First BMW revealed the upcoming BMW X4 in concept form, then came the photoshops of what it could look like in various colors, and now in the next stage of online followship of the new BMW, come the very first prototypes of the production version.
Just like the bigger siblings in the BMW X family, the BMW X5/X6, the BMW X4 will be closely paired with the X3 in both looks and underlying architecture. The styling is where the real differences seem to be. And thankfully, it seems the production X4 will stay true to the path laid out by the concept car. The fastback proportions matched with the deep sculpture lines of the X3 work extremely well, I suppose its because the tighter and form … CONTINUED
Now that the 4 Series Coupe (F32) has been revealed, it’s no surprise that we’ve now spotted the 4 Series Convertible (F33) with less camouflage than ever, essentially fully revealing itself. As with its predecessor (E93 3 Series convertible), the 4 Series Cabrio features a folding metal roof.
Earlier spyshots show the hard top operation and the design is largely similar to the current E93 convertible (video in action below). The Mebourne Red model features the M Sport Package.
The F33 will share the same engine and transmission options as the F32 coupe, as well as the coupe’s styling. As you can see in the photos below, the two differ only in their markedly different rooflines – the F32 taking on a more fastback-like rear roofline while … CONTINUED
Spy photos of the upcoming 2014 BMW 228i coupe in Orion Silver.
The 228i coupe will join the M235i coupe as the first two 2 Series models available in the US. Both models will begin production in November 2013, as a 2014 model year.
The following spy photos of the M235i shows you what to expect underneath the camouflage in terms of the car’s sides and the front end – with a different front bumper design of course.
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The reveal of the all new 2014 BMW X5 (F15) is imminent, but testing continues on the F15 X5 M.
Testing on the F15 X5 M began last year [first sighting], but current mules have now dropped much camouflage. What’s revealed are the expected signature M components – huge front air intakes, aggressive sideskirts and rear diffuser, blue M brakes, and cross drilled rotors (the first for any X5 model). We also get a better look at the quad exhaust pipes which, unlike the current X5 M, feature a new angled design (like we’ve seen on the F82 M4 prototypes).
The F15 X5 is expected to weigh less than the current E70 X5 and ride on a modified version of the F10 5 series chassis. As for … CONTINUED
The 4 Series M Sport drops some camouflage and we get our most revealing peek yet, on a F33 4 Series Convertible prototype.
A BMW 2 series prototype crashed on the German Autobahn yesterday evening. According to the article, the driver lost control of his car at high speed, clipping 50m of the beam barrier on the right hand side of the road and came to a rest after another 150m in the left hand lane. Furthermore, 4 other cars on the other side were hit by debris. Luckily the driver sustained only minor injuries and no one else was hurt.
Latest footage of the 2014 BMW M3 (F80) from track testing at the Nurburgring.
A few more spy photos of the soon-to-be revealed F32 4 Series Coupe.
We noticed an interesting phenomenon with the latest set of 4 Series spy photos – how negative the reaction was compared to the very positive reaction to an earlier set of spy photos featuring the same model (a 435i Sport Line). The only difference between these cars? The camouflage, the color, and the setting/lighting.
Goes to show that camouflage really can have a profound effect in how a car looks and is perceived by a viewer. As you can see in the comparison photos below, the remaining camouflage pieces strategically cover some of the most important styling lines and design elements on the car – connecting headlights, curves in front bumper, side character line, air breather vents, hoffmeister kink, rear tail lights and rear bumper character … CONTINUED