Here’s another BMW vs. Mercedes photo comparison. Shortly after the world debut in their Super Bowl commercial, Mercedes unveiled the all new C-Class Coupe. It’s based on the existing and well known C-Class variants and features — unlike any other coupe Mercedes-Benz makes — a B-pillar and fixed side/rear windows. Size, layout and even some design cues instantly identify it as a strong competitor for the E92 3-series Coupe LCI launched less than a year ago. See for yourself how both fare side to side with … CONTINUED
The protests/riots may have died down after Egyptian president Mubarak ceded his position, but not before the largest BMW dealership in Egypt was destroyed, along with all cars in the dealer at the time. Sad sight indeed.
Via NYTimes: A former convict wanted on charges that he stole a BMW sports car last month and stuffed its critically injured owner in the trunk was killed Friday in a shootout with officers on a fugitive task force in Florida, officials said.
The suspect, Barion A. Blake, 30, had been sought since Jan. 26 in the attack on Akeem Ajimotokan, 33, who had advertised the car, a BMW M3 coupe, for sale online for $46,000. After meeting Mr. Ajimotokan, the police said, Mr. Blake stabbed him … CONTINUED
Word has come down to dealers that 1M coupe US allocations will begin next week, on February 16th. A disappointing bit of news for ED intent customers is that the european delivery orders will come out of dealer stock and cannot be reserved separately by the european delivery department.
The original BMW 1-Series ActiveE said hello to the world in December of 2009, but now the car will go into production with a test fleet of over 1000 vehicles to be shared between the North American, European and Chinese markets. This marks the second electic vehicle in the BMW lineup (after the MINIe) and will make its official world debut at the upcoming Geneva Autoshow.
Just to recap, although this car is in the shell of a 1-Series, it features a totally unique drivetrain good for … CONTINUED
CAR provides some new renders, details, and speculations on the upcoming baby BMW roadster, the Z2, and the 1-series GT. Both models are based on the UKL1 front-drive transverse architecture, standing for untere klasse in German. It’s at the core of BMW’s plans to become more efficient at making small cars. Power for the new UKL1 front-drive BMWs comes from three- and four-cylinder engines, spinning the front wheels, although four-wheel drive is enabled by UKL1 as it’s required for the Countryman. Getrag will build the … CONTINUED
Additions to the BMW Performance product portfolio for the BMW 1 Series, the BMW 3 Series and for the BMW X5 and BMW X6 are being presented at 2011 Geneva autoshow. These include, inter alia, the new BMW Performance sports steering wheel and the BMW Performance Power Kit for the current four-cylinder diesel engines. Also, the range of Original BMW Accessories being presented at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show includes the latest M Performance components for the BMW M3.
Here are the first sightings of the MINI Coupe and MINI Roadster, two exciting models which will join the MINI lineup soon.
Only weeks after its market launch it has already been hailed “Off-Roader of the Year”. The new BMW X3 has made an instant and lasting impression on fans of all-wheel-drive vehicles: readers of Germany’s Off Road magazine voted it their favourite in the “SUV” category. This accolade sees the new BMW X3 following in the tyre tracks of its predecessor model, which was voted “Off-Roader of the Year” twice in succession – in 2006 and 2007. The latest Off Road reader poll also conferred outstanding rankings … CONTINUED
Here are new photos and sound clips of the BMW original E90/E92 M3 ///M performance exhaust system. Specs are posted for review.
The valencia orange 1M coupe continues to make its rounds at the U.S. autoshows, this time on display at the 2011 Chicago Autoshow which kicked off yesterday. Although the valencia orange 1M has already been photographed often, these are the first photos showing the 1M coupe’s full undercarriage (by use of a full length under-mirror).
BMW has now uploaded a video unveil feature on the BMW Vision ConnectedDrive Roadster Concept. Check it out inside.