01/05/2014     2:58 PM
COMMENTS: 20

Das BMW M6 Gran Coupé Safety Car [more info] in Paris.

The M6 Gran Coupe serves as the current headline MotoGP Safety Car, but we expect the M4 Safety Car (and/or M3 Safety Car) to take its place as the lead Safety Car eventually. Our digital preview rendering of the M4 Safety Car is posted below.

BMW M is currently in its 15th season as the “Official Car of MotoGP” and provides the official Safety Cars to the premier motorcycle racing series.

Recent M cars serving as official Safety Cars include the M6 Gran Coupe, M6 Coupe, M5 Sedan and 1M Coupe.

01/05/2014     12:00 PM
COMMENTS: 10

See how this bodes well for the next generation of BMW models. With this BMW TV series you can get a closer look at the BMW i8. This time you can get more information about the material carbon, that is used for the BMW i8.

01/05/2014     11:39 AM
COMMENTS: 16

BMW i3 review by Autoguide. The base i3 starts at $41,350 while the i3 REX (with Range Extender) starts from $45,200 (before the $7500 federal incentive).

i3 deliveries have already begun in Europe, while U.S. sales will begin in March.

See other i3 reviews, news and features @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/i3.

01/04/2014     4:00 PM
COMMENTS: 155

Mercedes-Benz withstood a late surge from BMW, ending its rival’s two-year reign as the U.S. luxury-vehicle sales leader as the breadth of Mercedes’s lineup pushed it to a record year.

Mercedes posted a 17 percent gain in December with 33,007 deliveries, as the new entry-level CLA, and revamped mid-size E-class and premium S-class cars led the gains. For the year, Mercedes sales rose 14 percent to 312,534, or 3,254 more than BMW’s 2013 total.

This was only the second time Mercedes has won the U.S. luxury sales crown, according to the Automotive News Data Center. It earned its other title in 1999 when it sold 189,437 vehicles in the U.S.

Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Mercedes parent Daimler AG, said in July he expected his company to come … CONTINUED

01/03/2014     8:00 PM
COMMENTS: 70

The F22 2 series sightings have increased in frequency with its auto show debut just 2 weeks away. Here we see a 2 series 220i in Black Sapphire as well as a M235i in Mineral White.

01/03/2014     2:45 PM
COMMENTS: 169

First Austin Yellow BMW M4 F82 Coupe spotted in the wild! This preproduction M4 was seen in Munich, Germany.

The F80 M3 and F82 M4 will make their debuts in 2 weeks at the 2014 Detroit auto show. The F80 M3 will be shown in Yas Marina Blue while the F82 M4 will be shown in Austin Yellow.

01/03/2014     1:54 PM
COMMENTS: 11

BMW Group U.S. breaks all-time sales record
BMW brand sets new record
MINI brand sets new records
BMW Motorcycle sales up 17.6 percent

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 3, 2014… The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported December sales of 43,981 vehicles, an increase of 0.3 percent from the 43,855 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. At year end, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 8.1 percent on sales of 375,782 compared to 347,583 in 2012, a new record for the BMW Group U.S.

“Deep freeze and blizzards didn’t slow us down as BMW Group in the U.S. shattered previous sales records in 2013, including BMW and MINI brands individually,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North … CONTINUED

01/03/2014     12:10 PM
COMMENTS: 58

Here is an European Delivery trip journal by Explorer3253, recounting their delivery of and trip in their new 428xi 4 Series coupe (F32).

01/03/2014     10:45 AM
COMMENTS: 3

BMW Slides into 2014 Winter Olympic Year with Announcement of U.S. Olympic Marketing Campaign, Bobsled Documentary.

“Driving on Ice,” a Film About BMW’s Redesign of the Team USA Two-man Bobsled, to Air This Sunday on NBC.

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 3, 2013… BMW of North America, the Official Mobility Partner of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), today announced its U.S. Olympic marketing campaign for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games which includes a series of Olympic-themed advertisments, consumer and retail activations, social and digital media executions, and a national drive campaign to benefit Team USA. In addition, a documentary on BMW’s complete redesign of the U.S. two-man bobsled entitled “Driving on Ice” will air this Sunday, Jan. 5 at 12:30 p.m. EST/11:30 a.m. CST … CONTINUED

01/03/2014     10:00 AM
COMMENTS: 41

The F22 2 Series coupe has begun appearing in print advertisements in major automotive magazines. This one, titled “GLORY” is from the latest issue of Car and Driver.

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