Friday, August 30, 2013

F15 BMW X5 First ImPRESSions.

BMW recently held a press drive of the all new F15 BMW X5 in Vancouver, so the first impressions are rolling in. Have a look at some press photos from this event and links to the first reviews.

F15 BMW M5 M50d and Individual Program

The BMW X5 M50d featured here will not make it to the United States, the photos were taken in Vancouver with Ontario Plates and there has been no official statement yet the availability of BMW X5 M50d in Canada. The European Spec is shown in these pictures taking note of the long Euro plate holders and the lack of side markers. Press Release Munich. The new BMW X5 is due to arrive in the showrooms on 16 November 2013. The launch of this third generation of the most successful Sports Activity Vehicle in the world will also introduce the BMW M50d M Performance Automobile. Boasting the world’s most powerful six-in-line diesel engine, suspension technology with hallmark M precision-tuning and aerodynamically honed exterior features, the BMW X5 M50d (Unavailable to US market) combines superior dynamics on the road with unimpeachable traction off the beaten track. The other character facets of the new BMW X5, moreover, can be explicitly highlighted: model-specific options offered by BMW Individual provide exclusive elegant touches, while new products in the Original BMW Accessories range – likewise specifically designed for the Sports Activity Vehicle – serve to underline its versatility and practicality. (Continue with the Press Release and Gallery)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

BMW M3 & M4 Spyshot Comparison

After the official unveiling of the BMW M4 Coupe Concept, BMW M3 and M4 prototypes have shed even more camouflage so we can get a good look at it's wide fenders and wicked stance! Here is a side by side comparison of the F80 BMW M3 and F82 BMW M4.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Concept BMW X5 eDrive (Gallery)

Press Release from Munich. The new BMW X5 raises efficiency to another new level in the world of the luxurious Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). BMW is using the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) to present the logical next step towards landmark efficiency in the SAV segment. The BMW Concept X5 eDrive combines the brand of driving pleasure for which the xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system is renowned and a luxurious ambience within the variable-use interior with a plug-in hybrid drive concept. Its innovative BMW eDrive technology guarantees the hallmark sporting ability of a BMW, while at the same time opening the door to speeds of up to 120 km/h (75 mph), a maximum range of 30 kilometres (19 miles) on electric power alone and average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 3.8 litres per 100 kilometres (74.3 mpg imp). (Continue Reading + Gallery)

BMW X4 Production Render (Leaked Patent Images)

We don't have much info on the BMW X4 As of yet, but lately parts of the production BMW X4 has leaked in the form of patent drawings and we have made a quick rendering below to illustrate how the production BMW X4 could look like. (Patent Images inside)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Harry Metcalfe Drives the BMW i8 Prototype (Video)

Harry Metcalfe of EVO Magazine takes us for a ride on the all new BMW i8 Prototype which is pretty much a production car at this stage with only a few minor tweaks to go until it's launch next year. Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments below.
Sep 10 2013: The Production BMW i8 has been officially released, see the full gallery here.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

F32 BMW M4 Coupe in the Flesh / Metal (Gallery)

BMW Showcases the Concept BMW M4 Coupe at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering. An Event which attracts well to do Luxury, Super Car and Sports Car clients, and has become a must attend event for BMW and Lamborghini alike. (Check out the full Gallery Below)

Friday, August 16, 2013

F32 BMW M4 Coupe Concept HD Video

Check out this new BMW M4 Coupe Concept video in 1080P, all previous generation of BMW M3 Coupes makes a cameo in this video as well.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Official F32 BMW M4 Coupe Concept (Gallery)

Pebble Beach/Munich. On 15 August, surrounded by both current and historic BMW models, BMW M tonight offered a first outlook on a high-performance sports car of tomorrow – the BMW Concept M4 Coupe. The car was unveiled at the BMW opening media reception for the iconic annual Pebble Beach/Monterey automobile weekend. (A video has been added. Continue Reading for Large HD Gallery and Press Release)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Official image of the BMW M4 Coupe Leaked.

We don't have much info but here is the leaked Official image of the BMW M4 Coupe.

All New F30 BMW 3 Series Diesel (BMW 328d Videos)

A new range of BMW Diesels is coming, the F30 BMW 328d with it's 2.0L 4 Cylinder Twin Power Turbo Diesel motor at 180 horsepower give you about 5.2L/100km (45MPG) on the Highway. Check out these new clever BMW 328d TV commercials. Check out the other 2 commercials after the jump.

Monday, August 12, 2013

MotorTrend BMW 4 Series Review

Here is Carlos Lagos of MotorTrend reviewing the BMW 4 Series, and it seems that with every review people expect the 4 Series to be truck loads better. In summary the BMW 4 Series should be better then the outgoing 3 Series Coupe, but with the name change no wonder everyone has high expectations.  Watch the video below.

Production BMW i8 revealed through scaled model

New pictures have surfaced from Car and Driver revealing the Production BMW i8's Scale model which clearly shows the traditional Hofmeister Kink and the crease underneath the A-pillar. This confirms that our latest BMW i8 renderings (See inside) should be pretty accurate. 

Sep 10 2013: The Production BMW i8 has been officially released, see the full gallery here.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

BMW i8 First Hand Review (Link and Gallery)

We thought it would be great to repost these excerpts from Autoblog's BMW i8 hands on review Read it here. "We tried all modes, of course, and while BMW still has six months to refine the few remaining issues on these validation test prototypes, the more we drove the i8, the more the huge financial investment required hit us as a brave yet valid move by BMW. Whether in its most timid coffee-fetching eMode+Eco Pro setup or in Sport with DSC off, you'll be happy with what you're feeling if our happiness is anything to go by. A full recharge from the (not included) wall box given the smaller capacities of the lithium-ion battery, takes just two hours." (Continue Reading Plus a full gallery after the jump)

AutoExpress reviews the BMW 4 Series Coupe

Enjoy this Autoexpress video review of the all new BMW 4 Series. In a nutshell, it drives a bit better then the BMW 3 Series with sportier styling as expected in a coupe. 

F33 BMW 4 Series Cabriolet Spyshots (Gallery)

The all new F33 BMW 4 Series Cabriolet M-Sport is looking great with it's top down in these Autoevolution Spyshots. The car is shown here in Melbourne Red on Coral Red interior. The headrests and front seats looks bespoke for the 4 Series Cabriolet with what looks to be some sort of a vent behind your neck to keep you warm (This feature is unconfirmed). The car is pictured (BMW 435i Cabriolet) with minimal camouflage covering parts we already seen on the 4 Series Coupe. Have a look at the rest of the spy shots after the jump.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

BMW i8 Technical Specs (Gallery)

The BMW i brand is synonymous with visionary mobility concepts and a new definition of premium quality that is strongly focused on sustainability. Following the world debut of the first production model, the BMW i3, the BMW Group’s next step will be to extend this revolutionary answer to the future challenges facing personal mobility to the sports car segment. At a driving event at the BMW Group’s Miramas test track in France, the BMW i brand is now presenting a prototype of its second production vehicle, the BMW i8. This plug-in hybrid model is the most progressive sports car of our time, extending the basic BMW i philosophy of sustainability to a new vehicle segment. (After the jump, an official gallery of the camouflaged BMW i8 plus technical data and diagrams)