Thursday, January 31, 2013

Car and Driver Reviews the 2013 Alpina B7

This very well spoken review of the 2013 BMW Alpina B7 speaks for itself.

Winter Tires Or 4 Wheel Drive?

First question you may ask is why do we have Skoda Yetis on a BMW website? Because we are going to be watching a video of identical Skoda Yeti's with the same engine compete in a snow challenge.  One of the Yetis is Front Wheel Drive (Like the MINI) with winter tires... The other Yeti has four wheel drive (like xDrive) with standard all seasons tires, they will compete in an acceleration, braking and a grip test to see which of these two Yetis will fair in the snow. Watch the video below or click read more for the results of this test.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Interesting: BMW Isetta in Drag

Here we have it, a BMW Isetta Dragster with 730 Horsepower. Actually a supercharged Chevy V8 502 Cubic inch is stuffed into this tiny 1959 Isetta 300 Body with a 2 speed manual transmission and the suspension from the BMW M3. RMAuctions give you a chance to own it for between $75,000-100,000. Click read more for a gallery of this 12.4ft Isetta Dragster and one picture of the Stock Isetta.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New Production 4 Series Spyshots

These are 4 new spy shots of the production 2014 BMW 4 Series Coupe under final testing, from these new spyshots it appears that the full LED headlamps won't make it to the production model, perhaps it will make an appearance as an optional package. The new BMW 4 Series is going to be a great looking car, the I am willing to bet that performance won't disappoint either. Check out 3 other pictures after the break.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

2013 BMW Scale Model Collection Photoshoot

We have an assortment of 1:18 to 1:43 Scale models of BMWs in various colors available at our Gift Boutique, which makes a great gift or a fantastic decoration for any room. This just in, we just recently received 2013 F30 BMW 3 Series and F10 M5 1:18 Scale models. The intricate 1:18 scale models features opening opening front and rear doors, realistic engine bay, and even the trunk is carpeted! Highly detailed interior even has little seat belts and buckles. And there's more, we also have the F30, Concept Efficient Dynamics and the classic BMW 507 in 1:43 scale. Have a look at our photo shoot inside. If you live in the area, drop by and check out our selection.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

2014 BMW Z4 Facelift at The Detroit Autoshow

The 2014 BMW Z4 Life Cycle Impulse at the 2013 Detroit Autoshow. The differences to the outgoing model is subtle, The new LED Corona rings the BMW lettering on the LED lines on top, the new surround for the side indicators and fresh 17 and 18-inch alloys and in the interior, deep gloss black surrounds for the air vents and the iDrive display. (Have a look at the gallery and video after the jump)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Leaked Offical images of the 2014 F15 BMW X5

Some official online brochure images surfaced on the web today of the 2014 F15 BMW X5. The images is pretty low resolution but we will update as soon as we receive some higher res official images. We can dare say it looks pretty close to our render from a few weeks ago. From these images we can see the full LED headlight setup, also the new X5 will feature the Air Curtain Technology alongside with the Boomerang vents from the 4 Series coupe. See the rear end after the jump.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

History: BMW Italdesign Nazca C2 and M12 (Gallery)

Italdesign's first prototype was the Italdesign M12, it was built due to Italdesign's desire to make an entry into the Supercar market. The M12 is fitted with a version of the S70 V12 engine found in the BMW 750i and 850i at the time. Italdesign's founder penned the M12 but before the car can go into production Giorgetto Giugiaro wanted to revise it's design.
Giugiaro has completely revamped the M12 styling into what is known as the Italdesign C2. In addition to the updated styling the Italdesign C2 also featured an Alpina tuned version of the S70 V12 found in the M12. This engine is the same one you will find in the Alpina tuned 7 Series of the time called the Alpina B12.

The Nazca C2 never saw production, only 3 was ever produced and it is still being driven by it's owners today. It's general shape can now be found in modern BMWs such as the BMW i8, and I am happy to report will come into production 2014-2015.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sibling Rivalry: BMW M5 and BMW M6

We are kicking off this new year by showing you a video of sibling rivalry between the BMW M5 and the BMW M6 Coupe from Car and Driver.