Adjuster, backrest … CONTINUED
Some first real life video and photos of the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe from its debut at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013 in Lake Como, Italy.
A great pictorial of the Technik Museum Sinsheim in Sinsheim, Germany. Opened in 1981, it is run by a registered association called “Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim e.V.” which also runs the Technik Museum Speyer.
A Jalopnik editor shares his reasons on why he thinks the E82 1 Series is the next great future classic BMW.
BMW and Pininfarina are two of the most tradition-swathed names in the motoring world. Each is a byword for cutting-edge technology, style, dynamics and aesthetics. With the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé, the two time-honoured companies are unveiling the outcome of their first collaboration at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013. The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé is a one-off and represents the exclusive interpretation of a luxurious BMW Coupé as seen through the eyes of Pininfarina. Working in close consultation, the two design teams … CONTINUED
90 years of BMW Motorrad, 90 years of two-wheeled history – hardly another motorcycle manufacturer can boast such a longstanding and successful heritage as BMW. The BMW R 90 S likewise has cause to celebrate: the BMW Motorrad design icon turns 40 this year. As a tribute to both these anniversaries, the BMW Group is presenting a very special model at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013: the BMW Concept Ninety. In partnership with the custom bike company Roland Sands Design, the BMW Motorrad design … CONTINUED
Some photos and video from another great fun event by M Owners Club Indonesia (MOCI) last month, attended by 200+ cars, including other local car clubs and exotics. Started out with drag race, followed by laps around the track.