BMW M always claims that it subscribes to no dogmas while considering all possibilities in developing new models. That now includes the possibility of all-wheel-drive M5 and M6 models.
In a recent interview with Motoring, BMW M CEO Dr. Friedrich Nitschke acknowledges that “I’ve looked at the numbers and 70 to 80 percent of E63 AMGs are all-wheel drive in the US now.”
He then confirms that: “On our cars we are thinking of all-wheel drive, but it won
Now that much tech specs for the F80 M3 / F82 M4 have been revealed, do you perceive the M3 any differently when seeing it in action?
We can finally be sure that what we are seeing and hearing is an M3 powered by its 3.0L bi-turbo inline 6 S55 engine outputting approximately 430 hp, far beyond 369 lb-ft, and to a redline just north of 7500 RPM.
Here is the F80 M3 prototype continuing some final testing on the Nurburgring ahead of its January debut at the Detroit auto show. Order banks should open in January-February 2014, followed by production in the Spring and deliveries by late Spring – early Summer.
The first of our members’ 2014 X5 deliveries will take place imminently, with some vehicles already waiting at the BMW VPC (vehicle preparation center). For those anxious owners-to-be or just those interested in the new X5, you can learn more about some of the car’s features in these instructional videos.
They includes features on the intelligent safety button, third row seating, new key fob, child safety latch, heated steering wheel, object recognition detection, park distance control, keyhold removal cap, panoramic moonroof, rear comfort seats, updated sun visors, HVAC buttons and more.
The list of cars and trucks up for the 2014 Car of the Year Award has been parsed down to a short list of 12 cars and 12 trucks. The initial candidates list contained 30 cars overall, of which the BMW i3 was also nominated. It did not make this short list.
2014 North American Car of the Year short list:
BMW 4 Series
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Mercedes-Benz CLA… CONTINUED
Check out some delivery photos of an Alpine White 435i xDrive with M Sport Package.
With the F15 X5 ready to make their debuts at dealerships across the globe, the M version resumes testing at the Nurburgring.
Testing on the F15 X5 M began last year [first sighting], but current mules have now dropped much camouflage. What’s revealed are the expected signature M components – huge front air intakes, aggressive sideskirts and rear diffuser, blue M brakes, and cross drilled rotors (the first for any X5 model). We also get a better look at the quad exhaust pipes which, unlike the current X5 M, feature a new angled design (like we’ve seen on the F82 M4).
Like the standard F15 X5, next X5 M should also weigh less than the current X5 M. As for the next X5 M’s … CONTINUED
Introducing our Official 4 Series Photo Compilations Threads.
You can access all our Official F32 4 Series Color Photos Threads via the links inside, and vote for your favorite color in the poll.
The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported September sales of 28,874 vehicles, an increase of 8.3 percent from the 26,660 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 11.6 percent on sales of 262,200 in the first nine months of 2013 compared to 234,928 in the same period in 2012.
“September was unusual because of significantly fewer selling days than August, so the more than 8% increase for BMW and another record month for MINI are further fueling BMW Group momentum going into the final quarter of the year,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. “October means arrival of the new X5, a full month for the … CONTINUED
Check out this very uniquely colored Java Green Metallic (BMW Individual color) Activehybrid 3 with M Sport Package.
A BMW i3 was fully charged in under 30-minutes today at the first-ever public charging station in the US to offer the SAE Combo-Charging fast charging system. The public charging station is located at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego, CA. The optional fast charging system will enable the BMW i3 driver to charge their EV from a standard 110 volt outlet with a cord set, a 220 volt charging wallbox or public charging station and also from a DC Fast Charging public charging station all from the same charging inlet.
“The start of the public DC Combo Fast Charging Infrastructure installations in the US is a great base for the US launch of the new BMW i3, because it will offer our customers the … CONTINUED