This just isn’t fair anymore. Once again BMW comes out and destroys everyone in the Engine of the Year competition. Hi Audi.
This is our best look yet at the interior of BMWs next Z4.
Although its still partially shrouded by a dash cover, some
evolutionary design changes are still very apparent. A new steering
wheel retains the spirit of the current Z4, but it has been redesigned
to make room for more wheel-controlled buttons. The outer HVAC vent
has also been repositioned to border the new Z4s instrument binnacle,
while the headlight switch moves wider and lower on the dash face.
Taking a closer look at the center console reveals a curious
omission: there is no sign of an emergency brake lever. The current
Z4 has an … CONTINUED
Work on the new BMW M5 is gathering pace, industry sources have revealed to Autocar. M division is collaborating closely with the team developing the next 5-series, and plans to take the supersaloon fight to Mercedes
In what could be the best thing to happen to iDrive since its inception, BMW on Monday announced it will offer full-blown Internet access in its cars via the controversial interface in North America. Back in February, BMW announced this ability is coming to Europe as part of a ConnectedDrive option package.
The system will only allow web browsing when speeds are below 3mph, but rear-seat passengers, provided the vehicle in question is equipped with a rear entertainment system, can browse the web at all speeds. The on-board computer will be able to send information from the Internet including directions, to portable devices such as cellular phones via the EDGE data network.
ConnectedDrive will start showing up in the automakers cars in Germany starting … CONTINUED
According to BMW chief executive Norbert Reithofer in a pre-release of his interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the next generation 7 Series, which is coming out later this year, will get some sort of hybrid powertrain. The details of this powertrain are still in the air as far as we know, but we have a feeling it will be inline with what Lexus has been offering and will be decidedly weighted towards power. It should be a great addition to the BMW lineup and may be a signal of great things to come from BMW on the EfficientDynamics front.
BMW is poised to give the go-ahead to a tiny Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) that will help to revolutionise city-centre driving. The rear-engined city car could be called Isetta and will first arrive in American showrooms in 2012.
The project was created because of new Californian regulations (soon to be copied by 12 other US states) which require big car makers to sell between a few hundred and a few thousand ZEVs every year from 2012.
However, global sales of the new model are also likely, because BMW has decided that the concept will be ideal for sale in cities all around the world. Indeed, many European cities have already established low-emissions zones.
BMW chief Norbert Reithofer recently said the … CONTINUED
XBimmers member DallasBimmer shares his experience with his all new BMW X6
The recent spyshots of the BMW Z4 under psychedelic camoflague has now been followed up with video footage of the car on the world famous Nurburgring
This is a scoop. It looks like someone has snapped some photos of the upcoming F01 7-Series bumper and put them on ebay and is selling the bumper! Look at the size of those kidney grills
BMW’s supercar icon, the M1, blew out the candles at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este this weekend. In honor of the car’s thirtieth birthday, BMW rolled out the new BMW M1 Homage, a concept/design study that pays tribute to the original M1 and shows what could be possible if BMW were to produce a new mid-engined sports car.