BMW has announced the M-sport Package for the all new 2011 X3. Details:Carbon Black metallic paint finish (exclusive M-sport color)
19 inch M light-weight alloy wheels
Sports suspension tuning with stiffer dampers
M multifunction leather steering wheel and variable sports steering
M gear selection level with short throws
Gearshift paddles (with BMW xDrive35i w/ standard 8 speed auto)
Pearlpoint cloth-leather upholsterly
BMW Individual anthracite roof liner
M Sport package side skirts, wheel arches and front and rear apron skirts are painted in body color
Window surrounds and roof rails are in BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line.
Expected to be available from 2nd Quarter of 2011 (subject to change).
Autocar shares even more photos of the F13 6-series Coupe Concept, including additional angles, lighting details, and interior pics. The additional views reveal even more beautiful lines and design elements of BMW’s newest concept.
We present to you the world premiere of the F13 BMW Concept 6 Series Coupe! This stunning concept will debut publicly at the 2010 Paris Motoro Show in a little under two weeks. The F13 6-series coupe is scheduled for production beginning July 2011. European sales begin after in April 2011 and North American sales commence July 2011.
This time around, Gerald (Alpine325ci) unleashes the white F10 M5 through his skills and imagination. So which one do our members prefer – the white or black F10 M5? We’d take either!
The market launch of the new MINI family and MINI Countryman is coming on September 18, 2010 – four models, up to seven engine variants, 51 years of tradition and virtually endless scope for customisation. Full lineup and 2011 facelift details inside.
Watch how the BMW M3 GT Rahal Letterman Racing team was able to win the 2010 24 hours Nürburgring by working closely with Dunlop, the official supplier of tires for the M3 GT cars.
For the 25th anniversary of the M3, BMW invited the automotive press to test all 4 M3 generations back to back, on the track. Here is Car and Driver’s impression from flogging all 4 M3 generations.
BMW has released another teaser video of this unidentified hybrid powertrain BMW. This one shows the car being loaded onto transport, so perhaps this is the last video we see prior to a debut at the Paris Motor Show in 2 weeks.
The Best Global Brands is an annual study conducted by Interbrand which ranks the value of the world’s top brands, based on an assessment of its value in US Dollars. BMW is listed at the 15th position this year.
Some other studies have listed BMW as the most valuable auto manufacturer brand, but this one has Toyota and Mercedes Benz listed ahead of BMW, showing that these value studies are more art than science.
The study values BMW at $22.3 billion dollars. Toyota was valued at $26.2 billion and Mercedes is valued at $25.2 billion. Of the other auto manufacturers, Honda comes in next at #20, Ford at #50, VW at #53, Audi at #63, Hyundai at #65, and Ferrari at #91.
Dan Creed, currently Vice President, Aftersales, BMW of North America, will become Vice President, Marketing, BMW of North America LLC. And Russ Lucas, currently Manager, BMW Pre-Owned Sales, will become Vice President – Eastern Region with overall responsibility for sales, marketing, aftersales and dealer development activities in the 12 state Northeast Region which includes the New York metro area. The Northeast Region is the largest sales area for BMW of North America with 93 BMW and 24 MINI dealers.