The E9x M3 generation is about to come to an official end, as BMWNA confirms that the E93 M3 Convertible (the only E9x M3 still being made) ends production this month.
Per BMWNA announcement:
M3 Coupe and Convertible
There won’t be a 2014 M3 Coupe and Convertible in the US market, production of the M3 Coupe ended in June 2013 while the M3 Convertible will be produced until October 2013.
The following are the 2014 6 Series and M6 changes, per BMWNA:
M6 Gran Coupe
Active Protection has been added to all M6 models to initiate protective measures for occupants if an accident situation is imminent: front seatbelts are pulled tight, windows are closed, and brakes are automatically applied after crash. Includes Attention Assistant, whereby the system’s electronics analyze driving behavior on the basis of various signals such as steering angle, road speed and other engine parameters. If the system increasingly detects signs of fatigue … CONTINUED
Per BMWNA, here are the details regarding changes for the 2014 Model Year 5 Series and M5
(also see F10 LCI Official Thread):
BMW 5 Series Sedan and 5 Series Gran Turismo:
Updated design and new equipment: Fresh contour lines for the surround of the BMW kidney grille and redesigned lower air intakes reinforce the sporty appearance of the 2014 BMW 5 Series Sedan. The accentuated width of the rear end is underlined by an extra crease in the apron, as well as slim, sharply contoured and … CONTINUED
BMWNA has announced the following changes to the 3 Series for the 2014 Model Year.
3 Series, 3 Series Sports Wagon and 3 Series Gran Turismo:
Navigation on 3 Series Sedan, Sport Wagon and Gran Turismo models is now iDrive 4.2 which includes a new iDrive rotary controller with integrated touchpad.
320i, 328i and 335i:
For MY 2014, the following features are made standard:
Sport leather steering wheel
Dark Burl Walnut wood trim
BMW Assist eCall
Green Car Journal has identified its five finalists for the magazine’s high-profile 2014 Green Car of the Year® program. The five 2014 models include the Audi A6 TDI, BMW 328d, Honda Accord, Mazda3, and Toyota Corolla. These five finalists are also honored as Green Car Journal’s “Top 5 Green Cars for 2014″ and earn the magazine’s “Green Car Product of Excellence” honors.
An increasing number of vehicle models are considered for the Green Car of the Year® program each year, a reflection of the auto … CONTINUED
Epic European Delivery report journal by BIMMERPOST member B-1 Pilot:
Just four days ago, we returned from an Epic European Delivery trip of my 2014 M5. In 10 days of travelling we visited 8 countries, drove 1800 miles, hit 162MPH, drove three laps around the Nürburgring, took 1200 pictures, shot 15 hours of video, and consumed copious amounts of good German beer and wine.
For my trip, I blended previous experiences, new knowledge learned here, and about 6 months of research to come up with our … CONTINUED
We take a look at the just revealed F33 4 Series Convertible [Official Thread] against the E93 3 Series Convertible which it replaces.
We’ve shown you tons of BMW i8 images from its recent world debut at the Frankfurt auto show, but nothing provides a better true to life impression than seeing it in the real world environment. And since the production i8 [full details/specs] has not yet hit the roads, we give you the next best thing – photos of the i8 test cars spotted in the wild.
Seen here is the i8 in Ionic Silver, Protonic Blue and Sophisto Gray, as well as some … CONTINUED
See the BMW M Laptimer App in action from Watkins Glen International as BIMMERPOST member wmandra (Bill) takes us on a lap in his BMW E89 Z4 M Sport.
Congrats to BIMMERPOST member Kyokio for taking delivery of his “Superman Combo” Estoril Blue II and Coral Red interior 435i Coupe!
Check out some pics inside.
Deliveries of the Canadian limited edition “335i M Performance Edition” has begun arriving in Canada. Check out our first owner’s delivery.
Here’s the first sound clip for the 4 Series M Performance Parts exhaust system.
So far so good for the i3. BMW has over 8,000 orders and it’s not even in showrooms yet:
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW), the world’s biggest maker of luxury vehicles, is considering a production increase for the i3 electric car after early demand for the model exceeded the automaker’s expectations.
Customers have reserved more than 8,000 of the compact city car, which will cost $41,350 in the U.S., even before the battery-powered model hits European showrooms next month, Chief Financial Officer Friedrich Eichiner said late … CONTINUED
Months ago we uncovered much of the M235i by way of a set of very revealing photos (reposted below), but we now show you some more unique looks.
The first image shows the M235i bumper (on the left) compared to the standard 2 Series bumper (on the right). The 2 Series bumper is the same as the one spotted on the standard 2 Series prototype we showed you last week. Both designs look very sporty to us. The image also gives a great top-down look … CONTINUED
This week on Ignition, Carlos Lago tests the BMW M5… again! This time around it has something called the Competition Package, which adds a host of small adjustments and improvements in an effort to improve the car’s performance and the satisfaction it gives to its driver. Is more power and a recalibration of the suspension and steering enough to make this incredible sedan behave? We find out on the test track at Hyundai’s Proving Grounds.
The newest catalog of M Performance Parts for the M5 and M6 has officially been announced and released.
In-depth expertise, a keen awareness of detail and meticulous fine-tuning work make all the difference on the racetrack – and now enable BMW factory driver Martin Tomczyk to experience that special racing feel on the road as well. At the German Touring Car Masters (DTM), Tomczyk drives the BMW M Performance Accessories M3 DTM, but is now out and about off the racetrack in a BMW M6 … CONTINUED
We have updated our official 4 Series Convertible thread with more wallpapers and the first video.
With 77,921 and 9,855 units sold year-to-date, the 3 Series Sedan and 4 Series Coupe combined are the best selling luxury car in America and Canada, respectively. Here is how it compares to its rivals for 2013 sales thus far.
1. BMW 3 Series / 4 Series – 77,921 units
2. Lexus RX – 73,279 units
3. Mercedes-Benz C-Class – 66,596 units
4. Lexus ES – 52,076 units
5. Mercedes-Benz E-Class – 46,006 units
6. Cadillac SRX – 40,506 units
7. BMW 5 Series – … CONTINUED