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These are the first photos of what may be the next generation 2016 BMW X1 SAV.

BMW Spyshot
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The BMW 4 Series has landed in Canada and we get our first look at the F32 4 Series versus F30 3 Series M Sport, as well as a Glacier Silver M Sport.

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What Car? drives the BMW 4 Series Coupe and shares their video review.

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CAR recently undertook a premium hot hatch comparison, featuring the M135i against the Mercedes A45 AMG and the Audi S3 (full review). Here’s how the trio stack up on paper:

The M135i serves up 320 HP and 332 LB-FT (450 Nm) from its 3 liter turbo N55 engine, mated to the 8 speed automatic ZF transmission and is RWD.

The Mercedes comes with the most power, but is also the most expensive out of this group, powered by a 360 HP / 332 LB-FT (450 Nm) 2-liter … CONTINUED

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BIMMERPOST member and owner of the first M6 Competition Package in the UK shares with us his review of his brand new F13 M6 Coupe with Competition Package, comparing it against his previous M6 Coupe, which was an early launch-spec car.

This review gives particular good insight into just how much/little difference the M6 Competition Package gives. Here’s his review:

Contrary to the majority of car nuts (in the UK anyway!), I do like my M6′s, having also owned a previous E63 shape a few … CONTINUED

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Alpina has released the first details of its 2014 Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo, which will join the B3 Bi-Turbo as the newest F3x based Alpina offering. The D3 is set to make its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt IAA show beginning next week.

For the 2014 D3, Alpina utilizes the same powerplant which powers the XD3 and D5 – an inline six-cylinder twin turbo motor. It outpouts 345 HP (257kw) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) torque. 0-62mph (100kmh) can be covered by the D3 in 4.6 seconds, … CONTINUED

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Don’t possess X-ray vision to see past all that camouflage which remains on the F83 M4 convertible prototype? No worries, we give you this digital preview.

As the spy photos and our renders show, the M4 convertible will generally share the M4 coupe and M3 sedan’s styling, and of course powerplant/drivetrain.

The biggest difference will be the M4 cabrio’s folding hardtop. Unlike the M4 and M3′s carbon fiber double-hump roof, the M4 convertible will be metal and operate and fold in the same manner we’re used to … CONTINUED

F10 Crew Meet Photo Documentary

09/05/2013 at 12:00 PM
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BIMMERPOST F10 5 Series owners (self dubbed the “F10crew” gathered this past weekend for a meet and greet. The meet saw a great turnout, as you can see in this photo documentary.

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Wolfram Greiner – the manager for BMW Group trade fair presentations, gives insights into the current state of things, the concept of the BMW’s new presentation at IAA and some of its highlights.

Autoshows
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Jim Hall from 2953 Analytics explores the value in owning a design element, such as BMW has done with its angel eyes (AKA corona rings).

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The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported August sales of 30,546 vehicles, an increase of 35.4 percent from the 22,553 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 12 percent on sales of 233,326 in the first eight months of 2013 compared to 208,268 in the same period in 2012.

“This has been a summer of momentum, giving us a good tail-wind as we enter the all-important autumn selling season,” said … CONTINUED

F15 X5 Closed Room Viewing Pics

09/04/2013 at 1:10 PM
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A BIMMERPOST member shares with us his photos and impressions from a closed room viewing event of the 2015 X5 (F15).

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The initial list for the 2014 Car of the Year Award has been announced, and making vying for the award this year for BMW is the BMW 4 Series, i3 and the new X5.

The full list of candidates includes:

1. BMW 4 Series
2. BMW i3
3. BMW X5
4. Citroën C4 Picasso
5. Ford EcoSport
6. Ford Kuga
7. Hyundai i10
8. Jaguar F-Type
9. Kia Carens
10. Range Rover Sport
11. Lexus IS
12. Maserati Ghibli
13. Mazda3
14. Mercedes-Benz S-Class
15. Mitsubishi Space Star
16. Nissan Note
17. Opel Cascada
18. Peugeot 2008
19. Peugeot 308
20. Porsche Cayman
21. Renault Captur
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A special BMW client recently took delivery of triple sakhir orange M6 coupe, M6 convertible and M5 sedan. What is unique about these cars is that BMW allowed him to do a special “Individual” interior in full Sakhir Orange that included his steering wheel and full dash to be Sakhir Orange as well. Other options included Matte Black wheels from the factory.

First Production BMW i8 Images

09/03/2013 at 4:00 PM
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Have a look at the very first production BMW i8 images. The i8 will make its world debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show IAA 2013 next week.

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Now that the 4 Series Coupe has been revealed and the Convertible nears its debut, the next model in the lineup – the 4 Series Gran Coupe (F36), has re-emerged in testing, after a nearly 6 month hiatus since our last spotting. It has re-emerged with Eric Bana doing the testing and with less camouflage than ever – shedding the heavy camouflage from its front and rear (that’s not really Eric Bana).

What’s revealed is what was expected – a Gran Coupe styled 4 Series which … CONTINUED

BMW Spyshot
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IAABLOG contacted us to share with you all a preview of the huge BMW stand (Hall 11) being constructed for next week’s Frankfurt Motor Show IAA 2013.

Headlining the BMW models making appearances at Frankfurt will be the world debut of the production BMW i8.

The i8 will be joined by debuts of the:
4 Series Coupe
new BMW X5
X5 eDrive
Concept Active Tourer Outdoor 5 Series LCI refresh

The biennial Frankfurt IAA show is BMW’s ‘hometown auto show,’ so as in recent years BMW will occupy … CONTINUED

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Sonders Photography explains the process behind shooting a a 58 foot composite print For BMW.