Ahead of the International Autoshow in Detroit, MINI has released it’s “Beachcomber” concept car. This car is intended to attract attention to the newest car in the MINI lineup, the all new crossover car that has been under development and is to be released at Detroit.
The idea behind this concept is to connect the driver with the outside environment. To this end, they’ve ripped off the doors and roof But if you put those parts back on the car (mentally of course) then what you have is the all new MINI crossover.
I sincerely hope this isnt true but Edmunds InsideLine is reporting today that it believes the program is getting some major cuts. Why? BMW is looking to concentrate its engineering resources toward electric and hybrid vehicles. BMWs Hydrogen program has mainly been centered around a highly modified E65 7-Series running on liquid hydrogen fuel.
What is the BMW Hydrogen 7?
BMWs goal in making this car was to produce an alternative fuel vehicle that was not only 100% production ready, but one that still maintained the internal combustion engine. Unlike an electric car, this car still gives you similar power, torque and acceleration characteristics of todays car while running on a fuel supply that has no … CONTINUED
The upcoming 3-series replacement (chassis code: F30) is likely to debut in 2011 as a 2012 model. Now that the winter months are upon Europe, the car is undergoing winter testing, and has been spied on video at a local gas station.
Not much is known about the car as of yet, as the car is under heavy body cladding covered with BMWs classic psychedelic camouflage. Current thinking is that the forthcoming 3-series will continue to use styling cues from the BMW CS concept car. Many of those same styling cues have so far been translated to the latest iteration of the BMW Z4, 7-Series and 5-Series.
What is known is that this … CONTINUED
Ever since the F10 was officially unveiled to the world, the F11 has had most of its camo removed, for good reason. The shape and look of the car is known at this point. What is left is for BMW to put the finishing touches to the car and finish up testing in time for the official world premier of this car, later in the year in Paris.
The look of the touring/wagon (f11) compliments the sedan version nicely and goes for the ultra modern and sleek look. The rear end flows with the front nicely, and tapers in a smooth shape which will look more Dodge Magnum then Volvo wagon when all is said and done. This is a good thing! However, we don’t expect … CONTINUED
Courtesy of BimmerFile is a nicely compiled video of all the clips floating around the internet right now:
Its an early Christmas weekend for Z4 fans as they not only get the sDrive35is, but will also soon have an official M Package option, to be available in the Spring of 2010.
Here are some details of the Z4 M Sport Package:No pricing yet announced.
To be available in 2010 Spring.
Available on all Z4 models.
New ///M front bumper and rear diffuser.
18" ///M wheels.
Optional 19" wheels.
10mm lower suspension.
M steering wheels and seats.
M stick shift cover.
M door sills.
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Here is the newly announced Z4 sDrive35is live and in motion. As good as it looks standing still, it’s even more stunning in motion.
BMW announces the top end Z4 sDrive35is featuring 335hp / 332tq and the 7 speed DCT transmission!
Check out the first M3 Edition model delivered to an M3post member, a white M3 Edition with all the “Edition” trimmings.
Michael Cooper (the///Mthree) who nearly won Bob Lutz’s CTS-V challenge in his E90 M3 was invited to BMWNA in NJ to be presented with a special experience and gift.