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Some news on upcoming F3x (F30, F31, F32, F33, F34, F36) model names and engines.

All re-engined F3x models will get new designations:

Model name change for the re-engined F3x: 328i (N20) -> 330i (B48), 335i (N55) -> 340i (B58).

4-cyl B48 engine will have 330i/430i designation instead of 328i/428i
6-cyl B58 engine will have 340i/440i designation instead of 335i/435i.
PHEV F30 will come as 330e, not 328e.

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Video overview of the BMW X4 launch in Lithuania.

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BMW M4 Coupe takes on the RS5 Coupe in this Auto Bild performance comparison.

Some numbers:

The BMW does 0-100 kmh (62mph) in 4.4 secs (VS 4.2 for the RS5 with DSG). The 0-200 is in the advantage of the M4 in 14.1 secs (VS 14.8).

Weight: 1585kg or 3494 pounds VS 1803kg or (3975 pounds!!) for the RS5.

Lap time (Contidrom measuring 3.8km): 1:34,41 secs (similar to Porsche 911), 2 secs quicker than the Audi. I assume with the DCT version, the M4 would be even quicker… … CONTINUED

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In-car footage from a F82 M4 racing a F80 M3 at the Spa Francochamps circuit.

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Sales increase by 6.9% with 1,020,211 deliveries in the first half year

Best ever June for BMW Group: 193,342 vehicles sold, rise of 4.8%

Munich. The BMW Group sold more than a million vehicles in the first half of 2014, more than ever before in the first six months of the year. A total of 1,020,211 vehicles were delivered to customers worldwide, an increase of 6.9% over the same period last year (954,501). Sales in June also reached an all-time high: deliveries increased 4.8% with a … CONTINUED

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These five crazy Russians drove some 5,000 plus kms to go to a car show! Not any car show, but our BMW United 5.0 car show. Otherwise known at Welt 5.0.

For the last five years every spring we hold a car show in front of the BMW Welt. The organizers of this car show are known at the Munich Stammtisch. We are basically a small group of BMW car lovers(1er’s/2er’s & 3er’s). Each year the show gets bigger and bigger! Last year … CONTINUED

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A great detailed review from a track veteran and new owner of an M4 coupe, from his recent experience at the Spa Francochamps Circuit and Nurburgring.

By karussell (Jim Chambers):

Finally uncompressed a little after a very busy 2 week trip across the pond. I wanted to write my impressions on the car while everything is still fresh in my mind.

Background. I’m not biased towards any brand of auto. I evaluate all types of cars and the badge on them is the least of my concerns. … CONTINUED

Sighting of F16 X6 in Flamenco Red

07/07/2014 at 10:30 AM
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Here are some first real life photos of the all new F16 X6 in Flamenco Red, in base model form.

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The BMW M4 coupe takes on the ultimate racetrack – an aircraft carrier.

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A BIMMERPOST member takes us on a journey as he revisits his and his wife’s European Delivery trip for their fourth BMW – a 335i M Sport. His journal starts as follows:

Trip Planning
We planned to spend two weeks in Europe. We would leave Corpus Christi on a Friday, and arrive in Munich on a Saturday. We would spend Saturday and Sunday adjusting and sight-seeing in Munich. Monday was scheduled for the ED. We would then drive from the Welt to Prague, where … CONTINUED

Fully Kitted AC Schnitzer 435i

07/06/2014 at 12:00 PM
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TAG Motorsports teamed up with BMW Encinitas and AC Schnitzer to pump out this fully AC Schnitzer equipped ACS4 4 Series Coupe, featuring:

-AC Schnitzer Front Spoiler for M Sport Bumper
-AC Schnitzer Rear Apron For M Sport Bumper
-AC Schnitzer Rear Skirt Foil
-AC Schnitzer Designation Emblem
-AC Schnitzer Label Front
-AC Schnitzer Side Emblem Foil
-AC Schnitzer Sport Lowering Springs
-AC Schnitzer Sport Exhaust System with Racing Evo Tips
-AC Schnitzer Type VIII Bi-Color 8.5×19″ and 9.5×19″
-OEM Tires 22/35/19 and 255/30/19 Rear… CONTINUED

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The BMW i8 participated in the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed Hill Climb recently. Here’s BMW’s hybrid electric car in beautiful crystal white on display and in action during the hill climb.

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