OFFICIAL RELEASE: BMW 1-series Hatchback (F20). Here is all the just-released official information and media for the F20 1-series hatchback. Full gallery and press release INSIDE.
The MINI INSPIRED BY GOODWOOD, which will make its world debut at the Auto Shanghai 2011, is an exclusive special edition that adds another layer to the MINI brand experience with a generous dose of automotive luxury and exclusivity in its highest form.
Close collaboration with the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars design team at the development center of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England has produced a limited-run special edition MINI, whose exterior and interior design is inspired by fine materials and the British luxury car marque’s commitment to absolutely flawless workmanship.
The MINI INSPIRED BY GOODWOOD, which will be produced in a limited edition of 1,000 units, combines typical MINI driving fun with discerning craftsmanship, select materials and a styling marked by typical British understatement of the world’s leading producer … CONTINUED
Today marks the public release of the all new BMW Concept M5 ahead of its formal debut in Shanghai.
Now as you may have quickly noticed, the word ‘concept’ sits between BMW and M5, meaning this car is not yet the full production vehicle. In typical BMW M fashion, first a “concept” version of the car is rolled out to the public, in order to showcase what the car will look like, painted in stunning Chrome Shadow. After this car has been shown to the world, the full production version will then be released.
Follow the jump for all the media!
Is it? Is it not? What is it? Whose is it? April’s Fool’s? Well, now it looks like BMW has officially recognized the beast, and taken back the covers from this skunkworks project.
Power is developed from the same 4.0-litre V8 developing its 414bhp at 8300rpm and 295lb ft at 3900rpm via the standard 6-speed gearbox.
In order to accomidate the new trunk and gate, substantial modifications had to be made to the rear suspension. The M3 pick-up still weighs in 50kg under the M3 convertible’s weight. Wind tunnel tests have also revealed the pick-up to be just as drag conscious as the Coupe counterpart.
The most obvious statistical improvement comes to the M3s load capacity Now at 450kg with an added trailer tow hitch, a first … CONTINUED
The time has come for the official release of information, photos, videos and wallpapers related to the all new BMW 6-Series Coupe. And BMW have done it in real style, choose Vermillion Red as the launch color of the coupe, a color that really shows off the lines and the new fixed top roof beautifully!
The original BMW 1-Series ActiveE said hello to the world in December of 2009, but now the car will go into production with a test fleet of over 1000 vehicles to be shared between the North American, European and Chinese markets. This marks the second electic vehicle in the BMW lineup (after the MINIe) and will make its official world debut at the upcoming Geneva Autoshow.
Just to recap, although this car is in the shell of a 1-Series, it features a totally unique drivetrain good for 170hp, 0-60 in about 9 seconds and a range of about 100 miles. This range is achieved with a redesigned LithiumIon based battery unit.
The knowledged gained from the 1-Series ActiveE and MINIe testbeds will directly impact the upcoming MCV (MegaCityVehicle) … CONTINUED
What you see before you is the new concept car that will debut at the Geneva Autoshow in about a month from now. The car itself falls into the lineup of “Vision” concept cars, joining its stablemate the Vision EfficientDynamics.
This car is a two seat BMW roadster with styling language that is certainly a mix of the design themes people saw under both Chris Bangle and now under Adrian van Hooydonk. The car aims to highlight some design themes that we have already begun to see in cars such as the 6-series and the upcoming F20 1-Series, such as the forward leaning ‘shark’ nose, very sharp and edgy lines and sculpted body lines. Pay careful attention to the headlamps and taillights, these seem to be the … CONTINUED
Yesterday, BMW kicked off the international press event for the new 6-Series Cabrio (F12) in South Africa. These press days aren’t meant to introduce any new facts and figures (we’ve already extensively covered the car in all its gory detail here), but rather gives members of the press some hands on time with the car in order to go back home and write their first drive reviews. BMW did however release a set of new pictures that we thought should be shared.
Ive attached a gallery below (which you can download high resolution wallpaper quality images from as well), the most interesting of these cars to me is the dark blue 650i that is sitting outdoors next to the E63 6-Series. This car actually has a custom … CONTINUED
Tonight, BMW dropped a bit of a bombshell, very discreetly and buried within a press release about a new edition to the BMW X1 family. BMW has as of now officially launched the new BMW X1 xDrive28i.
The xDrive28i is the familiar X1 we already know and love but now has under its hood a brand new 2.0L gas powered 4-Cylinder engine which uses BMWs TwinPower turbo technology, good for 245HP and 350Nm of torque. You can read all about this bombshell of a new engine in our separate post here.
For now, check out all the photos of the new X1 xDrive28i below.