The 4 Series Convertible (F33) [Official Info Thread] is having its world debut simultaneously at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show as well as the 2013 LA Auto Show.
BIMMERPOST is covering both shows for you and we’ll have more photos from the LA Show later today, but for now here’s the 4 Series Convertible from the Tokyo show.
BMW Motorsport is expanding its range of cars within the BMW Sports Trophy Customer Racing programme: from 2014, privateer BMW teams and drivers will have the opportunity to line up at events with the new BMW M235i Racing. With a price of 59,500.00 Euros (excl. VAT) and impressive performance figures, the production-based coupé meets all the basic requirements of a successful entry-level racing car.
The plan is initially for the car to be used in series and events such as the VLN Endurance Championship and the Nürburgring 24 Hours on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE). Looking ahead, the BMW M235i Racing should also be successful on international stages for BMW Sports Trophy drivers.
“The basis our engineers had to start with when developing the racing version of the … CONTINUED
This F15 X5 suspension options chart helps clarify the difference between stock, DDC, Adaptive M, and the Dynamic Handling Package and also has the suspensions of some of the X5′s competition listed for comparison.
Note: This is a US specific chart.
Picked up German magazine Sport Auto today. It features an interview with BMW M development chief Albert Biermann and a ride in the M4 with Biermann driving.
This is my translation of the major parts of this article. My apologies for bad sentences or missed meanings (I have tried my best from a hotel room after a long day at work…):
The full build-your-own configurator (with pricing) for the 2014 4 Series Convertible is now online at BMWUSA.com.
First shots of the M235i coupe in Estoril Blue II.
The BMW i3 North American press drives are underway here in Los Angeles, coinciding with its North American debut at the Los Angeles auto show this week.
Here’s a set of on-location photos from LA.
IND Distribution makes a return pilgrimage to Germany and shares with us their visits to BBS, Eisenmann, Motorsport 24, the Nurburgring, M Flight crew and more.
Here is their journal:
Being a member of the IND team offers many amazing opportunities- we
Jeremy Clarkson’s review of the 435i M Sport in the The Sunday Times certainly starts off rather dour.
All is not lost however, as Clarkson goes on to say that the 4 Series is proof that less can be more, with a final verdict of of 4 out of 5 stars.
Congrats to BIMMERPOST member mntbiker for being our first member to take Performance Center Delivery for a 4 Series coupe. Here is his delivery journal:
I just got back from an awesome weekend at the Performance Center in SC and a day of driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway. My wife and I drove down to Greenville, SC on Thursday evening for our Friday delivery date. We dropped off a rental car at the airport and the hotel picked us up in a nice 750Li. We then had a fantastic dinner at the hotel and went to bed early. On Friday morning we had breakfast at the hotel and took a shuttle to the Performance Center.
The day started early at 8AM and we … CONTINUED