The BMW Group reported record monthly sales for November. With 174,996 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered worldwide, sales were 2.7% higher than for the same month last year (prev. yr.: 170,461). Between January and November 2013, sales increased by 6.8% to reach a new all-time high of 1,777,017 vehicles (prev. yr.: 1,663,615).
Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW: “Strong global demand for our products once again drove sales to a new all-time high in November, despite already high figures for the previous year. Although conditions remain challenging in a number of European markets, in particular, we expect sales to continue to develop positively over the coming months. Our target of record sales for … CONTINUED
BIMMERPOST member ddk632 had the honor and privilege of attending the North American debut of the Jeff Koons BMW M3 GT2 Art Car at Art Basel in Miami this week, and figured if there’s any place on Bimmerpost that will appreciate these photos, it’s M3Post!
For those not familiar, BMW has a 38 year tradition of taking race cars and having a famous artist paint them. The first one was the Andy Warhol M1 (also on display in Miami right now – hoping to go see it today!). This M3 GT2, which raced in 24 Hours of LeMans in 2010, is the 17th and currently last BMW Art Car.
BMW releases the first official teaser for the 2015 BMW M3 F80 sedan and M4 F82 Coupe.
Although we only see the cars’ silhouettes, the lighting used to highlight the car’s shapes are blue and yellow, indicating that the marketing launch cars will be in Yas Marina Blue for the F80 M3 and Austin Yellow for the F82 M4.
Look for the reveal this Thursday, December 12!
BIMMERPOST member Kyle Shim recently spotted an M4 Coupe prototype and set off a foot chase while trying to capture video for us. Very entertaining watch, not only because of the great sounds coming from the M4, but because of the intense chase!
Only 3 months remain until the production BMW X4 (F26) is introduced to the world at the 2014 Geneva auto show, making it 11 months between the concept first debuted at the Shanghai auto show and the production debut next March.
Prototypes testing continues and we have some more photos to show you. Although the production X4 has already been caught undisguised recenty (photos), below are pics which also show the scale of the X4 compared to the X3, with which it shares a platform. Their exteriors may be different, but they share virtually the same interior styling (with the X4 less spacious inside).
The US will receive the X4 in 28i (240hp 2.0L N20 engine) and 35i models (300hp 3.0L N55 engine). It’s possible that … CONTINUED
Some shots of a Protonic Blue i8 in the wild.
More coverage at: http://www.bimmerpost.com/i8/
BMW Motorsport is adding a new car to its customer racing range, which is spearheaded by the BMW Z4 GT3, in the form of the BMW M235i Racing. At a price of 59,500 Euros (plus VAT), this car helps to make motorsport affordable on an entry-level basis. Customer feedback has been very positive so far. No wonder, as the new car is a true beauty.
BIMMERPOST moderator David visits the Pantheon Museum in Basel, Switzerland.
The building was smaller than I was expecting, but it still had plenty of cool cars (~80 or so) inside. This place would make a great detour on the way into Switzerland. They have a nice restaurant as part of the Museum and garage storage. From what I could tell most people use this hall to store their classic cars. But the “Pantheon” does own a lot of the cars on display. In fact they even rent out some of the “classics” for weddings or special events. You can even rent the place to hold a dinner or group event inside the museum.
Overall the Pantheon made for a nice stop on a great drive into … CONTINUED
Great comparison photo gallery of Estoril Blue M Sport models – the 4 Series against the 3 Series.
The 2015 Mustang has just been revealed and Ford has revealed that it was benchmarked against the E90/E92 M3 during development. Together with its new independent rear suspension, will the Mustang give the upcoming M4 coupe a run for its money? Or, does it already lag behind the upcoming M3 and M4 by virtue of having been benchmarked against a now discontinued model?