We bring you the first live look at the 2016 X1 (F48) prototypes. The F48 recently began its testing a couple of months ago 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 in both FWD and AWD models. The … CONTINUED
Video capturing the highlights of the BMW Group at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.
Video showing the great presentation given at the official launch of the BMW X5 (F15) in Russia.
BMW’s press conference from the 2013 LA Auto Show yesterday, where the BMW 4 Series Convertible made its world debut, while the BMW i8 and X4 Concept made their North American debuts.
Three M3 friends journey to the famed Tail of the Dragon, all the way from New York. Here is their journal:
M3Poster’s studentloan, nstanovic and ringmeister made the trip from New York to North Carolina to what has to be one of the best roads in America, US129 aka “Tail of the Dragon”. 313 corners in 11 miles has been on my mind for years and finally over the weekend we took our M3′s to challenge the myth of this road. We weren’t disappointed!
We meet at Vince Lombardi Service Station New Jersey Friday morning and made a 780+ drive to Robbinsville North Carolina, home of The Dragon. We had cool temps and bright sun most of the weekend, perfect for power and comfort. Every … CONTINUED
Auto Bild stacks the 435i Coupe against the Audi S5 and Mercedes E400 coupes.
Video review and summary translation inside.
The BMW 4 Series Gran F36 has been spied in action on video.
Check out how the car looks on the road and on the track.
A behind the scenes look at the annual European Car Tuner GP by European Car magazine. Watch and listen to what it takes to be a part of this diverse competition from the dyno, the drag strip and to the track.
For full Tuner GP results stay tuned for the Feb. 2014 issue of european car magazine.
Have a listen at the F80 M3 with its bi-turbo s55 inline 6 cylinder engine and exhaust during a cold start.
This M3 sounds a bit ‘off’, particularly during idle, so perhaps the exhaust is still being tuned on this car or the recording device has distorted the actual sound. The M3/M4 has sounded better in previous videos (reposted below).