Here’s a fascinating look into the day-to-day life at BMW in the birth of a new car. This 3 part series is longer than the original 3 part series on BMW.TV. covering the initial design concepts. As Scott26 says – pay attention because you will see some of these ideas and design elements in the future.
BMW of North America has announced an average base price increase of 1% for many BMW vehicles sold in the U.S. effective October 1, 2010. The F10 5-series, 5-series GT, ActiveHybrid X6, and ActiveHybrid 7-series not affected by this increase. Pricing for the all-new 2011 BMW X3 will be released in October with vehicles arriving in BMW Center showrooms in late December.
We bring you the first high definition video of the BMW 6-series coupe concept. The videos provide some unique perspectives of both the exterior and interior of the new concept, including the exterior lighting elements and the gorgeous new i-drive screen in action.
MINI has officially revealed the MINI Scooter E Concept with a full press photos, video, press release, and details. These 3 Scooter E unique concept models will be shown to the public for the first time at the 2010 Paris Motor Show next week.
The Ultimate Driving Machine continues its role as a successful racing machine, sweeping the GRAND-AM Road Racing Rolex Sports Car Series and winning the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS Drivers’ and Manufacturer’s Championships. The 2010 Series finale wrapped up on September 11th at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah
Later today at Opportunity Green in Los Angeles, BMW will announce the markets which will participate in the BMW ActiveE field trial when it begins in summer 2011 – including NYC, LA, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento and Boston.
EVO has posted these new 6-series Coupe Concept photos, the most realistic and natural we have seen yet. Previous photos have been heavily post-processed, but we think that the more realistic the photo, the better this concept looks. Which naturally means that it should look phenomenal in the metal at the Paris Motor Show next week! These are also the first photos of the 6-series coupe concept with its LED bumper lights prominently on.
Independent car reviewer The Getawayer spends a weekend with the F10 525d. While not an initial fan of the car based solely on styling, a weekend with the car convinces him that the F10 is superb. See his review here.
BMW inside Scott26 chimes in on mystery BMW concept, saying that is has no competition and never has there been a car like it. Confirmed is the use of battery power and a 3 cylinder diesel. Exciting times are ahead folks.
As expected, the dontblogaboutthis BMW Mystery Car has a new look. Up until now it has been in a randomly thrown-together looking VED+6-series form. The look we’re looking at is the form that this concept car may take at a possible unveiling at the 2010 Paris Motor Show next week (albeit without the camouflage scheme). It’s been rumored that the car could feature multiple electric engines or 3-cyilnder diesel.
Whether or not this hybrid concept car is unveiled at the Paris Motor show, its next showing … CONTINUED
Optimedia CEO Antony Young makes an interesting analysis of BMW’s media strategies against Audi’s. Young compares the two companies’ video strategies, online and social media presence, mobile applications, magazine advertisements, film sponsorship and product placement. Results inside.
Here’s a great resource – a PDF containing all the technical specifications for every single M3 model and edition BMW has ever produced. Want to know what the roof load, gear ratios, or suspension type is for a particular M3? It’s all in here, plus much more.