On May 2nd, BMW delivered the first all-electric BMW i3 in the U.S. to Boston resident and Tufts University professor of practice Charles Rabie at the BMW of Boston dealership. Hundreds of BMW i3 vehicles are currently at U.S. facilities and ready to be delivered to customers nationwide, ushering in a new era of electromobility.
Rabie is an electric vehicle advocate and has been driving the BMW ActiveE since 2012. Also among this first group set to receive a BMW i3 is Los Angeles-based former … CONTINUED
Updates from the BMW Performance Center Driving School M235i competing in the 2014 Tire Rack One Lap of America through this weekend.
With a last lap pass in the final turn of today’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Bill Auberlen, driving the No. 55 BMW Z4 GTLM, secured the fourth consecutive BMW Team RLL podium finish of the 2014 season.
The runner-up finish keeps Auberlen and co-driver Andy Priaulx at the top of the driver points standings and BMW Team RLL in the lead in team points. The duo completed 84 laps during the two-hour race, finishing 4.710 seconds behind the winning … CONTINUED
First race, first win: the new BMW M4 DTM opened its career with a dream result in Hockenheim (DE). After 42 laps of the 4.574-kilometre circuit, Marco Wittmann (DE) crossed the finish line first in the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM, as the DTM opened its anniversary season with an eventful race. Not only was it the 24-year-old’s first triumph in only his 11th DTM race, but also the maiden victory for BMW Team RMG and BMW’s 60th win in the series.
On 11th March 1984, … CONTINUED
A few BIMMERPOST members recently embarked on a multi-day driving trip in search of the ultimate driving road in Scotland.
The group included three 1M coupes, one M3 and one M135i.
Places visited were:
Northumberland National Park
Pennines / Yorkshire Dales
The BMW M4 Coupe has already started serving as the MotoGP safety car, and now it’s also been announced as the safety car for the 2014 DTM race series.
Munich (DE), 2nd May 2014. BMW Motorsport will not only field eight BMW M4 DTMs in the 2014 DTM season, but is also represented by a new lead car, based on the production model of the BMW M4: the BMW M4 Coupé DTM Safety Car will lead the 23 DTM racing cars around the circuits on … CONTINUED
The BMW i8 gets some even more aggressive bodywork in these renderings featuring carbon fiber aero kit and aftermarket wheels.
You just know a BMW tour is off to a really good start when an attractive toll-taker bats her eyes and says “I love your car. And you look really good in it!” It was the first of perhaps a dozen compliments I received. (Okay, all of them but one were for the car…)
The Delaware River beckoned for this trip, and I found a nice route up the New Jersey side and back down the Pennsylvania side in the March/April 2014 issue of RoadRunner … CONTINUED
Check out this F10 Competition Package model in BMW Individual Laguna Seca Blue.
BMW brand sales up 8.5 percent
MINI brand sales down 24.1 percent
BMW Motorcycle sales up 41.9 percent
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 1, 2014… The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported April sales of 29,592 vehicles, an increase of 2.0 percent from the 29,011 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 2.5 percent on sales of 110,626 in the first four months of 2014 compared to 107,968 in the same … CONTINUED
First look at a Frozen Silver M4 Convertible (F83).
The BMW Performance Center Driving School with additional sponsorship from Crowne Plaza Hotels, and BMW M Performance Parts has entered a BMW M235i in the 2014 Tire Rack One Lap of America. The event will start from its traditional location of the Tire Rack Headquarters in South Bend, Indiana on May 3rd with competitors traveling over 3500 miles, and visiting 10 venues to participate in time trials, drag races, and autocross competition during the eight day event.
This will be the sixth consecutive year the … CONTINUED
Chris Harris takes a 24 hour trip to Los Angeles to drive the new BMW i8. He hated the flight, but the i8 left a positive impression on the team. Capable of 23 miles all electric before the 3-cylinder turbocharged motor kicks in to recharge the batteries. This is one of the closest production cars we’ve ever seen that looks almost identical to the concept car it’s based on.
We’ve recently learned from multiple inside sources (who have been accurate in the past) that the BMW M2 is a go!
The M2 start of production is currently scheduled for late Fall 2015, which places the first deliveries at the very end of 2015 or early 2016.
Confirming what we reported earlier, we’ve been told that the M2 will be powered by the N55 turbo inline 6 engine (N55B30T0), producing around 370-380 PS (365-375 HP).
BMW M reportedly also considered a “S48″ engine for the M2, presumably … CONTINUED
Part 4 of the Inside BMW M3 / M4 series by M-power.com. This one focuses on the M3/M4′s sound and exhaust system.
Great review of a BMW 1M Coupe against a 997 GT3 RS 3.8 and GT3 RS 4.0.
Asymmetric warfare: A couple months back I had the privilege of testing three incredible machines: a 997 GT3 RS 3.8, an RS 4.0, and an RS 3.8 with the engine bored and stroked to 4.1 liters. My 1M came along for the ride as the camera car for a few days of amazing driving. While it’s unquestionably unfair to compare BMW’s cheapest M car to an RS 4.0, … CONTINUED
Some more updates and new video of the first delivered BMW F80 M3. The video shows the different sounds between the different driving modes – Efficient, Sport and Sport Plus.
A preview first look at some of the ETK parts catalog for the BMW F80 M3 and F82 M4.