New trademarks registered by BMW gives some insight into new model lineups that will eventually be added to BMW’s offerings. The new names include: i1, i2, i3, i4, i5, i6, i7, i8, i9, E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9, M50d, Urbanic, Gran Coupe, Compactive, and Compactive Tourer.
The “i” lineup of cars could very well be used to designate the sub-compact electric megacity vehicle we’ve been hearing about for a while. The “E” lineup of cars could possibly be used to designate electric versions of current BMW models. “M50d” is speculated to refer to a tri-turbo diesel. “Urbanic” could be a new trim level associated with the megacity vehicles. And “Compactive and “Compactive Tourer” could be applied to wagons based on the 1- and … CONTINUED
Michael Essa, of Tech Trix Motorsports, and GSR Autorsports have teamed up to build and campaign a fully built 335i to run in the 2010 Formula Drift series. It will be powered by the 500hp V10 M5 engine! Check out their “The Office” like videos documenting their Formula D BMW 335i build.
BMW continues its BMW X3 tease while conducting final testing stages on the 2011 BMW X3, which will likely receive its world debut at the 2010 Paris motorshow this fall. Bigger more comfortable than the first gen X3 it’s replacing, the 2011 X3 will move slightly upmarket while the X1 slots in under it.
March 25, 2010
25 Years of BMW (Forschung und) Technik GmbH
Innovative force entails future capability. The BMW Group owes its status as the worlds most successful manufacturer of premium automobiles to an outstanding development concept in all areas relevant to driving pleasure, sustainability and safety. The principles of this pre-eminence have been forged over the last quarter of a century in BMW (Forschung und) Technik GmbH. The researchers operating within the framework of this think tank develop technologies and concepts for individual mobility in tomorrows world. The subsidiary was created 25 years ago as BMW Technik GmbH. With this company the BMW Group has a centre of competence that is unique throughout the world. It safeguards and expands technology … CONTINUED
With the imminent launch of the F10 5-series in the U.S. now that the U.S. options and pricing have been revealed, many of you may be optioning out your future F10. With that in mind, we have created official color photo threads for the F10 5-series colors so that they may aid you in deciding on a color for your future 5-series. See all threads inside.
Here is the first video of the Z4 GT3 running laps at the VLN Einstellfahrten 2010. The BMW Z4 GT3 is powered by a four-litre, eight-cylinder engine producing approximately 480 bhp and it sounds its soundtrack reflects every bit of those horsepowers!
2011 F10 5-series pricing has finally been announced! The 2011 535i and 2011 550i retail pricing will start at $50,475 and $60,575 respectively ($875 destination charge included). The 535i receives BMW’s newest 3.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged inline, while the 550i will be powered by BMW’s reverse-flow 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8. Both will feature the new 8-speed automatic transmission.
Racer.com had a chance to review the new Z4 sDrive35iS and lauds it "The best Z yet," while showing that BMW is not about to let its roadster slip off the radar of enthusiasts seeking an alternative to the Mercedes SLK and Nissan 370Z. Check out their review inside.
BMW Z4 sDrive 35iS: The best Z yet
When BMW launched its second-gen Z4 last year, we were disappointed to find that it had apparently abandoned its predecessors edgy, taut feel in a bid to find more mainstream appeal. The more relaxed nature and folding hard-top roof were enough for us to question … CONTINUED
AC Schnitzer has released some new pictures with their wheels for the new BMW 5-series F10. They are currently developing an entire product range for the F10, including performance upgrades, exhaust systems, suspension, aero cosmetic parts and interior accessories.
At the upcoming NY International Auto Show, the all-new 5 Series will share the spotlight with the 335is Coupe and Convertible and BMW X5 SAV, which are also making their North American debuts and the BMW Alpina B7 xDrive which is making its World debut. All of the new BMWs will be 2011 models.