The initial list for the 2014 Car of the Year Award has been announced, and making vying for the award this year for BMW is the BMW 4 Series, i3 and the new X5.
The full list of candidates includes:
1. BMW 4 Series
2. BMW i3
3. BMW X5
4. Citroën C4 Picasso
5. Ford EcoSport
6. Ford Kuga
7. Hyundai i10
8. Jaguar F-Type
9. Kia Carens
10. Range Rover Sport
11. Lexus IS
12. Maserati Ghibli
14. Mercedes-Benz S-Class
15. Mitsubishi Space Star
16. Nissan Note
17. Opel Cascada
18. Peugeot 2008
19. Peugeot 308
20. Porsche Cayman
21. Renault Captur
22. Renault Zoe
23. Seat Leon
24. Skoda Octavia
25. Subaru Forester
26. Suzuki SX4
27. Tesla Model S
28. Toyota Auris
29. Toyota Corolla
30. Toyota RAV4
This list will be pared down to just seven cars by mid-December and the winner will be announced on the eve of the … CONTINUED
A special BMW client recently took delivery of triple sakhir orange M6 coupe, M6 convertible and M5 sedan. What is unique about these cars is that BMW allowed him to do a special “Individual” interior in full Sakhir Orange that included his steering wheel and full dash to be Sakhir Orange as well. Other options included Matte Black wheels from the factory.
Have a look at the very first production BMW i8 images. The i8 will make its world debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show IAA 2013 next week.
Now that the 4 Series Coupe has been revealed and the Convertible nears its debut, the next model in the lineup – the 4 Series Gran Coupe (F36), has re-emerged in testing, after a nearly 6 month hiatus since our last spotting. It has re-emerged with Eric Bana doing the testing and with less camouflage than ever – shedding the heavy camouflage from its front and rear (that’s not really Eric Bana).
What’s revealed is what was expected – a Gran Coupe styled 4 Series which effectively shares the same exterior styling as the Coupe, but with an elongated roofline and an extra pair of doors. The interior will also be shared with the other 4 Series models [previous spy pics].
The 4 Series Gran Coupe will … CONTINUED
IAABLOG contacted us to share with you all a preview of the huge BMW stand (Hall 11) being constructed for next week’s Frankfurt Motor Show IAA 2013.
Headlining the BMW models making appearances at Frankfurt will be the world debut of the production BMW i8.
The i8 will be joined by debuts of the:
4 Series Coupe
new BMW X5
Concept Active Tourer Outdoor 5 Series LCI refresh
The biennial Frankfurt IAA show is BMW’s ‘hometown auto show,’ so as in recent years BMW will occupy an entire hall (Hall 11) at the massive Frankfurt exhibition grounds. The core feature of the BMW stand will be an indoor track which encircles the stand. 24 cars will be placed on the track for rides, including BMW i … CONTINUED
Sonders Photography explains the process behind shooting a a 58 foot composite print For BMW.
The all-new BMW i8. Unveiling September 10th.
The BMW i brand is synonymous with visionary mobility concepts and a new definition of premium quality that is strongly focused on sustainability. Following the world debut of the first production model, the BMW i3, the BMW Group’s next step will be to extend this revolutionary answer to the future challenges facing personal mobility to the sports car segment: The all-new BMW i8.
The BMW F30/F31 Club of Taiwan met in force recently in the city of Taichung. They’ve shared their event photos with us. And yes, they like white cars in Taiwan
Video set of the newly launched 2014 BMW X5 xDrive50i (in Mineral White) and xDrive30d (in Space Gray), with looks at driving scenes, exterior design and the interiors/functionality.
The 2014 xDrive50i is powered by a 4.4L V8 outputting 445hp / 480 lb-ft and covers 0-60mph in 4.9 sec. It starts at $68,200 in the U.S. The xDrive30d is not available in the U.S., but the xDrive35d comes in early 2014 [more details].
BMW Team RLL finished third and fourth in today’s American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Baltimore that will go into the record books as the shortest race in ALMS history due to a crash on the first lap that cost the event half of its duration.
The checkered flag flew only one-hour-and-fourteen-minutes after the green flag waved with Dirk Müller and Joey Hand finishing third in the No. 56 BMW Z4 GTE and the No. 55 machine of Bill Auberlen and Maxime Martin coming home fourth.
The crash occurred just after the green flag waved, blocking the circuit and involving eight cars. Polesitter Bill Auberlen, in the No. 55 Z4 GTE, just skirted by and Joey Hand, starting the No. 56 Z4 GTE from the 11th … CONTINUED