Insideline claims that a senior BMW authority in Munich has confirmed that the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics hybrid concept car is headed for production! Volume is expected to be between 5,000 and 10,000 units and the powertrain (356hp / 590lb-ft tq) and the less than 3,000 pound weight will be retrained. More details inside.
The guys at kilometer magazine were at the recent driving event at Portugal and have put up their review of the 335is, whats unique about this one is that there is some orgasmic video to go along with the writeup. This review and autospies are the only two ive seen with this good of video so far. Ive included the video portion of the review here, but you should follow the link for the written review.
Source: kilometer magazine (http://kilometermagazine.com/artman2…5is_Coupe.html)
Since BMW owns Rolls Royce, we can post this here But honestly, I can say I’d never in my life thought I would see this, so this makes it hoon worthy, possibly news worthy. At the very least it’s something fun to send you off into the weekend.
We bring you the full 2011 BMW Model Year ordering guide (in PDF) for all 2011 models. This guide lists ALL start of production dates, available options, colors, packages, and related notes for every single BMW model for 2011.
Just a small public service annoucement. We’ve updated and added a few new wallpapers of the 5-Series for those of you interested in this car.
Details are still short on Hamanns website but heres what they are saying:
HM 670 for the new BMW X6 M670 hp / 493 kW
Max. torque 850 NM @ 1500 – 5650 rpm
Top Speed 300 km/h
BMW came out with a profit in 2009 which is good news indeed, because I dont have to tell you how bad 2009 was for many people. Even better news is that BMW expects growth in 2010.
BMW posts pre-tax profit for 2009 in the face of poor economic climate with cost cutting measures.
50 million Euro drop in revenues as compared to 2008. (-4.7%)
10.3% drop in total BMW Group vehicles revenues as comapred in 2008 (relatively mild compared to the rest of the industry).
11.1% drop in total BMW vehicles sales. 6.8% drop in MINI.
BMW FS revenues increased 0.5%.
BMW plan single digit (percentage) rise in sales for 2010.
Growth expected in the US and Chinese markets. 2009 growth … CONTINUED
Overall, the 2011 BMW models are not significantly changed. The new models are the BMW 5-series and Alpina B7 along with LCI updates to the 3-series coupe and convertible. See inside for 2011 BMW models pricing and details.
Due to be revealed very soon, BMWs ultra popular X5 SAV has been caught testing in South Carolina with only but the bare minumum black tape across the bumper. But the complete bumper re-design is completly visible and seems to be nicely washed as well. We love this LCI which maintains the classic good looks of the X5 and ads a little bit of a fresh spin with the new bumper graphics. Well done BMW!
Here’s official details of the 2011 M3 Competition (ZCP) Package for the US: the Competition Package will cost $2,500 and further enhances the highly responsive chassis by installing 19″ wheels with greater offset for a wider track, and a 10mm lower suspension. Combined with Electronic Damping Control and Dynamic Stability Control, both remapped for better corning, this makes the M3 Coupe or Sedan with this package about the best handling production M car ever built. There are also matte color options available – details inside.