The online configurator / builder for the 2015 X5 M and X6 M is now availble at BMWUSA.COM.
More of the G30 5 Series prototypes.
The G30 sedan spied here is the 530eDrive hybrid plug-in model, which reflects BMW’s plans to offer a hybrid version of each of its core models. We can expect the hybrid powerplant to be similar to the 3 Series hybrid plug-in discussed by BMW last week. That means a battery between the trunk and passenger cabin which propels an electric motor contained within the CVT transmission casing. It will cover up to 20 miles on solely electric power.
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Today, BMW announced plans to allow customers in the U.S. to use an all-new ConnectedDrive Store while inside their BMW vehicle to purchase select ConnectedDrive services, intelligent services and apps that provide drivers with information and entertainment during a drive. BMW is the first auto manufacturer to offer this convenience through the car in addition to sales channels at a dealership or via its BMW Assist™ call center.
At launch, services in the BMW ConnectedDrive Store available for purchase include Concierge, which provides practical information … CONTINUED
How much faster is a race car than a street car? To find out, Matt drove BMW’s newest version of the Z4, the Z4 sdrive35i, and then jumped into a championship winning Z4 that was built by Turner Motorsport.
Fall Line Motorsports, via IND, introduces their F80 M3 / F82 M4 performance parts program. The items now being built by Fall Line Motorsports will be a part of an ever-expanding parts catalog, which will continue to grow as Fall Line gears up to race the F8x M cars at the professional and club levels.
Here are the products revealed so far:
JRZ RS line of dampers
Fall Line front mono ball kit
Fall Line race toe link kit
Fall Line Rear Upper control … CONTINUED
Pricing and order guide for the 2015 BMW X5 M (F15) and X6 M (F16).
Congratulations to our first US F16 X6 owner – Barbja. This is a 2015 F16 X6 35i M Sport with 20″ wheels, in Sparkling White and
Ivory/Black interior design. Fineline pure trim. Ceramic controls.
The Punta del Este ePrix in Uruguay marked the third round of the trend-setting race series for Formula vehicles with electric drive. BMW is the “Official Vehicle Partner” of the innovative championship and was in action once again in Uruguay, ensuring safety on the track with the BMW i8 Safety Car and the BMW i3 Medical Car. Also, BMW DTM driver António Félix da Costa made another appearance for Team Amlin Aguri. However, a technical problem forced him to retire before the end of … CONTINUED
See a preview list of newly created options you will likely see in BMW cars 1-2 years from now. It’s unknown, which specific cars will have them. Wheel styles, colors, lines, and trims have been omitted.
5AS BMW laser lights
2VS active comfort drive with camera
6U9 BMW touch command
5AV active guard
407 panorama glass roof “sky lounge”
6WD wifi hotspot
3DS BMW display key
3KA acoustic comfort windows
4HB heat comfort package, front
4HC heat comfort package
443 LED flashing warning light blue/yellow
4VC inductive charging
4VD preparation, inductive charging
4F5 executive lounge rear console
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From 1971 to 1974 Paul Braq was head of design at BMW. In this time, among others, he designed the BMW 7 Series and the famous BMW “Turbo” concept. This is his story.
BMW was already demonstrating at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 how perfect control technology can provide highly automated mastery of all drive statuses right through to very tight margins. Innovative sensors will allow BMW to demonstrate a number of features at the CES 2015 (6 to 9 January, Las Vegas) including the possibility of entirely collision-free driving. This success plots another benchmark defined by the specialists at the BMW Group on the road route to individual mobility free of accidents with a driver … CONTINUED
The mystery of this mule is solved. This mule represents the return of the BMW Z3! Currently disguised as a 2 series, the Z3 will be RWD and feature a carbon fiber intensive architecture.
Pure Turbos announces their S55 PURE Stage 2 Turbo Upgrade, which has begun installation and is currently testing on an M4 test car.
- Upgraded Billet Compressor Wheel
- Upgraded Turbine Wheel
- Upgraded Thrust Bearing with increased thrust bearing surface area
- CNC Ported Compressor Housing Inlet Elbows
- CNC Machined Aerodynamic Compressor Bullet Nose
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Although most test mules spotted are covered in camouflage, we generally have an idea of what model it is. Rare is the occasion when we spot an uncamouflaged mule and have to guess what it is.
This BMW mystery mule was recently spotted at BMW’s test route near BMW and it was registered with BMW’s usual Munich number plate.
At first glance, it appears to be a M235i, but a closer look shows that it has a shorter wheelbase and a lowered roofline (see comparison … CONTINUED
Congrats to Mikli for being one of our very first F16 X6 owners! He just took delivery of a beautiful Dark Graphite Metallic X6 with a Cognac nappa leather interior.
DTM Champ Marco Wittmann’s company lease car, a BMW M6 Fire Orange Individual Coupe is up for sale, giving us a look at this M6 with its very eye catching color and Individual details.
A visual comparison of the just revealed Mercedes GLE coupe vs the BMW X6 SAV.
The upcoming 2015 F48 X1 has dropped its heavy camouflage to reveal much more exterior styling details, as well as much of the production headlights and tail lights.
As the previous spy photos previewed, the F48 X1 front end looks more sport-utility than the current X1 and the high cutline of the current X1 now meets the kidney grilles, a trend we’re seeing in all future models we’ve spied (G11 7 Series / G30 5 Series).
The F48 X1 will make a switch from RWD … CONTINUED