The Alpina B6 Gran Coupe has just debuted at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show (full details below). With most Alpina models (save for the B7), we North Americans can only press our faces against the glass and hope that more Alpina models become available to us.
That wish appears to be coming true with the Alpina B6 Gran Coupe xDrive, which has now appeared in BMW’s order system for the U.S. market!
Here are the lease rates (36 months):
10K Miles – 55% residual
12K Miles – … CONTINUED
THE NEW BMW ALPINA B4 BITURBO
The foundation that Burkard Bovensiepen laid in the 1960s in the form of a performance-enhanced BMW 1500, has since developed into a permanent fixture in the luxury sports car segment.
What were then the first technologically advanced products marketed by ALPINA, namely four-cylinder petrol engines with Weber dual carburettors, are now in modern form high-tech automobiles. Equipped from the outset with the best possible genes by BMW, they represent the ultimate in performance, comfort, driving culture and efficiency.
The new BMW … CONTINUED
Video from BMW providing an overview and general look at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show BMW exhibit, with a focus on the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and 2 Series Active Tourer, both of which are making their world debuts at the show.
4 Series Gran Coupe Official Thread
2 Series Active Tourer Official Thread
Here are photos of the Alpine White M235i 2 Series on display at the 2014 Geneva auto show.
No M Performance Parts 2 Series here, but there is a 4 Series with M Performance Parts.
We’re here at the 2014 Geneva auto show which officially kicks off tomorrow (press days). The big debuts expected here are the 4 Series Gran Coupe and the 2 Series Active Tourer, but here are some initial looks at the 2015 BMW M3 and a clear M4 construction model.
We’ll have more coverage throughout the next few days, so check back!
Here’s another great look at the F80 M3 sedan in Sakhir Orange.
Here’s our latest news on the BMW M2! The M2 has been discovered as having been tested with N55 (N55B30T0) engine and in both manual and auto.
A member who has access to BMW development model info has discovered that an M2 has been tested with an updated N55 engine:
And an update just two weeks more recent than the previous one brings us The News of the Year. Some of you may remember me from the crazy bmw.com-sourced pre-prod info dump in early … CONTINUED
BMW brand sales up 3.3 percent
MINI brand sales down 42.8 percent
BMW Motorcycle sales up 11 percent
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 3, 2014… The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported February sales of 24,476 vehicles, a decrease of 4.4 percent from the 25,613 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is down 1.2 percent on sales of 45,272 in the first two months of 2014 compared to 45,808 in the same … CONTINUED
In 2013, the new BMW X5 celebrated its market launch. Now in 2014, there is another reason for the new SUV giant to celebrate, because the tuning experts at AC Schnitzer have taken it into their workshop to give the third generation X5 a facelift. The result is a vehicle which can scarcely be equalled in terms of power, sporting performance and superiority – and the AC Schnitzer version will be presented for the first time at the 84th Motor Show in Geneva from … CONTINUED
First 2 series crash / accident that we’ve seen
A great video feature giving an all-access look inside Studie, the Japanese BMW tuner.
Registration has opened for BMW i3 test drives throughout the U.S. Follow this link to register.
The submission of the necessary papers for the aerodynamic homologation of the 2014-spec DTM cars to the Deutsche Motor Sport Bund (DMSB) also marks the end of a busy, and yet exciting, period for BMW Motorsport. Development work on the BMW M4 DTM, which will compete in the forthcoming DTM season, has been in full swing in recent weeks and months. As of today, it is no longer possible to make modifications to fundamental areas of the car, heralding a new phase of preparations … CONTINUED
2015 M3 and M4 U.S. lease rates have been released:
36 months rates:
.00130 Money Factor
BMW has announced that the BMW X4 will be revealed on March 6. This short teaser clip on its Instagram page shows a brief flash of the X4 along with the March 6 announcement.
See our recently posted X4 spy photos for even more looks at the X4: http://www.bimmerpost.com/x4/
BMW Museum – special (temporary) display of their concept cars…
As soon as I learned that the BMW Museum would be showing off some of BMW AG’s concept car, I knew I would need to go for a visit. IF you are in the Munich area, I would recommend a visit to the Museum. The special concept cars will only be on display until Sunday March 2nd.
One car that was a big surprise to me was the BMW X Coupé (2001). I had seen the … CONTINUED
BMW of North America, LLC is announcing its annual Center of Excellence honors. The awards go to the top performing BMW dealerships in the U.S. who distinguished themselves through exceptional performance, consistent brand representation, and a center-wide dedication to providing an outstanding customer experience. Thirty-two of the 339 BMW dealers nationwide achieved “2014 Center of Excellence” status based on their 2013 performance.
“We applaud these Center of Excellence winners,” said BMW of North America CEO and President, Ludwig Willisch: “Many of this year’s winners have … CONTINUED
Some i8 document I was kindly forwarded touts how simplified the the order process is compared to an X1 and and i3, with only 1 model, 2 “worlds”, no “packages”.
H&K Premium Sound
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adaptive LED Headlights
E-Call + BMW i Services
Electronic Dim/Fold Mirrors
Park Distance Control
Storage Package ?
Lights Package ?
Surround View Cameras
High Beam Assist
Speed Limit Info
Connectivity BT/USB Devices
BMW Remote … CONTINUED