Its summer time and now the BMW has moved from winter testing to the ring for some good ole fashioned track testing. The new X1 has already been confirmed to be produced in Europe (Leipzig) rather then the traditional home of BMW SAVs (Spartanburg) and so most guesses are on this car being an uber eco-friendly vehicle using engines in the 4-cylinder flavor. The emphasis should be on people moving, european style, rather then speed and sport. Expect a very mainstream car out of BMW with this model.
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BMW has taken its new 7-series (F01) to the Ring for some final tests before
its reported July 5th unveiling.
Here are images of both the standard and the long-wheelbase versions running in short succession on the track for some nice comparison shots.
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These are the first engine shots of that mysterious BMW X5
prototype which started all those X5M rumors. Although the rather
roughly finished engine bay doesnt give away the cylinder count and
the displacement, it looks to us that this prototype is twin-
turbocharged. The dual air-intake treatment looks similar to the
ducting on BMWs 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine. Given all of this X5
prototypes high-octane modifications, were assuming this is a larger
displacement engine, perhaps even a twin-turbo V8. Regardless of the
specifics, were just glad to finally see a little deeper inside this
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These are the latest rendering by Huckfeldt of what he thinks the upcoming X1 and X3 redesign could be. These seem to be off-base IMO as they are not inline with BMWs current styling trend
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Well folks, the next big step in the upcoming 5-series technical development has finally arrived. The car has now been seen lapping the famed Nurburgring.
The new 5 is still seen wearing its heavy armour suit, but the car is said to borrow heavily from the BMW Concept CS styling to create a more reserved but aggressive look at compared to the current car.
Whats to be expected?
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This BMW F3 prototype test mule was spotted recently. Whats interesting about this particular test mule compared to past spyshots is the camoflaged front-end (previous versions had the E90 sedans front end). This indicates that the F3s eventual front-end design is most likely on this car under the camoflage. Look for the rest of the car to be camoflaged eventually as actual exterior F3 panels are added to the rest of the car.
This latest round of spyphotos on M3Post seem to confirm that the E90 M3 Sedan will get the tail-light facelift that the standard E90 Sedan is recieving. This is sure to be controversial as this is the first year the M3 has been out there and is already seeing a change in body design. I would be upset too.
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Here are the latest in photos of the BMW 7-Series F01 / F02 (long wheel base). Personally, I really love the proportions of this car!
In the latest spy pictures of the E90 Facelift are clues that the L shaped notched taillights may make an appearance on the E90 after all….
This is our best look yet at the interior of BMWs next Z4.
Although its still partially shrouded by a dash cover, some
evolutionary design changes are still very apparent. A new steering
wheel retains the spirit of the current Z4, but it has been redesigned
to make room for more wheel-controlled buttons. The outer HVAC vent
has also been repositioned to border the new Z4s instrument binnacle,
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