Its summer time and now the BMW has moved from winter testing to the ring for some good ole fashioned track testing. The new X1 has already been confirmed to be produced in Europe (Leipzig) rather then the traditional home of BMW SAVs (Spartanburg) and so most guesses are on this car being an uber eco-friendly vehicle using engines in the 4-cylinder flavor. The emphasis should be on people moving, european style, rather then speed and sport. Expect a very mainstream car out of BMW with this model.
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The BMW group is set to invest a total of one billion US dollars over four years in the American market. The resources will be channelled towards a new adminstrative and training centre in New Jersey, increasing the sales network and broadening production in the Spartanburg facilities.
These are all strategies that should take advantage of the current weak dollar compared to the euro. Currently the BMW factory in South Carolina assembles about 160,000 vehicles a year, but with the new investment estimates are … CONTINUED
The Tristate Bear Mountain meet was a resounding success and here is the official meet photos and video gallery!
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BMW has taken its new 7-series (F01) to the Ring for some final tests before
its reported July 5th unveiling.
Here are images of both the standard and the long-wheelbase versions running in short succession on the track for some nice comparison shots.
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In March BMW announced that it would establish a new research division called Project i, whose task will be to develop a number of solutions for a vehicle designed for congested city motoring. The goal of Project i was never to exclusively develop one type of vehicle or another, but to come up with a range of technologies BMW could introduce across its fleet or even under a rumored fourth brand (the first three being BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce).
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BMW is planning on launching three very important cars in the lineup this year, heres the word ….
Chasis code F01, the first vehicle of the new “F” designation will arrive with a dramatic change in styling and improvements all around. The most notable change will be that the car will be much more elegant after the much discussed criticisms of the current cars styling. To be seen at the Paris Autoshow this fall.
The 1-series based Crossover/SAV/SUV has already been confirmed to be built at Leipzig and is being planned to … CONTINUED
These are the first engine shots of that mysterious BMW X5
prototype which started all those X5M rumors. Although the rather
roughly finished engine bay doesnt give away the cylinder count and
the displacement, it looks to us that this prototype is twin-
turbocharged. The dual air-intake treatment looks similar to the
ducting on BMWs 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine. Given all of this X5
prototypes high-octane modifications, were assuming this is a larger
displacement engine, perhaps even a twin-turbo V8. Regardless of the
specifics, were just glad to finally see a little deeper inside this
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The latest concept car out of BMW is the GINA Light visionary car. This car will shape BMW styling for the next generation of cars much as the Z9 concept car shaped the Bangle era vehicles
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FAST: G-POWER M6 HURRICANE Convertible with 635hp
One of the worlds fastest and most powerful convertibles is made by G-POWER. 635hp and 635 Nm torque; these are the attributes of the latest G-POWER development for the BMW M6.
Being a straight offshoot from the legendary G-POWER M5 HURRICANE BI-Kompressor system with 730hp, the G-POWER BI-Kompressor system EVOI is a less radical alternative to achieve the desired increase in power output for all current V10 engines coming from the M-GmbH.
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BMW took its FIRST EVER win as a constructor just a few moments ago at the Canadian Grand Prix!!!
Robert Kubica took 1st place and Nick Heidfeld took 2nd, BOTH are BMW Sauber F1 Team drivers!
This puts BMW Sauber right behind Ferrari(3pts) in the constructors championship, and Kubica is number one in the drivers championship!
Also Kubica is the FIRST ever Polish driver to win an F1 race.
A day of firsts for Formula One.
A awesome day for BMW racing!
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