It seems BMWs Concept ActiveE isnt just a showcar. Following their sucessful MINI-e lease program in the US BMW will start a similar program for the electric 1-series. This means that the car will be available in select cities and you will have to apply to own the car.
The actual number of cars which will be available is unknown. But if history is any guide it wont exactly be easy to get your hands on the … CONTINUED
This is a video released on an official level by BMW with a really nice tour of BMWs stand and technologies at the NAIAS. They basicly go over and show you the main features at the show: the Z4 sDrive 35is, the Concept ActiveE (electric 1-series) and the ActiveHybrid cars including the 7 series and X6. Enjoy!
Check out this M3post member’s ESS supercharged brilliant white M3 which just dyno’d at 600hp / 400tq at the crank! Also must see are the 0-120mph in 10.4 second acceleration videos!
Surpirse of the day. Real photos of the upcoming MINI countryman leaked to the web today. Seems like this is the week of leaks. These three photos are spreading pretty fast this morning, so we wonder if BMW will move the release of the full photo collection forward more?
For 2011 BMW has made some substantial changes to the E92 and E92 BMW 3-Series Coupe and Convertible.
The first and foremost and probably biggest change is the introduction of the much debated N55 engine to the 335i3.0l
Single Turbo "TwinPower" Dual Scroll
300HP and 300LB-FT Tq.
Improved torque band and overall engine responsiveness
Introduction of VALVETRONIC
All aluminum construction
StylingRedesigned headlights (new shape and "graphics").
Brighter LED "corona" rings (angel eyes)
Bi-Xenon now standard
Adaptive Headlight and the Adaptive Headlight … CONTINUED
Time marches on and the F10 BMW M5 continues its cold weather testing ahead of its scheduled launch for 2011. To recap, this car is expected to utilize a turbo charged V8 engine derived from the motor used in the X5 and X6 M. Power outputs are still unknown but I would bet on it being higher then that of the X5/X6M. Other M5 Spy pictures can be seen here.
Photo Source: Auto Motor & Sport … CONTINUED
Inside you’ll find full F10 5-series pricing for the UK market, including base model, package, and options pricing. *Options and packages will vary in the North American market.
Here is an update to the previously reported N55 equiped 135i. More wallpapers of the coupe and convertible have been released by BMW and they are here for your desktop needs.
The M1 prototype test car has now been filmed on video. Scroll down to the link after the jump for the directly embedded video on CAR Magazine’s site.
This video is genious. This is a newly released YouTube teaser clip for the upcoming MINI "crossover" SUV. Noting really new is seen in this video, actually compared to the beachcomber concept car you actually see less! But what I love is that they took their now standard yellow psychadelic camoflage masking tape and integrated it into the standard teaser video for the car.
Things have definitly changed 200% from a few years ago in the spyphotos/marketing world. … CONTINUED
Updates seem to coming in by the minute! Here are two really well done videos for the launch of the LCI 3-Series coupe and convertible. Must watch!
Here are the first pictures of the E92 LCI M Sport. I found them on the German BMW site.