The next generation 7 Series is due next year and while prototypes have been spotted since early 2013, the interior has not been seen until now. The major interior changes seen so far are:
• Floating (non-integrated) iDrive screen
• Fully digital gauges
• Elevated control panel (shifter / iDrive knob) in center console
• Larger shifter
Our previous info on the G11 7 Series:
It’s no secret that BMW has been on the forefront of weight reduction in volume production vehicles. Starting with their tie-up SGL Group and development … CONTINUED
The first F30 3 Series facelift / LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) prototype has just been spotted! Due to start production in the Summer of 2015, the refreshed 3 Series will undergo minor exterior changes as the photos show. The most significant change will be seen in the front end, which will feature a restyled front bumper, deeper inset headlights (from the beefier bumper design) and shapelier kidney grilles featuring 11 slats.
*IF* BMW stays true to its LCI-refresh history, the facelift 3 Series will also … CONTINUED
Development continues on the next generation (F48) 2016 BMW X1, slated for a 2015 release.
Compared to the E84, the F48 X1 features a shorter front end, shortened overhangs and a taller and more upright greenhouse. While some may mistaken the E84 X1 for a larger wagon, there’s no mistaking the upcoming F48 X1 as a compact SAV.
The F48 X1 will also make a departure from the current X1 by making the switch from RWD to FWD. It’s been built on BMW’s FWD … CONTINUED
The next gen X6 M (F86) interior has been spied and it confirms that the transmission will be upgraded from the previous 6 speed automatic to a 7 speed DCT (dual clutch transmission).
The 2016 M2 (F87) is taking shape, now testing with the quad exhaust that’s become a hallmark of BMW M vehicles. This time the prototype is fitted with 18″ Style 513M wheels from the M3/M4. Earlier prototypes were testing with the M3/M4 19″ Style 437M wheels.
As before, we see the aggressively flared fenders and wider track, M brakes (which will be painted blue on the production M2), drilled rotors and M limited slip differential.
Although its front and rear bumpers are now taped up, … CONTINUED
The 2 Series Convertible (F23) is coming at the beginning of 2015 and we’ve got photos of a M235i convertible in nearly fully uncovered form. The F23 convertible features a cloth folding top.
The US market will receive 228i, 228xi and M235i convertible models. Production of demo/dealer models will begin this November and customer cars begin production in January 2015 (per the 2015 model year schedule).
The next generation X6 M (F86) continues testing at the Nurburgring and has dropped a bit of camouflage.
The F85 X5 M has been spotted in testing since late 2012, and now it’s time for the F86 X6 M to hit the test circuit.
It’s not difficult to identify this next generation X6 M as it bears the tell-tale M model signs – huge front air intakes, more aggressive sideskirts and rear diffuser, blue M brakes, and cross drilled rotors (the first for any X6 … CONTINUED
We have posted the first ever video of the 2016 BMW M2 (E87) prototype in testing – caught today on the Nurburgring.
The first BMW M2 (E87) prototype has been spotted beginning testing on the Nurburgring track! A video will be posted soon.