The all new 2014 Mercedes C-Class (W205) has been spied in its final production form, so it’s time to have a look at how it compares to its arch rival – the BMW F30 3 Series.
BMW recently announced the availability of several new BMW Individual frozen (matte) colors for the M5 and M6, including Frozen Black metallic, Frozen Blue metallic, Frozen Red metallic and Frozen Brilliant White metallic.
Exclusive to the M6 (all variants) however, is the addition of Frozen Cashmere Silver metallic, which we show you for the first time from the floor of the 2013 LA Auto Show. Based on our first look, we found it to be even more attractive than Frozen Silver.
See our other 2013 LA and Tokyo show coverage at http://www.bimmerpost.com/autoshows/
Here’s a first look at a M Sport Edition 6 Series. This 650i Convertible on display at the 2013 LA Auto Show is optioned with the M Sport Edition Package, first announced in May and which began production in July.
The M Sport Edition package is available on all models and engine variants for the 6 Series range. It includes everything in the traditional M Sport package, but adds new Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster, Full LED Adaptive Headlights, and the Executive Package. On 650i and 650i xDrive models it also includes the Driver Assistance Package.
The M Sport edition models also add the option of Sakhir Orange exterior paint, which was previously reserved for M6. Also available is interior upholstery in BMW Individual Merino Leather in … CONTINUED
BMW’s press conference from the 2013 LA Auto Show yesterday, where the BMW 4 Series Convertible made its world debut, while the BMW i8 and X4 Concept made their North American debuts.
The production BMW i8 is making its North American premiere at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, looking striking in Crystal White.
This particular i8 was available for us to sit in and we had some great up-close looks at the many areas of exposed carbon fiber as well as the interior, which you can see in our photos. The interior materials felt good and the seats hugged well. Ingress/egress is difficult though as expected with a design like this. You can tell by the photo of the gentleman. It’s great having the exposed carbon fiber to see and touch. The doors feel surprisingly light, even when you already expect it to because of their carbon fiber construction. And regardless of … CONTINUED
From Tokyo, we’ve shown you the BMW M4 Concept and Alpina B4, but there were plenty of other models to check out.
Here’s the rest of the best at the BMW display at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.
Active Tourer Concept Outdoor Concept
Note: the Active Tourer will come to market as the 2 Series Active Tourer and be available in AWD and FWD models. It will also be available in the US market.
Activehybrid 3 with M Performance Parts
M6 Convertible and Gran Coupe
You’ve seen plenty of photos of the 435i, from events and now from owners, but the more the merrier. Here’s the 435i Sport Lines on exhibit at both the Tokyo and LA auto shows.
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Alpina has just debuted its newest model – the Alpina B4 Biturbo Coupe at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Japan is Alpina’s third largest market.
The B4 features the same powertrain as the Alpina B3 Biturbo, a twin turbo 3.0L inline 6 producing 410 HP and 443 LB-FT. The Alpina B4 Coupe covers 0-62 MPH in 4.2 seconds and runs up to 197 MPH. An 8 speed automatic transmission is standard.
Cosmetically and other performance upgrades include a front bumper lip, trunk spoiler, quad exhaust and Alpina wheels (with non run-flat Michelin Pilot Super Sports) and adaptive suspension.
So far this year Alpina has sold 1,400 cars across the globe.
Have a look at some official photos and the B4 at the Tokyo show.
The BMW M4 Concept has been making the rounds at many venues, beginning with its debut at the Pebble Beach week three months ago.
It’s now making its auto show premiere at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the only auto show that it will be making an appearance. That’s because the next major auto show – the 2014 Detroit NAIAS in January will feature the dual world premieres of the production 2014 M3 (F80) and 2014 M4 (F82).
What will the production models bring? The M4 Coupe will essentially retain its concept form (minus some of the fancier carbon fiber add-ons), while the M3 Sedan will look just like the recently spotted Yas Marina Blue M3.
Final performance figures and specs will be revealed at Detroit and … CONTINUED
The 4 Series Convertible (F33) [Official Info Thread] is having its world debut simultaneously at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show as well as the 2013 LA Auto Show.
BIMMERPOST is covering both shows for you and we’ll have more photos from the LA Show later today, but for now here’s the 4 Series Convertible from the Tokyo show.