Munich. BMW is expanding its line-up of M Performance Parts from the Original BMW Accessories range in time for the Essen Motor Show 2014 (29.11–07.12. 2014). The new BMW M Performance Parts for the BMW X3 and BMW X4, BMW M3, BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4 Convertible lend these models an even sharper sporting edge. As well as attractive design upgrades for the interior and exterior, the range also includes functional accessories which boost the performance of classical BMW models, for example, and … CONTINUED
Just like the expected upcoming badge designations to the 328i, 335i, 428i, 435i (to 330i, 340i, 430i and 440i), the 2 Series will also receive new number designations.
The 228i will be renamed the 230i and the M235i will become the M240i.
BMW 2 Series Coupe (228i) vs Mercedes-Benz CLA vs Audi A3 sedan, by Auto Trader
Fun photoshoot featuring most of the current BMW M coupe and sedan lineup.
Road & Track has announced their winner and results from the 2015 Performance Car of the Year.
Winner: Porsche 911 GT3
The new F80 M3 was in the running.
“If, as some pundits charge, the M3′s become a German answer to the Pontiac Trans Am, this is surely Munich’s take on the rip-snorting, 400-cube, screaming-chicken variant used by the Bandit almost 40 years ago. It’s a muscle car par excellence, warping the trees around its head-up display with what feels like an unlimited reserve of force.”
“But is … CONTINUED
Gorgeous Individual Azurite Black F82 M4 Project with M Performance parts, Akrapovic Exhaust and more!
Check out this most impressive 4.6L S65 Stroker Motor Build by Alekshop.
Have a first look at the 2015 X5 M (F85) in Long Beach Blue, previously only seen on the 2015 X6 M (F85) as its launch color.
The F48 X1 will also make a departure from the current X1 by making the switch from RWD to FWD. It’s been built on BMW’s FWD “UKL” platform and should be offered in both FWD and AWD models. The UKL platform will also underpin the next generation 1 Series.
Why the switch to FWD? Typically, FWD allows for better packaging, less costly production and more interior space.
There are rumors that the X1 will be xDrive only in some markets, including for North America. Engines will … CONTINUED
Washington Post quoting BMW head of sales Ian Robertson:
“The sports-car market is roughly half of what it used to be,” Ian Robertson, BMW’s head of sales, said in an interview at the manufacturer’s headquarters in Munich. “Post-2008, it just collapsed. I’m not so sure it’ll ever fully recover.”
In Europe and North America, the car’s role as a status symbol has diminished, with sport-utility vehicles and their smaller crossover cousins becoming more popular. In China and emerging markets, Robertson said, hot weather, pollution and a … CONTINUED
Demand for BMW Group vehicles increased in October with global sales for the month higher than ever before. A total of 184,297 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles were delivered worldwide (prev. yr. 165,854 / +11.1%). In the first ten months of the year, BMW Group sales rose 7.0%, totalling 1,714,197 vehicles (prev. yr. 1,602,020).
Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW said, “We are seeing good sales development across the model range and all sales … CONTINUED
Have a listen at the TPG RACE exhaust for the F80 M3 / F82 M4.