World premiere in Paris: the new BMW X3.
The new BMW X3 steps up for its world debut at the Paris Motor Show as the successor to a genuine top seller. Compared with its successful predecessor, the new Sports Activity Vehicle delivers that bit more agility as well as driving comfort. A similarly palpable increase in interior space and stowage capacity benefits rear-seat passengers in particular, but is also welcome in the luggage compartment. With its load capacity now expandable from 550 to 1,600 litres … CONTINUED
One of the first things to catch your eye at the BMW stand in Paris this year has to be the BMW Z4 sDrive35is in Atacama Yellow. I believe this is part of the Limited Edition Design Pure Impulse package originally intended for the UK (and seen here: http://e89.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=404269). The matching color arrangement of the Pure Impulse package combined with the sDrive35is drivetrain makes this car the best Z4 one can have at the moment! No word yet if … CONTINUED
Next up in our continuing coverage of the 2010 Paris Autoshow is a beautiful example of the BMW M3 equipped with M Performance parts and painted in Frozen Black Matte. This car looks unbelievable in person.
This car is equipped with M Performance parts including the M Performance sports silencer that adds distinctive sound in a 40% lighter body with improved temperature-resistent chromium-nickel titanium build. The car sits on 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in Competition Design. Aerodynamic/stylistic … CONTINUED
The BMW 3-Series coupe with BMW Performance part is nothing new, but this particular model happens to be the LCI (“facelift”) BMW 3-Series Coupe and as far as I can tell, the first time i’ve seen this car live at an autoshow! Enjoy.
By far, the main headline attraction at the 2010 Paris Autoshow is the BMW 6-Series Concept Coupe which is basicly the upcoming BMW 6-Series Coupe with the word Concept appended to it so as to avoid official annoucement, for now.
The car was revealed in dramatic fashion, being driven down a sloping ramp and coming to a stop infront of the assembled international press. Ian Robertson was the host of the day and gave the audience a well done introduction … CONTINUED
This very unique shade of Yellow, previously referred to as Atacama Yellow as part of the Design Pure Impulse package in the UK has now shows its face adorned over a fairly well appointed Z4 sDrive 35is. This color is a real headturner!
In grand style, BMW marked the official World Premiere of the BMW X3 by driving out an X3 as the first car out of the gates during the press conference. The X3 was also showcased in both diesel and gasoline versions with and without M-Sport.
We are having a blast @ the 2010 International autoshow in Paris. Next up are photos of a Frozen Black Matte M3 Coupe with exclusive M Performance Parts, that was nicely tucked away in a special M booth.
We are LIVE at the 2010 Mondial de L’Automobile in Paris. The show so far has been great and we have a slew of new photos on the way! We begin with the new BMW 6-Series Concept Coupe which BMW board member Ian Robertson said in no short order would be nearly identical to the production BMW 6-Series.
The 2010 Paris Motor Show press days start tomorrow morning. We have put together a guide for the upcoming BMW premieres and innovations at the show, including the 6-series coupe concept, BMW ConnectedDrive innovations, F10 5-series, and E84 X3. Be sure to tune in for Paris Motor Show coverage!
Car and Driver has compiled a guide for purchasing and comparing the four M3 generations, including market value, what to watch out for, and the pros and cons of each model.
Ever wonder how much and what kind of testing suspension manufacturers conduct in the development of their parts? Here’s some rare testing footage from Bilstein’s development of their suspension parts for the pre-LCI E90 back in 2006. The video shows the suspension testing includes slalom, irregular roads, high speed track, and even some hooning!