The next generation BMW 5-Series Sedan (F10) and Touring (F11) are due for full leak and release any day now, and anticipation is building up. Here we have a beautiful photoshop rendering of what the car may look like, based on the recently seen spy photos with current BMW styling themes extrapolated on top of that car
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While the car still remains in the engineering prototype phase, plans for the car have already been laid out and seem to be the most ambitious for any BMW car ever.
According to BMW insider scott26, plans are laid down for a host of variants that include not only the traditional 3-door/5-door hatchbacks, coupes and convertables but also:
Supersport edition — Basicly a BMW 1-series M variant, designed by them but without the M badge.
Touring model PAS type GT model (along the lines of the 5 series GT)
Sports Activity Coupe (X2 — along the lines of the X6)
While many of these cars would not be marketed as the same as the 1-series, they are built upon the same platform and being engineered simultaneously so to speak. Its not clear which … CONTINUED
Edmunds conducts a full test drive (incl. video) of sDrive35i Z4. The BMW Z4 has finally crystallized into a truly desirable roadster by fully departing
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Set to arrive at the Frankfurt autoshow in September 2009 is an all new MINI Roadster concept car that will fortell a production car shortly after that. BMW has been increasingly looking to setup the MINI brand as a full range automobile company with the standard MINI cars as well as an upcoming Crossman SUV and now this roadster. I can’t wait to see this car!
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BMW Reports their May 2009 earning today. Despite the continued downward sales as compared to last year, the numbers show that BMW had its best sales month of the year so far and also hit the 2 millions cars milestone in the USA.
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The BMW M7 (or hybrid or M-sport) prototype has been spotted again, this time with a bulging hood which typically indicates an ///M engine underneath. However, the usual other signature ///M bits are missing, such as quad tail pipes and side fender accent.
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Italian X6 owners from Xbimmers organized a meet of their own at Garda Lake in northern Italy. All attendees were 35i’s and it was a great turnout for a first meet.
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BMW is ramping up for the official release of the X1 onto the market. This past week journalists were invited to test drive the final stage prototype and they commisioned some official photos to be taken during the event. Here are the pictures straight from BMW of the car during the event.
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Augusto Farfus (BR) was the winner of the FIA World Touring Car Championship’s tenth round. At the “Circuit de la Comunitat” in Valencia (ES), the BMW Team Germany driver scored his tenth WTCC victory. Jörg Müller (DE) finished second, thus making it the first BMW one-two since Brno 2008. The other BMW national team drivers also collected points: BMW Team UK’s Andy Priaulx (GB) was fourth, while Alessandro Zanardi (IT) and Sergio Hernández (ES) came fifth and sixth respectively for BMW Team Italy-Spain. In the first race of the day Hernández secured pole position for race two by finishing eighth, with Farfus, Müller and Priaulx coming fourth, fifth and sixth. Victory went to SEAT driver Yvan Muller (FR).
In the Drivers’ Championship Farfus successfully reduced the gap to leader Muller. He … CONTINUED
When the guys from 1Addicts had their monthly meet, little did they know that on their route was a wedding going on and the groom happened to own a 1 Series as well. Long story short, they seem to have recruited a new member to 1Addicts
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