03/04/2014     3:00 PM
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The Alpina B6 Gran Coupe has just debuted at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show (full details below). With most Alpina models (save for the B7), we North Americans can only press our faces against the glass and hope that more Alpina models become available to us.

That wish appears to be coming true with the Alpina B6 Gran Coupe xDrive, which has now appeared in BMW’s order system for the U.S. market!

Here are the lease rates (36 months):

10K Miles – 55% residual
12K Miles – 54% residual
15K Miles – 52% residual
Money Factor: .00130

Alpina Press Release:

DYNAMICS, AESTHETICS AND EXCLUSIVITY PERFECTLY CALIBRATED
Once again the latest creation from ALPINA sets new standards in terms of driving dynamics, aesthetics and exclusivity. Furthermore, the new BMW ALPINA B6 Bi-Turbo Gran … CONTINUED

03/04/2014     1:30 PM
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THE NEW BMW ALPINA B4 BITURBO
The foundation that Burkard Bovensiepen laid in the 1960s in the form of a performance-enhanced BMW 1500, has since developed into a permanent fixture in the luxury sports car segment.

What were then the first technologically advanced products marketed by ALPINA, namely four-cylinder petrol engines with Weber dual carburettors, are now in modern form high-tech automobiles. Equipped from the outset with the best possible genes by BMW, they represent the ultimate in performance, comfort, driving culture and efficiency.

The new BMW ALPINA B4 Bi-Turbo models combine these characteristics like no other. The modern straight-six 3 litre engine equipped with two turbochargers produces 301 kW (410 hp) and a maximum torque of 600 Nm. The adaptive ALPINA sport suspension and the 8-Speed … CONTINUED

03/04/2014     12:30 PM
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Video from BMW providing an overview and general look at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show BMW exhibit, with a focus on the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and 2 Series Active Tourer, both of which are making their world debuts at the show.

Also see:
4 Series Gran Coupe Official Thread
2 Series Active Tourer Official Thread

03/04/2014     11:00 AM
COMMENTS: 36

Here are photos of the Alpine White M235i 2 Series on display at the 2014 Geneva auto show.

No M Performance Parts 2 Series here, but there is a 4 Series with M Performance Parts.

03/03/2014     11:14 PM
COMMENTS: 60

We’re here at the 2014 Geneva auto show which officially kicks off tomorrow (press days). The big debuts expected here are the 4 Series Gran Coupe and the 2 Series Active Tourer, but here are some initial looks at the 2015 BMW M3 and a clear M4 construction model.

We’ll have more coverage throughout the next few days, so check back!

03/03/2014     5:45 PM
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Here’s another great look at the F80 M3 sedan in Sakhir Orange.

03/03/2014     1:11 PM
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Here’s our latest news on the BMW M2! The M2 has been discovered as having been tested with N55 (N55B30T0) engine and in both manual and auto.

A member who has access to BMW development model info has discovered that an M2 has been tested with an updated N55 engine:

And an update just two weeks more recent than the previous one brings us The News of the Year. Some of you may remember me from the crazy bmw.com-sourced pre-prod info dump in early 2013. I found another source. It’s very limited this time: just the model, engine, and transmission type, and lists not only the models that are guaranteed to come, but also all those that BMW considered as a possibility (for example, … CONTINUED

03/03/2014     12:45 PM
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BMW brand sales up 3.3 percent
MINI brand sales down 42.8 percent
BMW Motorcycle sales up 11 percent

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 3, 2014… The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported February sales of 24,476 vehicles, a decrease of 4.4 percent from the 25,613 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is down 1.2 percent on sales of 45,272 in the first two months of 2014 compared to 45,808 in the same period in 2013.

“The ferocious February winter in much of the country no doubt increased the desire for BMW SAV’s, but in keeping others away from the showrooms it is also building up future demand,” said BMW of North America President … CONTINUED

03/03/2014     10:33 AM
COMMENTS: 27

In 2013, the new BMW X5 celebrated its market launch. Now in 2014, there is another reason for the new SUV giant to celebrate, because the tuning experts at AC Schnitzer have taken it into their workshop to give the third generation X5 a facelift. The result is a vehicle which can scarcely be equalled in terms of power, sporting performance and superiority – and the AC Schnitzer version will be presented for the first time at the 84th Motor Show in Geneva from 6th to 16th March.

Six performance upgrades for the BMW X5 are also being prepared in Aachen. For example, the X5 M50d will be heading to the Geneva Motor Show with 316 kW / 430 hp (standard 280 kW / 381 … CONTINUED

03/03/2014     8:00 AM
COMMENTS: 102

First 2 series crash / accident that we’ve seen :(

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