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The 4 Series Convertible (F33) [Official Info Thread] is having its world debut simultaneously at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show as well as the 2013 LA Auto Show.

BIMMERPOST is covering both shows for you and we’ll have more photos from the LA Show later today, but for now here’s the 4 Series Convertible from the Tokyo show.

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BMW Motorsport is expanding its range of cars within the BMW Sports Trophy Customer Racing programme: from 2014, privateer BMW teams and drivers will have the opportunity to line up at events with the new BMW M235i Racing. With a price of 59,500.00 Euros (excl. VAT) and impressive performance figures, the production-based coupé meets all the basic requirements of a successful entry-level racing car.

The plan is initially for the car to be used in series and events such as the VLN Endurance Championship and … CONTINUED

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This F15 X5 suspension options chart helps clarify the difference between stock, DDC, Adaptive M, and the Dynamic Handling Package and also has the suspensions of some of the X5′s competition listed for comparison.

Note: This is a US specific chart.

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Picked up German magazine Sport Auto today. It features an interview with BMW M development chief Albert Biermann and a ride in the M4 with Biermann driving.

This is my translation of the major parts of this article. My apologies for bad sentences or missed meanings (I have tried my best from a hotel room after a long day at work…):

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The full build-your-own configurator (with pricing) for the 2014 4 Series Convertible is now online at BMWUSA.com.

BMW M235i in Estoril Blue

11/19/2013 at 10:40 AM
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First shots of the M235i coupe in Estoril Blue II.

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The BMW i3 North American press drives are underway here in Los Angeles, coinciding with its North American debut at the Los Angeles auto show this week.

Here’s a set of on-location photos from LA.

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IND Distribution makes a return pilgrimage to Germany and shares with us their visits to BBS, Eisenmann, Motorsport 24, the Nurburgring, M Flight crew and more.

Here is their journal:

Being a member of the IND team offers many amazing opportunities- we

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Jeremy Clarkson’s review of the 435i M Sport in the The Sunday Times certainly starts off rather dour.

All is not lost however, as Clarkson goes on to say that the 4 Series is proof that less can be more, with a final verdict of of 4 out of 5 stars.

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Congrats to BIMMERPOST member mntbiker for being our first member to take Performance Center Delivery for a 4 Series coupe. Here is his delivery journal:

I just got back from an awesome weekend at the Performance Center in SC and a day of driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway. My wife and I drove down to Greenville, SC on Thursday evening for our Friday delivery date. We dropped off a rental car at the airport and the hotel picked us up in a … CONTINUED

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With the BMW 4 Series Convertible (F33) making its world debut this week at the LA Auto Show, BMW is now unabashedly driving fully uncovered test vehicles in public on multiple continents.

The 435i Convertible M Sport in Estoril Blue (exclusive M Sport color) was recently spotted in Germany while the 435i Sport Line Convertible in Melbourne Red was making its rounds in Malibu, California. Thanks to Dackelone and CPWINCH for the photos.

Production on the 4 Series Convertible begins this month and will arrive in … CONTINUED

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In the final week before this year’s Los Angeles International Auto Show, where the BMW i3 and BMW i8 will be on display, BMW of North America has announced the partnerships and programs comprising its 360º Electric portfolio. Available in early 2014, 360º Electric is a portfolio of consumer-oriented offerings designed to overcome commonly perceived barriers to purchasing an electric vehicle.

360º Electric encompasses products for home and public charging, assistance services, and flexible mobility. Moreover, BMW has partnered with experts in the field of … CONTINUED

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Some great pics of the Alpina D3 F30 Biturbo at the Synter Harold Wood BMW dealership.

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This one is special. It’s not every day that you see two unique M3’s such as these side-by-side.

The first E92 M3 features a color combination that is breathtaking in its own right: BMW Individual Monte Carlo Blue over a Rust Brown Extended leather interior, coupled with one of the most impressive mod lists to date. This beauty receives the full Mode Carbon treatment, our GT4 Motorsport Splitter & Side Skirts in matte carbon finish. Under the bonnet is a serious weapon, the ESS VT3 … CONTINUED

BMW i3 Deliveries Begin

11/15/2013 at 5:30 PM
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The BMW i3 will be available in Germany and selected European markets from the 16 November. The first customers from Germany collected their cars from the BMW Welt in Munich a day earlier. The keys were formally presented by Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW and Roland Krüger, Senior Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing Germany for the BMW Group, in a special ceremony. The head of the Bavarian State Chancellor’s Office and State … CONTINUED

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Three M3 friends journey to the famed Tail of the Dragon, all the way from New York. Here is their journal:

M3Poster’s studentloan, nstanovic and ringmeister made the trip from New York to North Carolina to what has to be one of the best roads in America, US129 aka “Tail of the Dragon”. 313 corners in 11 miles has been on my mind for years and finally over the weekend we took our M3′s to challenge the myth of this road. We weren’t disappointed!

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428i owner picking up his new car found it parked next to a M235i Coupe.

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Auto Bild stacks the 435i Coupe against the Audi S5 and Mercedes E400 coupes.

Video review and summary translation inside.