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BMW Z2: New reports about its future

09/16/2008 at 8:11 PM
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Reports out of germany are surfacing about the Z2.

The car will be based off the 1-series in order to create a very light and fast on its feet roadster which which come exclusivly in a ragtop configuration in order to keep weight down and to distance itself from its older Z4 brother which is moving to a convertable hardtop design. Some of the plans are even calling for a purely manual top in order to further reduce weight (although an automatic top function will likely be available as an option).

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New BMW flagship due in 2010

09/05/2008 at 8:43 PM
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German luxury car maker targets Porsche Panamera and Mercedes-Benz CLS with a new four-door coupe that is being built by BMW’s renowned M division. By JEZ SPINKS.

BMW’s M performance division has been commissioned to build a new four-door luxury GT flagship that is set to become the German car maker’s new 8 Series.

The new four-door coupe-style gran turismo will be based heavily on BMW’s 2007 Shanghai motor show Concept CS, and will launch in 2010 as a rival for the Mercedes-Benz CLS3 AMG as well as the forthcoming Porsche … CONTINUED

BMW Future car launch timeline

06/16/2008 at 10:14 AM
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BMW is planning on launching three very important cars in the lineup this year, heres the word ….

7-Series

Chasis code F01, the first vehicle of the new “F” designation will arrive with a dramatic change in styling and improvements all around. The most notable change will be that the car will be much more elegant after the much discussed criticisms of the current cars styling. To be seen at the Paris Autoshow this fall.

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The 1-series based Crossover/SAV/SUV has already been confirmed to be built at Leipzig and is being planned to … CONTINUED

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Quote: Of all the things that have hampered performance over the last two decades, vehicle weight is at the top of the list. Automakers have responded by putting more power under the hood to make up for the extra pounds, and BMW is as guilty as the rest – particularly with its M cars. The first (E30) M3 came packing a 2.3-liter four-pot and was able to put out an astonishing (at the … CONTINUED