Geneva 2014: BMW X3 LCI Facelift

03/04/2014 at 9:30 PM
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BMW revealed the refreshed 2015 BMW X3 [Official Thread] last month and it is now making its world debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

With the cosmetic refresh, the xDrive28d and sDrive28i models were introduced.

The U.S. pricing for the 2015 X3 is as follows:

New X3 xDrive28d model (AWD) – $42,825 (U.S.) ($925 D&H included)
New X3 sDrive28i model (RWD) – $39,325 (U.S.) ($925 D&H included)
X3 xDrive28i model (AWD) – $40,725 (U.S.) … CONTINUED

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The BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe (F36) [Official Thread] has made its world public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in 435i M Sport form.

The 435i Gran Coupe starts in the U.S. at $46,725 ($925 destination & handling included) and will arrive at dealers in the early Summer. A 435i xDrive model will become available later in 2014.

North Americans will have a chance to see the 4 Series Gran Coupe for the first time at the upcoming NY International Auto Show next month.… CONTINUED

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Today BMW announced the launch of the new BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe. The 2015 BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe will make its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show in April and will go on sale immediately thereafter. Pricing will be $118,225 including $925 destination and handling.

The BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe delivers exceptional 0 to 60 mph acceleration in only 3.7 seconds. The 540-horsepower and 540 lb-ft output of the 4.4-liter ALPINA Bi-Turbo V8 is channeled … CONTINUED

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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

Alpina B4 Biturbo Convertible

03/04/2014 at 1:30 PM
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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

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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.

Also see:
4 Series Gran Coupe Official Thread
2 Series Active Tourer Official Thread

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Geneva 2014: BMW M235i European Debut

03/04/2014 at 11:00 AM
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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.

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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!

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Here’s another great look at the F80 M3 sedan in Sakhir Orange.

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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

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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

BMW X5 by AC Schnitzer

03/03/2014 at 10:33 AM
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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

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