The combustion engine drivetrain for the production Vision Efficient Dynamics (gasoline motor version) has been revealed to be from the BMW Concept Active 5, a twinpower turbo straight-six gasoline engine with elecric drive and eight-speed automatic transmission. A fully hybrid version of the VED will follow later.
BMW has released its newest information and photos highlighting Connected Drive and Efficient Dynamics technologies of the future. Some exciting systems are in the works. Full details inside.
We love M3s, Photos, and Euro Delivery. And there’s plenty of each to go around in this ED photo journal by M3post member VonSwoopington who has just returned recently from delivery of his E90 M3 ZCP at the Welt, followed by a trip through Salzburg and Zurich. Great photos and narrative inside.
The BMW Group continued its successful course worldwide in September. With 142,950 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand automobiles delivered to customers, sales were 16.8% higher than in the same month last year. In addition, BMW X6 sales have hit 100,000!
BMW may be uncovering the 1 Series M Coupe slowly, but Alpin325ci has accelerated the process with his amazing renders. His latest reveals what the 1M rear will likely resemble, based on the latest revealed part on the actual car.
The 2011 BMW X5 xDrive35i has been nominated as a potential 2011 Motor Trend Sport Utility Car of the Year. Calling the X5 one of the fastest, most sporting SUVs they have ever tested, heres what else they had to say in nominating the X5 as a potential winner:
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The M Performance Exhaust for the E90/E92 M3 has been a hotly anticipated product and we bring you the first sound clips of it (paired with photos we took of the exhaust system from the Paris Motor Show). Specs can also be found after the jump.
The MINI Countryman will start at a base price of $22,350 (only $550 more than the 3-door Clubman wagon). A well-equipped Countryman in a Cooper S trim with optional all-wheel drive will cost just under $30,000, Jim McDowell, head of Mini USA, said today during the media launch for the vehicle. The prices include destination charges. The Countryman, the biggest model in Mini’s U.S. lineup, will arrive at U.S. dealerships in late December.
We bring you the first significant 2012 M6 video from on and around the Nurburgring. Although its still heavily camouflaged, much of its looks have already been revealed with 6-series Concept Coupe from the Paris Motor Show. The new M6 Coupe will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012. The M6 Cabrio will follow later in 2012. An M6 Gran Coupe (4 door) will arrive in late 2013. A Possible M6 Shooting brake is under consideration. … CONTINUED
AMS reports that BMW’s board has decided to green-light the Vision Efficient Dynamics for production at the Leipzig plant. The BMW VED is scheduled to hit the market in 2013 using a regular combustion engine. The drivetrain concept shown at last year’s unveiling of the VED (1.5l Diesel engine + two e-motors) is said to follow later. In other news, this report also mentions that the Leipzig plant is said to produce the new entry level BMW car.