Have a read at our first BMW M235i owner’s review.
The BMW USA website now shows an availability of July 2014 for the BMW i3 hybrid electric sports car.
The BMW M235i Racing is currently the talk of the town among privateer teams and drivers. Be it at the Nürburgring 24 Hours, the VLN Endurance Championship or the Rundstrecken-Challenge Nürburgring (RCN): The new car will be a strong ally in their quest to master the challenging Nordschleife.
Photos from the Dallas Auto Show where a Yas Marina Blue F82 M4 Coupe and a Austin Yellow F80 M3 is on display.
The first ever BMW X4 (F26) will be officially introduced in under 2 months at the 2014 New York Auto Show in April, which means it’s about time for the prototypes to drop nearly all their camouflage.
These photos now expose the X4′s front fascia design. We have also reposted the fully revealed production X4 which was caught during a commercial shoot in October. Some have labeled the X4 a “baby X6,” which is an accurate description judging by the looks of the photos below showing the X4 prototype following an X6 (F16) prototype.
We’ve also reposted a recent set of photos showing the scale of the X4 compared to the X3, with which it shares a platform. Their exteriors may be different, but they share … CONTINUED
Many BIMMERPOST members change their wheels for cosmetic reasons, but also to reduce unsprung weight. If BMW has its way, we could soon be seeing a massive reduction in BMW wheel weights by way of carbon fiber wheels. The i8 has already been announced with a CFRP wheel option, which saves 3kg / 6.6lbs per wheel, but Autoexpress appears to be reporting on CFRP wheels for standard non-i models.
According to BMW’s lightweight construction manager, Franz Storkenmaier, “we save 25 percent in weight compared to a forged alloy wheel with the hybrid wheel [with alloy spokes and a carbon fiber rim] and another 10 percent if it’s completely carbon.” Now BMW just has to convince European regulators that they’re strong enough to be safe on … CONTINUED
Here’s a great automated spreadsheet calculator to easily figure out the price of your 2015 M3 or M4 build.
Brandirectory has published its 2014 list of most valuable global brands. Toyota was listed as the most valuable automotive brand (and #11 overall), while BMW was ranked as the second most valuable auto brand (#17 overall).
As with all brand ranking lists, the methodology behind the brand valuation has a huge impact on the ranking order. The values used to rank the companies on Brandirectory’s list was were determined using Brand Strength Index, Brand Royalty Rate and Brand Revenues [full explanation].
Some track footage of the M235i Coupe.
I was in Munich for a bit last week and was hoping to catch a Yas Marina Blue M4 in the wild to see the color for myself. Seen plenty of photos at car shows in the bright lights but wanted to see how it looks in real world. As luck would have it I did happen upon one later in the day. I didn’t get great photos but did get to see what I came for. I can say its a very nice color and much more deep in person. I like it. The metallic flake is very subtle. Anyways, here are photos.
Also managed to take a video of the car taking off from a stop light. sounded good in person. Very raspy … CONTINUED