Video: Raucous F80 M3 Cold Start

11/13/2013 at 2:00 PM
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Have a listen at the F80 M3 with its bi-turbo s55 inline 6 cylinder engine and exhaust during a cold start.

This M3 sounds a bit ‘off’, particularly during idle, so perhaps the exhaust is still being tuned on this car or the recording device has distorted the actual sound. The M3/M4 has sounded better in previous videos (reposted below).

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BMW US has finally released the hold on 2014 X5 xDrive50i models and deliveries have now begun.

Check out our first delivery with impressions and pics.

BMW i3 and i Brand Feature Videos

11/13/2013 at 7:50 AM
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Feature videos for the BMW i3 and i brand.

BMW 2 Series Coupe Brochure

11/12/2013 at 4:15 PM
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In case you haven’t yet seen this, here’s the official international brochure for the BMW M235i and 2 Series Coupe. There isn’t much info that isn’t covered in our Official Thread, but if you’re already a 2 Series fan, the extra eye candy alone should be worth a look.

The 2 Series began production earlier this month and is set for a March launch date, after it makes its world debut at the Detroit auto show in January. For U.S. customers, the M235i coupe is … CONTINUED

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The X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid model has now been spotted undergoing testing. These may only be a couple of photos, but we already know what the F15 X5 looks like. We expect the X5 eDrive to launch sometime around early 2015.

As for specs? The X5 eDrive Concept model was unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show in September and featured:

• Four cylinder turbocharged engine (approximately 171 horsepower)
• Paired with electric motor (provides 95 horsepower)
• Up to 70 MPH (120km/h) on electric power alone
• Maximum range … CONTINUED

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Below are some of the newest video ad spots from BMW, promoting ConnectedDrive and BMWUSA’s Happy New Year sales event.

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The BMW i8 made its world public debut recently at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show [see gallery] and it’s currently making its second auto show appearance at the 2013 Dubai auto show.

Those attending the LA Auto Show which begins in less than 2 weeks will also get to see the production BMW i8 in person at its North American debut. And if you can’t make it, rest assured we’ll bring you plenty of coverage from the show.

Catch our BMW i8 news and updates at: … CONTINUED

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Marc Marquez was a sensation in his first season of MotoGP – and his show-stopping performances also carried over to the BMW M Award. At just 20 years old, the young Spaniard came through brilliantly against more established opposition to win the 2013 BMW M Award as the top qualifier of the year. The award, in the form of an exclusive and customised BMW M car, is presented each year by MotoGP partner BMW M GmbH. As BMW M GmbH is celebrating a double … CONTINUED

BMW M5 vs Audi RS6 by CAR

11/11/2013 at 1:55 PM
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CAR Magazine pits the F10 M5 (standard, non-competition) against the Audi RS6 Avant.

On paper, the RS6 is a rocket. But consider this: the true test of a great driver

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Some sites have been reporting the above image as a leaked official photo, but as you can see below, it’s simply a photoshopped image of an official wallpaper image of the 435i Convertible (source) using styling elements from the M4 Concept. Hence the oddly angled front wheel.

The real M4 convertible should not be much different than the photoshopped image however, as it will share exterior styling with the production M4 Coupe, which will adopt its styling from the M4 Concept.