The reviewer loved it.
"Initially" is the key word, because the more I drove the M235i, the more it reminded me of that orange 1M, and the more the jealousy started to disappear. Consider the performance data. The 1M was a party-sized M3, putting down the same numbers as its V-8 big brother. But despite the M235is perceived shortcomings, its right on the pace of those two. At 4.4 seconds to 60 mph and 13.0 seconds to the quarter mile (fastest run performed without launch control), the M235i is just 0.2 second behind the 1M. Braking performance is improved too, with a best stop of … CONTINUED
BMW and Toyota have already formally announced their shared platform project which reportedly will result in two cars from two brands, but using shared platform technology. The rest is completely shrouded in mystery.
So far, rumors on the topic have ranged on this shared platform vehicle producing either the Z4 replacement (possibly back to the Z3 moniker) or a separate sports coupe under the name Z5, presumably larger and more powerful.
Germany’s Autozeitung Magazine have now jumped onto the rumor fray, releasing this new photoshop and speculating that the car will be something truly cutting edge. First up, they claim the car will be using a 3.0L I6, turbocharged ofcourse. The new model will follow the i8/3 lead and be made mostly from CFRP and … CONTINUED
The very first BMW Art Car, a BMW 3.0 CSL, designed by American artist Alexander Calder, will be a key highlight of a class of BMW 3.0 CSLs at the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The class will include both the winners of the 1975 Twelve Hours of Sebring and the 1976 Daytona 24 Hour race. BMW Group Classic will showcase the heritage of the BMW 3 Series in a display that will feature a first-generation 3 Series in the US, the 320i, as well as the first BMW 3 Series Convertible. The BMW 320 Turbo race car, driven to multiple IMSA wins, poles, and track records in 1977/78 by racer David Hobbs will also be a highlight. On display throughout the weekend will … CONTINUED
More BMW X4 videos have been added to our X4 Information Thread.
First look at the 2 Series Active Tourer M Sport model from the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
X4 Compared to Macan:
Length: 0.39 in / 1mm shorter than Macan
Width: 1.65 in / 42mm narrower than Macan
Height: same height as Macan
Wheelbase: 0.12 in / 3mm longer than Macan
xDrive28i – 240hp / 260lb-ft – 0-60 in 6.0 seconds (2.0L turbo inline 4 cyl)
xDrive35i – 300hp / 300 lb-ft – 0-60 in 5.2 seconds (3.0L turbo inline 6 cyl)
Macan S AWD – 340 hp / 339 lb-ft – 0-60 in 5.2 seconds (3.0L turbo V6)
Macan Turbo AWD – 400hp / 406 lb-ft – 0-60 in 4.6 (3.6L turbo V6)
xDrive28i – $45,625 (including destination and handling)
xDrive35i – $48,925 (including destination and handling)
Macan S – $50,895 (including destination)
Macan Turbo – $73,295 (including destination)
A Yas Marina Blue F80 M3 sedan was spotted in NYC recently, where it was captured in some photos and videos by a BIMMERPOST member.
The driver was kind enough to rev the M3 a bit for the camera.
BMW has unveiled the BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car, which looks to preview a host of carbon fiber M Performance Parts.
The M4 Safety Car will start its service during the MotoGP season start at Qatar in 16 days.
Jethro compares the Audi S3 against the BMW M135i on track at Bedford Autodrome.
We revealed the BMW X4 to you yesterday and as you saw, it shares very similar styling to the BMW X3, in particular the front end styling. Here’s a set of visual comparison images to show how the X4 compares to the X3.
Length: 184.3 inches (4,680 mm) (0.6 inches / 14mm longer than X3)
Height: 63.9 inches (1,624 mm) (1.5 inches / 37mm lower than X3)
Front seats sit 0.8 inches (20 mm) lower than X3
Rear seats sit 1.1 inches (28 mm) lower than X3