The first F30 3 Series facelift / LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) prototype has just been spotted! Due to start production in the Summer of 2015, the refreshed 3 Series will undergo minor exterior changes as the photos show. The most significant change will be seen in the front end, which will feature a restyled front bumper, deeper inset headlights (from the beefier bumper design) and shapelier kidney grilles featuring 11 slats.
*IF* BMW stays true to its LCI-refresh history, the facelift 3 Series will also … CONTINUED
Check out this ACM / Mode Carbon F80 M3 sitting on BBS RI-D and H&R Super Sport Springs, complimented by cosmetic parts by IND.
BMW M4 takes on the Audi RS5 and Porsche Cayman S in this head-to-head comparison review. See which car comes out on top.
Follow along as Michael from Acute Performance takes european delivery of his BMW M4 coupe and provides updates from the road as he journeys through Europe.
Since a lot of BIMMERPOST members are starting to take delivery of the new M4/M3 … I thought I would put this PSA out for you.
Basically, the first (1200 miles) service is just like on the previous generation M3. The only thing new is that now BMW says you MUST replace the oil pan plug/screw and differential screw/plug with new ones! The crush o-ring is now built into the screw.
F8x S55 engine…
Oil filter: 11 42 7 566 327
Screw for engine oil pan/plug: 11 11 … CONTINUED
Development continues on the next generation (F48) 2016 BMW X1, slated for a 2015 release.
Compared to the E84, the F48 X1 features a shorter front end, shortened overhangs and a taller and more upright greenhouse. While some may mistaken the E84 X1 for a larger wagon, there’s no mistaking the upcoming F48 X1 as a compact SAV.
The F48 X1 will also make a departure from the current X1 by making the switch from RWD to FWD. It’s been built on BMW’s FWD … CONTINUED
Entry conditions for the “Superfan” online competition. The competition is run by Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, Petuelring 130, 80809 Munich (“BMW”). The deadline for entries for the current prize is 23.59 p.m. on 15th July 2014. Any entries received after this deadline will not be included in the draw. Participants
The competition is open to anybody aged 18 and above. Employees of BMW, subsidiaries and affiliated companies of BMW, employees of companies involved in the competition, and the relatives of the aforementioned persons are not … CONTINUED
Motortrend strapped a F80 M3 and a E92 M3 onto a dyno for a head-to-head power comparison. The final figures show that the F80 M3 / F82 M4 even more powerful compared to the E90/E92 M3 than BMW’s officially advertised figures.
Check out the dyno charts and results inside.
PSI lined up their Sakhir Orange M4 and Valencia Orange X1 to give us a good look at how the two colors compare.
Some news on upcoming F3x (F30, F31, F32, F33, F34, F36) model names and engines.
All re-engined F3x models will get new designations:
Model name change for the re-engined F3x: 328i (N20) -> 330i (B48), 335i (N55) -> 340i (B58).
4-cyl B48 engine will have 330i/430i designation instead of 328i/428i
6-cyl B58 engine will have 340i/440i designation instead of 335i/435i.
PHEV F30 will come as 330e, not 328e.
Video overview of the BMW X4 launch in Lithuania.
BMW M4 Coupe takes on the RS5 Coupe in this Auto Bild performance comparison.
The BMW does 0-100 kmh (62mph) in 4.4 secs (VS 4.2 for the RS5 with DSG). The 0-200 is in the advantage of the M4 in 14.1 secs (VS 14.8).
Weight: 1585kg or 3494 pounds VS 1803kg or (3975 pounds!!) for the RS5.
Lap time (Contidrom measuring 3.8km): 1:34,41 secs (similar to Porsche 911), 2 secs quicker than the Audi. I assume with the DCT version, the M4 would be even quicker… … CONTINUED
In-car footage from a F82 M4 racing a F80 M3 at the Spa Francochamps circuit.
Sales increase by 6.9% with 1,020,211 deliveries in the first half year
Best ever June for BMW Group: 193,342 vehicles sold, rise of 4.8%
Munich. The BMW Group sold more than a million vehicles in the first half of 2014, more than ever before in the first six months of the year. A total of 1,020,211 vehicles were delivered to customers worldwide, an increase of 6.9% over the same period last year (954,501). Sales in June also reached an all-time high: deliveries increased 4.8% with a … CONTINUED
These five crazy Russians drove some 5,000 plus kms to go to a car show! Not any car show, but our BMW United 5.0 car show. Otherwise known at Welt 5.0.
For the last five years every spring we hold a car show in front of the BMW Welt. The organizers of this car show are known at the Munich Stammtisch. We are basically a small group of BMW car lovers(1er’s/2er’s & 3er’s). Each year the show gets bigger and bigger! Last year … CONTINUED
A great detailed review from a track veteran and new owner of an M4 coupe, from his recent experience at the Spa Francochamps Circuit and Nurburgring.
By karussell (Jim Chambers):
Finally uncompressed a little after a very busy 2 week trip across the pond. I wanted to write my impressions on the car while everything is still fresh in my mind.
Background. I’m not biased towards any brand of auto. I evaluate all types of cars and the badge on them is the least of my concerns. … CONTINUED
Here are some first real life photos of the all new F16 X6 in Flamenco Red, in base model form.
The BMW M4 coupe takes on the ultimate racetrack – an aircraft carrier.