The BMW X5 has been named by CAP as the luxury used car of the decade. The residual value and whole life costs experts praised the X5 for setting a new benchmark and taking the 4×4 from the field and putting it on the motorway, but most of all making it feel like it has always belonged there. It was the effortless usability, faultless build quality and strong influence on the marketplace that wooed the judges.
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We’ve added a video review done in Portugal by the people over at Autospies. Its a high quality review in which they boldly claim that the car is nearly as good as the venerated M3. We have to agree with AutoSpies in that the bar has been lifted further by BMW with the 335is. Watch and form your opinion
Auto news blog Jalopnik is teaming up with Microsoft (Turn 10 Studios) to develop a new add-on pack for Forza Motorsports 3.
Jalopnik has made a list of 120 cars, which they are asking readers to vote on. The top 15 will make the final selection list and then 9 of those 15 will be included in the add-on pack.
Vote here: http://jalopnik.com/5455862/jalopnik…-new-car-packs
Which BMWs are included in their list of 120 to vote … CONTINUED
The felas over at kilometer magazine had a chance to sit down with Adrian van Hooydonk (aka AvH) and have published their interview. Here are some excerpts from the interview:
I think so, yes. But let me say that we didnt aim to be controversial; we aimed to make a change. When we started that change ten years ago – rather when Chris Bangle … CONTINUED
Popular science magazine has posted up its most advanced for 2009. In the category of most advanced luxury sedan, our very own 750i/Li has come out on top!
The 2009 BMW750i and its larger brother, the 750Li, exemplify the latest trends in automotive technology. First, theres the smaller, more efficient engine; a twin-turbocharged V8 spools up to 400 horsepower, making the new 7 faster … CONTINUED
Team Moore Racing has announced that it has signed Junior Strous (JuniorM3) to drive its number 2 Xtreme Coil Drilling – Shell car for the 2010 season. The 23 year-old Dutchman will drive for TMR in his second season in the Firestone Indy Light Series as part of the Shell Driver Development Program.
His first season in Indy Lights included only five starts, but an impressive two wins. A veteran of the Atlantic Championship, Strous has been a successful driver since his childhood karting days. … CONTINUED
BMW X6M and X5M Snow Fun. Part 1 – Extreme Drifting
BMW X6M and X5M Snow Fun. Part 2 – Hill Riding
BMW X6M and X5M Snow Fun. Part 3 – Ice Wheelspin
As a counterpoint to Clarksons recent review of the X6, BMW shows us that the X5 M and X6 M can have fun in the snow too. … CONTINUED
Spyshots.nl does it again! The, soon to be a reality, LCI (facelift) of the X5 has taken the track up north for cold weather testing. This is likely the final round of testing as the car is expected to be revealed on the internet after the conclusion of the Geneva show with its official autoshow presentation in the spring of 2010.
As you can see from the photos, the changes them selves are subtle but have just the right … CONTINUED
Admist the recent flurry of F10 5-series reviews its nice to see the car from a different perspective. In this case, the perspective is as simple as a color change. Given that Alpine White is one of the more popular colors for BMWs in the USA, we will be very likely to see this color combination ALOT, and its nice to see the F10 wear this color so well.
We’ve added more updates to this amazing thread convering the North American special, ie the 335is. Added more technical information, reviews and of course pricing data. Keep abreast of the latest information on this car by following this thread!
File this one under interesting BMW marketing. BMW financial in Canada has produced a pamphlet that gives the scent of new car leather. You know that smell that is intoxicating, the one I wish my car would have for the rest of her days. BMW Canada will be distributing these advertising pamplets at Autoshows around the country in 2010.
So far, ActiveHybrid cars have been interesting reads, but very much out of reach for the average BMW enthusiast. The system has exclusively been fit to the 7 series and X6, two of the most expensive cars in the BMW lineup. Whats worse, the mere addition of Active Hybrid to those cars has shot the price tag up even higher.
Now for the good news, the system is working its way down the lineup, and will arrive under the hood of … CONTINUED