BMW insider Scott26 gives us a preview of the potential split in the BMW lineup for RWD and FWD models.
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).
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
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?
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:
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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
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
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
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.
We’ve finally spotted BMW’s answer to the Mercedes CLA and Audi A3 sedan. The F52 1 Series Sedan is built upon the FWD platform which will also underpin the the next generation 1 Series hatchback and 2 Series Coupe/Convertible to follow after this sedan. It will also be offered with AWD xDrive.
BMW has previously gone on the record as saying that it “sees little need for a sedan smaller than the 3-Series,” but it seems that the company has either reversed course, or were … CONTINUED
F87 M2 prototypes have now been spotted with more advanced bodies. Gone is the M235i front fascia from the previous spotted prototypes. The front bumper is now fully camouflaged, potentially indicating that what lies underneath is the production-intent bumper styling.
The previously boxy flared front fenders may also have been ditched in favor of traditional flared and molded fenders as we no longer see a large body gap from the earlier prototypes.
There is no sign yet of a potential hood bulge (that’s a M235i hood), … CONTINUED
Autobild renders the next generation G30 5 Series and BMW inside Scott26 chimes in with his input and feedback on the accuracy.
We just got the first camouflage-free look at the next BMW X1′s front fascia (minus headlights) during hot-weather tests in the California desert.
Up until now, all X1s have had their entire front fascias covered in plastic panels, hiding all signs of its true front-end design treatment. Those panels impede airflow, however, so the test team wanted to get an accurate reading on the cooling performance of the production front-end in the 120-degree heat. They thought they could get away with a quick, camo-free run….but … CONTINUED
AutoMotor und Sport is reporting that new next Z4/Toyota project WILL have a turbo six gasoline engine.
BMW spokesman Kai Lichte said:
Whether the hybrid powertrain is also used in the BMW, or whether the Z4 gets four-wheel drive, but it was “too early to talk about it,” as the BMW spokesman told an Australian newspaper says. “First, we will have a six-cylinder, that’s for sure. Everything else comes later maybe.”
The next Z4 will be jointly developed with Toyota and BMW. One possibility is a Toyota … CONTINUED
The small sports sedan is an amazing machine that many of us have come up on. The E36 and E46 embody what a small sports sedan should be.
While there have been rumors of a possible 2-Series Gran Coupe to fill those shoes, we still have not seen anything yet. But hope should not be completly lost if a report from Automotive News is to be believed.
Among a deluge of BMW product pipeline information is a small tidbit on the 1-Series…
BMW inside Scott26 tips off plans for an upcoming BMW M4 GTS model, to come after the BMW M2 coupe is introduced.
Tentative production dates for the 2016 BMW M2 are revealed. Production start dates will be November 2015 (EU/UK) and March 2016 (US) (source: BIMMERPOST future models map).
The M2 will be powered by the N55 turbo inline 6 engine (N55B30T0), which will also power the upcoming X4 M40i. Power output is speculated to be in the range of 370-380 PS (365-375 HP) and the M2 will be available in both manual and DCT.
Spy photos and videos preview what will be aggressively flared fenders, wider track, … CONTINUED
We’ve seen the next (G30) generation 5 Series touring out on the public roads before, but the prototype has now ratcheted up its testing by taking to the Nurburgring.
At this early stage of testing with heavy camouflage, it’s hard to discern much of the exterior and interior design. But, the front grilles are now semi-visible and the hood cutline appears to have shifted to meet the kidney grilles, just as on the next generation G11 7 Series.
Like the G11 7 Series, the next 5 … CONTINUED