Motor Trend reviews the M235i

03/09/2014 at 10:00 AM
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The reviewer loved it.

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"Initially" is the key word, because the more I drove the M235i, the more it reminded me of that orange 1M, and the more the jealousy started to disappear. Consider the performance data. The 1M was a party-sized M3, putting down the same numbers as its V-8 big brother. But despite the M235is perceived shortcomings, its right on the pace of … CONTINUED

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BMW and Toyota have already formally announced their shared platform project which reportedly will result in two cars from two brands, but using shared platform technology. The rest is completely shrouded in mystery.

So far, rumors on the topic have ranged on this shared platform vehicle producing either the Z4 replacement (possibly back to the Z3 moniker) or a separate sports coupe under the name Z5, presumably larger and more powerful.

Germany’s Autozeitung Magazine have now jumped onto the rumor fray, releasing this new photoshop … CONTINUED

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The very first BMW Art Car, a BMW 3.0 CSL, designed by American artist Alexander Calder, will be a key highlight of a class of BMW 3.0 CSLs at the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The class will include both the winners of the 1975 Twelve Hours of Sebring and the 1976 Daytona 24 Hour race. BMW Group Classic will showcase the heritage of the BMW 3 Series in a display that will feature a first-generation 3 Series in the US, the 320i, as … CONTINUED

Autoshows

More BMW X4 Videos Update

03/07/2014 at 3:00 PM
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More BMW X4 videos have been added to our X4 Information Thread.

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First look at the 2 Series Active Tourer M Sport model from the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

2014 Geneva Autoshow
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X4 Compared to Macan:

Length: 0.39 in / 1mm shorter than Macan
Width: 1.65 in / 42mm narrower than Macan
Height: same height as Macan
Wheelbase: 0.12 in / 3mm longer than Macan

Specs:
xDrive28i – 240hp / 260lb-ft – 0-60 in 6.0 seconds (2.0L turbo inline 4 cyl)
xDrive35i – 300hp / 300 lb-ft – 0-60 in 5.2 seconds (3.0L turbo inline 6 cyl)
Macan S AWD – 340 hp / 339 lb-ft – 0-60 in 5.2 seconds (3.0L turbo V6)
Macan Turbo AWD – 400hp / 406 lb-ft – 0-60 in … CONTINUED

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A Yas Marina Blue F80 M3 sedan was spotted in NYC recently, where it was captured in some photos and videos by a BIMMERPOST member.

The driver was kind enough to rev the M3 a bit for the camera.

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BMW has unveiled the BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car, which looks to preview a host of carbon fiber M Performance Parts.

The M4 Safety Car will start its service during the MotoGP season start at Qatar in 16 days.

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Jethro compares the Audi S3 against the BMW M135i on track at Bedford Autodrome.

BMW X4 Versus X3 Visual Comparo

03/06/2014 at 10:45 AM
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We revealed the BMW X4 to you yesterday and as you saw, it shares very similar styling to the BMW X3, in particular the front end styling. Here’s a set of visual comparison images to show how the X4 compares to the X3.

X4 dimensions:

Length: 184.3 inches (4,680 mm) (0.6 inches / 14mm longer than X3)
Height: 63.9 inches (1,624 mm) (1.5 inches / 37mm lower than X3)
Front seats sit 0.8 inches … CONTINUED

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Here is the Canadian Price and Order Guide for the 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe.

BMW X4 Videos and More Wallpapers

03/05/2014 at 8:17 PM
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We’ve added more BMW X4 wallpapers and the first videos.

Introducing the 2015 BMW X4

03/05/2014 at 5:59 PM
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Introducing the first every BMW X4 SAV!

Debut/Production:

Debuts at 2014 NY International Auto Show
Production begins Spring 2014 at Spartanburg, South Carolina plant

U.S. Pricing:

X4 xDrive28i – $45,625 (including destination and handling)
X4 xDrive35i – $48,925 (including destination and handling)

Engine/Transmission:

xDrive28i – 2.0L turbo 4 cylinder – 240 horsepower / 260 lb-ft
0-60 MPH: 6.0 seconds
xDrive35i … CONTINUED

Official BMW New Vehicle Release
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At a press conference at the Geneva International Motor Show, the top three finalists for the World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year awards were announced yesterday.

The overall winners in all categories will be declared at the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

World Car of the Year
From an initial entry list of twenty-four new vehicles from all over the world, then a short list of … CONTINUED

Geneva 2014: Alpina B6 Gran Coupe

03/05/2014 at 2:45 PM
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Our gallery of the Alpina B6 Gran Coupe xDrive from the floor of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

BMW US has just announed the Alpina B6 Gran Coupe for the U.S. market, starting at $118,225.

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Live pics of the Alpina B4 Convertible from its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

Geneva 2014: AC Schnitzer X5 (F15)

03/05/2014 at 11:50 AM
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Our photos of the AC Schnitzer BMW X5 from the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

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The recently announced BMW 2 Series Active Tourer [Official Thread] has made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

Here are our photos from the show floor. For all info on the 2 Series Active Tourer see: http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=946363