Over 7,000 people applied, with just 40 making the final cut to battle it out for the chance to become BMW’s Ultimate Driver. The prize at stake? The opportunity to drive every BMW launched in 2014. It’s time to reveal the winner. Watch the film to find out who took the title.
Large set of photos from a BMW UK i8 Customer Preview Event held at the BMW UK headquarters.
There were two i8 models on hand
1) Sophisto Grey (with iBlue accent), i W-spoke 470 wheels, and Dalbergia Tan interior (part of the ‘Halo’ interior package in the UK).
2) Ionic Silver (with iBlue accent), i Turbine-spoke 444 wheels, and Amido Black interior (part of the ‘Carpo Dark’ interior package in the UK).
Fifth Gear team tests the BMW 435i coupe (Season 23 Episode 17).
Great set of photos from the 2014 BMW SummerFest recently held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept has just made its world debut at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.
It’s a concept that BMW says is a long-term outlook on the perception of modern luxury for the BMW brand.
And here are its first live photos from the show.
Beijing/Munich – April 19, 2014. . . The BMW Vision Future Luxury furnishes a long-term outlook on the perception of modern luxury for the BMW brand. It stands for a forward-looking fusion of exclusivity and innovation, for a driving experience that is at once emotional and exclusive. All this is conveyed through the outstanding exterior and interior design of the BMW Vision Future Luxury along with its innovative technology, a pioneering lightweight engineering concept and a seamlessly integrated user interface and driving experience that … CONTINUED
Cringe-inducing look at a drift contest gone wrong for this E90 M3.
This driver did redeem himself with some decent drifting before and after the accident however.
Check out this beautiful BMW Individual Frozen Bronze F10 M5 Competition with Individual Nutmet interior.
Specs as follows:
Nutmeg interior with Piano Black finish
Carbon Ceramic Brakes
The 2014 NYIAS press days are over and the public days have now kicked off. There were several exciting debuts (global and North American) at this year’s New York show, which we covered earlier this week in the following threads.
And here are some video looks at the BMW and MINI displays at the show, along with the BMW press conference.
TST Road Test Editor Zack Klapman takes the all-new BMW M235i out for a few hot laps of Laguna Seca to see what all the buzz is about.
A look at how M cars have gotten ever wider, complete with dimensional comparisons and fancy graphs.
We’ve just had a chance at the 2014 NYIAS to sit down and discuss the all-new M3/M4 with the M3/M4 project manager, Michael Wimbeck (pictured) and M3/M4 product manager for BMW NA, Victor LeLeu.
Thanks to these two gentlemen, here are some hopefully enlightening answers.
Are there official EPA MPG figures for U.S. M3 and M4 yet?
No, not yet.
Will M3/M4 be subject to gas guzzler tax?
We’ll wait for the official EPA numbers to provide an answer. We do expect a substantial increase in … CONTINUED
The Car of the Year Awards have just been announced at the 2014 NYIAS and the BMW i3 has won both the World Car Design of the Year and the World Green Car of the Year awards!
The i3 beat out the following cars for World Car Design of the Year: Cadillac CTS, Citroen C4 Picasso, Mazda3, Lexus IS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Volkswagen XL1
And it bested the following cars for World Green Car of the Year: Audi A3 Sportback e-tron , BMW i3, Honda Accord … CONTINUED
Have a first look at the BMW M4 Convertible in Individual Frozen Red.
It is all change for the reigning DTM manufacturers’ champions as for 2014 the brand new BMW M4 DTM will take the place of the successful BMW M3 DTM. The 2013 car went out on a high as, when Timo Glock won the final race of the season, this was the 51st victory of the BMW M3 in the prestigious touring car series. Add to that the fact that Marco Wittmann was the Rookie of the Year, Augusto Farfus was second in the drivers’ … CONTINUED
Rounding out our day at the New York Autoshow is the always stunning BMW i8 painted in stunning Protonic Blue. Take care everyone!
Making its New York Autoshow premiere is the X3 LCI, which was announced earlier this year
Last year, BMW first introduced the world to the BMW Concept X5 eDrive and now the “concept” vehicle is visiting the New York Autoshow. This is by far one of the more interesting prospects for BMW in the realm of electrified vehicles, especially from the POV of people who can’t yet make the full leap to the BMWi vehicles.
The X5 is powered by a combination of a BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder combustion engine and a 95-horsepower electric motor. This results in an average MPG … CONTINUED