World premiere in Paris: the new BMW X3.
The new BMW X3 steps up for its world debut at the Paris Motor Show as the successor to a genuine top seller. Compared with its successful predecessor, the new Sports Activity Vehicle delivers that bit more agility as well as driving comfort. A similarly palpable increase in interior space and stowage capacity benefits rear-seat passengers in particular, but is also welcome in the luggage compartment. With its load capacity now expandable from 550 to 1,600 litres (19.4 to 56.5 cu. ft.) and a rear seat bench that folds down at a ratio of
40 : 20 : 40, the new BMW X3 delivers more room and versatility than any competitor in its class.
One of the first things to catch your eye at the BMW stand in Paris this year has to be the BMW Z4 sDrive35is in Atacama Yellow. I believe this is part of the Limited Edition Design Pure Impulse package originally intended for the UK (and seen here: http://e89.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=404269). The matching color arrangement of the Pure Impulse package combined with the sDrive35is drivetrain makes this car the best Z4 one can have at the moment! No word yet if these design elements will be available world wide or not
Next up in our continuing coverage of the 2010 Paris Autoshow is a beautiful example of the BMW M3 equipped with M Performance parts and painted in Frozen Black Matte. This car looks unbelievable in person.
This car is equipped with M Performance parts including the M Performance sports silencer that adds distinctive sound in a 40% lighter body with improved temperature-resistent chromium-nickel titanium build. The car sits on 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in Competition Design. Aerodynamic/stylistic add-ons include the subtle but highly effective M Performance rear spoiler and M Performance front apron flaps in hand-made carbon. Exterior mirror caps in carbon lend visual expression to the enhanced dynamics. On the inside the car is … CONTINUED
By far, the main headline attraction at the 2010 Paris Autoshow is the BMW 6-Series Concept Coupe which is basicly the upcoming BMW 6-Series Coupe with the word Concept appended to it so as to avoid official annoucement, for now.
The car was revealed in dramatic fashion, being driven down a sloping ramp and coming to a stop infront of the assembled international press. Ian Robertson was the host of the day and gave the audience a well done introduction to the new 6 series coupe with a mix of BMW heritage mixed in to remind everyone that this car follows the distinct tradition of BMW. The car was then left spinning on the dedicated display and was certainly … CONTINUED
Ever wonder how much and what kind of testing suspension manufacturers conduct in the development of their parts? Here’s some rare testing footage from Bilstein’s development of their suspension parts for the pre-LCI E90 back in 2006. The video shows the suspension testing includes slalom, irregular roads, high speed track, and even some hooning!
Here’s a fascinating look into the day-to-day life at BMW in the birth of a new car. This 3 part series is longer than the original 3 part series on BMW.TV. covering the initial design concepts. As Scott26 says – pay attention because you will see some of these ideas and design elements in the future.
We bring you the first high definition video of the BMW 6-series coupe concept. The videos provide some unique perspectives of both the exterior and interior of the new concept, including the exterior lighting elements and the gorgeous new i-drive screen in action.
Independent car reviewer The Getawayer spends a weekend with the F10 525d. While not an initial fan of the car based solely on styling, a weekend with the car convinces him that the F10 is superb. See his review here.
As expected, the dontblogaboutthis BMW Mystery Car has a new look. Up until now it has been in a randomly thrown-together looking VED+6-series form. The look we’re looking at is the form that this concept car may take at a possible unveiling at the 2010 Paris Motor Show next week (albeit without the camouflage scheme). It’s been rumored that the car could feature multiple electric engines or 3-cyilnder diesel.
Whether or not this hybrid concept car is unveiled at the Paris Motor show, its next showing (either via another video or at the show) seems to be September 30, which coincidentally is the first press day of the Paris Motor Show.