BMW 3 Series beats itself to retain What Car? Awards Best Compact Executive crown for the fifth year in a row
For the fifth year in a row the BMW 3 Series has been awarded the What Car? Best Compact Executive crown beating off stiff competition from…..other members of the BMW 3 Series range. It was a clean sweep in the Compact Executive category with the 316d ES, 320d SE and the 330d SE Saloons all winning their price category, but in the end it was the 320d that reigned victorious, winning the overall title.
The BMW 3 Series dominated the Compact Executive category in recognition of it leading the pack and remaining miles ahead of the competition. … CONTINUED
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 14, 2010… Yesterday, BMW of North America accepted the Ward’s 10 Best Engines award for its groundbreaking 3.0-liter BMW Advanced Diesel engine at the North American International Auto Show. For the 2010 model year and the second year in a row, BMW’s sequential twin-turbo inline-6 diesel engine was elected to the 10 Best Engines list by the Ward’s AutoWorld panel of expert judges. To win a place on the 10 Best Engines list, an engine must score highly in measures of horsepower, torque, refinement, technical relevance, and comparative data.
“When we accepted this award last year for BMW’s then-new Advanced Diesel engine, no one could predict for certain how Americans would adopt BMW Diesel in the coming months,” said Hans Hohenner, General … CONTINUED
The BMW Series was a winner in the R. L. Polk & Co.s Automotive Loyalty Awards for the 2009 model year. The 3 Series took top honors in the Luxury Car category. The Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards recognize manufacturers for superior owner loyalty performance. Loyalty is determined when a household that owns a new vehicle returns to market and is so pleased with their vehicle that they purchase or lease another new vehicle of the same model or make.
Active Autowerke recently held a winter social in which many beautiful BMWs were displayed, joined by even more BMW enthusiasts.
Inside are official details about the 335is coupe and convertible with 322hp/332tq (369tq) from a BMW Product Bulletin.
Here are some newly released videos detailing various features of the new F10 BMW 5-Series in motion.
The 2010 autoshow in Detroit saw the official presentation of a few cars that are very important to rounding out BMWs vehicle portfolio, especially in the United States.
Notably, the all new BMW Z4 sDrive35is which is the first car to feature the new uprated N54 Twin Turbo engine mated to specifically tuned DCT drivetrain and suspension. This car is the closest one will get to an ///M Z4.
In addition, BMW brings its ActiveE full electric car concept to our market who is showing an increasing affinity for electric vehicles. Last, but not least the 740i which will be powered by a 6 cylinder engine for the first time.
Would naming the upcoming 1-series “M” model as an M1 be sacrilege or natural and appropriate? Cast your vote now.
More members are taking delivery of their X1′s, some even through snow storms, such as this white X1′s maiden voyage home.
BMW Concept ActiveE
BMWs vision for the future of the megacity vehicle, dubbed Project-i (Isetta?) comes in the form of this 1-series coupe modified to run on electricity.
For the next major autoshow on schedule, the International Autoshow at Detroit, BMW will bring this car to follow-up the VisionED concept car.
BMW maintains its goals of combining the green energy push with its own motto of "sheer driving pleasure" or "joy". They have aimed to make this car fun to drive, with a good amount of torque and power.
The Engine and Drivetrain
The engine itself is a uniquely derived unit that produced 170hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. This gives … CONTINUED