Beginning on Friday, January 21 and running until Thursday, February 10, BMW fans will have a chance to win a Grand Prize two-year lease on the 2011 X3. MW announced today that it will launch an interactive contest tied to one of its advertisements to run during the Super Bowl on February 6, 2011. The contest, dubbed
pair of Turkish designers, İsmet Çevik and Fatih Tezel, have come up with an imaginary BMW concept dubbed the Z5. From the looks of it, this is a mid-engined supercar intent on doing battle with the best of them.
This is not a real car, or anything that would be concievable given that BMW has already stated its own plans to shakeup the car world with the VisionED/i8 and other possible spin-offs.
Nevertheless, its a very cool design study that maintains alot of the distinct features and personality of BMW while giving an overall edgy and modern spin on the car as a whole.
What do you guys think?
China has really proved itself to be ahead of the curve on the EV front and it seems BMW will come on board and produce an all electric 5-Series exclusively for the Chinese market.
This new car is not to be confused with the ActiveHybrid 5, which will have its official launch in September 2011. The ActiveHybrid 5 still has a gasoline motor afterall. No this new car will be an all electric vehicle and would likely fall under BMWs growing ActiveE project.
Autonews Europe is referencing a report from the Beijing Youth Daily newspaper which pinpoints a partnership between BMW and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd in order to produce the vehicle. Brilliance is BMWs current partner in building standard Chinese market BMW 5-Series, which includes … CONTINUED
WHAT CAR? Magazine has gotten some alone time with a stunning new 640i SE Cabriolet and brought along some readers to get their opinions on the new vehicle and at the same time offer some stunning visual shots of the car in HD video. Worth the watch!
We’ve confirmed the new turbo I4 is a single turbo twin-scroll setup, running at 17.4 PSI max, and tops out at 7000 RPM redline. See the full details of the Twinpower turbo 4-cylinder inside.
G-Power, builder of some monster BMWs, has announced its plans to spec up the already lethal M3 GTS over 600hp through the use of its G-POWER’s SK II CS supercharger system. They will be working with a total of three M3 GTS, quite impressive considering only 220 M3 GTS are available.
Two Chinese electronic tinkerers and coders teamed with Nokia Asia to turn a 1-series hatchback into their very own remote control car using a Nokia C7 smartphone. The team claims that it only took them 20 days to accomplish this feat. Check out this fun video inside.
Yesterday, BMW kicked off the international press event for the new 6-Series Cabrio (F12) in South Africa. These press days aren’t meant to introduce any new facts and figures (we’ve already extensively covered the car in all its gory detail here), but rather gives members of the press some hands on time with the car in order to go back home and write their first drive reviews. BMW did however release a set of new pictures that we thought should be shared.
Ive attached a gallery below (which you can download high resolution wallpaper quality images from as well), the most interesting of these cars to me is the dark blue 650i that is sitting outdoors next to the E63 6-Series. This car actually has a custom … CONTINUED
Although the BMW Z2 Roadster and Z2 Coupe are not expected to debut until 2013, we should begin to see and hear more news and renderings in 2011, like this latest one from Carmagazine UK. The Z2 has been designed at Designworks and will be based on the next generation F20 1-series platform. BMW’s design philosophy is to keep the car lighweight, dynamic, and sporty by using a high strength steel body with aluminum doors and front bonnet. Based on earlier rumors, the target weight for both the Z2 coupe and roadster is 1000kg (only 2,200 pounds)! We’ll believe that one when we see it, but it’s good to hear that keeping the Z2′s weight down is a principle concern.
Here are the other previously rumored (speculative) … CONTINUED
A new BMW concept vehicle from BMW ConnectedDrive is being previewed at the just launched ConnectedDrive Futurelab website, which previews future BMW ConnectedDrive technologies.
This ConnectedDrive concept car (link to video) appears to be a one or two seater open-top vehicle and is described as an extraordinary concept vehicle concept, which will once again revolutionize driving in terms of comfort, infotainment and safety. No doubt this is a concept car which will be used all of BMW’s brightest future ConnectedDrive technologies.