Another case of…. Im not really sure what this is.At first glance it looks like a mundane towing limits test for an X5.But the pics beg a few questions.This is the E70 model prior to the LCI refresh.Unbadged and no tag at all.No tag means no extended over the road testing.Between Plant gates (this X5 did in fact drive between two plant gates) and on Plant grounds.If testing engine/chassis tweaks for the current LCI X5 wouldnt you use the series production model and NOT an out … CONTINUED
Its no secret that BMW aim to make the next generation 1-Series (codenamed F20 for the hatchback) a centerpiece BMW model, holding equal importance to its older 3-Series and 5-Series brethern. Proof of that is in the pudding, first off this car has and continues to undergo extensive testing that belies the fact that everything is being put into this car to make it top of its class.
Also of note, is BMWs recent turn towards fitting high end options normally reserved … CONTINUED
Autoweek has posted a spy video of the upcoming F20 1-series hatchback running hotlaps at the Nurburgring. The new 1-series three and five door models will debut next year at the 2011 Frankfurt IAA in September.
Auto Motor und Sport brings us a great F10 M5 video clip. This one features plenty of hotlapping on the Nurburgring and even some controlled powersliding on the wet track.
These are the best spy photos yet of the upcoming 6-series convertible! Save for a few pieces of not very disguising tape, the production 6-series cabrio comes into view. The cloth hardtop remains on this 650i convertible (but we’ve been told that a hardtop option will be available).
The X1 with M-sport package has been spotted during testing again, this time showing the 18″ M-sport wheel option. The BMW X1 M-sport will be officially announced soon according to insiders.
The production F10 M5 rear design has finally been spotted! Seen here is a Monte Carlo Blue F10 M5 at M headquarters in Garching, Germany. The F10 front bumper has mostly previously been revealed.
The latest scoop photo of the 1-series M coupe shows several previously unseen elements on the 1M coupe – the production M3 mirrors, the duckbill spoiler, and peeks of the LCI headlights and tail lights. Oh, and there’s also a little ole F10 M5 in the photo.
Here are the first pictures of the BMW 1-series Cabrio LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) undergoing testing in Munich, with both the 1er Coupe and Cabrio currently undergoing filming and photography in Cape Town, South Africa. Like the Coupe, the Cabrio receives the latest changes including updated LED technology in the front and rear lights and reprofiled front bumpers. The bulbous appearance of the bumpers is enhanced by a fake panel covering the lower intakes , but the Active E Scoop photographs showcase the undisguised changes. … CONTINUED
The new F25 BMW X3 has just hit the streets and the reviews have been generally positive claiming the new X3 has far surpassed the predecesor. So this new M Sport variant should be a real piece of work. Taking an already dynamic SUV to the next level will be the order of the day. We will of course bring more details on this car when they become available.
Now that the 1-Series coupe and cabriolet are at the halfway mark in their lifecycle talk has been brewing up of a midcycle refresh. And just in time, here are some new pictures of the upcoming BMW 1-Series LCI in Sedona Red. In BMW speak, LCI stands for Life Cycle Impulse and denotes a "facelift" for the car. Current rumors point to a December 2010 Official Reveal for the 1-Series LCI alongside the release of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe. … CONTINUED
Here are our latest spy photos of the 2012 M6 Coupe (F12) and Convertible (F13). The coupe is showing a camouflaged front bumper but the production wheel design, and the convertible is not yet testing with its production bumper. The coupe will look essentially like the 6-series coupe concept debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, albeit with M body styling and other bits.
The new M6 Coupe will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012. The M6 Cabrio will follow later in 2012. An … CONTINUED
2012 F10 M5 prototypes continue to be evaluated and tested on the Ring. The M5 is set to make its world debut at the 2011 Geneva autoshow as the "BMW Concept M5", which would be a near production identical version of the car to show off at various shows ahead of the official production car launch in Frankfurt.
The car will be a 2012 MY vehicle and be powered by a special version fo the S63 V8 that is currently … CONTINUED
We bring you the first significant 2012 M6 video from on and around the Nurburgring. Although its still heavily camouflaged, much of its looks have already been revealed with 6-series Concept Coupe from the Paris Motor Show. The new M6 Coupe will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012. The M6 Cabrio will follow later in 2012. An M6 Gran Coupe (4 door) will arrive in late 2013. A Possible M6 Shooting brake is under consideration. … CONTINUED
An 1addicts member was recently in Munich when he spotted this 1M coupe. We’ve seen many camouflaged 1M coupes in the past but what makes this one interesting is its color – blue. Stay tuned as there’s rumors that the next stage of the 1M reveal may be imminent.
We bring you the first photos of the all-electric BMW Concept ActiveE 1-series production model. Compared to concept version, the production ActiveE receives more conventional wheels and tires, a different front bumper, a new hood with a bump, new headlight design, and “E Drive” badges. The upcoming lifecycle impulse (aka “LCI” or “facelift) changes to the 1-series coupe and cabrio are seen here with new rear and front headlight lenses with LED technology and more reprofiled aerodynamics in the bumpers. The 1-series coupe and cabrio … CONTINUED
The X1 has been spotted out testing an M sport aero package, consisting of an M-sport front bumper, sideskirts, and rear bumper/diffuser. Also seen are M-sport wheels.
Here’s another set of spy shots showing the 2012 6 series convertible, this one was caught parked in Munich. The exterior color appears to be Milano Beige metallic, and the exhaust tips give it away as a 650i.