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Presenting our M2 preview rendering. After seeing many renderings which were simply an M235i with M4 style front bumper, we took a shot at providing a more accurate preview based on our latest M2 spy photos.

We spent the most effort on digitally uncovering the parts which are clearly confirmed by the prototype – the unique lower bumper / air intake design featuring downward curving twin fins and the wide front and rear fenders.

As the most recently spotted M2 is not yet a late-stage prototype, … CONTINUED

BMW 2 Series GT Preview

10/21/2014 at 2:00 PM
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Preview of the BMW 2 Series Gran Turismo (2 Series GT).

From Scott26:

The 2er GT is the next logical step and previews the potential for the 2er GT as well as an exclusive look for the new Gran Turismo models of the 5er and the 3er, which will be more sleeker than today’s models but still maintain the current GT’s attributes.

The more angular appearance forgoes today’s more rounded look for a more cohesive coupe look. Body sculpture will be angular and chiseled to provide … CONTINUED

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BMW insider Scott26 gives us a preview of the potential split in the BMW lineup for RWD and FWD models.

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Autobild speculates on the BMW M2. They claim that the M2 will sport 374hp and 520Nm torque. 0-62mph/100kph in 4.3 seconds. Price would be ± 56.5K EUR for the base model (manual transmission).

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BMW inside Scott26 dishes on the future BMW Z roadster lineup, including the Z1, Z3 and Z5.

The new Z models take their BMW design from a progression of the Vision ConnectedDrive Concept Car like the car below with a more angular and technical language recently seen on the BMW Vision Future Luxury.

All BMWs will retain the essential BMW roadster cues such as being so close to the road and the seats almost on the rear axle. A long bonnet and short rear overhang and … CONTINUED

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The rumormill churns for the next gen M5/M6 returning to an all new V10 engine, and the introduction of a X1 M model and M5 Touring based off the upcoming G31 5 Series Touring?

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Here’s our newest product / model information for the upcoming BMW X2, 7 Series and FWD models, courtesy of ynguldyn.

F47 X2 will come to the U.S. as 25i with sdrive and xdrive.

The complete family of BMW FWD vehicles at the moment looks as follows:
- F45 hatchback
- F46 MPV (not for the U.S.)
- F47 X2
- F48 X1
- F49 X1 LWB (China only?)
- F52 1 series something or other

A few things to expect in the G11/G12 7 series:
- LED … CONTINUED

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If BMW insider Scott26 proves accurate, the decision behind switching to FWD or retaining RWD for the next generation 2 Series based on the UKL platform is still being debated within BMW. Per Scott26:

Interesting update – UKL platform is a modular chassis and can be adapted/subtracted as FWD or RWD.

Full decision on the next 2 Series is not final yet (full decision will be taken by the end of the year) and can use the UKL chassis but can adapted for RWD. (BMW … CONTINUED

BMW M4 GTS Prototype Spied!

09/10/2014 at 9:15 AM
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We’ve just spied the rumored M4 GTS prototype testing at the Nurburgring today.

Using MotoGP M4 Safety Cars as a basis (or as decoys), we see a large front spoiler lip and high trunk wing on the prototype. These parts are different than the M Performance front lip and trunk spoiler featured on the MotoGP M4 Safety Car and instead resemble the protuding front spoiler lip and elevated trunk wing from the E92 M3 GTS.

The prototypes also features M Carbon Ceramic Brakes and race bucket … CONTINUED

BMW Spyshot
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Scott26 gives some insight into the next generation 6 Series:

There are several ideas on where to take the 6er visually and there is a lot of ideas being communicated in the design process. Some ideas are progressing ideas showcased within recent concepts. Some can be interpreted as the Vision Future Luxury turned into a smaller mid-sized Coupe but with a more dynamic roofline and shallow glasshouse which creates problems but offers other solutions for a Gran Coupe model.

The outline remains as sport-orientated as it … CONTINUED

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2015 BMW X5 M colors, packages, and options have now been spotted in the BMW computer system. Two new colors are coming – Long Beach Blue and Donington Grey Metallic.