BMW Group is building a second production hall at a carbon-fiber factory jointly run with SGL Carbon SE to respond to growing demand for its i-subbrand models.
The automaker says it also expects to use the material in other vehicles in its lineup.
“We’re preparing the roll out of carbon fiber material in models beyond the i- model range” and the M performance-car unit, Mathias Schmidt, a BMW spokesman, said.
German business daily Handelsblatt reported today that the carmaker is planning to use carbon fiber for its … CONTINUED
The BMW Group and publisher Hatje Cantz are pleased to present the first comprehensive publication about the legendary BMW Art Cars. The richly illustrated book presents a unique overview of the history of this automotive collection, launched in 1975, and designed by major modern and contemporary artists. Various portraits and interviews provide an insight into their creative processes while giving a descriptive account of the historical development of the collection.
For over 40 years, the BMW Art Car Collection has fascinated art and design enthusiasts … CONTINUED
Now in its third generation, the BMW 6 Series makes an important contribution to securing the BMW Group’s success. In 2013 alone, approx. 26,000 of the large BMW Coupés were delivered to customers around the world. In March of last year, BMW Plant Dingolfing celebrated the start of production of the most exclusive way to experience a BMW M vehicle: the BMW M6 Gran Coupé, the BMW Group’s most high-performance, four-door luxury coupe.
The BMW 6 Series has a long tradition at the Dingolfing site: … CONTINUED
BMW, along with Tesla, is doing what looked impossible a few years ago. Electric cars are finally becoming desirable. Maybe it took the power of a couple of premium brands to help them on the way. Or maybe it’s the radical looks and carbonfibre structure of the BMW i3? Either way, EVs are here to stay. And if the BMW i3 is anything to go by, they’re here to be enjoyed, rather than endured.
The F80 M3 and F82 M4 are now on display at the 2014 Toronto Auto Show.
Congrats to member Touring for being our very first BMW i3 owner!
This Museum is in the sleepy town of STAVELOT. The Spa Francorchamps race track is down the road from here a few kilometers. I guess my words of wisdom would be not to expect much. The museum is decent, but it is small and on the grounds of an old Abbey. There are also a few other museums located in upstairs in the Abbey. One of which is a puppet museum. Needless to say I did not visit it.
When my GPS guided me into … CONTINUED
More videos of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer.
The other day I was at the BMW Welt and was kind of shocked to see the new 4er vert on display. Not only that, but there was a lot of interest in how the top folded up and down. I made two videos.
The car that was on display was a 428i Luxury. Enjoy the pics!
BMW of North America is planning to bring back BMW Films, the pioneering online movie series produced by A-List Hollywood directors/actors that popularized branded content on Madison Avenue more than a decade ago
The first iteration of BMW Films was “The Hire:” a series of eight online films starring Clive Owen as a mysterious-driver-for-hire that were produced for the Internet from 2001-2002.
Running 8-10 minutes apiece, the mini-movies featured Mr. Owen driving BMW models such as the Z4 roadster. The flicks were directed by some of … CONTINUED
BMW is on the hunt for BMW’s Ultimate Driver. Have you got what it takes? Time to find out: http://po.st/YTUD.
The winner will get the chance to experience every new BMW in 2014.
Video featuring the BMW M235i Coupe.
New BMW 2 Series Active Tourer wallpapers.
218i – 3 cylinder 1.5L engine, 136hp / 100kW
225i – 3 cylinder 1.5L engine, 231hp / 170kW, 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 seconds
218d – 4 cylinder diesel, 150hp / 110kW and 243 lb-ft / 330Nm, 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.9 seconds
Fuel consumption combined: 6.0–4.1 litres per … CONTINUED
Rendering of a BMW M4 Coupe with M Performance front carbon fiber spoiler lip and sideskirts.
A few more looks at the BMW M4 Coupe in Alpine White.
According to Autocar, BMW reportedly has plans for a model portfolio of 30 rear wheel drive and 15 front wheel drive cars. The 15 FWD cars include Mini models, but at least five will be purportedly wear a BMW badge.
The first of these (and only one committed to production thus far) is the 2 Series Active Tourer, which we’ve revealed to you recently by way of spy photos. A seven seat model is expected to arrive later in the year.
BMW’s 3-cylinder turbocharged engine … CONTINUED
Check out this first U.S. E91 Touring M3 Body Conversion.
Videos showing the BMW 2 Series Coupe in Moonlight Silver and Alpine White.