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To sum up there were as expected year on year declines in sales because of overall low volumes in 2009, but December itself continues on a trend of a sales recovery. We hope this trend continues in 2010! We know BMW has the best products out there right now..

Here is the official press release below

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BMW brand sales up 11.5 percent; MINI sales decreased 2.2 percent; MINI achieved second best year ever since … CONTINUED

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These are the best photos and video of a black F10 2011 5-series yet. These final prototype F10s are being driven by BMW employees as part of the final testing and evaluation process.

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Jeremy Clarkson has long been accused of being anti BMW. A reputation he certainly earned. But as of late, he has changed his tune and has been actually praising most recent BMWs. Unfortunatly, it seems in this episode, Clarkson isnt very fond of the X6. Regardless, in typical Top Gear style, his review is very entertaining and he mixes his opinion with great visuals and entertainment all the way through. The sub plot of the entire review … CONTINUED

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New info about the soon to be announced E92 / E93 LCI facelift models has come to light, including a performance iS version w/ DCT transmission option.

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It seems unreal to us that the F30 is out on the roads testing already, but here it is again! A quick eyed reader of AutoWeek.nl snapped up two photos of the car on the highway while in Germany! Not much new is seen with the car when compared to the earlier spypics.

What is known just from the shape so far is that the car will retain the basic proportions of the E90 however with … CONTINUED

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2011 1-series gets DCT transmission

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Alrighty folks, the crew over at BimmerFile have strong evidence that the 2011 1er will offer a 7 speed Dual Clutch Transmission as an option. They are sure that a 6 speed manual transmission will remain. Many have speculated that a DCT would only be offered in the upcoming performance variant of the 1 series. It would feature the same transmission from the current Z4 and a few European-market BMW products. Strong birdies have pointed at the builds … CONTINUED

Photos: X1 versus A4 Allroad Touring

01/04/2010 at 1:50 PM
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Here is a photoshoot with telling photos of the BMW X1 stacked up against the size of the Audi A4 Allroad.

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Vorsteiner M-tech Aero Package for the E92 and E93 has been released, including a front lip spoiler, carbon fiber rear diffuser and rear trunk spoiler. Check it out on an E93 convertible.

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Part 3 (last) of the 5-series GT feature series, showing how BMW conducts high speed and final testing, wrapping up a 5 year development period.

BMW’s Roadmap for 2010

01/02/2010 at 9:00 PM
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This information is as per BMWs inside man Scott26! Here is a summary of whats to come in 2010

BMW Concept Active E NAIAS (01/10)
BMW Active E Production Car (eDrive) Paris (08/10)
BMW Z4 sDrive35is (link) Paris (08/10)
BMW 3-Series Coupe/Cabrio LCI (Life Cycle Impulse aka Facelift) (link) to be revealed early January with official Autoshow debut at Geneva (03/10)
BMW 5-Series Sedan (link) Geneva (03/10) and New York (04/10)
BMW 5-Series Concept ActiveHybrid 5 Geneva … CONTINUED

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This titanium F10 5-series was spotted on the highway to Munich. Its one of the final production prototypes given to BMW employees for testing and subjected to every day use and every aspect is logged and submitted to the project team.

road to Munich(Germany 12/4/2009)

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The ActiveHybrid 7 was just spotted in an attractive blue color with black wheels. Reports are that the very first Activehybrid 7-series cars will be delivered to celebrities, ahead of deliveries to public customers in the Spring. We could possibly be looking at one of these first cars to be delivered.

Pics courtesy of Christian Wimmer.

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