The production BMW i3 will finally make its debut this Summer and as BMW’s first electric car available for purchase, there’s plenty of anticipation for it as 100,000 people are reported to have reservations to test drive the i3.
The following video demos some of the connectivity / infotainment features of the i3 concept, previewing some (if not all) of the features to expect in the production i3. Also re-posted below are videos explaining the philosophies and technologies behind the BMW i3 (and i8) and BMW’s … CONTINUED
The 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe boasts plenty of power out of the box, but adequate power has never stopped the aftermarket from shooting for more.
AC Schnitzer has now tuned the M6 Gran Coupe to an impressive 665 HP / 652 LB-FT, up from the factory quoted 560 HP / 500 LB-FT.
No exact details yet on the hardware upgrades used to achieve these power levels and the software has yet to be finalized, but that should be forthcoming, eventually. For now, we get a preview … CONTINUED
The 2014 5 Series (LCI refresh) receives both cosmetic and mechanical updates [full details] and many of you have wondered what effects the updates to the suspension and steering will have.
Edmunds shares their first drive review of the 2014 5 Series and gives their take on this:
The 5′s chassis has also seen a light rethink in the form of retuned dampers for improved comfort, quietness and reduced roll, besides some fresh mapping of the electric power steering to sharpen its precision.
These dynamic upgrades are subtly … CONTINUED
Autocar’s hot hatch shootout featuring the BMW M135i, Mercedes A45 AMG and the VW GTI.
A BIMMERPOST member shares this video with us detailing the steps needed to properly launch an M5/M6 using the factory Launch Control feature.
See our photo gallery from the “BMW – The Ultimate Driving Machine.” exhibition at the Saratoga Automobile Museum.
We’ve all been impressed by the first E91 M3 Touring conversion by 63NP, and now be impressed by another full touring conversion!
This Mineral White E91 M3 was built by M3POST member HAMDAN1000 and also features a full S65 V8 and DCT transmission fitted into what was originally a 335i touring.
As you can see, it features full M3 body panels, hood, mirror and a custom rear M3 bumper. The interior features BMW Performance seats and BMW alcantara steering wheel.
Total build time and cost for this radical … CONTINUED
A group of Indonesian BMW M customers flew in to Malaysia to participate in BMW M Track Days 2013 at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia. They got the chance to drive a fleet of BMW M cars (M3, M5, M6, M6 Gran Coupe) lead by BMW Driving Instructors. Most of the cars have BMW Individual special paintwork and upholstery, which looks AMAZING in person!
Great video feature of a beautiful Silverstone E90 M3 by IND.
By IND: Jesal has been a member of the Chicago European Car community for so long, it seems like he has been involved since the very birth of the Euro scene here in the Midwest. As a moderator of our local EuroTeknik forum and an active member of our community for almost two decades, Jesal is a key part of the IND team. His perpetually flawless Silverstone E90 M3 doesn’t hurt, either.
This past week we … CONTINUED
Now that the 4 Series Coupe (F32) has been revealed, it’s no surprise that we’ve now spotted the 4 Series Convertible (F33) with less camouflage than ever, essentially fully revealing itself. As with its predecessor (E93 3 Series convertible), the 4 Series Cabrio features a folding metal roof.
Earlier spyshots show the hard top operation and the design is largely similar to the current E93 convertible (video in action below). The Mebourne Red model features the M Sport Package.
The F33 will share the same engine and … CONTINUED
BMW has posted some real life photos of xDrive50i on facebook.
The xDrive50i features:
4.4L V8 (N63Tu)
445 hp between 5500-6000 RPM / 480 lb-ft torque @ 2000-4500 RPM
0-60 mph: 4.9 sec (0.4 sec faster than predecessor)
Its 2014 pricing was just announced to start at $69,125.
Follow our 2014 X5 coverage at http://www.bimmerpost.com/x5/
BMW rolled out some very unique BMW M3 individual models for the BMW M Track Days in Singapore (at the Sepang track).
On hand were Java Green, Suzuka Grey, Sakhir Orange, and Frozen Monte Carlo Blue M3s.
Check out some photos inside.
We bring you the full 2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe pricing guide. Production of the 2014 3 Series models will begin in July and deliveries begin August-September.
Starting prices as follows:
428i Base MSRP: $41,425 (includes destination & handling)
428 xDrive Base MSRP: 43,425 (includes destination & handling)
435i Base MSRP: $46,925 (includes destination & handling)
435 xDrive Base MSRP: 48,925 (includes destination & handling)
For full details on the BMW 4 Series Coupe, see the Official Thread.
And follow all our latest 4 Series features and news … CONTINUED
BMW Announces Pricing for All-New X5 Sports Activity Vehicle. The newly available rear-wheel drive 2014 X5 sDrive35i will start at $53,725 and the 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i is priced at $56,025. The 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35d price is $57,525 and the 2014 BMW X5 xDrive50i will start at $69,125. All prices include $925 destination and handling.
Have a look at the very first BMW 4 Series M Sport spotted in the wild.
BMW will be unveiling the second version of the Concept Active Tourer [See Official Thread for first concept], which it calls the Concept Active Tourer Outdoor, on July 12, 2013 – at the 2013 OutDoor Exhibition in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
No preview image of the second concept was released with this announcement, but the company says that the concept is aimed at “meeting the special needs of an outdoor and leisure time oriented target group.”
The BMWNA CEO has confirmed that the U.S. will be receiving the production … CONTINUED
BMW has released an M Performance Power Kit for the F20 125i with N20B20 engine.
It increases the factory 218 hp / 310 Nm to 238 hp / 350 Nm and of course retains the factory warranty.
This extra power drops the 0-100 km/h (0-62mph) acceleration from 6.4 to 5.9 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h.
It’s price at 899-999 euro /
Everything you ever wanted to know about the BMW N20 turbo inline 4 cylinder engine is contained in this technical product information manual, including servicing information.