Edmunds InsideLine is reporting on what the future of the BMW X line might hold, namely a BMW X4, think BMW X6 but in 3-series size. On paper it sounds like a good idea, an X car reflection of the 3 series, sporty, stylish, good looking, etc.., but the X car lineup has grown alot in the past few years and there are worries that there are too many niche cars at the moment. I think it would be a good idea to go for it and see what happens
Thanks to Harajuku for forwarding the story my way!
Back in April when BMW premiered the Gran Coupe concept, Scott26 mentioned something about a "Shooting Brake model" being built for market evaluation.
Originally Posted by SCOTT26
As well as a Four Door Gran Coupe , BMW have also designed and built a proposal as a Shooting Brake with a sloping Coupe roof presenting a split hatch. The Shooting Brake has been commissioned as a design model to evaluate the feasibility of adding such a model to the 6er family as the luxury segment seeks new concepts for customers who need more use from their cars.
BMW insiders are now pointing to the development of a flagship Z car (Z6, Z8, Z9, Z10?) – the Spyder Stradale, which receives its inspiration from the original BMW California Spyder Project. The Spyder Stradale picks up where the Z8 left off and retains an aluminum structure while adding a carbon fiber folding hardtop. The production car will not arrive until 2014.
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BMW M3 GTS-R
All eyes are on the Ring for this weekends 24hr race and expectations are high particuliar for the M3 GT. If success beckons the next phase into the scaling down of the E92 could become apparent after the incoming M3 GTS stakes its claim in history. Plans are in the running for another ltd edition to eclipse the current and sold out GTS , success in this race is one factor , but also continuing success in the ALMS and the Jeff Koons liviered M3 that will race this years 24hr Le Mans.
Already in planning in the design stages the conventional M3 body style remains although the rear arches are more … CONTINUED
Autocar is reporting that the upcoming FWD sub 1-series BMW will actually be badged as a 1-series, which means that future 1-series BMWs will come in both RWD (next generation of current 1-series lineup) or FWD option (the additional FWD models that will be added to the 1-series lineup beginning in 2013.
Jon Sibal pens the upcoming M1 / 1M convertible, which has been said to be in the works and will debut after the coupe version. As with all of Sibal’s work, it’s an impressive and definitely plausible take on what the upcoming M1 / 1M convertible will resemble.
The second generation BMW X3 is due to be shown off fairly soon, atleast on the internet. This has been a car a long time in the making and there are many anxious fans out there waiting to see what the car will delivery stylisticly, technically and from a quality standpoint. These are areas the car was deemed to be subpar when compared to the rest of the BMW lineup, and so BMW has given alot of attention to the car to bring improvements to market. For now, we have these renders to go by until the official pictures are released.
Nothing will stop resident photoshop guru Gerard Alvarez. Hes now used real photos of the BMW Gran Coupe concept to base what a true two door coupe based on this design would look like. The result is expectedly crisp clean and professional. Here is your 6-series coupe ladies and gentlemen.
Well it has been a LONG hiatus for BMW from the DTM series, in fact they havent raced since 1992. Many of us remember the fun times watching the hectic DTM series and BMWs have been very competitive in the series in the past. Luckily, in the wake of BMWs pull out from F1 whispers were flying around that BMW would turn its attention to the DTM series and now it seems to have come true.
What are BMWs plans? Well they are working with the governing ITR body to make sure their car is not only ready to go for the 2012 season but is a competitive car at that time.
For now, BMW stays commited … CONTINUED