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.
We wishe all our members a Happy New Year! As 2010 comes to an end, there’s no better time to look back through the past 365 days and recount the most important BMW models, developments, and news from the past year, as well as speculate what the new year will bring from BMW.
BMW thanks its loyal fans with this highlight video montage of clips from BMW TV in 2010. From BMW: Thank you for more than 18 million views and comments in 2010. With this clip we want to focus on you, our viewers. That’s why representative of all the many other comments some of them will be mentioned in the clip. The BMW TV team wish you a JOYful 2011.