This just out of CES 2011 – future BMWs will soon be using AT&T’s mobile broadband network for always-on in-car access to traffic, weather, and infotainment services such as web access, webradio, facebook, and twitter.
Here are the best photos yet of the 1M coupe in alpine white! The car is currently on display in the Netherlands at a BMW dealer. Enjoy!
BMW of North America and NVIDIA today announced a partnership that puts NVIDIA GPUs in navigation and vehicle-information systems across all next-generation BMW cars worldwide.
NVIDIA GPUs will power BMW’s in-car navigation systems to deliver vivid graphics with detailed terrain models, landmarks and a stunning new interface. NVIDIA processors will be found throughout BMW’s range of models, including the 7-Series, 5-Series, 3-Series, Mini Cooper line and X-Series of sports activity vehicles.
BMW’s iDrive will feature high resolution visuals, real-time traffic reporting and navigation information. iDrive is the intelligent … CONTINUED
The BMW Group in the U.S. reported December sales of 27,600 vehicles, an increase of 16.9 percent from the 23,617 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. For 2010, the BMW Group in the U.S. reported total sales of 265,757 vehicles, up 9.9 percent compared to the 241,727 vehicles sold in 2009.
The aggressive fleet fuel economy average standards the Federal government has set for each auto manufacturer is something each is aggressively addressing. Starting with 2011 models, manufacturers must achieve a fleet average of 27.3 mpg, 30.1 mpg for 2012 models, and increasing each year until it reaches 35.5 mpg for 2016 models. So how will BMW reach these MPG goals for each model year? By the use of technology and smaller models and engines to the lineup.
BIMMERPOST member Lukich of 3Dinterior.net has produced some very high res and smooth compilations of the new X3 interior that anyone can use for free to pan and explore in full 360 degrees. Hes included views from the drivers seat and rear seats as well!
Videos often provide a more dynamic and realistic look to a car, and this video provides such a look at the AC Schnitzer F10 5-series.
Car and Driver provides its short take review from its road testing of the X3 xDrive35i, calling it among the leaders in its class. See inside for their review.
It’s a rare sight to see so many modified 135i BMWs together, but seven such beauties got together for a photoshoot recently in southern California. Photos by jzhang inside.
This will go down as the first officially released photo of the 1M in Alpine White. I’m sure there are more to come, but for now its just this single, but the 1M does sit confidently next to the hardcore BMW M3 GTS in the M family.
Inside is an updated summary and insight into BMW’s Project-i sustained mobility project/thinktank, now and into the future. In addition to the production VED (i8) and all-electric Megacity Vehicle, Project-i will spawn a range of 2 to 4 wheel concepts.
Bimmer Magazine chimes in with their review of a pre-production 1 series M coupe test drive. In sum, they are big fans of the 1M, saying that it has superb steering and tremendous grip and effectively recaptures the spirit of the E30 M3.