BMW i will soon launch its very first production model when it introduces the production BMW i3 within the next few months.
This set of videos explain much about the philosophies and technologies behind the BMW i3 (and i8), as well as BMW’s commitment and investment in mass producing carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), which will eventually be used extensively in regular BMW models, such as the next gen 2016 7 Series (G11).
166,397 Group vehicles sold worldwide in May, an increase of 6.0%
BMW sales increase by 7.8% to 139,161 vehicles last month
Solid double-digit growth posted in several markets
Munich – June 10, 2013.. BMW Group sales recorded solid growth once again in May. With 166,397 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce automobiles delivered worldwide (prev. yr. 156,954/ +6.0%), the BMW Group achieved its best-ever May sales result. A total of 770,025 (prev. yr. 728,038/ +5.8%) vehicles have been delivered to customers since the start of the year, the highest sales figures ever for the company in the first five months of the year.
Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management, Sales and Marketing BMW, said in Munich on Monday,
A BMW 2 series prototype crashed on the German Autobahn yesterday evening. According to the article, the driver lost control of his car at high speed, clipping 50m of the beam barrier on the right hand side of the road and came to a rest after another 150m in the left hand lane. Furthermore, 4 other cars on the other side were hit by debris. Luckily the driver sustained only minor injuries and no one else was hurt.
It’s always interesting to hear the history of the BMW M3 rehashed, but even more fun when you get to see them all together. Even more than that, we get to hear and see them all being driven in this recap of the BMW M3′s evolution, from E30 to E36 to E46 to the E90.
BWS Motorsports’ Marc Norris takes us through the generations.
P.S., if you’re interested, here’s a chart comparing the technical specs of all M3 generations [tech specs chart].
The BMW 3 Series continues living up to its hard-earned reputation as the best compact sports sedan in the world, and AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE backs that up by presenting it with a coveted 2013 All-Star award. As the class benchmark since its debut in 1977, the BMW 3 Series has collected over a dozen of AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE’s highly sought-after awards by remaining the best in the business.
“The BMW 3 Series has become so ubiquitous that it’s easy to forget how exceptional it really is,” said AUTOMOBILE’s Joe Lorio.
“…this BMW still can ignite an enthusiast’s fire in a way that its competitors cannot,” the article continued. “It’s in the way the steering effort loads up during a seemingly endless series of switchbacks, the way the suspension reacts … CONTINUED
About 50 BMW M3 CSL owners from different parts of Europe came to the BMW Welt in Munich to celebrate the CSL’s 10th birthday. The forward-thinking intelligent lightweight technology set the benchmark for the car construction of future models.
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The 2014 BMW 328d build your own configurator is now live on BMWUSA.com.
This M Performance modified F30 3 Series in Melbourne Red out of Vietnam is no ordinary M Performance F30. It’s one of our favorite yet.
Here’s it’s full current modifications list.
- LED chrome signal lights to match headlights
- MSport front bumper OEM
- M Performance front lip retrofit kit
- M Performance grills
- MSport side skirts OEM
- M Performance side skirt add-on
- M Performance side skirt stickers
- MSport rear bumper OEM + M Performance diffusor quad tips modified.
- Dry carbon 3.0 angle cut quad tips from cyba
- AutoDesignHouse Extreme trunk spoiler carbon fiber 1×1
- AutoDesignHouse roof spoiler carbon fiber 1×1 (removed)
- Roof wraped by Hi-gloss black Oracal R760
- Front lip, rear diffusor and trunk … CONTINUED
ZPOST member Asbjorn shares with us his China road trip in his tuned BMW Z4 sDrive35i:
Dear Bimmerpost members
Below are some pictures and highlights from a recent 4000km road trip I completed here in China. The trip went from the sea-side city of Qingdao in the east, to the most populous city in western China, mountainous Chongqing. It is also the two cities I have come to love the most while living in mainland China as a foreigner.
So the trip went from Qingdao to Chongqing. In China Qingdao is famous for it’s Tsingtao beer and Chongqing is famous for its beautiful people, spicy food and for being the most populous municipality in China (29 million with 16 inside the city core). The driving distance is … CONTINUED