I know, I know there has been alot of talk of why BMW would take its biggest largest car, with such a big engine and make that into a hybrid. But I look at this as just the first of many cars, and if BMW can make it happen with this car, imagine how good it will be when the technology trickles down.
Regardless, here is a technical PDF file on the details of this car: Attachment 187900
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BMW releases first details for Concept 7-Series ActiveHybrid
Next months Paris Motor Show will see Mercedes-Benz and BMW go head-to-head in the hybrid stakes, with both carmakers scheduled to unveil advanced petrol-electric versions of their respective flagship saloons at the upcoming show. Mercedes released the first details for its S400 BlueHYBRID last week, and confirmed the car for a mid-2009 launch date.
BMW has now followed up with first details for its own Concept 7-Series ActiveHybrid, which joins the previous Vision EfficientDynamics diesel-hybrid based on the X5 and the original BMW Concept X6 ActiveHybrid from 2007.
While Mercedes S400 BlueHYBRID features an electric drive system mated to a 3.5L V6 powerplant, BMWs new Concept 7-Series ActiveHybrid is based around the 4.4L V8 750i model. The concept car features … CONTINUED
Photos of the newly released BMW 7 Series (F01) continue to stream in and we are happy to bring you this set of the car in Titanium Silver and in high resolution!
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Just got an email with the link to this so i thought id post this up.
Its basically a compilation of what BMW as a company built, vs what we as the consumer moded and built. Congrats to all the cars that made it on the site. I see a lot of familiar cars that i know are here on e90post as well.
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This 7 series was spotted in a parking garage in Europe and these photos are the first real world shots of the car. Enjoy.
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M3Post member details his experience at the Advanced BMW M school which was held at the VIR raceway. Excellent writeup and better read!
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Reports out of germany are surfacing about the Z2.
The car will be based off the 1-series in order to create a very light and fast on its feet roadster which which come exclusivly in a ragtop configuration in order to keep weight down and to distance itself from its older Z4 brother which is moving to a convertable hardtop design. Some of the plans are even calling for a purely manual top in order to further reduce weight (although an automatic top function will likely be available as an option).
Going along these lines, the car will be designed around the companys versatile 4 cylinder engine lines including the 1.6l that will be shared between BMW, Mini and Peugeot.
In terms of styling this car is said to be very sharply designed … CONTINUED
BMW introduces access to Google Maps (http://maps.google.com) search capability within the vehicle on 2009 BMW Assist and Navigation system – equipped 1 and 3 Series. For the first time, subscribers to the optional BMW Assist Convenience Plan can access “BMW Search” to quickly find a desired business with just a key word, benefiting from the world’s most famous online search engine. After finding what you want, you can immediately start route guidance or a hands-free call with your Bluetooth
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BMW is on a strong push to get the word out on the new facelift for the E90 sedan and E91 wagon and this commercial not only highlights the changes nicely but also gets your pulse going at the same time
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With the BMW 5-Series Security, BMW offers an armoured sedan in the premium segment of the upper medium category. Thanks to their unique security concept, the BMW 550i Security and the BMW 530i Security guarantee effective protection from criminal attacks. The two models combine state-of-the-art security technology with the sporty flair, ride comfort and exclusive fittings characteristic of the BMW 5-Series.
The BMW 5-Series provides an ideal basis for a particularly effective security vehicle at the VR4 ballistic protection level. The sedan offers an impressively striking and prestigious design, supreme handling, generous space and uncompromising premium quality. Superior driving dynamics is ensured by the 8-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines available for the security vehicle, the innovative lightweight construction with aluminium/steel body and all-aluminium chassis as well as sophisticated chassis systems such as … CONTINUED