New F48 X1 video as of January 6, 2014. We bring you the first live looks at the 2016 X1 (F48) prototypes. The F48 recently began its testing in August-September and while still heavily camouflaged, the test mules reveal a brawnier and stockier look than the current E84 X1. 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 “UKL” platform and should be offered … CONTINUED
The first ever BMW X4 (F26) will be officially introduced in just over 4 months time at the 2014 New York Auto Show in April, which means it’s about time for the prototypes to drop nearly all their camouflage.
These photos now expose the X4′s front fascia design. We have also reposted the fully revealed production X4 which was caught during a commercial shoot in October. Some have labeled the X4 a “baby X6,” which is an accurate description judging by the looks of the photos below showing the X4 prototype following an X6 (F16) prototype.
We’ve also reposted a recent set of photos showing the scale of the X4 compared to the X3, with which it shares a platform. Their exteriors may be different, but … CONTINUED
BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe patent drawings have been discovered and it reveals the car in its its entirety.
Expect the 4 Series Gran Coupe (F36) to hit showrooms by Spring-Summer of 2014.
We have added our newest photos of the 2015 BMW X5 M.
Testing on the second generation BMW X5 M continues while the prototypes shed some camouflage. This is the first red F85 X5 M we’ve seen and as with earlier prototypes, it wears the signature M components – huge front air intakes, more aggressive sideskirts and rear diffuser, blue M brakes, and cross drilled rotors (the first for any X5 model). We also have a better look at the quad exhaust pipes which, unlike the current X5 M, feature a new angled design (same as the upcoming M3 and M4).
We now see double-slatted kidney grilles fitted to the X5 M prototype for first time. This has … CONTINUED
BMW releases the first official teaser for the 2015 BMW M3 F80 sedan and M4 F82 Coupe.
Although we only see the cars’ silhouettes, the lighting used to highlight the car’s shapes are blue and yellow, indicating that the marketing launch cars will be in Yas Marina Blue for the F80 M3 and Austin Yellow for the F82 M4.
Look for the reveal this Thursday, December 12!
BIMMERPOST member Kyle Shim recently spotted an M4 Coupe prototype and set off a foot chase while trying to capture video for us. Very entertaining watch, not only because of the great sounds coming from the M4, but because of the intense chase!
Only 3 months remain until the production BMW X4 (F26) is introduced to the world at the 2014 Geneva auto show, making it 11 months between the concept first debuted at the Shanghai auto show and the production debut next March.
Prototypes testing continues and we have some more photos to show you. Although the production X4 has already been caught undisguised recenty (photos), below are pics which also show the scale of the X4 compared to the X3, with which it shares a platform. Their exteriors may be different, but they share virtually the same interior styling (with the X4 less spacious inside).
The US will receive the X4 in 28i (240hp 2.0L N20 engine) and 35i models (300hp 3.0L N55 engine). It’s possible that … CONTINUED
The 2015 Mustang has just been revealed and Ford has revealed that it was benchmarked against the E90/E92 M3 during development. Together with its new independent rear suspension, will the Mustang give the upcoming M4 coupe a run for its money? Or, does it already lag behind the upcoming M3 and M4 by virtue of having been benchmarked against a now discontinued model?
We’ve just spied some latest M4 and M3 prototypes. The M4 Coupe is seen in Sakhir Orange while the M3 is painted in Alpine White. Both cars feature the optional M Carbon Ceramic Brakes.
The gauges can be seen in the M4 coupe and they look to be the same as the ones we previously showed you (see photos reposted below), with a redline starting around 7500 RPM (rev limiter to kick in a bit after that).
Both cars will have their world premieres at the 2014 Detroit auto show in mid-January. Expect an online reveal shortly. Deliveries of both cars will commence in early Summer of 2014.
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